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