Track

 FROM BOB BOWSER:

SIJHSAA Class S Regional Girls Track Meet Results from Fairfield:

North Clay – 99
New Hope – 93
Cisne – 74.5
Olney St. Joe – 69
St. Mary’s – 40
Wayne City – 30
Allendale – 27
Jasper – 1.5
Geff – 0
New Hebron – 0

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CHARLESTON, Ill. — That’s a wrap, folks.

Tyra Buss completed perhaps the most star-studded and record-setting athletic career in Mt. Carmel High School history Saturday at the IHSA Class 2A state track meet at Eastern Illinois University.

She went out by adding to her record parade and newsmaker ability all at once. She earned medals in three events at the state meet — all accomplished on a broken toe.

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MATTOON, Ill. — Tyra Buss has stretched her magnificent high school athletic career to the maximum. She won a IHSA Class 2A sectional championship in three events here Thursday and will advance to the state meet next week at Eastern Illinois University, her final appearance as a Mt. Carmel High School athlete.

Buss won titles in the 100-meter high hurdles, the 800 and the 300-low hurdles. She placed third in the triple jump, and though she missed qualifying there still managed to set a new school record with a leap of 33-feet 4 1/2-inches.

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FAIRFIELD, Ill. — Due to illness and commitments, the Mt. Carmel girls track team took only nine athletes to the 10-team Fairfield Invitational Friday.

That was still good enough as the Lady Aces rolled to the championship with 155 points, easily outdistancing second-place Christopher (101 points). Flora (62), Patoka (58) and Eldorado (55) rounded out the top five.

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FAIRFIELD, Ill. — Wabash County will be well represented at the SIJHSAA Class S state track meet May 10 in Salem.

Allendale qualified two individuals in five events and two relays out of the regional meet Monday in Fairfield. St. Mary’s advanced one individual in three events.

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