CHARLESTON — It's unclear on whom the blame should be placed, but no matter who takes the fall, Champaign Central senior Brad Wright never got the chance to compete Friday in the preliminary round of the Class 2A long jump.
CHARLESTON — So, just how did the Mahomet-Seymour 3,200-meter relay team run so fast during the preliminary round of the IHSA Class 2A state track and field meet Friday at Eastern Illinois' O'Brien Stadium?
"Run fast and turn left," the Bulldogs' John Butcher said.
Class 2A and 3A Boys Track and Field prelims at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Friday, May 25, 2012.
CHARLESTON — When talking about the "haves" and the "have nots," Tuscola High School has an interesting assortment of runners.
The Warriors do not have one of the state's nine fastest 100- or 200-meter individual runners in Class 1A.
Coach Ryan Hornaday's team may have something better: The school has the swiftest group of 200 runners in state history.
CHARLESTON — Steve Schroeder has more than the area's — and the state's — fastest times in distance events this season.
The Monticello High School senior also has the area's quickest turnaround time.
Class 1A area qualifiers
ARCOLA — 800 relay (Luis Galvan, Zach Moutria, Corey Roberts, Hector Salinas)
ARGENTA-OREANA — Austin Wenskunas (long jump, triple jump)
ARTHUR-LOVINGTON — 1,600 relay (Caleb Schrock, Curtis Plank, Thomas Hendrickson, Tyler Schuring)
FISHER — Justin Coy (200)
GEORGETOWN-RIDGE FARM/CHRISMAN — Matt Avenatti (1,600); Wyatt Avenatti (800)
Blue Ridge, senior
Recently: Staff ace and Parkland recruit threw a perfect game — the third of her career — in a 1-0 win against Deer Creek-Mackinaw in a Class 1A regional championship game.
PBL BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
The Panthers had sectional champions in Andy Thompson (800) and Cory Long (discus) and gained a share of their first postseason team title in the sport when the 1,600 relay — anchored by Hayden Young — placed third.
MAHOMET-SEYMOUR GIRLS' SOCCER
TUSCOLA — Sophomore Broc Smith, from Tuscola, left last week's News-Gazette Honor Roll meet as the winner of the 200-meter dash. A day later, he learned his time was a meet record.