Saturday, May 26, 2012

Leo High School's Magnificent 7 - 7th Illinois Track Title!

With the blessing of Francis Cardinal George on May 11th and Leo High School's All-Weather Indoor Track, the Lions roared at Charleston's Eastern Illinois University 2012 IHSA Class 1-A meet and takes home it seventh (7th) State Track Championship Trophy. Well done President Dan McGrath, Coaches Ed Adams, Pete Doyle and Marcus Pass and the Leo Lion Track Champions!

Facta Non Verba!


CHARLESTON, Ill. — Leo senior Keith Harris Jr. was somber.
He and sophomore Theodore Hopkins didn't finish where they had hoped Saturday in the 200-meter dash at the Class 1A boys track and field state finals, and Harris thought Leo's chances at a second consecutive team championship were finished.
Minutes later, Eureka helped lift Leo's spirits and its state title count.
Eureka finished fifth, ahead of Newton, in the 1,600 relay, the final race at O'Brien Stadium. That left Newton one point short of Leo's 35 in the team race. The Lions won by one point for the second straight season. Monticello (31) was third.
Leo's only event title came in the 400 relay, when Harris and Hopkins teamed with Corey Pryor and Marlon Britton to win in 42.76 seconds. Britton was second in the 110 hurdles to help the Lions to their seventh team title.
"We knew we had to score high in the relay to get a chance to win state, so that's what we did," said Harris, who finished fourth in the 100 and seventh in the 200. Chicago Tribune Sports

Leo 35, Newton 34, Monticello 31, St. Joseph-Ogden 30, Villa Grove 28, Casey-Westfield 28, Kewanee 27, Manlius Bureau Valley 26, Chester 24, Johnston City 22, Mooseheart 22
Long jump -- Dontae Pryor, Kewanee, 23-3.75; Pole vault -- Mitch Mammoser, Newton, 15-11; High jump -- Kyle Landon, Chester, 6-10; Shot put -- Adam Weidner, Manlius Bureau Valley, 57-10.75; Triple jump -- Heath Byom, Knoxville, 43-10.75; Discus -- Ryan Pearce, Villa Grove, 166-11; 3,200 relay -- Monticello, 8:01.08; 400 relay -- Leo, 42.76; 3,200 -- Steve Schroeder, Monticello, 9:39.10; 110 hurdles -- Colin Carver, Casey-Westfield, 14.65; 100 -- Dontae Pryor, Kewanee, 10.61; 800 -- Eric Leonard, Niantic Sangamon Valley, 1:54.61; 800 relay -- Tuscola, 1:28.79; 400 -- Dan Farmer, Johnston City, 49.25; 300 hurdles -- Colin Carver, Casey-Westfield, 38.71; 1,600 -- Grant Nykaza, Beecher, 4:18.34; 200 -- Dan Farmer, Johnston City, 22.37; 1,600 relay -- Aurora Christian, 3:24.15

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