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CHARLESTON – By the time he received his fourth-place medal for running a leg on the Tuscola 800-meter relay team, Tyler Carter was exhausted.
"I'm done," he said. "I couldn't run another race if I wanted to."
CHARLESTON – Hurry up and wait.
That was the mantra at the boys' Class 2A state track and field meet Friday, and by mid-afternoon, Urbana senior Mykhail Chambers was just about fed up.
CHARLESTON – Weather was the main story during Friday's meet. In all, there were five delays, totaling more than three hours. The Class 1A portion took about 7 1/2 hours to complete.
Whenever thunder was heard, a mandatory 30-minute stoppage in action was called. After a brief thunderstorm, the field events were moved inside to Lantz Fieldhouse.
CHARLESTON – Under the circumstances, one would understand if Tuscola sprinter Ben Edwards would have wanted to sit this one out.
But Edwards instead chose to honor the memory of his mother, Amy Edwards, who passed away Sunday morning after suffering a fall in her home May 16. She was 46.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The Centennial doubles tandem of David Ruedi and Quinn Miller need three victories today to secure fifth place at the IHSA championships.
Ruedi and Miller started Friday's play unbeaten in the tournament and kept the momentum going in a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 victory against Oak Park-River Forest's Tim Martin and Devin Jones. The Chargers won the tiebreak 7-0.
COLFAX – Whether pitching or batting, Ashley Elliott hit her spots Thursday.
The Blue Ridge senior was instrumental in the Knights winning their first sectional game in softball and advancing to the Sweet 16 in Class 1A.
VILLA GROVE – When Tuscola softball won its first regional title in 2007, seniors Alyssa Gordon and Brandi Eaton were not on the team.
Gordon took the season off to give track and field a try, while Eaton was busy playing for a club team.
URBANA – If they were looking for a tuneup for next weekend's state tournament, Centennial's doubles tennis team of David Ruedi and Quinn Miller got one Saturday.
After breezing to a Big 12 title at last weekend's conference tournament, Ruedi and Miller were tested en route to an IHSA sectional title.
CHARLESTON – All Hannah Wilkins wanted was a shot at redemption.
What the Salt Fork junior achieved was more improvement than any field-events competitor in Class 1A at the 36th annual IHSA girls' track and field state meet at Eastern Illinois University.
TOLONO – When Lukas Graves hits a single or walks, it might as well be a triple. He's stolen an area-best 38 bases this season for St. Joseph-Ogden.
The only problem is, once he reaches third base he needs someone to drive him in. And with the Spartans struggling to mount much of an offensive attack early in their Class 2A regional championship game against St. Thomas More on Saturday, the senior took it upon himself to make something happen.