Girls Varsity Track · Girls Varsity Track finishes 1st place at SIAC Final

  Place Points
Evansville Reitz Memorial 1st 187.5
Evansville North High School 2nd 93.5
Mater Dei High School 3rd 90
Castle High School 4th 78
Evansville Bosse High School 5th 68.5
Francis Joseph Reitz High School 6th 52.5
Evansville Central High School 7th 32
Evansville Harrison High School 8th 16

The Memorial Girls’ Track & Field program roared into the SIAC Tournament and defended their SIAC Championship title with 187.5 points doubling 2nd place finisher Evansville North’s 93.5 points and dominating the other SIAC teams.

With the Thursday Prelims rained out, the SIAC ran a full meet Friday night, and Memorial didn’t hesitate to win the first event of the evening (4×800 Relay). The Tigers went on to win the 400m, 800m, and 1600m races before finishing the meet with a near-record setting win in the 4×400 Relay.

Five first place finishes result in 50 points, but the bulk of the scoring came from Memorial’s deep talent scoring in the top three in 14 of 16 events. A perfect example is the 800m as seen in the featured image highlighting Claire Sievern and Allison Morphew. Both regulars at Track & Field State meets and two of Memorial’s best distance runners.

The 800m is no different from any event. No more than 3 student-athletes per team for a maximum of 24 kids per event. All the more impressive that the Tigers finished 1-2-3 with Claire Sievern holding off teammate Allison Mophew with times of 2:16.70 and 2:17. 15 respectively. A great race watching Memorial’s stars push each other to through the finish line. Memorial’s Seve Felker finished third with a 2:26.72 running over 2 seconds faster than talented Junior Hannah Sale from Reitz.

Below is the list of Tiger first place winners:

4×800 Relay (10:06.18)
Grace Jung, Jacqueline Brasseale, Mallory Wittmer, and Seve Felker

4×400 Relay (4:03.25)
Ellen Hayhurst, Allison Morphew, Mallory, Wittmer, and Claire Sievern

400m (1:00.42) – Ellen Hayhurst
800m (2:16.70) – Claire Sievern
1600m (5:23.68) – Jacqueline Brasseale

Tigers who have never run faster in their event (PR’s) include:

4×100 Relay (51.39) – 2nd Place
Olivia Clark, Emma Holt, Ja’Kiah Bell, and Hope McGuire

400m (1:04.69) – Margaret Schulten – 5th Place
800m (2:17.15) – Allison Morphew – 2nd Place

Sectional competition returns at Mt. Vernon on Tuesday, May 14. Come support the Girls’ Track & Field program as they attempt to defend their Sectional Championship title.