MADISON, Wis. - The Beloit Memorial boys track team posted a pair of Big Eight Conference champions Friday evening at Madison La Follette High School.
Kobe Chandler set a new personal record in the 400 with a time of 50.30, defeating second-place Kaleb Kohn of Madison West by .60 seconds.
The other Beloit champ came in the 4x400 relay, where Chandler, Tariq Randall (subbing for an injured Eric Bridges), Terey Kilgore and Shelvin Garrett II ran a 3:26.18 to post the win over second-place Sun Prairie by under a second.
Garrett II also posted a 42-10 triple jump, which was good for third place in the meet.
The Knights finished ninth in the team standings with 31 points. Middleton won the meet with 152 points, followed by Verona (124), Madison West (76), La Follette (75.5), Sun Prairie (68.5), Madison Memorial (60), Janesville Parker (47), Janesville Craig (40), Beloit and Madison East (28).
Sun Prairie's girls won the team title with 152 points, followed by Madison Memorial (144) Middleton (135), La Follette (68), Verona (62), Janesville Parker (52), Madison West (41), Craig (21), East (21) and Beloit (5).
Tajah Randall had the Knights' best finish with a fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.23). She also ran on the eighth-place 4x200 relay with Ja'Naejah Logan, Mia Ward and Sophia Franzen.
• ROCK VALLEY CONFERENCE MEET: The Brodhead-Juda girls and the Beloit Turner boys both recorded solid performances at Saturday's Rock Valley Conference meet, held at McFarland High School.
The Cardinals placed second to Jefferson with 102.5 points, while the Turner boys recorded a solid fourth-place showing with 79.50 points. Whitewater won the boys meet, with Jefferson taking second.
On the girls side, Clinton freshman Sylvia Johansen remained undefeated in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of 12.79 to win by nearly a half-second. Johansen also put up an easy win in the 200 with a time of 26.78, and anchored Clinton's winning 4x100 relay team, which finished with a time of 51.16.
Brodhead-Juda's Madelyn McIntyre placed third in the mile with a time of 5:25.26, while placing second in the 3200 with an 11:55. Clinton's Charlotte Mueller placed fourth in both races.
Cardinals senior Rhianna Tebuert won the 100-meter hurdles (16.88 seconds) and the 300-hurdles (48.52) and placed third in the pole vault with a 9-0.
The Turner 4x200 relay team of Jayla Chancy, Peyton Hasse, Breanne Baker and A'Blessin Wilson won with a time of 1:50.26, while the Clinton relay team of Morgan Peterson, Kelsey Beaumont, Elyssa Pope and Hannah Welte placed second in the 4x400 relay.
Turner sophomore Presley Hasse (4-10) won the high jump, with teammate Sabrina Fitzgerald placing third with a 4-4.
Brodhead freshman Ellie Yates won the long jump with a leap of 16-0, while Turner's Wilson won the triple jump with a 33-0. Brodhead-Juda's Lexi Oliver placed third in the shot put with a 32-7 to round out the top female performers.
On the boys side, Brodhead-Juda's Jeff Williams placed third in the 100 with a time of 11.75, while Turner's Jo'Vontae Coleman placed fourth with an 11.77.
Coleman won the triple jump with a 45-11, while Turner's Emiliano Reyes won both the shot put (47-7) and the discus (38-6).
Clinton's Tyler Stauss edged out Whitewater's Juan Cueller in the 400 to win with a 51.03, while Turner's Cooper Moran placed fourth in the 3200 with a 10;23.
Brodhead-Juda's 4x100 relay team of Theo Policastro, Williams, Dalton Naramoe and Nick Naramore placed second with a 45.09, while Clinton's 4x400 relay team of Jackson Nelson, Jordan Decker, Jordan Laatz and Stauss placed second in the 4x400 with a 3:28.43.
Brodhead-Juda freshman Josiah Negen won the high jump with a 6-0, while Clinton's Caleb Ellefson placed third in the pole vault with a 12-0, while Turner's Jack Neupert was fourth with an 11-9.
• TRAILWAYS CONFERENCE: The Parkview Vikings placed 11th in the girls meet and seventh in the boys meet in Frday's Trailways Conference track and field meet, held at Dodgeland High School.
Brayden Tracy placed third in the 200-meter dash with a 24.28 to record the Vikings' top individual performance, while the Vikings' team of Chase Carratt, Charlie Vogt, James Connell and Tracy won the 4x100 with a time of 45.89.
The top girls performance came courtesy of Selam Cruger, who placed fifth in the 100 with a 13.70.