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Prep Report 5/9/15: Manning paces NCHS girls to Big 12 track title

Prep Report 5/9/15: Manning paces NCHS girls to Big 12 track title

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Courtney Manning won the 300-meter hurdles and the long jump Friday night to lead Normal Community High School's girls track team to the Big 12 Conference championship at Danville.

Manning had a time of 45.63 seconds in the 300 hurdles and went 16 feet, 9 1/4 inches in the long jump to pace NCHS to 128 points. Danville was second with 118, while Bloomington took fourth (99.5) and Normal West fifth (83).

Manning also placed second in the triple jump and the 100 hurdles. Joining her as winners from NCHS were Danielle Beckstead in the 800 (2:23.92) and Brooke Catherine in the pole vault (12-3).

Bloomington was paced by victories from Jezel Martin in the 200 (24.60) and freshman Ellie Weltha in the shot put (38-11 3/4). Martin's time lowered her Pantagraph area record from 24.90.

Martin, Bailey McGill, Erin Owens and Alexia Ware won the 400 relay (48.03) for BHS, while Martin, McGill, Owens and Kylie Welch took the 800 relay (1:42.05).

Normal West was led by Tia Moore's victory in the discus (114-3).

BASEBALL

Beal keys West win: Nate Beal's two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning snapped a 4-all tie and sent Normal West to a 6-4 Big 12 Conference win at Urbana. It was the completion of a suspended game from two weeks ago. The contest was shortened to six innings by rain.

Cody Rogers, Evan Mucciolo and Reid Birlingmair each had two hits for West (18-7, 9-1). Rogers and Mucciolo drove in runs in support of winning pitcher Peyton Dillingham. West meets Bloomington in an 11:30 a.m. doubleheader Saturday at BHS.

SOCCER

NCHS nets road win: Lizzie Woerner and Alyssa Frazier each had one goal and one assist as Normal Community earned a 4-2 win at Glenbrook South. Megan Seger and Whitney Learned also scored for NCHS (14-3-1), while Caelyn Steffens added an assist.

Glenbrook South had a 13-6 edge in shots on goal. Kayla Byrd and Emma Spader combined for 11 saves.

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