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GCMS’s Nick Schultz is going to the finals in the triple jump. His preliminary leap of 44-10 1/4 was the top jump among other leapers in the event.
PBL’s Jonathan Muller leaped at a height of 41-0 1/2 as Glasford Illini Bluffs’ Anthony Hand (42-6 1/2) took the last finals-qualifying spot.
PBL’s Nick Porter will go to the IHSA state finals in the 1,600-meter run.
Porter finished third in the preliminaries with a time of 4:26.47. Oakwood’s Jon Davis and El Paso-Gridley’s Hunter Cobbley finished first and second, respectively, with times of 4:22.43 and 4:25.64.
Zach Johnson of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys track and field team qualified for the finals of the 110-meter hurdles, finishing eighth in the preliminaries with a time of 15.58 seconds.
Jonathan Muller is going to the finals in the long jump after finishing fifth in the preliminaries with a leap of 21-0 ¾.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s 4x800 relay team (Alec St. Julien, Brendan VanAntwerp, Jordan Giese and Josh Brocato) qualified for the final round at the IHSA Class 1A state meet.
The Panthers finished fourth among all relay teams in the preliminaries with a time of 8:12.17.
PBL SEASON STATS (final)
Keaton Krumwiede .500 (3-6)
CHAMPAIGN – While the setting was at least somewhat unfamiliar, Paxton-Buckley-Loda faced a familiar opponent in Wednesday’s IHSA Class 2A St. Thomas More Sectional semifinal game.
GIBSON CITY – The following athletes were honored with team awards at Tuesday’s Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School Spring Sports Awards Night:
Jake Brewer – Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year, All-Conference Honorable Mention Catcher
Logan Davis – Defensive Player of the Year, All-Conference Honorable Mention Infield
PAXTON – Zayna Flahaut, Cassidi Nuckols and Skylar Harris of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team were each named to the all-Sangamon Valley Conference first team.
Jessi Bergman was named to the all-SVC second team while Kelsey Vaughn was selected as an honorable mention.
SANGAMON VALLEY CONFERENCE
GIBSON CITY – For a good chunk of the 2016 season, Brea Walker led The News-Gazette’s area softball pitchers in strikeouts.