Weather pushes back Class 3A sectional
And so was teammate Preston Nance.
Ranked as one of best in the Midwest in the pole vault, Klein cleared 16-feet, while Nance had a winning leap of 6-8 in the high jump as the Bulldogs eased to the team title at Nashville High School.
Sparta also got wins from Corey Hale in the discus (144-8), Jon Hill in the 1,600 meters (4:35.5) and Wade Reeves in the 3,200 (9:49.1). The Bulldogs also qualified for the Class 1A state meet in all four relays as they scored 140 points, 44 more than host Nashville.
The Class 1A State Track Meet will be held on May 27 through May 29 at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston.
Nashville won the 1,600 relay and got an individual victory from Gannon Mamell in the long jump.
Junior Brad Morr led a solid effort for Columbia with a win in the 800. Teammates Drew Spargo (3,200 meters) and Alex Starek (shot put) also advanced as did Freeburg’s Grant Grimshaw in the 800 and David Renner in the 1,600.
Class 3A sectional postponed
The Class 3A Normal West Boys Sectional Track Meet was postponed by unfavorable weather conditions Friday and has been rescheduled for today at Illinois Wesleyan University in Normal.
The field events will begin at 1 p.m. with the preliminaries of the running events set for 1:30 p.m.
Finals begin at 3 p.m.