The Bunch file
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Check out the list of honorees for the 2009 season
We got personal with The News-Gazette All-Area Boys' Track Athlete of the Year
It's been an enjoyable - and quick - climb to the top for Champaign Central's state track champion
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When BRANDON NOE showed up for his Class 1A discus final at the state track and field meet Saturday in Charleston, he had clear designs on catching leader ALEX THOMPSON of Winnebago.
Noe, a St. Thomas More junior, was in second place, 12 feet behind Thompson's prelims mark of 179 feet, 8 inches.
CHARLESTON – For the bulk of a hot, sun-drenched afternoon, Champaign Central junior Ian Wells was plopped on a cushy place inside Lantz Fieldhouse adjacent to the Class 2A state track and field meet.
"I found a comfy spot on the high jump mat," Wells said.
CHARLESTON – By the time lunchtime arrived on Friday, Centennial's Davin Dollison was spent.
The senior was the last Class 2A competitor in the field events at the state meet, finishing up his triple jumps after the others because of conflicts with his running prelims.
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By all appearances, Danville junior CAMERON STRINGFELLOW-FORD was as calm as Lake Vermilion at midnight.
Weather conditions at boys' state track meet force area qualifiers to adjust on the fly
Notes from Thursday's state track and field meet at Charleston