URBANA – Harbert Jones and Willie Taylor were running out of options in Bloomington's Class 2A boys' track and field sectional last Friday.
The Urbana coaches – who are retiring at season's end – were facing the prospect of being inactive by the weekend. With two events left in the sectional, the Tigers had no qualifiers.
Mahomet-Seymour's Bunch puts on one last show
Area athletes literally covered all places in the first three-class girls' state track meet.
PAXTON – Ask Colten Unzicker who wins in a fight between he and younger brother Trevor, and the Fisher senior answers without hesitation.
"Oh, definitely big brother wins those," he said.
Ask him who wins in a race and he'll change his tune.
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There is a price for being good, and Mahomet-Seymour's Daniella Bunch is realizing the consequences.
The defending state champion in the shot put is so far advanced in her throws that the competition comes from what she provides for herself. She was philosophical Friday as she discussed the next-to-last day of her illustrious high school career.
CHARLESTON – Centennial's Chargers became the Drama Queens of Friday's semifinal session in the 38th girls' track and field state meet.
Entering the final heat of the final Class 2A event, the 1,600-meter relay, Centennial had no qualifiers for today's finals. The Chargers made the most of their Last-Chance Race.
Unity's Lydia Mitchell didn't mince words when asked about her preliminary 100-meter hurdles race at Thursday's Class 1A girls' state track and field meet.
CHARLESTON – Don't tell Erika Ramos, Jessica Smith, Tiffany Wallick and Hannah Wilkins they have nothing to do today.
"I'm graduating," said Ramos, a senior at Hoopeston Area High School.
Each week, The News-Gazette ranks the top 10 teams in a spring sport. This week's topic: boys' track and field
CATLIN – School's out at Schlarman, but the tests continue for Solomon Crenshaw. Thanks to track and field coach Brian Rohrbach, Crenshaw has endured a rugged series of late-season assignments.
He was certain Crenshaw could complete the task, the question was how he would compete at the task.