During the May 4 sectional track meet held at Putnam County High School, Tonica Grade School's Lily Ficek ran hard and took third place in the 100-meter dash. Ficek missed qualifying for the state competition by less than one second.
According to TGS Coach Nick Heuser, the two girls' relay teams (featuring Ficek, Liberty Gallik, KJ Gallik and Lauren Johnson) also ran well with third-place finishes in both their races.
The TGS Boys team had one state qualifier: sixth-grader Phillip Gray who competed in the seventh-grade long jump.
Heuser said there were many personal bests set at the meet, including the 4x100 relay team of Connor Fundell, Joshua Soria, Ethan Schmick, and Gray.