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Local girls advance to state track meet

By on May 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm

The Republic-Times newspaper coverage area will be well-represented at the IHSA girls track state meets this weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Two girls each from Waterloo, Columbia, Gibault and Dupo qualified for state by virtue of strong performances in their respective sectionals.

At the Class 2A Triad Sectional on Friday, Waterloo senior Jenna Schwartz was the sectional champion in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 11:23.37. She will attempt to defend her state title in the event. Schwartz, a Mizzou commit, ran a time of 11:01.86 at last year’s state meet.

Also at the Triad Sectional, Waterloo’s Elise Dodel qualified for state with a third place showing in the discus with a throw of 114 feet. She holds the school record in the event.

For Columbia, Jade Bivins and Maddie VonDerHaar both qualified for state…

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.