Class 1A State Track Finalists


Published on May 19 2017 2:22 pm
Last Updated on May 19 2017 2:22 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON -- Eight individuals and four relay teams will be competing in the finals at the Class 1A State Girls Track Meet Saturday after preliminaries were held Thursday.

Effingham St. Anthony's Anna Sophia Keller will be competing in two events. The senior advanced in preliminaries in the 1600 and has been the state champion for the past three years. The 3200 is only contested Saturday without prelims. Keller took second as a freshman then won the race the last two years.

Also competing for the Bulldogs in the finals are Kristin Slaughter in the pole vault and Sarah Carr in the 800. Keller, Carr and Slaughter are also members of the 1600 relay team that advanced along with Abby Weis.

Teutopolis has three relay teams that advanced. The 800 relay team of Lanae Koester, Cali Johnson, Morgan Mette and Julia Hardiek will be in the finals along with the 1600 relay team of Kara Weichman, Rebecca Habing, Savannah Grimes and Morgan Mette. The 3200 relay team of Habing, Mette, Grimes and Weichman will compete. The Wooden Shoes also have Claire Bushur taking part in the finals of the shot.

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg has a lone representative Whitney Smith who advanced in the triple jump.

Brownstown/St. Elmo will be represented by Claire Wilhour in the 300 hurdles.

Neoga's Emmalyn Walk will take part in the 3200.

Claire Wilhour, from Brownstown/St. Elmo

Pole Vault -- Kristin Slaughter (St. Anthony)

High  Jump -- Rachel Jackman (Altamont)

Shot -- Claire Bushur (Teutopolis)

Triple Jump -- Whitney Smith (Windsor/Stew-Stras)

800 -- Sarah Carr (St. Anthony)

300 Low Hurdles -- Claire Wilhour (Brownstown/St. Elmo)

1600 -- Anna Sophia Keller (St. Anthony)

3200 -- Anna Sophia Keller (St. Anthony)

3200 -- Emmalyn Walk (Neoga)

3200 Relay -- Teutopolis (Rebecca Habing, Morgan Mette, Savannah Grimes, Kara Weichman)

800 Relay -- Teutopolis (Lanae Koester, Cali Johnson, Morgan Mette, Julia Hardiek)

1600 Relay -- St. Anthony (Sarah Carr, Abby Weis, Anna Sophia Keller, Kristin Slaughter)

1600 Relay -- Teutopolis (Kara Weichman, Rebecca Habing, Savannah Grimes, Morgan Mette)