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    2B | WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 | COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL
TRACK from B1
Cottage Grove sophomore Matty Ladd attempts 5’2 on her way to winning the high
jump competition. PHOTO BY ZACH SILVA/CG SENTINEL
Junior Mitchell Krokus speeds down the runway in the triple jump on Saturday.
of a mental block before that because I was
expecting to have another PR this year and
I was just running not really close to it. Like
25 seconds away. But anyway, aft er that
race, I felt pretty good about getting down
under nine again at state.”
With a regained confi dence, and a mile
left in Friday’s 3000, Talley liked his chanc-
es as he was in second place in a group of
10 runners. As the laps ticked by under the
warm sun, the pack got smaller and small-
er. And then it was time to strike.
“Well, I was expecting (Marist’s Evan Vil-
lano, who led for the fi rst 2750 meters of
the race) to have a kick with 600 meters to
go,” said Talley. “He sped up a little bit but
it wasn’t a considerable amount and then I
just decided to wait until the last moment
to kick because I was really hot. I couldn’t
kick at a 400 or 600. It was so hot.”
Instead, he fi nally kicked to a higher gear
with 250 meters to go and cruised by Vil-
lano on the way to securing a four-second
win with a time of 9:31.
“It was pretty hot, not going to lie. It was
really hot,” said Talley who noted he prefers
running in about 65-degree weather. “I was
hoping he wasn’t going to stick with me.”
While the 3000 went out slow, the 1500
was anything but. A pack of three Marist
runners took control early, pushed the pace
and spread out the rest of the pack. Talley
made his choice to just try and hang on
with the top runners.
With a lap to go it was still the three
Matty Ladd and Gracie Arnold
It’s hard to talk about Matty Ladd with-
out talking about Gracie Arnold. Or vice
versa.
It’s not just that the pair of towering un-
derclassmen are dominant, they are domi-
nant at a lot of the same things. Whether it
is in volleyball, basketball or track and fi eld,
all year Ladd and Arnold have helped their
teams fi nd success at a high level. While
also constantly competing with each other.
“Th e relationship between us is we both
want each other to do very good but we’re
also very competitive people,” said Arnold.
“Always competing in every sport, every
event.”
“But no matter what happens in the end,
we’re always super proud of each other,”
added Ladd.
Heading into the district high jump fi nal,
both had personal bests this season of 5’2.
No one else in the Sky-Em had cleared over
4’10. But Saturday’s competition got off to a
slow start for Arnold as she missed a height
early on.
“I got in my head a lot. I was already ner-
vous to begin with and missing that fi rst
height that has just been an easy height to
get was pretty like – I got down on myself
a bit,” said Arnold. “But I was glad to have
Matty and (teammate) Avery (Hutchins)
over there to get me back on my feet. I
don’t know, I was just being dumb. Missing
jumps I shouldn’t have missed.”
Th e competition rolled on and the bar
Spartans in front with Talley pursuing. As
he tried to fi nd the energy for his signature
kick, he found himself about 10 meters
back of second place with 150 meters left
in the race.
“To be honest, I didn’t think I was going
to be able to get second. It defi nitely was a
little intimidating, all three of them. And
then the last lap everyone started separat-
ing a little bit and it was my moment,” he
said. “And that last 150, I didn’t think I was
going to be able to catch him but he started
slowing down a little and I made my move.”
With 50 meters left Talley was tied for
second. He continued to dig deep and gut-
ted his way into second to seal a spot at
state with a time of 4:10.
“It feels really good. And that was a PR
for me by four seconds so that was a good
feeling, too. So I’m just excited for state. I
mean, that was, that’s the fi rst guy in state
right there,” Talley said of Marist’s Gabe
Garboden who won the race and had the
top time coming into the day. Aft er the race
Talley now has the sixth fastest 1500 in 4A.
Last year Talley also qualifi ed for state
in both the 1500 and 3000 but dropped
his time in the 1500 so teammate Konrad
Raum, who had fi nished third, could run at
state. While he was willing to do that again
this season, instead he will be the lone Lion
representing at state on the track.
“It’s going to be really cool,” he said. “It’s
pretty cool to say you’re going for more
than one event.”
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continued to rise. At 4’8 Arnold, along with
two other jumpers, were eliminated. Ladd
was the only one left and she went on to
clear 5’0 and take the Sky-Em title for the
second year in a row.
As it appeared the competition was over,
second place had still not been determined.
Th e three jumpers that had gone out at 4’8
– Arnold, Lexie Geiger from Elmira and
Carmen Samuels from Marshfi eld – were
then put in a jump-off to determine who
would go to state.
“When I missed the last three I was like,
‘OK, it’s fi ne -- my best friend is going to
state.’ Th at’s what I thought. And Matty
coming over and saying that we have a tie,
it’s like, okay, this is a second chance, I’ve
got this. Th ere’s no way I’m not going to get
this,” said Arnold.
Th e bar was set to 4’10 and each jump-
er was given one chance to clear it to con-
tinue in the competition. Geiger went fi rst
and knocked down the bar. Th en it was the
same from Samuels. Arnold was up and
was one clearance away from going to state.
“Not everybody gets a second chance to
do this so I’m going to take advantage of
the position I was put into,” said Arnold. “I
was like, now I’m going to stop being stupid
and just do what I normally do in practice.”
She did exactly that as she cleared the
height with ease and celebrated her spot at
state by running over to Ladd and Hutchins
as they savored the moment.
See B3 for conclusion
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