Two runners are heading to the state track meet this weekend, one defending a title and the other hoping for another first place finishes.
Jessica January: 100 meter hurdles
Junior is the as well as the state record holder with a time of 14.33 seconds. She has been the reining champ for the last two years, setting the record as a freshman. *January will compete in the priliminary round Friday and the finals are at 9:55 a.m. Saturday.
Obsa Ali: 3200 meter run and 1600 meter run
Sophomore will compete against a handful of other runners in the 3200 meter run finals at 9:20 a.m. Friday. Ali qualified for the race after winning the Section 3AA Finals race on May 29 with a time of 9:18:87. *He will also run in the 1600 meter at 10:58 a.m. Saturday.
The state meet is being held at Hamline University in St. Paul. Race times and runner assignments for all schools are attached to this article as PDFs. We've also compiled a few photos (in the box above) of the runners in action.
Editor's Note: The 1600 meter run event was added to Ali's section and preliminary information to January's.