Double gold for Burlington Central's Ege
May 30, 2015 10:43 PM -
As they sat in the dugout area under the bleachers at O'Brien Field Saturday, members of the Burlington Central 1,600-meter relay team gathered their thoughts. The Rockets' quintet had just finished a remarkable comeback to finish second in the Class 2A 1,600-meter relay in the pouring rain during the finals of the state track and field championships at Eastern Illinois University. While they were trying to catch their collective breath, they were also trying to add up the team points and see if they had indeed won the second place team trophy they coveted. Thanks to the heroics of Stanford-bound senior Lucas Ege, the Rockets totaled 37 points to finish in a three-way tie for second place in Class 2A.