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LIVE BLOG: Girls Track State Meet

The latest updates on our local athletes from the girls track state meet in Charleston.

2:15 p.m.: Genoa-Kingston's Danielle Neisendorf finished her impressive career with a ninth-place finish in high jump, clearing the bar at 5-0. 

Neisendorf qualified for state in high jump all four years at G-K and earned two state medals. She was seventh last year. Neisendorf battled injuries ever since her sophomore year, but always managed to get to state, advancing to the finals each of the last two years. 

2 p.m.: Indian Creek's Emily Schilling places seventh in the Class A 800 with a time of 2:20.62. That mark is a new personal best for the sophomore.

Schilling also has the 1600 later today. Schilling is in a unique situation as Indian Creek does not have a fall cross country team. She ran for a club team during the fall to keep in shape before coming back to Indian Creek for the indoor track season. 

Also from earlier, Kaneland's Brianna Bower took seventh in the 3,200, running 11:19.33. The freshman earned her first career track and field medal and will be a name to watch in future cross country and track seasons. 

1:30 p.m.: After finishing third in the long jump earlier in the day, DeKalb's Jasmine Brown won the Class 3A triple jump state title. 

Brown had the best mark in Friday's prelims by more than a foot and she becomes the first DeKalb girls track athlete to win an IHSA state championship. 

1 p.m.: DeKalb's Kelsey Schrader finishes 23rd in the 3,200 race for Class 3A. The junior ran in the first of two heats this morning and finished in 11:11.64. 

Schrader had been dealing with some injury issues that came up during the sectional meet. Expect her to have another strong cross country season as a senior next fall. 

Kaneland's Lauren Zick finishes 11th in the Class 2A long jump. She jumped 16-11.25 in the finals, less than four inches away from getting on the medal stand. 

Zick was another local athlete not at full strength coming into the state meet. She'll be one to watch in her senior year in 2014. 

12:45 p.m.: DeKalb's Jasmine Brown finishes third in the long jump with a mark of 18 feet, 6.5 inches. 

The senior matched her longest mark in Friday's preliminary round. She will come back later today and compete in the triple jump, where she is the odds-on favorite to win the state championship. 

11:15 a.m.: Kaneland's 4x800 relay team of Amanda Lesak, Aislinn Lodwig, Jessica Kucera and Sydney Strang just managed to get on the medal stand by finishing ninth in 9:40.76.

The Knights should be able to put together another strong distance relay next year as Lodwig and Kucera are sophomores while Strang is a junior. Lesak graduates as a senior, but the Knights have many distance prospects who could fill her spot. 

9:00 a.m.: We have about an hour before the event finals start at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. It should be a banner day for our local athletes as many have a great chance to medal and some will be in contention for a state championship.

We'll have updates here as we go through the day on how all of our local athletes are doing. Here's a list of who will be participating in which events today.

DeKALB - Class 3A

Jasmine Brown (long jump, triple jump) Kelsey Schrader (3,200)


Danielle Neisendorf (high jump)


Lauren Zick (long jump) Brianna Bower (3,200) Christina Delach (pole vault) 4x800 relay


Emily Schilling (1,600, 800)

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