Local Athletes Reach Finals at 2019 State Track and Field Meet


Published on May 23 2019 6:42 pm
Last Updated on May 31 2019 7:31 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Local athletes have reached the finals at the state boys track and field meet in Charleston.

Those who advanced include both of the qualifiers in the Discus. Joe Kingery of Teutopolis recorded a 179-foot heave that was the top distance of the day. That is one foot off his personal best. That 180-foot toss is the top distance in 1A this season and is second among all classes.

Also advancing to the finals is Jared Kollman of Altamont, who recorded a 146-foot, six-inch toss.

Also reaching the finals Saturday is Jack Elder of St. Anthony. The junior made the finals in the 300 meter hurdles, recording a time of 40.86 seconds. Elder had made it to State in three different events.

Junior Tim Moore of Altamont also reached the finals in the pole vault, going 13 feet, six inches.

On Friday, the lone 2A athlete from the area to reach State, Effingham's Clayton Cramsey, will try to make the finals in the 400 meter.