3A State Championships, Eastern Illinois University
Our Panthers showed up to play on Saturday at the state meet, bringing home 6 All-State medals, tied for the most ever for our program. Jennah Rogers ran a great 100 Hurdles race, 15.35, which got her 11th place, just .2 seconds away from qualifying for finals. Claire Barenie also vaulted well, hitting 10'. Senior Gracie Pagone, in her first appearance at state, dominated her heat of the 3200, running 11:02.25, which was good enough for 11th overall.
Our All-State athletes started with our 4x800 Relay of Izzy Christiansen, Caitlin Guist, Jaycie Simon, and Ella Hale. They ran a season best 9:21.47, which placed them 6th in the state against some powerhouse teams. Next up was Jenelle Rogers, who in her first appearance at state got a lifetime PR of 5'7" and plaed 3rd overall. Izzy Christiansen wrapped up the day in a blazing fast 1600 heat with a time of 5:01.71, which was 7th place overall. So very proud of our Panthers!