MAHOMET — The Bulldogs boys’ track and field squad placed fourth at Saturday’s Rantoul Invitational. M-S totaled 51 points.
Chicago Heights topped the 15-team field with 92 points. Pleasant Plains was second at 73 points. Rantoul was third with 69 points.
Hunter Hendershot had no trouble in the shot put and the discus. He dominated both events and won easily. Fellow senior Morrie Mendenhall had a strong showing, placing fifth in the shot put, and Costen Campion finished fifth in the discus.
Kyle Nofziger placed fifth in the 1,600-meter with a great time of 4 minutes, 46.26 seconds. Jonah Singer was 15th.
CJ Shoaf was second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.55 seconds. Keigan Halford from Pleasant Plains edged Shoaf out by just 0.12 second. Shoaf also placed second in the high jump after a leap of 6-3.
Corey Cebulski and Clayton Kessler landed in the top five in the pole vault. Cebulski was second with a vault of 13 feet. Kessler was fifth at 11-6.
The Bulldogs clashed with Monticello on Monday, and the Sages beat M-S 82-64. Monticello dominated the sprints, taking home first and second in the 100-meter dash and first, second and third in the 200-meter dash.
But Shoaf continued to stay smoking hot. He took first in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal record time of 15.53 seconds. Shoaf also took first in the 300-meter hurdles with another personal record of 42.50. Shoaf made it three straight events with a victory in the high jump after a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches.
Sophomore Will Parrott placed third for M-S in the 100 with a personal record time of 12.22 seconds.
William Larson placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:06.31.
Monticello took first in three out of the four relays. M-S’ crew of Matthew Sims, Nick Mies, Taylor Fan and Gabe Wisnasky managed to place first in the 4x800-meter relay.
While the sprints belonged to the Sages, M-S dominated the throws. Once again, Hendershot took home first place in the shot put with a throw of 54 feet, 3 inches. Mendenhall (46-5), Campion (41-7), Harrison LaCour (39-10) and Sam Garber (37-11) all followed Hendershot consecutively.
Corey Cebulski and Colin Balbach tied for first in the pole vault. Both seniors cleared 13-3. Clayton Kessler followed up by clearing 12-3.
M-S will head to the Lanphier Capital City Classic at 11 a.m. Saturday. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs will compete in the Pontiac relays at 4:30 p.m.