RUNNER, SCHOOL TIME
Pommier, Mahomet-Seymour 14:47
L. Hall, ALAH 14:48
Fortune, Mahomet-Seymour 14:49
Walmer, Mahomet-Seymour 14:49
Butcher, Mahomet-Seymour 14:56
Hodge, Mahomet-Seymour 14:58
What area high school football teams are already in the playoffs? What ones need wins this Friday night? Will Urbana or Champaign Central boys' soccer win a regional title on Saturday? What cross country teams are capable of making some noise this postseason? How good is Urbana Uni High swimmer Ema Rajic? Nothing is off limits as preps coordinator Anthony Zilis chats at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.
In girls’ swimming
■ At Champaign. River Jones and Natalie Stumph finished one-two in the 200-yard individual medley, with Jones clocking in at 2 minutes, 22 seconds and Stumph finishing in 2:31 to lead Champaign Central to a win at the five-school Twin City Meet at Unit 4 Pool.
Central compiled 505 points, with runner-up Urbana Uni High recording 360.
■ Sophomore Dalton James, from Villa Grove/Heritage, was named the Midwest Conference Football Performer of the Week for Special Teams after a record-setting performance in Knox College’s 35-28 loss to Illinois College. James set the all-time program record with 109 punt-return yards, including a 92-yard touchdown return that is the second longest in school history.
ST. JOSEPH — In years past, Justin Phillips would have darted to the front at the beginning of a race like the Patriot Invite last weekend at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2, Iroquois West 0. Kalista Klann had 23 assists, Katelyn Crabb had 12 digs and Katelyn Riffle had eight kills for PBL, which won in Gilman, 25-9, 25-13. Kelsey Vaughn added six kills to go with nine digs.
NORMAL — Senior Gabe Pommier stepped up and stepped out front for Mahomet-Seymour’s cross-country team in Thursday’s Corn Belt Conference meet at Fairview Park.
He had plenty of company.