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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Lady Leafs advance 10 to state finals

  • The Geneseo girls’ track and field team is sending three individuals and three relays to the IHSA State Finals this weekend in Charleston.
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  • The Geneseo girls’ track and field team is sending three individuals and three relays to the IHSA State Finals this weekend in Charleston.
    The Lady Leafs earned a spot at state at the May 16 Plano Sectional where the team took home second place.
    Geneseo’s 4x800-meter relay of Taylor Claus, Sarah Dellett, Morgan Kelly and Halle Olson took home second to advance with a time of 10 minutes and 17.68 seconds.
    The 4x100-m relay of Rayne Bodeen, Katie Puls, Hanna Vanderheyden and Anna Wise grabbed top honors as they took the tape in 50.58.
    The 4x400-m relay of Grace Madigan, Puls, Olson and Wise finished in second place with a time of 4:13.69 to advance.
    Audrey Anderson punched her ticket to state in the discus with a first-place finish and a throw of 113-02; while Vanderheyden placed first in the 100-m hurdles in 16.10 to head to state.
    Bodeen earned two individual spots in the state finals in the 100-m dash and 200-m dash. She placed first in the 100-m dash at sectionals in 12.74 and first in the 200-m dash in 26.62.
    Other results from sectionals are as follows:
    100-m dash prelims: Megan DuBois, 14.05. 200-m dash prelims: Ashley Kempher, 28.32. 400-m dash: Cortney Backes, 1:06.75 and Callie Miller, 1:09.31. 800-m run: Puls, 2:26.02 and Olson, 2:42.28. 1600-m run: Dellett, 5:52.81 and Jenna Freebern, 6:17.69. 3200-m run: Molly Lembke, 12:18.01 and Madison Miller, 13:49.14. 300-m hurdles: Wise, 49.26 and Vanderheyden, 56.00. 4x200-m relay: Bodeen, Sam Mannon, Vanderheyden and Wise, 1:50.10.
    Long jump: Kempher, 15-3 1/2 and DuBois, 15-01. Triple jump: Madigan, 31-02 and Backes, 30-10. Shot put: Anderson, 33-01. High jump: Dani Clary, 4-10 and Rachel Schilling, 4-8. Pole vault: Kempher, 7-03 and DuBois, 7-03.
    The Lady Leafs will be in action in the IHSA State Finals in Charleston May 22-24.
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