Track standouts glad for one final meet
Prep Girls Track

Track standouts glad for one final meet

QUINCY -- Recent high school graduates had several reasons to participate in the second Illinois vs. Missouri All-Star Track Meet Friday night at Flinn Stadium. Some wanted to win state bragging rights. Some wanted to compete in a track meet one more time

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Dreams turn into top-of-the-podium reality for Murfin
Men's College Track

Dreams turn into top-of-the-podium reality for Murfin

Boyhood dreams are born on blacktop courts, uneven driveways and backyard fields where the grass is worn thin. And they share a common thread. You hit the game-winning shot. You deliver the walk-off home run. You become the hero.

All-star track meet sees growth in second year
Prep Girls Track

All-star track meet sees growth in second year

QUINCY -- Nick Koetters wrapped up last year's inaugural Illinois/Missouri all-star track meet feeling satisfied with the results. That meant the Palmyra track and field coach didn't need to see much tinkering going into this year's meet, set for Friday at

Anderson to guide C-SC cross country, track and field
Men's College Track

Anderson to guide C-SC cross country, track and field

CANTON, Mo. -- Mike Anderson will guide the Culver-Stockton College cross country and track and field programs, C-SC athletic director Pat Atwell announced Monday. Anderson replaces Alan King who, left after four seasons to take the same positions at Umpqu

Prep Girls Track

Palmyra sprinter places sixth in 100-meter finals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Jarom Alexander of Palmyra placed sixth in the Missouri Class 3 boys 100-meter dash during Saturday's finals of the state track and field championships at Adkins Stadium. Alexander ran a time of 11.26 seconds. Kemeric Winston of Trin

Men's College Track

C-SC pole vaulter fails to make opening height

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Logan Prewitt of Culver-Stockton College competed in the men's pole vault during the NAIA national track and field championships Saturday. Prewitt failed to clear his opening height of 15 feet, 1 inch. After sitting through a four-hour

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Palmyra's Wilson seventh in shot put

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Brooke Wilson of Palmyra took a trip to the medal stand during the Missouri Class 3 state track and field championships Friday. Jarom Alexander will try to take that step on Saturday. Wilson placed seventh in the girls shot put with

Illini West's Artman shot twice with BB gun at state track meet
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Illini West's Artman shot twice with BB gun at state track meet

Connor Artman, a senior at Illini West High School who participated in the Illinois High School Association Class 1A boys state track and field meet Thursday afternoon, said he was shot twice while showering Thursday night at Lawson Hall on the Eastern Illinois University campus. Artman, who will be on the track team at the University of Notre Dame in the fall, said he suffered two small lacerations and he expects to compete in Saturday's finals.

Liberty's 4x100 relay lineup in question
Prep Boys Track

Liberty's 4x100 relay lineup in question

In a perfect world, Liberty coach Jared Schmidt wouldn't have to worry about who will run in the boys 4x100-meter relay Thursday at the Class 1A state track and field meet at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston. An aggravated hamstring injury, however, may force Schmidt to make a decision.

Prep Girls Track

Pittsfield's Hayden takes third in shot put, fourth in discus at state

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Pittsfield thrower Chandler Hayden took third place in the shot put at 43 feet, 1/2 inch in Saturday's Class 1A girls track and field state championships at O'Brien Stadium. She also finished seventh in the discus at 122-2. Unity's 4x80