Anna Sophia Keller Makes IHSA History
Published on November 9 2016 6:50 am
Last Updated on November 9 2016 6:51 am
Anna Sophia Keller (338) heads to the finish line at the IHSA State Cross Country Finals. IHSA Photo
Effingham St. Anthony High School senior Anna Sophia Keller made history at the 2016 Illinois High School Association Cross Country State Finals at Detweiller Park in Peoria Saturday, November 5.
The senior crossed the finish line first in the Class 1A Girls State Final race, completing her legendary career with four individual state championships.
Keller became the third runner in state history to complete the four-peat feat, joining NFHS Hall of Famer Dana Miroballi of Wheeling (Single Class, 1984-87) and Carthage High School’s (now Illini West) Katelyn Bastert, who won the Class A race from 2004-07.
Below are Keller’s performances and medal pictures throughout the years:
Year School Class IHSA Class Time Place
2013 Freshman Class 1A 16:35 1st
2014 Sophomore Class 1A 16:27 1st
2015 Junior Class 1A 16:21 1st
2016 Senior Class 1A 16:32 1st
Anna Sophia Keller after her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior victories. IHSA Photos