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The  Sauk Valley Skyhawks took on the field of 14 teams and came away with a 6th place finish on the women’s side and a 10th place finish for the men’s.  “This was a good test for us” said Head Coach Michael Stevenson.  “We finally get a good day for weather, and many of the athletes really responded with better performances.  With one meet left on our Covid-shortened schedule, this meet set us up for what will hopefully be even more success next week.” 


On the men’s side, it was again Cameron Abell (Freshman, Erie) who stole the show, by winning the pole vault.  Abell increased his season and lifetime best height by two inches, and currently stand ranked as ninth in the nation.  Reece Bohms (Freshman, Princeton) had a significant performance in the 800 meter run, dropping multiple seconds and adding another lifetime personal best while finishing in 10th..  Chris Link (Freshman, Prophetstown) dropped in a season best for the Skyhawks in his first attempt at the 400 Meter Dash by finishing in 5th place overall.


For the women, it was Madison Bland (Freshman, Sterling) who led the team with a second place finish in the 5000 meter run, in her first effort at that distance.  Melissa Allen (Freshman, Bushnell) showed out with a third place finish in the 100 Meter Dash and equaled her collegiate best, while finishing 4th in the 200 Meter Dash and setting a new all-time personal record. 


The Skyhawks wrap up their regular season with a competition on Saturday, May 1st at Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.