5 years ago (2006): Tri-Valley freshman Stephanie Brown won the Class A 800-meter run at the IHSA Girls State Track Meet. Eureka’s 3200-meter relay team of Hannah Ehrenhardt, Bonni Martin, Olivia Klaus and Amanda Holman also won.
15 years ago (1996): University High pitcher Nick Anderson kept his composure through two rhythm-draining rain delays, limiting host Prairie Central to five hits and leading the top-seeded Pioneers to a 2-0 victory in their Class A Regional title game.
25 years ago (1986): Normal Community hurdler Amy Wilson took part in three records in the Pantagraph Honor Roll Track Meet. Todd Lopeman of Pontiac won a hotly contested boys 1,600-meter run over Mark Scheirer of Metamora and cross country All-American Troy Maddux of Woodland.
50 years ago (1961): Tremont’s Dave Becker raced a blistering 48.6 seconds quarter-mile — two-tenths of a second faster than it had ever been run before in state high school track meet history—but had to be content with a third place finish behind Urbana’s Thom Walters, who won in 48.4 seconds.