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Class 1A Automatic State Track Qualifiers: Pekin Dominates

By Jason Van Arkel, May 12, 2017

As expected, the Pekin girls and boys track teams dominated their Class 1A state qualifying meet at WACO Thursday night, winning both team titles and qualifying for state automatically in 16 events. The Sigourney track teams combined to qualify for eight events, while the Cardinal boys had one automatic qualifier. In Class 1A, only the winner of each event qualifies automatically for state. The remaining spots in the state field are filled by the next best 14 performances statewide, so Pekin, Sigourney and Cardinal may all send more athletes to state, and Moravia may still earn a spot or two as well. The full list of state qualifiers will be announced sometime on Friday. Below are the automatic qualifiers.

PEKIN (7 girls events, 9 boys events)

Girls shot put: Willoh Mills

Girls 800 meters and 1500 meters: Remi Duwa

Girls 4×100, 4×200, 4×800 and distance medley relays

Boys shot put: Trever Northup

Boys 1600 meters and 3200 meters: Ryan Millikin

Boys 400-meter hurdles: Levi Long

Boys 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, 4×800 and distance medley relays

SIGOURNEY (5 girls events, 3 boys events)

Girls 100 meters and 100-meter hurdles: Autumn Barthelman

Girla 400-meter hurdles and long jump: Summer Barthelman

Girls shuttle hurdle relay

Boys 100 meters: Bryce Goldman

Boys 200 meters and 400 meters: Avery Moore

CARDINAL (1 boys event)

Boys 110-meter hurdles: Mason Aschenbrenner


1. Pekin 158

3. Sigourney 88

T-9. Cardinal 37

12. Moravia 12


1. Pekin 174.5

3. Sigourney 95

5. Cardinal 55

7. Moravia 38