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 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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