CHARLESTON -- The Marion High School girls track and field team sent two athletes to the IHSA's Class 2A State Track and Field Meet preliminaries at O'Brien Stadium on the Eastern Illinois University campus Friday.
Neither of them qualified for Saturday's finals.
Madeline Bruce was trying for another medal in the 800-meter run but her time in the third preliminary heat was 2:23.95, four seconds slower than her sectional time a week earlier that would have easily put her among the 12 qualifiers.
Bruce, a senior, now takes her talents to the University of Illinois.
Jaidyn Porter, a junior, also ran in the 200-meter dash and her time of 27.57, although respectable under normal circumstances, was the slowest of the 28 runners in the preliminary heats.