Area Athletes Headed to Class 1A, 2A State Boys Track Meets


Published on May 22 2024 8:41 am
Last Updated on May 22 2024 8:48 am
Written by Millie Lange

St. Anthony athletes heading to State are, left to right, Elliott Frisbie, Noah Flaig, Julius Ramos, Calvin Sudkamp and Isaac Fallert.

Altamont, Brownstown/St. Elmo, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, Cumberland, Dieterich, Effingham St. Anthony, Newton and Teutopolis will be sending athletes to the Class 1A Boys State Track Meet while Effingham will send five boys to the Class 2A State Track Meet.

The Class 1A State Meet preliminaries will be held Thursday with field events getting underway at 10 a.m. and running events beginning at noon at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Stadium.

The Class 2A and Class 3A State Meet preliminaries will be held Friday with the 2A field events beginning at 8 a.m. and the running events at 10 a.m.

All those who advance from preliminaries to the finals will head back Saturday. The Parade of Competitors will take place beginning at 8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies are at 9:30 a.m. Field events and running events both begin at 10 a.m. with the three classes alternating. Team awards are scheduled for 5 p.m.

Following are area schools and their competitors:


Altamont -- Ben Roedl (high jump, long jump, triple jump), Brock Wendling (shot),  Derrick Bauer (discus), Jacob Veteto (pole vault), 4x200 relay (Dexter Sloan, Trent Tedrick, Garrett Schultz, Hayden Summers)

Brownstown/St. Elmo -- Trenten Monnet (shot, discus)

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City -- August Cosart (1600), Griffin Vaughn (3200)

Cumberland -- Reid Carlen (100, 200), Logan Gerhardt (300 hurdles), 4x800 relay (Riley Morgan, Cameron Roedl, Landon Finn, Kaleb Bierman)

Dieterich -- Kaden Einhorn (3200)

Effingham St. Anthony -- Julius Ramos (1600), Calvin Sudkamp (high jump), 4x800 relay (Elliott Frisbie, Isaac Fallert, Julius Ramos, Noah Flag)

Newton -- Parker Wolf (400), Luke Weber (800, 1600), Evan Baltzell (300 hurdles), Wade Wickham (pole vault), 4x400 relay (Jackson Sornberger, Luke Weber, Matthew Haskett, Parker Wolf), 4x800 relay (Jackson Sornberger, Brock Probst, Hayden Borgic, Tanner Whitaker)

Teutopolis -- Brant Niebrugge (pole vault)


Effingham -- Jacob Weaver (pole vault), 4x800 relay (Adam Flack, Alex Gordon, Aaron Hill, Sam Spicer)