Track and Field
In track and field
■ At Bloomington. Area athletes captured three first-place medals Saturday in Class 2A competition at the Illinois Top Times Indoor Meet, held at the Shirk Center on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus. Area representatives finished as the state runner-up in three other events.
■ Unity 10, Westville 2. Clayton Cheesman drove in one of the Tigers’ two runs, but the Rockets scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back.
What was going to go in The News-Gazette's sports section this past Sunday before Brad Underwood was hired? What do other college basketball experts think of Josh Whitman's hire? How is Lovie Smith's program progressing? What area high schools are poised to have good spring sports? Sports editor Matt Daniels will answer any and all questions in his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday.
Why was Anaya Peoples The News-Gazette's All-Area girls' basketball Player of the Year? When do other All-Area teams from the winter come out? What spring sports teams could contend for a state title this school year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:
1. ALL WEEK: Champaign Central, Centennial out-of-state trips, baseball
■ Westville 5-1, LeRoy 1-13. The host Tigers opened a doubleheader victorious behind four two-hit innings from Trey Bryant. Anthony Gass drove in a pair of runs in the win. The Panthers bounced back behind two three-run innings and a six-run frame.
NORMAL — Area girls claimed the top two spots on Wednesday in the 800-meter run at the Normal West Lady Wildcat Track and Field Indoor Invitational.
Clinton freshman Payne Turney was the winner in 2 minutes, 23.88 seconds. Mahomet-Seymour senior Kaitlin Lewis was the runner-up in 2:24.23.
BLOOMINGTON — The Danville boys’ track and field team must have a knack for doing well in 800-meter runs.
BLOOMINGTON — Urbana’s Libby Cultra won two individual events in Monday’s running of the Big 12 Conference girls’ indoor track and field meet at Illinois Wesleyan University, leading the Tigers to their first team title in the 22-year history of the event.
Urbana was dominant in the 11-school meet, amassing 106 points. Runner-up Normal Community had 62.