Garrett Fulkerson | Cross Country
Fulkerson, a sophomore at East Alton-Wood River, has earned his second trip to the Class 1A state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday.
Fulkerson was a part of the Oilers’ squad that earned the first team berth at state in the program’s history. Last Saturday, Fulkerson made sure he’d make it back as a sophomore, this time as an individual.
He ran 17:37 in the Class 1A Metro East Lutheran Sectional at SIUE, good for 13th place in the race and earning his spot at state.
“I was really happy with my race. I started slowly, then I picked it up and had a pretty good finish,” Fulkerson said.
Kyrston Scifres | Cross Country
The Roxana junior runner ran to 10th place in 20:30 at the Class 1A Metro East Lutheran Sectional last Saturday.
With the top 10 finish, Scifres earned a spot in the Class 1A state meet on Saturday at Peoria’s Detweiller Park. The Class 1A girls’ race is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The Shells’ girls’ team advanced to the sectional as a team, but unfortunately Scifres will represent Roxana as an individual on Saturday.
Scifres competed at state in 2012 when the Shells made it as a team.
“I ran this race the way I wanted to run it,” Scifres said after the sectional. “It was a hard course, but I wanted to finish in the top 15.”