Juniors Rikki Gray and Jacklynn Okereke tuned up for next week's Class 3A sectional meet with strong performances Saturday at the St. Rita Co-Ed Invitational meet. The pair led Evanston to a 4th place showing in the team standings with 58 points.
Gray stormed to a personal best time of 25.49 seconds to win the 200-meter dash, under the established Illinois High School Association state qualifying standard of 25.72. Okereke breezed to a win in the 400 meters, her clocking of 1:01.44 almost 5 full seconds faster than Ella Gutierrez, her runnerup teammate.
Evanston also scored victories in the 400 relay (50.19), 800 relay (1:45.58) and 1600 relay (4:17.47). Those were the only 5 events ETHS entered at the meet.