Several Vandalia boys track athletes will compete in Charleston next week after meeting qualifying standards at the Newton 1A Sectional on Thursday evening. In field events, sophomore Gavin Davis reached the qualifying mark of 6’ 1” in the high jump to finish 3rd in the event and punch his ticket to state while sophomore Cameron Withers and junior Zane Steele both cleared the pole vault qualifying mark of 12’ 2” before eventually clearing 12’8” and 14’2” to both place in the event and seal their trip to the State Meet. In the running events, Senior Dylan Garrett placed 2nd in a very tight 200m Dash race to qualify for State while the 4×200 relay team of Devon Little, Gavin Davis, Trevor Smalls and Dylan Garrett took 2nd place to also qualify for the State Meet. As a team, the boys finished 7th out of 15 teams. The IHSA 1A State Prelims will be held on Thursday, May 24 at Eastern Illinois University with the Finals to then be held on Saturday, May 26.