Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
Five Area Girls Advance to 1A Track and Field Finals
CHARLESTON -- Five Southern Illinois girls advanced to the track and field state finals with qualifying marks at Thursday's Class 1A preliminary meet.
Sesser-Valier senior Chelsea Miller placed in three events. Miller had the fastest time in the 200-meter dash Thursday, running the event in 25.76 seconds. She also posted qualifying marks in the 100-meter dash and the long jump.
Nashville sophomroe Easten Hoepker will throw the discus in the finals. Joining her is Carterville sophomore Aurora Breedan, who ran 2:21 in the 800-meter run.
Sophie Keith from Pinckneyville will run the 400-meter dash in Saturday's finals after running a 59.26 race in the prelims. Chester's Sarah Bindel with compete in the 300-meter low hurdles after running a 46.26 race.
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