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Local Sports Roundup -- 5/28/10

Galesburg High School still has a pretty good showing at the IHSA Class 2A state meet at Eastern Illinois University. Freshman Travon Diggins will be going on to Saturday's finals in the Long Jump after 21-feet, 3-inches in Friday's preliminaries. Senior Bailee Ricketts jumped 6-feet, 3-inches in the High Jump, qualifying him for the finals. Galesburg's 4X800 Meter Relay Team of Luke Junk, Josh Thomas, Beau Salsman, and Will Remmes qualified for Saturday's finals with a time of 7:59.71 -- one of the fastest times of the day, and fastest in their heat. The 4X400 Meter Relay team of Junk, Remmes, Thomas, and Deandre Law move on to the finals with a preliminary time of 3:22.11. Remmes also qualified for the finals in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 1:58.85, as did Junk with a time of 1:57.31. Also, Thomas qualified for the 300 Meter Hurdles finals, placing first in his preliminary heat with a time of 38.68 seconds.

In the Class 1A State Meet, Annawan-Wethersfield Junior Steven Andris makes the finals in the Pole Vault after a preliminary distance of 13-feet, 3-inches, as did Macomb's Tim Teslicka, also with a 13-3 distance. Elmwood-Brimfield Senior Jake Hammond heads on to final competition in the High Jump with a distance of 6-feet, 3-inches, as did United Senior Scott Duncan, also going 6-3. Knoxville Sophomore Heath Byom will compete Saturday in the Triple Jump finals after going 42-feet, 5-inches in the preliminaries. Farmington Senior Jacob Moffitt will head to the finals in the Discus with a throw of 151-feet, 5-inches. The Elmwood-Brimfield 4X800 Meter Relay team will be headed to finals Saturday after Friday's preliminary time of 8:08.32. Annawan-Wethersfield Senior Tanner Ewing punched a ticket to the finals after Friday's 14.83 second time in the 110 Meter Hurdles and 39.81 second time in the 300 Meter Hurdles, as did Canton Senior Jimmie Smith with a 10.83 second time in the 100 Meter Dash and a 21.81 second time in the 200 Meter Dash, Canton Junior Jic O'Neill in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 1:58.51. Canton Senior Zach Wiedeman and Farmington Junior Chase Coffee will both be going to the finals in the 1600 Meter Run.


The Galesburg Silver Streaks will play in Saturday's Class 3A Bartonville Regional title game versus Limestone at 11am. ROWVA plays in the Class 1A Jacksonville Sectional Championship game Saturday.


United will play in Saturday's Knoxville Sectional Championship against Illini Bluffs starting at 11am.


Galesburg High School's Brandon Meeker will take on David Bacalla of Niles North in the IHSA State Tennis Tournament Saturday at Hoffman Estates.


Monmouth College sprinter Luke Reschke of Geneseo has punched his ticket to the finals of the 400-meter dash at 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Berea, Ohio.

Reschke will shoot for his fourth outdoor All-American award and his ninth overall Saturday after clocking the meet's fastest time of 47.12 in Friday's preliminaries. Only two other runners are within a second of the senior's time -- freshman Justin Allen of Buffalo State (47.29) and Gwynedd-Mercy College sophomore Dan Dunkleberger (47.89).

Gloria Lehr of Knoxville heaved a career-best 44'4-3/4" in the shot put, but missed qualifying for the finals by less than six inches. The mark was less than an inch off the Monmouth record. The senior will have one last chance at her first All-American award Saturday when she competes in the discus. It will be her third event at the championships. No other Scot had qualified for more events this year.

Junior high jumpers Tyler Hannam from Woodhull and Nick Byom from Gilson are scheduled to compete Saturday. Hannam earned his first All-American award at the Indoor Championships this spring, Byom is looking for his first. (From Monmouth College Athletics)
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