It was a big day for the Wolfpack at the IHSA state track 3A championship preliminaries on Friday–and on Saturday the Wolfpack will race for state medals and even a state trophy. In the 4×800-meter relay senior Elliot Gibson, senior Andrew Reardon, junior Chris Korabik, and senior Sean Kampe were leading their heat with a lap to go and then finished in third with a school record 7:54.50, seventh overall which earned a qualifying spot in tomorrow’s final. Junior Conor Dunham ran 39.11 for the fifth spot in the finals of the 300 hurdles; he will run in lane 3. Senior co-captain Jack Keelan cruised to first place in his heat, running 4:15.34 with a 59 second last 400 to qualify for tomorrow’s final. On Saturday the 4×800 will run at 11:25, Keelan in the 3200 at 12:30, Dunham at 3:30, and then Keelan again in the 1600 at 3:45. “All our guys still think they can go faster,” said Coach Ed Ernst. “You have to believe you can do it before you do it.”
You can watch online at IHSA TV: http://ihsa.playonsports.com/events/59626. Coach Ed Ernst will also post updates on twitter @ernsttracksicp.