United, Monmouth-Roseville, Abingdon-Avon, Knoxville and Galesburg High Schools Will Be Represented at Top Times Meet


The Illinois Prep Top Times Meet is set for this weekend at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Although, not associated with the IHSA, it’s widely recognized as the Illinois High School Indoor State Track and Field championship. Several of our local schools will be represented in class 1A and 2A. Class 1A events will be held starting in the afternoon on Friday, with class 2A and 3A all day Saturday. Local athletes in class 1A on Friday include a plethora of runners from United High School. Senior Reece Bertelsen will compete in three events….the 60 meter dash and the 4×200 and 4×400 meter relay teams. The 4×200 team of Bertelsen, Katie and Rosie Flynn and Emrick Huston are actually the top-ranked team in the event heading into Friday’s competition. The 4×400 team of Bertelsen, the Flynns and Alexa Anderson have the 3rd best time going into the weekend. United High School Athletic Director Jeremy Sharp says he’s excited to see how many medals the Red Storm girls can bring home.

For the full interview with Sharp, go to the Sports Podcast section.

Abingdon-Avon will be well represented, as well. On the girl’s side, Kaydin Quinn will participate in the 800 meter run. For the Tornado boys, Carter Stroot will be a runner in three different events. Stroot will run in the 200 and 400 meter races and also run a leg on the 4x 200 meter relay team. Stroot will be joined by Grant Rogers, Tyler Condreay and Jameel Johnson. Knoxville High School will be a big participant in the distant events. Alyssa Higgins will run in the 1600 and 3200 meter races. Emily King will run in the 800 meter. King will be joined by Lauren King, Addie Mckee and Emmalyn Hensley for the 4×800 meter relay event. In class 2A on Saturday, Monmouth-Roseville senior Carmyn Huston will be the 2nd ranked thrower in the shot put event. Macomb will be represented by Aubrey Holthaus in the high jump. Holthaus will carry the top seed into Saturday. Several athletes from Galesburg will fill the events on Saturday. On the boy’s side, Gilbert Lemus (LEE-mus) will throw the shot put……Rahkim McCellan will jump in the triple jump…..Dominic Cantarini will run in the 3200 meter race, with Andrew Peterson in the 800 meter. Plamedi Nseka will take a 2nd seed into the 400 meter race. Syriah Boyd will be busy. She’s ranked #1 in the 200 meter race and #5 in the 60 meter. She’ll also run a leg on the #5 ranked 4×200 meter relay team. Boyd will be joined by Lilly Furrow, Ella Hirschenroder and Antonia Kisler in that race. Galesburg’s 4×400 team of Lilly Furrow and the three Hirschenroder’s…Ella, Grace and Taylor…..are #1 in the 4×400 meter relay event.

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