La Salle-Peru senior Logan Zeman did something Saturday that no other L-P boys track and field athlete has ever accomplished.
He won an event at the Illinois Prep Top Teams Meet, which is considered the unofficial indoor state meet.
Zeman cleared 6 feet, 8 inches to win the high jump.
He defeated Massac County’s Alex King, the defending Class 2A outdoor state champion who was injured Saturday attempting 6-10.
Mendota’s Ryan Reeder tied for ninth in the high jump by clearing 6-0. He also finished ninth in the triple jump with a leap of 41-8.
L-P’s Eric Walters ran the 60-meter hurdles in 8.61 seconds to place sixth, while Mendota’s Wyatt Martinson finished sixth in the 60 dash in 7.15.
In the girls meet, Princeton senior Zoe Mead broke a pair of her own school records.
She ran a 2:22.52 to place second in the 800 and also ran a 1:00.59 to take third in the 400.
L-P’s Lesly Rocha also broke her own school record as she ran a 5:16.42 to place fourth in the 1,600. She also finished ninth in the 800 in 2:27.28.
The La Salle-Peru boys placed second among 21 teams Saturday at the Cogdal Relays at Illinois State University.
Brett Kowalczyk tossed the shot put 48-5 to win the event, while Luke Dresbach cleared 5-10 to win the high jump.
Fieldcrest’s Dawson White placed second in the 55 hurdles in 8.32 seconds while also helping the sprint relay to second place in 3:55.8. He was joined by Chris Leigh, Brandon Pongracz and Levi Schmillen.
In the girls meet, Putnam County placed ninth.
The Lady Panthers’ 800 relay of Paige Griffith, Megan Rehn, Lauren Colby and Lydia Warren placed third in 1:59.7.
Griffith took fourth in the 55 hurdles in 9.65 seconds, while Colby placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 14-4.
Fieldcrest’s Abby Fuller finished third in the 55 in 7.87 seconds, while Claire Weers finished seventh in the 1,600 in 5:57.8.
The Lady Knights’ sprint relay of Annette Baldwin, Aleska Ladd, Erin Pongracz and Maria Baldwin placed fourth in 4:46, while the 3200 relay of Weers, Ladd, Pongracz and Annette Baldwin took fifth in 11:17.
Princeton’s Colbi Schertz tossed the shot put 35-6.5 on Saturday to place second at the Sterling Indoor Invitational at the Westwood Complex in Sterling.
Princeton placed 12th with eight points.
The Putnam County softball team went 2-1 on Saturday at the Rockridge Invite.
In the second opener, Stephanie Wilson went 4-for-5 with a triple, two doubles and six RBIs to lead a Lady Panthers’ offensive explosion in a 21-7 victory over Orangeville.
Monica Monroe went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Carly Gonet was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Ciera Keller and Allison Voss each drove in two runs.
Jackie Ossola was the winning pitcher.
Before Game 2, starters Wilson, Gonet and Venessa Voss left to play in the Illinois Valley Basketball All-Star Game, while Monroe left for a wedding, and the Lady Panthers lost 14-13 to Rockridge.
Annie Miller was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Taylor Pettit went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Ossola took the loss.
PC rebounded for a 20-5 victory over Stark County in the final game of the day.
Nikki Mertel went 5-for-5 and drove in a pair of runs, Pettit was 2-for-5 with four RBIs and Miller was 4-for-4 with a triple and a double.
Mertel also earned the win in the circle.
Princeton 8, Lowpoint-Washburn/Roanoke-Benson 1
Abby Jaques went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and a pair of runs Saturday to lead the Tigresses to a non-conference victory in Princeton.
Alisa Holmbeck went 1-for-3 with an RBI while also earning the win in the circle by allowing one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts and three walks in a complete game.
Putnam County split a non-conference doubleheader Saturday against Seneca, losing the first game 6-4 before bouncing back for a 9-1 victory in the second game.
In the opener, Neal Stassell had two hits and an RBI.
In the second game, Evan Kreiser had two hits and two RBIs and also earned the win on the mound for the Panthers (1-1-1), who jumped ahead 8-0 after a seven-run second inning.
Nick DiazDeLeon also had two hits and two RBIs.
Marquette and Princeton split a non-conference doubleheader Saturday.
In the opener, the Crusaders scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 5-4 victory.
Evan Snyder went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run while also earning the win with one inning of scoreless relief with three strikeouts.
Jett Wedekind was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run for Princeton.
In the second game, the Tigers scored seven runs in the first inning to spark an 11-6 victory.
Isaiah Taylor was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run, while Wedekind was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs.
Jacob Reinhardt earned the win on the mound for Princeton (2-1).
C.J. Norman was 1-for-1 with three runs and an RBI for Marquette (4-1).
Ottawa lost a pair of duals Saturday, falling to Argo 4-1 and losing to Moline 9-0.
Agaisnt Argo, the Pirates’ No. 2 doubles team of Kris Felty and Nolan McCorkle earned a 6-7, 7-5, 10-4 victory.
Prairie State 8, IVCC 1
The Eagles’ No. 2 doubles team of La Salle-Peru graduate Nate Adcock and Ottawa alumnus Matt Guenther earned IVCC’s only win in its opener Sunday in Ottawa.