STERLING, Ill. — Jett Rose made it a clean sweep yet again.
Reid Savage nearly followed his teammate’s lead.
They shared in a championship moment, too.
Rose, a senior sprinter on the Quincy High School boys track and field team, repeated as the Western Big 6 Conference champion in the 100- and 200-meter dashes during the league meet at Sterling’s Roscoe Eades Stadium. Savage finished as the runner-up in the 110 and 300 hurdles, while also taking third in the 100 dash.
They each ran a league on the winning 4×100 relay team, which had Drew Tipton-Hicks and Ethan Reinhart running the opening legs.
All told, the Blue Devils had nine top-four event finishes and took third as a team with 113 points. United Township won the team title with 134.5 points, while Moline was second with 125.5 points.
Rose won both sprint events as a junior, and he chiseled three-tenths of a second off his winning time in the 200 dash from a year ago by finishing in 21.91 seconds. He won the 100 dash in 11.08 seconds.
Savage took second in the 110 hurdles, running a 15.59. He ran a 42.32 in the 300 hurdles, three seconds behind Moline’s Saiheed Jah, who also won the 110 hurdles. Savage also took third in the 100 dash in 11.47 seconds.
The 4×100 relay team finished in 43.69 seconds.
Senior distance runner Fiker Rosen was runner-up in both long races. He finished in 4:34.24 in the 1,600 and 10:19.81 in the 3,200. Eric McClelland finished third in the 1,600 in 4:40.02 and fourth in the 800 run 2:02.57.
Deon Rodgers finished as the runner-up in the shot put with a toss of 47 feet, 8 inches.
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