Schulenberg, Anderson qualify for state

Mindy Carls
Ashley Anderson leads other competitors during the Davenport Assumption meet on Saturday, April 9, at Ericson Field, Augustana College, Rock Island.

Freshman Madi Schulenberg and junior Ashley Anderson have qualified for the IHSA state track tournament next weekend.

Anderson won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 27.1 seconds, at the IHSA regional on Friday, May 13, in Sherrard.

Schulenberg finished second in the high jump. She and sophomore Hannah Lavens of Sherrard both cleared 5 feet, 0 inches, but Lavens placed first on the basis of fewer wins.

The state track meet will be held Thursday, May 19, through Saturday, May 21, at O'Brien Stadium on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston.

Schulenberg will compete in high jump semifinals at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Running events will begin at 11 a.m.

Class 2A and 3A events will take place on Friday.

Finals in all events will be on Saturday. Class1A high jumpers will be in action at 10 a.m., while the 800 runners should be on the track bout 1:55 p.m.