2A/3A boys' state track stars: Cunningham shines in relays

2A/3A boys' state track stars: Cunningham shines in relays

Preps coordinator Colin Likas offers up four area athletes who stood out Friday in Charleston:

JACK SPENCE
MONTICELLO

The senior made his third state appearance of the school year (football, wrestling) and qualified for the Class 2A long jump finals at 21 feet, 13/4 inches.

CHANDLAR IFFT
PRAIRIE CENTRAL

The senior was one of five local competitors in the Class 2A pole vault field, but the only one who advanced to Saturday’s championship by clearing 13 feet, 6 inches.

MICHAEL MBOYO
URBANA

The senior held off hard-charging Mascoutah junior Devin Wills in the Class 2A 800-meter relay as the Tigers clipped their opponents by three-hundredths of a second.

KAYON CUNNINGHAM
RANTOUL

The senior took a leg in three different Eagles relays — 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter — and all of them moved on through the Class 2A preliminaries.

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