Three area track athletes are into the Finals on the IHSA Class 1A State Track Meet. Vandalia junior Curtis Gordon won his heat of the 110m Hurdles with a time of :15.15 and also finished 1st in his flight in the pole vault with a vault of 13’ 6” to advance to Saturday’s Finals in both events. Vandalia senior Ethan Meyer is also into Saturday’s Finals in the Triple Jump. Meyer had a best jump of 43’ ¼” in the Prelims to advance. The Vandalia 4×100 relay team of Blake Barth, Ethan Ferguson, Trevor Smalls and Ethan Meyer ran a :44.88 in their heat, but did not qualify for Saturday’s Finals.
In the 100m Dash, Patoka senior Chase Riley ran a :11.42 to qualify for Finals. Riley also competed in the 200m Dash but despite a 2nd place finish in his heat, his time of :23.04 was not enough to advance to the Finals in that event.