29 from 205 aim for middle school state track titles

PEORIA – The middle school track season winds up this weekend in Peoria and 29 Rockford Public Schools athletes will be shooting for titles in the IESA state track meet.

Flinn leads the way with 16 qualifiers, including Paige Alms, who made state in four sprinting events, and Michelle Gasmund, who qualified in three distance events.

Eisenhower and Kennedy each had five qualify. For Kennedy, that includes Julius Purifoy, who qualified in three sprints.

West Middle School has two qualifiers competing this weekend and RESA one.

The complete list of qualifiers is below:

Seventh Grade Girls:
100-meter dash – Paige Alms, Flinn, :13.46
200-meter dash – Paige Alms, Flinn, :28.06
800-meter run – Michelle Gasmund, Flinn, 2:31.66
1600-meter run – Michelle Gasmund, Flinn, 5:37.36
4×100-meter relay – Paige Alms, Nadian Bolden, Tiondra Henry, Olivia Robinson, Flinn, :55.30
4×400-meter relay  Paige Alms, Michelle Gasmund, Tiondra Henry, Olivia Robinson, Nadia Bolden, Flinn, 4:37.54

8th Grade Girls:
4×100-meter relay – Annie Bruce, Ja’Lin Craigs-Ingram, Audrey Ryan, Jolena Site, Eisenhower, :54.87.

7th Grade Boys:
200-meter dash – Rasheed Johnson, Flinn, :26.76
1600-meter run – Juan Del Real, Flinn, 5:37.37
4×100-meter relay – Adrian Agee, Camren Bigel, Jayden Green, Rasheed Johnson, Flinn, :50.95
4×400-meter relay – Adrian Agee, Camren Bigel, De’Eric Chapman, Rasheed Johnson, Jayden Green, Flinn, 4:25.57.
110-meter hurdles – Brandon Ferguson, West, :19.99
Long jump – Malik Gordon, West, 16-4 3/4.

8th Grade Boys:
100-meter dash – Julius Purifoy, Kennedy, :12.07
200-meter dash – Julius Purifoy, Kennedy, :25.60
400-meter run – Owen Dahlberg, Eisenhower, :56.72
4×100-meter relay – De’vonte Ashens, Quintin Eiland, Markquez Gray, Jacob Holliman, Julius Purifoy, Kennedy, :47.45
4×200-meter relay – Leon Bueno, Felipe Gelacio, Shamar Holt, Ricky Valerio, Angel Reyes-Delgado, Flinn, 1:42.73
Shot put – Quintin Eiland, Kennedy, 40-5
Shot put – Almarion Bell, RESA, 40-10

Posted on 05.16.18