STATE CHAMPION. Mt. Zion Braves Sara Addai won gold on Friday, June 11 in the 400-meters at the Class 2A Girls State Track meet.
The Mt. Zion girls track team, after winning the first ever I.H.S.A. Sectional title in school history, sent 20 athletes to compete at the Class 2A State Track Meet at Eastern Illinois University on Friday, June 11. Overall, they finished in fourth place with 44 points, the highest girls team performance at state in program history. The teams finishing ahead of the Braves were Chicago Latin winning the meet with 69 points, followed by Geneseo with 60 and Aurora Rosary finished in third place with 46.
They competed in 14 events total including three relays and eleven individual events.
Mt. Zion senior Sara Addai became the state champion in the 400 meters finishing with a time of 56.68, a new personal record.
Fellow senior teammate Morgan Pilate medaled in four events, winning the silver medal in the triple jump and setting a personal record with a jump of 11.36 meters, fifth place in the long jump going 5.50 meters, fourth place in the 100-meters hurdles with a time of 14.94, and seventh place on the 4×100 relay team.
Junior Rhiannon Marshall placed fifth in the Class 2A high jump with a clearance of 1.58 meters.
The Braves’ 4×100 relay team of Morgan Pilate, Hillary Owens, Madison Inman, and Addai won a 7th-place medal with a time of 50.00 and the 4×800 team with Ashleigh Anderson, Emma Mallory, Camille Mavis, and Sofia Munoz won the 8th-place medal with a time of 9:58.37.
Other participants and finishers include 300-meter hurdles Alaina Barr 11th place at 49.68 and Lydia Trump 15th place coming in at 50.98; Hillary Owens long jump placed 19th with a jump of 4.83 meters; Katie Janvrin in the triple jump placed 16th jumping 10.09 meters; and the 4×200 relay team of Angelina Henderson, Raina Wolf, Ashlyn Duncan, and Hillary Owens finished with a time of 1:50.29 for 18th place.