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Four All-Time IESA State Track Records Set Saturday

Class AA Track

EAST PEORIA -- Four all-time records and two other class records were set Saturday in the second day of the 2010 IESA Class AA State Final Track and Field meet at EastSide Centre.

Antioch won the girls Class 7AA team title with 48 points. East St. Louis Lincoln won the boys 7AA team title with 74 points. Normal Kingsley won the girls 8AA team title with 44 points. Winning the boys 8AA team title with 52 points was Cahokia Wirth.

Seventh grader Natereace Strong of East St. Louis Younge set the all-time record for boys by winning the Class 7AA 200-meter dash in a time of 22.46 seconds. The old all-time boys mark was 22.76 seconds and was set by Anthony Pierson of Cahokia Wirth in 2006. The victory was the third of the day for him. He also won the 7AA 100-meter dash in a time of 11.34 seconds and the 7AA shot put with a distance of 46-09.50.

The Cahokia Wirth Class 8AA 4 x 200-meter relay of Marlon Brady, Gary Hickman, Michael Monigan and Keith Gardner set the all-time boys record by winning in a time of 1:34.61. The old all-time record was 1:35.45 by East St. Louis Lincoln in 2007.

Brandon Tolliver of Newton Jasper County set the all-time boys record in the pole vault with a winning height of 13-1 in 8AA. The old all-time record was 13-0 and was set by Alex Freshour of Stanford Olympia in 2005. Tolliver was the last vaulter remaining and had the bar set at 13-1 and cleared the height on his second try. He then set the bar at 13-5 and took three attempts at that height. He cleared it on the first try but clipped the bar with his head as he came down. He hit the bar with his feet on the remaining two unsuccessful tries.

Brittny Ellis of Gurnee Viking set the all-time girls 200-meter dash record as she won the 7AA race in a time of 25.25 seconds. The old mark was 25.34 set by Kiara Clark-Lewis of Rantoul Eater in 2004. Ellis also won the 7AA 100-meter dash in 12.44 seconds and set the 7AA record by doing so.

Brett Neelly of East Peoria Central set the 7AA boys discus record with a tinning toss of 145-04. The old 7AA record was 144-11 set by George Weed of Springfield Grant in 2003.

Distance runner Brock Snarski won the 8AA 800-meter race Saturday in a time of 2:01.62, beating runner-up Brian King of Heyworth. Snarski won the 1600-meter run Friday and he won both races as a seventh grader last year. King was the Class A distance double winner last year and his school moved up from Class A to Class AA this year.

McKayla Harder of Mt. Zion won the 7AA 800-meter race Saturday in a time of 2:22.44 after winning the 1600-meter run Friday.

Dee Byrd of Normal Kingsley won the 8AA 200-meter dash in a time of 25.86 Saturday. She won the 400-meter dash Friday. She is the all-time record holder in the girls 400 and set the mark last year in seventh grade with a time of 57.04 seconds.



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