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.
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."
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.
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.
TOLONO – After Emily Clennon and Ashlee Shroyer helped their teammates, they helped themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Details for Monday's meet