By Virgil Vaupel
Courier Correspondent 

Raider Tracksters Sail Into State


Virgil Vaupel / The Courier

Bethany Lacock leads the pack in the 100-meter hurdles, taking first place at the Eastern C Divisional meet in Sidney on May 15. Circle’s Janessa Haynie, left, took second. Nashua’s Madison Sibley, right, did not place in the event. Lacock also placed first in the 300 hurdles, the triple jump, the high jump and the pole vault.

After a slow start to the 2013 high-school track and field season due to inclement weather, things finally started heating up for the Hinsdale Raiders at the District 2C meet held in Glasgow on May 8.

Dallas Capdeville won the pole vault and 100-meter hurdles. Brett Johnson won third in pole vault and Courtney Capdeville won third in 300 hurdles, second in high jump and second in pole vault.

The ‘person of interest’ at the meet, however, was Hinsdale junior, Bethany Lacock. Earlier in the season, Bethany had broken the Hinsdale girls’ triple jump record with a hop, skip and a jump of 36 feet, 3 inches, bettering the previous mark by nearly eight inches.

Bethany won gold in her five events of pole vault, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, triple jump and high jump, a very remarkable feat indeed.

Next it was on to divisionals in Sidney on May 15, and chances to qualify for a berth at the state tournament on the 24th and 25th of May in Laurel. They take the top five in each event to state.

Dallas Capdeville, sophomore, won the pole vault at 12- 6 and the high jump at 6- 0, assuring him a place at state in those two events. Another sophomore, Brett Johnson, qualified in the pole vault and the grueling 3,200 run.

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Bethany Lacock leaps in the long jump.

Courtney Capdeville qualified for state in the pole vault, the 300 hurdles and the high jump. She had a very good year and is only a sophomore so we will see a lot more of her in the future.

But the big story at the 2013 Eastern C Divisional Track and Field Meet was Bethany Lacock, a junior, when she repeated her five gold district meet performance, winning the pole vault, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, high jump and triple jump again in Sidney.

Bethany has the best triple jump in class C this year with her 36- 3, a school record and is third in the state in all classes.

“Good luck and do your very best” to all four of the Hinsdale High School Raiders in your endeavor to bring home the heavy hardware from state. Win, lose or draw, you are all tops on my list.

That’s it for now, folks. Thanks for listening.


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