Peach pleased with track opener

ROBINSON, Ill. — The Mt. Carmel boys track team “had lots of personal records” Monday, according to head coach Darren Peach.

Not bad for opening day.

The Aces finished second in an invitational meet at Robinson. The host Maroons won with 180 points, followed by Mt. Carmel with 61. Red Hill came in third with 59 points followed by Effingham St. Anthony with 40.

Buss sets 2 records in Lady Aces track opener

ROBINSON, Ill. — The Lady Aces track season opened with a bang Monday in Robinson.

Tyra Buss broke two school records — one of them dating to the last century — to lead Mt. Carmel to an easy win in a five-team invitational here.

Mt. Carmel scored 127 points, followed by host Robinson (80 points), Red Hill (77), Effingham St. Anthony (72) and Oblong (10).

Buss surprised even herself

We all know now that Tyra Buss came home from the IHSA Class 2A state track meet with two medals to finish off her junior year at the Hilltop. But given her record of achievement, Tyra’s own surprise at her performance on the track at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston is noteworthy. In short, that’s saying something coming from her.

Buss into finals in two events

CHARLESTON, Ill. - Tyra Buss will run in the finals in two events on Saturday at the IHSA Class 2A state track meet at Eastern Illinois University. This after qualifying in two of her three individual events this (Friday) morning.
Buss ran the second fastest time in qualifying in the 800 meter run and will be in the finals on Saturday. Her time of 2:15 broke her own school record.
She will also be in the finals of the 300 meter low hurdles after running a personal best time of 45.73 seconds. That is the seventh fastest time heading into the championship race on Saturday.
Buss did not make the finals in the 110 high hurdles.
Later in the day, she will run in the prelims of the 4x400 relay, along with Callie Dunkel, Hannah Seaton and Elise Thomason.

Lady Aces ran in "Mega Sectional"

TROY, Ill. — When the Mt. Carmel girls track team was boosted up to the larger Class 2 in last year’s IHSA-mandated reshuffling of class sports, they knew the competition would be tougher. They just didn’t know by how much.
Lady Aces coach Kelly Buss said the Sectional hosted by St. Jacob Triad Thursday was called the “Mega Sectional because it was the largest sectional with 20 teams.” On top of that, it probably was the toughest in the state.


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