Thanks to an impressive showing on Friday, May 13, the Lady Eagles Track & Field team advanced to the state meet at Eastern Illinois University in six events:
- The 4×100 team of Treasure Keyes, Deja Monroe, Hannah Glass, and Kiya Reeves places 1st with a PR time of 48.42.
- The 4×200 team of Treasure Keyes, Deja Monroe, Taylor Shepard, and Hannah Glass advanced with a PR time of 1:45.52.
- Deja Monroe also advanced in the long jump placing 1st with a distance of 17 feet 8 inches.
- Shot put specialist Jayla Moore will compete in the state track meet thanks to her best throw of 33 feet 4 inches.
- Kiya Reeves placed first in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.43 she also placed second in the 200 meter dash to advance to state.
The team also had impressive performances by the following:
- The 4×800 team of Timara Norman, Loren Escot, Brianna Hernandez, and Serenity Wilson earned a PR with a time of 11:15.23.
- Shaheeda Dade placed 3rd in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:19.21.
- Stacia Humphrey also PR in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:03.11
- The 4×4 team of Timara Norman, Diamond Williams, Serenity Wilson and Stacia Humphrey placed 6th with a time of 4:33.63
- Kehinde Ayedun placed 5th in the long jump. Aleesia Smith competed in the 100 meter dash.
- Genesis Roberts competed in discus. Aaliyah Romer also competed in Shot Put
–Ms. Davis contributed to this report