Mullen, Miller harbor high hopes in track finales
May 28, 2015 5:10 PM -
When the boys track and field state championships kick off Friday morning at O'Brien Field and Eastern Illinois University, it will be the beginning of the end for two of the area's top track and field performers. Seniors Ryan Mullen of Lakes and Scotty Miller of Barrington will be competing in their second and third state meets, respectively, but with their futures tied to college football. This will be their last weekend on the track and in the field in the foreseeable future. The meet starts Friday with the Class 2A prelims at 9 a.m., and will roll into the Class 3A session in the afternoon. Finals are Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Mullen will compete in the shot put and discus in Class 3A this weekend before starting his next athletic chapter at Miami of Ohio in football. Miller has a full slate this weekend as he will compete in four events, including the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 400 and 800 relays. Once Miller's track work here is done, he will head to Bowling Green in the fall.