United Red Storm Boys and Girls Track Squads Post Successful Seasons

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The United Red Storm boys and girls track squads both had success this past spring. The Red Storm boys track team had several top-5 finishes in the 11-school Lincoln Trail Conference championship meet, hosted by United High School. The meet was highlighted by a conference championship by freshman Parker Tinkham. Juniors, Trent Raymond and Kenneth Higbee each posted top-5 finishes in the LTC discus event. At the class 1A sectional meet at Farmington, senior Hunter Hall just missed qualifying for the state finals in the 800 meter run by less than half a second. Red Storm boys head coach Ryan Coleman summed up the season on Friday’s WRAM Morning Show.

The Red Storm girls track squad sent several girls to the 1A state final in Charleston, bringing home a plethora of medals and a state finals record, to boot. United garnered Lincoln Trail Conference championships in the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 relays, along with a conference champion in the 200 meter dash. The ladies took that momentum into the sectional meet at Kewanee Wethersfield, where they would qualify three relay teams, two 200 meter sprinters and a pair of high jumpers to the state finals. At the finals, Reece Bertelsen would bring home an 8th place medal in the 200 meter and also three medals from the relay events. All three relay teams won their preliminaries on Thursday, taking the #1 seed into Saturday’s finals. The 4×400 team would place 4th, the 4×100 team taking 2nd and the highlight of the weekend was the 4×200 team breaking a class 1A all-time state record in the event. Head coach Carrie Clayton said the whole state finals weekend was amazing.

You can hear the entire interview with Coach Coleman and Coach Clayton in the SPORTS PODCAST section.

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