Six area athletes advance from Friday's girls state track prelims to Saturday's finals, seven set to compete
CHARLESTON – DeKalb’s Katherine Olsen said that as of late, she’s running multiple distance races in the same day stronger than she has before.
“I have been way better at doubling than I ever have been this year,” Olsen said. “I’m really excited. Even if it’s not as fast as I went today, I can really do pretty good after the 2-mile.”
Olsen took fourth in the second heat of two 1,600-meter prelims Friday at the Class 3A state meet at Eastern Illinois University, which gives her the fourth-fastest time heading into Saturday’s finals. Her time of four minutes, 57.39 seconds also is a personal record.