Track and Field

Track and Field

June 30 prep sports chat

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:30pm

The offseason might be in full effect for area high school athletes, but it's never too early to look ahead. That's what preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here for. What football teams might surprise in 2016? When does The News-Gazette Preps Year in Review come out? Who's the next big-time recruit to come out of C-U? Ask and Zilis will provide an answer in his 12:30 p.m.

All-Area Boys' Track & Field: First team, second team, special mention lists


Jon Davis    Oakwood/A-P    Sr.    1,600, 3,200
Dalton Edwards    Bismarck-Henning    Sr.    long jump, high jump, triple jump

2016 All-Area Boys' Track and Field: Final statistics

Athlete, School    Time/Distance
100 Meters

Vincent Gordon, Centennial    10.55
Blake Reifsteck, B-H    10.70
Jayden Kaiser, Unity    10.88
Jaleen Jones, Urbana    11.00
Kenny Guerrero, VG/H    11.11
Christian Dozier, Blue Ridge    11.18

All-Area Boys' Track & Field Coach of Year: Unity's Tim Gateley

Why he’s Coach of the Year: Had they returned to Class 1A, the Rockets likely would have won a second consecutive state title. Instead, they moved up to become the smallest school in 2A. Gateley’s group still managed to finish fourth, just 31/2 points out of a top-three trophy.

All-Area Boys' Track & Field Athlete of Year: Oakwood's Jon Davis

FITHIAN — Jon Davis burst off the line to begin the final speed workout of his historic prep career on a steamy mid-June Monday.

Meet the girls' track and field All-Area teams

Faith Ayodele    Centennial    Jr.    Shot put, discus
Imani Hall    Danville    Sr.    400, 400 relay

Area prep girls' track and field leaders

Athlete, School    Time/Distance
100 Meters
Ameia Wilson, Danville    12.20
Lakeida Nichols, M-S    12.23
Sharon Mainor, Ch. Central    12.28
Lizzie Rupkey, Monticello    12.42
Ayana Kelley-Weatherspoon, Urbana    12.47
Akalah Spinks, Rantoul    12.50

Kimbro adds her name to select few

Salt Fork's Jenny Kimbro won her third straight N-G girls' track and field Athlete of the Year. A look at the rest, along with previous coaches of the year.

N-G girls' track and field Athletes of the Year

Girls' track and field Coach of the Year: Gail Biggerstaff

Coach of the Year: Salt Fork’s Gail Biggerstaff

Kimbro shines in lifting up her town

CATLIN — Jenny Kimbro sat in the back of Salt Fork girls’ track and field coach Gail Biggerstaff’s red Mustang convertible as a fire truck trailed through the streets of Catlin while friends, family and acquaintances opened their doors, clapped and shouted.

The senior is no stranger to winning championships.