Personal bests by SirLaurence King in the 3,200 meters and Chris Winters in the shot put and discus helped the Leo Lions earn nine points at the IHSA Class 1-A state track meet at Eastern Illinois University May 26-28, 2016.
SirLaurence’s time of 9:39.38 not only earned him a fourth-place finish, but was his best time ever for the distance. By finishing fourth, SirLaurence contributed six points to Leo’s team total. He also earned first-team All-State recognition, duplicating the honor he won for a 12th-place finish in the state cross country meet back in November, 2015.
Winters’ toss of 157 feet 6 inches in the discus was good for eighth place and two points, and his heave of 50 feet, 9 inches in the shot put placed him ninth and earned one point for the Lions.
SirLaurence has received a scholarship to the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he will continue to run competitively. Chris will attend Oakton Community College on a basketball scholarship.