For the second straight spring, the Vandals will be represented in the state finals of the 110-meter hurdles.
Vandalia senior Ryan Ambuehl placed first in his heat and had the No. 4 time in that race after running a time of 15.41 seconds in Thursday's preliminaries on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Last season, Quenten Austin placed sixth in the race.
The 110-meter hurdle final will be on Saturday at about 1:10 p.m.
He also ran in the 400-meter prelims, posting a time of 52.67 seconds.