Two VCHS individuals and one relay team as well as one Patoka individual runner will compete in the preliminary round of the IHSA Class 1A Boys State Track Meet today. Curtis Gordon will compete in two individual events for the Vandals as he holds the top height in the pole vault at 15’ going in to today’s prelims as well as the second-best time from Sectionals in the 110m High Hurdles at :14.9. The pole vault will begin at 11am with the 110m Hurdles scheduled to run at noon. Ethan Meyer will compete in the triple jump and is seeded at 13th with a distance of 41’ 10.5” from his first place finish at Sectionals. The triple jump event will begin at the completion of the long jump which is set to begin at 10am. The Vandals 4×100 relay team will also compete today at 11:40am. They are seeded 26th going in with a time of :44.91, but that time is just a second and a half off the top seed time going into today’s prelims.
For Patoka, senior Chase Riley will compete in the 100m Dash at about 12:15pm and the 200m Dash at about 1:40pm. Riley is seeded 17th and 25th in his events.
The IHSA Class 1A State Track Meet is being held at O’Brien Stadium at Eastern Illinois University. The Finals of the meet will be held on Saturday.