Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen in good position to repeat
May 22, 2015 10:12 PM - Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen has already earned six state medals combined in cross country and track, the Golden Eagles' senior is looking to add a few more on Saturday at the Class 3A state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. On a picture perfect spring Friday afternoon at O'Brien Stadium, Van Vlierbergen put herself in good position. Van Vlierbergen, the defending Class 3A 800 meters champion, eased to a victory in the first heat of the 800 preliminaries hitting a (2:15.87). She then came back to take second in her preliminary heat of the 1,600 (4:59.49).