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|Galesburg High School's Ricketts Signing with SIU
|POSTED 2:45 p-m, UPDATED 9:34 a-m 6/9/10 A Galesburg High School boys track and field standout who earned medals in the last two Class 2A state meets will complete in collegiate athletics in southern Illinois.
Bailee Ricketts is signing a letter of intent to run track at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on Thursday at 12 p.m. in the Galesburg High School foyer.
Ricketts competed the past two seasons for the Silver Streaks track and field team. His events included the high jump and the long jump. Ricketts cleared 6'5" in the high jump at the state finals last month in Charleston, good for a seventh place finish. His team finished 12th overall.
Ricketts also won a medal in the 2009 state finals in Charleston to help lead Coach Craig Hillier's Galesburg squad to a fourth place finish. SIU-C is a NCAA Division I school and a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Galesburg High School's Bailee Ricketts competes in the long jump during the 2009 season at the Silver Streak Indoor Invitational at Monmouth College
(WGIL Sports Story by Mike Perry. Photo Courtesy of Galesburg High School Athletics)