Elgin Academy junior Kaitlyn Pearson made her mark Friday night at the Class 1A Lisle girls track sectional, winning the 100 meters in 12.69 and taking second in the 200 with a time of 26.16.
Pearson will compete at the state meet next weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
St. Edward will send its 3,200 relay team to Charleston after the Green Wave finished second in a time of 11:05.64.
Aurora Christian ran away with the sectional title, scoring 132 points. North Shore Country Day was second with 76.
At Byron: Harvest Christian will send three individuals to Charleston after their performances at the Class 1A Byron sectional Friday.
Senior Sydney Doby finished second in the discus for the Lions with a toss of 109 feet, 4 inches.
Harvest junior Kylee Knox advanced in the 100-meter high hurdles, finishing second in a time of 16.37. She also took second in the 300 low hurdles in a clocking of 48.78.
Junior Valerie Richter will compete in Charleston in the 800 run after finishing second in a time of 2:24.30.
The Lions finished fourth in the team standings with 47 points. Byron won the team title with 126.5 and Oregon was second at 112.
At Freeport: Burlington Central had two champions and qualified three individuals for the Class 2A state meet out of the Freeport sectional. Junior Bryce Weinrich won the 100 high hurdles for the Rockets in a time of 16.01, while junior Jasmine Castillo took the 300 low hurdles in 46.91. Senior Katie Bush was BC's other qualifier, finishing fourth but meeting the state qualifying standard in the 1,600 with a time of 5:25.24. Kaneland won the team title with 100 points. Sycamore was second with 98, Freeport third with 70 and Burlington Central fourth with 62.