Quincy High School's Johnson wins discus at USATF meet
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Quincy High School's Johnson wins discus at USATF meet

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Jordan Johnson liked how he felt after making his first discus throw Thursday afternoon. It set a new personal-best, but he still felt he could do better. "I just thought I'd put a little more on it," Johnson said. "I just let it loose."

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Top throwers showcase talents in inaugural all-star track meet
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Top throwers showcase talents in inaugural all-star track meet

QUINCY -- Arriana Benjamin did not have a lot of time to prepare for Wednesday's inaugural Illinois vs. Missouri All-Star Track Meet. "I actually only knew about it two days ago," the recently graduated Quincy High School shot putter said with a laugh.

Coaches hope all-star track meet is first of many
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Coaches hope all-star track meet is first of many

QUINCY -- Nicholas Koetters and Jared Schmidt have two goals for the inaugural Illinois/Missouri all-star track meet. They want the athletes to enjoy it.

Illini West wins state track title in dominating fashion
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Illini West wins state track title in dominating fashion

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The Illini West boys track and field team had lofty goals for this weekend's Class 1A state meet. "We were hoping to score 48 points (as a team), and I was hoping for 21 in the first three events," Illini West coach John Artman said.

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C-SC sprinter places sixth at NAIA national meet

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Culver-Stockton College junior Paige Bray placed sixth in the 200-meter dash finals during the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium. Bray ran the event in a school-record time of 24.41

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Lehenbauer places second in Class 3 discus

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Daniel Lehenbauer of Palmyra placed second in the discus during the Missouri Class 3 state track and field meet Saturday at Adkins Stadium. Lehenbauer, who placed second in the event last year, threw a distance of 157 feet, 4 inches.

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Hannibal pole vaulter earns state medal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Hannibal track and field team will take home at least one medal from this weekend's Missouri Class 4 state meet. Taylor Vanderlicht finished in a three-way tie for eighth place in the girls pole vault Friday at Adkins Stadium.

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Bray qualifies for finals in 200, but not in 100

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Culver-Stockton College sprinter Paige Bray failed in her quest to qualify for the 100-meter dash final on Friday afternoon at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Bray, a junior from LaHarpe, Ill. and a graduate of Illini W

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Hannibal's Griffith wins triple jump at sectionals

MEXICO, Mo. -- Hannibal's Shamar Griffith won the triple jump in Saturday's Class 4 Sectional 2 track and field meet. Griffith had a jump of 44 feet, 6-3/4 inches. Griffith took second in the long jump at 20-3/4 to qualify...

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QHS's Schutte battles injuries to take third in 300 hurdles

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Maggie Schutte is coming back from the Class 3A girls state track meet with some bumps and bruises. She's also returning with a couple of medals. The Quincy High School junior finished in third place in the 300-meter hurdles in 45.10...