We all know that every second counts in track. However, on Thursday night at Loyola Academy in the Girls Track and Field Sectional, the 4x 800m relay team of Emma Milburn, Grace Bentley, Courtney Schmidt, and Sydney Barber proved that each tenth of a second counts as they qualified by .2 seconds.
Aside from the aforementioned qualification, the 4x 100m relay of Haley Click, Sydney Leonardi, Kamila Orbzut and Anafran Curry also qualified while the 4x 400m relay team of Emma Milburn, Haley Click, Sydney Barber, and Grace Bentley also qualified. Along with the relay reams, Olivia Vallone qualified in the 100m hurdles, Haley Click qualified in the 300m hurdles, and Emma Milburn qualified in the 800 m run.
The IHSA State Finals are held in Charleston, Illinois at O’Brien field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. The competition will be held on Thursday, May 18th all the way through Saturday, May 20th.