Track and Field

Track and Field

May 25 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

How's the roster shaping up for Illinois basketball? When will Lovie Smith's program land more commitments for the 2018 class? What area baseball and softball teams might win state titles? Who should contend for titles at this week's boys' state track and field meet? Ask sports editor Matt Daniels and he'll give you answers during his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday.

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Game of the Week: IHSA Girls' State Track Championships

Five area athletes/relay teams took home state championships at last weekend's girls' track IHSA State Championships. Check out highlights from the weekend's action.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Staying busy easy task for ex-Charger

CARBONDALE — Ask Avona Greene about all the organizations she was part of during her time at Southern Illinois, and the Centennial grad struggles to get through the list without forgetting one or two.

It's not because she's flighty — far from it. It's just that she was a part of or in charge of so many clubs and volunteer efforts, she has a hard time keeping them all straight.

Advanced Prep (Week of May 22)

TODAY-WEDNESDAY: Class 3A baseball regionals

Centennial and Rantoul meet in today’s Mahomet-Seymour Regional quarterfinals, and M-S will meet Urbana at home. Centennial could wash away a disappointing start to the season if the Chargers win a regional title. Champaign Central heads to Mt. Zion, where Mattoon and Mt. Zion will likely stand in the Maroons’ way.

'We're going to be happy with it': SJ-O track and field takes third

CHARLESTON — No runner was within 5 yards of her as she closed in on the finish line in the anchor leg of Saturday’s Class 1A 1,600-meter relay at the girls’ state track and field finals, but forgive St. Joseph-Ogden junior Abbey Mizer if she heard footsteps.

On campus: Baseball, softball seasons wrapping up

— The Great Lakes Valley Conference recently named two area athletes to its all-conference baseball teams. Illinois-Springfield junior Cole Taylor, from Salt Fork, was named to the first team, and University of Indianapolis junior Storm Joop, from St. Thomas More, was named to the second team.

Summitt goes on hunt for second title, a runner-up spot

CHARLESTON — Arielle Summitt dreamed of this exact moment the night before.

Only in her sleep, the Uni High junior watched herself from the stands at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University as she sat back and waited for her chance to pounce on the only competitor ahead of her on the second lap of the 800-meter run at the Class 1A state track and field meet.

Final Day: Girls State Track

2017 Girls Track and Field State Finals, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at EasternIllinois O'Brien Field in Charleston. 

30 Days, 30 Grads: Danville alum keeping pace in life's race

OXFORD, Ohio — On Sunday, Alexus Jimson-Miller graduated from Miami University with a bachelor's degree in public health.

But the Danville native isn't leaving the Ohio campus she has grown to love quite yet.