RI girls make mark at SIU track meet


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Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 9:41 pm
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CARBONDALE -- The Rock Island High School girls' track team continued to show it will be a force to contend with this spring. After easily winning the Quad City Indoors Meet this past week, the Rocks went to a meet at Southern Illinois University on Friday and came away with three stellar performances.

Senior sprinter Mystique Thompson ran a 7.69 in the 60-meter dash for a national elite (top 40 in the nation) time; Thompson also ran on the 4x200 relay team with fellow senior Lacresha Linton, junior Cynthia Myers-Miles and sophomore Hannah Willhite to run a national elite time of 1:43.32.

Willhite jumped 36-feet, 7-inches in the triple jump for the state's top indoor ranking.

The Rocks also ran in a meet at Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday and won the team title.
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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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