Here are this week’s candidates for the Welcome Home Realty Prime Time Performer.
You can vote once every 12 hours until the polls close on Friday at 5 p.m.
The winner will receive a $20 gift card to Mariah’s.
Ellie Canaday (Auburn Track) If you break a nearly 40 year old record, you’re going to turn some heads. Canaday set a Sangamon County Meet record on Friday with a discus throw of 127 feet 11 inches, beating Gayle Sandidge’s 1980 mark of 124 feet 11 inches for New Berlin, Canaday also took first in the shot put with a throw at 37 feet 11.5 inches.
Todd Kelly (Mt. Pulaski Baseball) The junior lefty pitched his first career perfect game on Friday against Riverton in a 6-0 win. Kelly went the full seven, striking out ten while adding two hits and two RBIs at the plate in a dominant performance for one of the best 1A teams in the area.
N’Dia Jackson (Southeast Track) You probably hear about Serena Bolden and Raven Moore plenty, and with good reason, but senior Spartan N’Dia Jackson was just as crucial to Southeast’s success in the girls’ CS8 Conference Meet on Friday night. Jackson finished first in the 100 and 300 hurdles, while helping the Spartans’ 4×100 and 4×400 to first and second place finishes, respectively. Jackson was a key cog in the East Side taking home a conference crown.
Corgan Greer (Pleasant Plains Baseball) After a tough 3-1 Sangamo loss at the hands of Williamsville, the Cardinals needed a bounce back. Corgan Greer helped deliver that in the form of a walkoff line drive in the bottom of the seventh against Springfield High to give Plains a 4-3 win. Greer finished the game 3-4 with two RBIs.
Greg Downs (Auburn Track) When you’re as fast as Greg Downs, you turn up on our #PTP list fairly often. At the Sangamo Conference Meet on Wednesday, Downs was the standout performer of the day, winning the 200, 400, triple jump, and placing second in the 100. The Trojan is proving tough to catch.
Cloe Camden (SHG Soccer) Camden’s goal proved to be extremely vital in hindsight. A free kick goal just eight minutes into SHG’s game against Rochester, Camden’s goal ended up being the only goal of the game, and what kept the Cyclones’ chances at a share of the CS8 title alive. With a win against Glenwood this week, the Cyclones, Titans, and Springfield High Senators would all have a shot at a share of the title.
Cameron Witts (Williamsville Track) The 1A state champion in pole vault continues to reach new heights. Witts cleared 15 feet one inch for the first time in his career at the Sangamo Conference Meet on Wednesday. The Northern Iowa commit is a lock for another state title if he continues this rapid ascension.
Carlie Smith (Glenwood Soccer) Smith’s heads up play could be a crucial part of what ends up being an outright CS8 title for the Glenwood Titans. In a 1-1 game with the Springfield High Senators, Smith was in the right place at the right time to put away a goal off an Anslie Wilson shot, giving the Titans a 2-1 lead that they would not give up. The win kept the Titans undefeated in the CS8, and with a win over SHG this week, they will be the outright conference champs.
Matthew Abe-Bell (Springfield Track) Eleven straight came fairly easy for the Springfield High Senators at the boys city track meet on Saturday, and that was thanks in large part to individual standout performances like Matthew Abe-Bell’s. Wins in the 100 and 400, plus running the first leg of first place finishing 4×100 and 4×400 relays, show just how vital Abe-Bell was in Springfield High’s sustained dominance on Saturday.
Caroline Jachino (Pleasant Plains Track) Pleasant Plains swept the Sangamo Conference meet on both the boys’ and the girls’ side once again, and Jachino was a major part of that. An individual winner in both the 3200 and the 1600, Jachino cruised to a nearly 30 second win in the 3200, adding a seven second win over Williamsville’s Lexy Henrikson in the 1600.