Track and Field

Track and Field

Salt Fork trio posts solid showing before shifting attention to state meet

URBANA — Gracie Jessup epitomizes the idea of the young leading the young.

Jessup is just a sophomore at Salt Fork, yet she's the veteran in a three-strong girls' track and field group preparing for the Class 1A state preliminaries on Thursday.

That trio first showed off at Monday evening's 38th annual News-Gazette Honor Roll Meet.

N-G Honor Roll Track Meet 2019

The News-Gazette Honor Roll track meet at Urbana High School on Monday, May 13, 2019. 

All systems are go for Snedeker

CHRISMAN — Hearing Quinci Snedeker discuss a recent obstacle to her track and field career, one wouldn't have any idea it affects more than just her performance for the Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman girls'.

"I kind of crashed at a race," the Cardinal student said. "Had a couple heart issues from what my watch has been tracking."

Saturday's prep highlights: Renteria shines in Timberwolves' win

In baseball

Blue Ridge 11, Ridgeview 1. Jayden Dalton drove in three runs on two hits, including a double, and Aaron Jayne struck out seven and only yielded two hits to lift the host Knights (11-14) to a five-inning nonconference win. Jayne also helped himself out at the plate with two RBI.

Area girls' track and field honor roll: May 11, 2019

100 Meters

Athlete School Time/Distance

Ameia Wilson, Danville 11.87

Mattie Lieb, Monticello 12.42

Sierra Bryant, BHRA 12.51

Tanaya Young, Rantoul 12.53

Maclayne Taylor, SJ-O 12.55

Dasauna Combs, Urbana 12.62

Alexis Puetz, Milford/CP 12.65

Mya Tinsley, R/L 12.70

Tori Burke, Clinton 12.71

Area boys' track and field honor roll: May 11, 2019

100 Meters

Athlete, School Time/Distance

Aidan Laughery, GCMS 10.74

Dalton Burk, Fisher 10.84

Makail Stanley, A-O 11.05

Kyle Burgoni, Unity 11.08

Mason Barr, R/L 11.09

Aiden Meyer, SJ-O 11.10

Tate Walcott, R/L 11.14

Max Branigin, Salt Fork 11.16

Eldrick Surheyao, Centennial 11.19

Friday's highlights: Relays carry SJ-O girls to sectional title

In girls' track and field

At St. Joseph. Host St. Joseph-Ogden produced first-place finishes from three of its relay teams — 400-meter, 800 and 1,600 — to help catapult the Spartans to their eighth straight Class 1A sectional title on a night where a flurry of area athletes advanced to the state meet.

Thursday's prep highlights: Nettles stars for ALAH

In girls' track and field

At Assumption. Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond's Kenli Nettles qualified in four events at last year's state meet after a strong sectional showing. The Knights' standout junior outdid herself in Thursday's Class 1A sectional by sweeping her three races and one field event.

Class 2A Unity girls' track and field sectional highlights

Video highlights from the Class 2A Unity girls' track and field sectional on May 9, 2019, featuring athletes from Monticello, Urbana, Rantoul, Unity, Mahomet-Seymour, Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Champaign Central.

Talents lead Kimbro to new heights

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jenny Kimbro departed the campus of Eastern Illinois University on May 21, 2016, with three Class 1A individual girls' track and field state titles.

That's not to mention the knowledge she'd helped Salt Fork to the 1A team championship, the Storm's first in the sport.