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Tradition runs at Ladd, St. Louis

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State track and field qualifiers for Malden Grade Schools were (kneeling, left) Aleesha Foster and Kendra Cain; (and standing) Austin Henderliter, Taylor Hall, Jayda Ramsey and Mikayla Wilhelm

Tradition was continued in junior high track this spring.

Madi Quinn 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.

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 state in this event.

Mead placed 22nd in 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 state qualifiers.


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