Pair of small-school athletes make state

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By Andrew Harner

Two local athletes have qualified for the Illinois High School Association Class A state track meet after placing at the Newton Sectional on Friday.

St. Elmo junior Molly Hill became a three-time state qualifier in the discus throw, after advancing with a sectional-winning throw of 101 feet, 6 inches.

She placed seventh in the state last season, with 116 feet, 2 inches. The top seed for state this season is 135 feet, 2 inches.

The first of four flights of discus throws begins at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

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