Three Wabash County girls will be heading to Indiana University Friday to compete in the state track finals. Jenna Halderman of Northfield, a junior is making her second consecutive trip to the finals in the 3200. Rae Bedke of Manchester and Jacklyn Peas of Northfield are both freshman heading to the state finals in their first year of varsity competition. Bedke will be competing in the 1600, with Peas in the 300 low hurdles.
All three runners have set school records this year in the race they will be competing in at the state.
Listed below is how each runner stacks up against the field. Remember, track is not a class sport and their seed is for the entire state.
Up first Friday will be Rae Bedke in the 1600 at 6:35. Bedke is seeded 8th in the 25 runner field with a time of 5:02.97, just 7 seconds off the #1 seed Rachel Nichwitz of Hamilton Southeastern.
Jacklyn Peas will then run the 300 low hurdles at 7:20. Peas is seeded 18th in the 27 runner field in a time of 46.31, three and a half seconds off the fastest time of 42.51 by Symone Black of Ft Wayne Concordia in 42.51.
Jenna Halderman will be the final county runner, competing in the 3200 at 8:15. Halderman is seeded 6th out of 27 runners with a time of 10:57.10, fifteen seconds behind top seed Anna Rohrer of Mishawaka in a remarkable 10:42.00.