Sellers paces Monarch girls at Fairbury
Aquinas girls track and field started out the season on Saturday competing in the Fairbury Invitational.
The Monarchs finished sixth as a team.
The sixth-place finish came without the help of the junior class which was setting up and preparing for prom back in David City. With a large portion of the team back home, head coach Tony Smith was impressed with what he saw from his group.
Larissa Sellers was also limited in action due to injury. Despite not being at 100 percent, Sellers placed second in the 100 with a time of 13.11 seconds and helped lead Aquinas to a third place finish in the 400 relay. The other members of the relay team were Dulce Archuleta, Madisen Jelinek and Sierra Meysenburg.
“I thought the other girls had a very solid meet,” Smith said. “Larissa (Sellers) ran well getting second in the 100 despite her Achilles injury and anchored our four-by-one relay, while missing regular runner Ella Hilger, to a third place finish.”
Aquinas’ 3200 relay also finished in third in large part due to Larissa Sellers’ sister Emma Sellers.
Allie Frasher, Alli Hartman and Vanessa Bohuslavsky were the other members on the team.
“Emma was a surprise in the 3200 relay running a very good leg in helping the team to a third place finish despite missing both Ella Hilger and Jadyn Siroky,” Smith said.
Emma Sellers also placed fourth in the 400 with a 1:06.02.
Bridget Sisco won the pole vault with a mark of 9-02.00
Freshman Aubrey Novacek placed fifth in the long and high jump.
She jumped 14-10.75 in the long and cleared 4-08.00 in the high.
Allie Frasher placed third in the 1600 with a 5:55.14 and second in the 3200 running a 12:40.48.
“Probably the best day was had by Allie Frasher who showed she is poised to take over for Claire Fiala in the distance events,” Smith said.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net