ANTIOCH, Ill. - The Hononegah girls track and field team is sending its 4x800-meter relay team to the IHSA Class 3A state finals in Charleston.
The team, comprised of Kaela Stewart, Jordan Tresemer, Taylor Frommer and Hannah Pickard, won the race going away, as their time of 9:39.08 was more than nine seconds faster than second-place Belvidere North.
The Indians also had some near-misses at Thursday's sectional meet at McMillen Field in Antioch. The 4x200 team placed third with a time of 1:46.33, missing out on the qualifying time by just over one second.
Frommer placed third as well with a time of 5:09.52, missing out on another bid to state by less than a second.
The Indians' 4x400 team placed fourth, while Mackenzie Good placed sixth in the discus.
Freshman Reghan Unger placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-0.5, and Katie Johnson also got the Indians on the scoreboard with a sixth-place finish in the 3200 with a time of 11:40.
• NIC-10 BOYS: The Hononegah boys track and field team captured its sixth straight NIC-10 title with ease Thursday at Rockford Guilford High School, scoring 122 points to second-place Belvidere North's 89.
The Indians picked up several first-place finishes. Keaton Anderson won the 400 with a time of 51.70, Paul Fay won the discus with a toss of 47-0.25, and the Indians' 4x400 relay team, anchored by Anderson, won with a time of 3:31.78.
Hurdler Jalen Anderson finished second to Freeport's Jaden Johnson in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-hurdles, while Andrew Wilson came within .02 seconds of Auburn's Noah Friske in the mile, finishing with a time of 4:35.52.
Braden Meyers finished second in the 800 with a 2:02.34, while teammate Keith Kline was right behind him with a 2:03.33.
Josh Crull was third in the 3200 with a 10:05, while Dominick Welte was fourth with a 10:08.