Barry’s three individual victories, Blue Devils’ team title highlight Quincy Invitational girls meet


QUINCY — Saylor Barry reached the Class 1A state track and field championships last spring in the long jump.

She might be in store for more work in Charleston this spring after seeing how she performed Saturday during the 73rd Quincy Invitational at Flinn Stadium.

The Mendon Unity sophomore won three events for the most complete individual effort of the day, while the Quincy High School girls edged Macomb for the team title with 156 points. The Bombers finished with 153 points. Rushville-Industry was third with 105 points.

Barry won the 100-meter dash in 13.19, beating Quincy High School’s Sadiya Hodges by .13 seconds. Barry then won the 200 dash in 27.53 second and captured the long jump title with a leap of 5.21 meters, .32 meters further than Camp Point Central’s Faith Alford.

Quincy’s Olivia Schuering won a pair of events, capturing the 800 run in 2 minutes, 29.99 seconds and the 1,600 run in 5:40.11. The Blue Devils’ Amick McClelland was second in the 800 in 2:33.53.

Liberty’s Briella Neisen won the 3,200 in 12:40.51 and took second in the 1,600 in 5:54.94. Quincy’s Keeauna Scheufele was second in the 3,200 in 12:59.10.

The Blue Devils’ Gianna Kemner won the 100 hurdles in 17.53 and Ja’Nyiah VanCamp-Alexander won the 300 hurdles in 53.26. The Blue Devils also won the 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 relays.

Macomb won the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays, while the Bombers’ Aubrey Holthaus won the high jump by clearing 1.60 meters, Lucy Platt won the pole vault by clearing 2.59 and Mikaela Mwangong shared the top spot in the triple jump with Alford at 10.11 meters.

Illini West’s Taylor Brown won the 400 dash in 1:07.37.

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