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3 All-Time Records Set; East St. Louis Lincoln Sweeps All Four Team Titles in Class AA Meet

EAST PEORIA: Three all-time records were set and East St. Louis Lincoln swept all four team titles in the IESA Class AA State Final Track and Field Meet Saturday at the EastSide Centre.

The four team titles by East St. Louis Lincoln was the first time in IESA history that one school won all four team championships.

In 7AA Girls, East St. Louis Lincoln scored 33 points and edged runner-up Williamsville, which scored 28 points. In Class 7AA Boys, East St. Louis Lincoln rolled to a 28-point win over runner-up Rantoul Eater, 70-42. In Class 8AA Girls, East St. Louis Lincoln scored 63 points to beat runner-up Carlinville (48) by 15 points. In Class 8AA Boys, East St. Louis scored 51 points to 41 from runner-up Cahokia Wirth.

The East St. Louis Lincoln eighth grade girls 4 x 100-meter relay set the all-time IESA girls record in a time of :50.12, bettering the old mark of :50.56 by Cahokia Wirth, set in 2006. Members of the East St. Louis Lincoln relay in running order were Angela Floyd, Clemesha Raymond, Shaquilla Clemons and Timeka Watkins. Relay anchor Watkins also set the all-time IESA girls record in the 100-meter hurdles winning in a time of :14.71. The old all-time mark was :14.80 set by Miranda Williams of Shelbyville Moulton in the semifinals in 2003. Watkins nipped Ayanna Scott of Springfield Washington at the finish line. Scott ran :14.78.

East St. Louis Lincoln's eighth grade boys 4 x 200-meter relay also set the all-time record. Combining to post a time of 1:35.45 were Joshua Gates, Quinntarious Hill, Jarrell Morning and Kenneth McCaster. The old 4 x 200-meter record was 1:35.90 set by the Dixon Reagan foursome of Bryan Cotes, Jakob Anderson, Matt Wheeler and Phillip Doeh in 1998.

Two seventh grade boys records were set and another tied Saturday. Charles Pool of Aurora Cowherd set the mark in the high jump at 6-0. He tried three times and failed to clear the all-time boys record of 6-3. Cahokia Wirth set the record in the 4 x 200-meter relay with a time of 1:41.29. Syrus White of Rantoul Eater tied the 400-meter dash mark with a time of :53.74.

In seventh grade girls, Megan Paul of Mundelein Fremont set the record in the 400-meter dash with a time of :58.54.

Lyderrick Ward of Cahokia Wirth won the eighth grade boys high jump at 6-0 and missed three times at the all-time record of 6-3.

In eighth grade girls pole vault, Carlinville's Jenna Wernsing, last year's seventh grade champion, won with a Class 8AA girls record vault of 10-0.50, missing three times at 10-3.5, which would have broken the all-time record of 10-3 set last week in the Class A state meet by Emily Clay of Bloomington Cornerstone Academy.

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