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EAST PEORIA - East St. Louis Lincoln dominated the 7th grade and 8th grade boys divisions while Cahokia Wirth won the seventh grade girls title and Bloomington Junior High took the eighth grade girls team championship in the 2005 Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Class AA State Final Track and Field Meet Saturday at Corwin Clatt Stadium in the EastSide Center.
The East St. Louis seventh grade boys rolled up 60 points to finish 32 points ahead of co-runners-up Rochester and East St. Louis Younge at 28 points. Fourth place went to Normal Kingsley at 26.
In eighth grade boys, East St. Louis Lincoln scored 60 points. Runner-up Cahokia Wirth finished second at 47. Shorewood Troy was third at 27.3 and Stanford Olympia was fourth with 19 points.
Cahokia Wirth took the seventh grade girls team title with 44 points, edging East St. Louis Lincoln by four points. Third place went to Germantown Hills at 28. Fourth was Eureka at 25.
In eighth grade girls, Bloomington Junior High scored 42 points to take the title. Decatur Stephen Decatur was second at 36. Tying for third were Cahokia Wirth and Oak Park Julian with 26 points.
Records were set in seven of the 40 events conducted Saturday.
Cahokia Wirth set the seventh grade girls record in the 4 x 400-meter relay in a time of 4:16.48. In Friday's semifinals, Jasmine Redd of East St. Louis Lincoln set the seventh grade girls record in the 100-meter hurdles in :15.40.
Stephanie Brown of Downs Tri-Valley set the all-time and Class AA girls record in the 800-meter run with a sizzling 2:16.61. She beat Tara Clemens of Bloomington Junior High is a classic stretch battle. The two traded the lead three times before they charged down the stretch. Brown nipped Clemens 2:16.61 to 2:16.69.
Three records were set in the seventh grade boys division Saturday. Josh Rives of Carlinville set the seventh grade boys record in the 400-meter dash with a :53.74. Keith Kimbrow of East St. Louis Lincoln set the all-time and seventh grade Class AA record in the 200-meter dash when he blazed to a win in :22.77. East St. Louis Younge won the seventh grade boys 4 x 400-meter relay in a seventh grade record time of 3:47.18. In Friday's semifinals, Travis Mullen of Normal Kingsley set the seventh grade boys 100-meter dash record in a time of :11.94. Also on Friday, Keith Kimbrow of East St. Louis Lincoln set the seventh grade record in the 110-meter hurdles with a :15.46. Kimbrow was expected to win the finals Saturday, but hit a hurdle half-way through the finals race and did not finish.
Alex Freshour of Stanford Olympia set the all-time boys and Class AA pole vault record with a vault of 13-0. He tried three times at 13-3 and did not clear that height. Kraig Appleton of East St. Louis Lincoln set the all-time boys and eighth grade Class AA record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of :14.86. On Friday, Gregory Edwards of East St. Louis Lincoln set the eighth grade Class AA boys record in the 100-meter dash in the semifinals in :11.27. He took the 100 final Saturday in :11.61.
In seventh grade girls, Amanda Duvendack scored a total of 20 points for Germantown Hills by taking both the 1600-meter run Friday and the 800-meter run Saturday in 2:22.93.
Also earning the distance double was Tom Pacey of Paxton-Buckley-Loda. He took the 1600-meter ruin Friday and came back to win the 800 Saturday in 2:09.67.
More information on IESA Track & Field can be found at http://www.iesa.org/activities/tr/.