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Logan runs down medal, school record

Princeton Logan seventh-grade 4x200 relay landed a medal from the IESA 2A State Track and Field Meet, and set a school record in the process at East Peoria.

Logan’s Alex Jansen, Kendle Whitford, Drake Davis and Brett Schenck placed seventh with a time of 1:45.54 seconds, good for a new school record. The record has been held since 2005 by Ryan Carrow, Scott Roseberg, Adam Fredenhagen and Drew Compton.

In other events, Schenck placed 22nd in the 100 meters (12.6), Whitford was 32nd in the 400 meters (1:00.65) and Austin Wetsel was 32nd in the eighth-grade shot put (32-7 1/2).

Ladd tradition: Madi Quin has had quite the run for Ladd Grade School. She has qualified for the ISEA State Track and Field Meet in the hurdles every year since fifth grade. She has medaled in both the hurdles and vault since the sixth grade.

The Ladd girls have placed in the top 14 teams at State the past two years, finishing 13th out of 61 teams this year.

Quinn was the Bureau County hurdles champion with a time of 17 seconds. Her name was inadvertently omitted in Saturday’s paper.

• St. Louis tradition: Lydia Mead continued school tradition for Princeton St. Louis, qualifying for IESA 1A competition in the 800 meters with a time of 2:41 at the recent Sectional Meet at Hall High School. This is the seventh year in a row that St. Louis School has had qualifying students attend the state event.

Mead placed 22nd in this event at the IESA State Track Meet in East Peoria.

• LaMoille’s Bret Dannis became the third IESA seventh-grade champion from Allen School, joining discus throwers Russell Buettner (2010) and Cory Schallhorn (1999).

• Area coaches are reminded to submit season’s bests to be included in the annual BCR Honor Roll as well as pictures of your State qualifiers.

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