Morton school record broken in 4x100
A record-setting performance highlighted the Morton girls track and field team's experience over the weekend at the Illinois High School Association Class 2A state meet.
In the Friday preliminaries at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston, the Potters' 4x100 relay of freshman Savina Fischer, senior Brittany Stamm, sophomore Taylor Wright and senior Chelsea Gilles broke a 26-year-old school mark.
With a time of 49.65 seconds, the quartet advanced to the finals the next day on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
They clipped the program's previous 1987 record of :49.9.
On Saturday, the Morton representatives clocked a :49.87 to earn eighth-place state medals.
The 4x200 relay also competed Friday in the state prelims.
Fischer, Stamm, Ashley Gilles and Chelsea Gilles raced to a season-best time of 1:45.86 that just missed advancing to the finals.
"What a fun and exciting weekend," MHS head coach Lynn Rudin said. "The girls really heated up the track in both relays."