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M-S athletes young, old have their sights set on state trophy

MAHOMET – Just like her track and field team, coach Bonnie Moxley will face a series of challenges in this week's inaugural girls' three-class state meet.

To enhance the Bulldogs' prospects for an eighth consecutive sectional crown, Moxley kept her athletes busy at last Friday's competition. The thinking was that some individuals might lighten their workload at the Class 2A state finals.

Headed to state: An area list

A rundown for area girls' state track and field qualifiers


CHAMPAIGN – Zebo Zebe was trying so hard to impress the large contingent of fans rooting him on at Monday's News-Gazette Honor Roll meet that he thought he might cost himself the 800-meter title.

"I had a lot of family and friends here and I think I probably went out a little too fast on that first lap," the Unity senior said. "I had some nervous jitters."

Pair beyond compare

CHAMPAIGN – The area's best in track and field lived up to the moniker Monday in the News-Gazette Honor Roll meet.

Mahomet-Seymour's Daniella Bunch and Hoopeston Area's Erika Ramos each won two individual events and each broke one meet record.

Brewer, depth help M-S prevail

MAHOMET – Andrew Brewer won the 300-meter hurdles and Mahomet-Seymour won two relays as the Bulldogs won their own boys' track meet Saturday.

M-S, which finished first in the 800 and 1,600 relays, outdistanced Normal University High by 19 points.

Rockets sprint ahead

TOLONO – After Emily Clennon and Ashlee Shroyer helped their teammates, they helped themselves.

Livingston leads the way

GIBSON CITY – A warmup race is a conflict in terms for Leah Livingston.

"She's the type who gives it her all, even if you tell her to slow down," Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley coach Erica Kostoff said.

M-S' Bunch punches state ticket

MATTOON – Dani Bunch circa 2009 would like to take a punch at Dani Bunch circa 2008.

When you establish incredibly high standards – as the Mahomet-Seymour track and field star did last spring – it can be tough to secure an encore.

Trumbo is Tribe's first state qualifier

TOLONO – Even in second place, Renee Trumbo achieved a first.

The high school sophomore on Friday became the first state qualifier in track and field for Judah Christian.

N-G Honor Roll meet

Details for Monday's meet