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Northwest Herald boys track and field preview: 5 athletes to watch in 2022

Burlington Central's Yusuf Baig competes in the 1,600-meter run on June 18, 2021 at the Class 2A Boys Track and Field State Meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Huntley's Evan Gronewold crosses the finish line in the 400-meter dash on June 19, 2021 during the Class 3A Boys Track and Field State Meet in Charleston.
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Cary-Grove's Zach Petko competes in the Class 3A discus throw on June 19, 2021 during the Class 3A Boys Track and Field State Meet in Charleston.
Burlington Central's Zac Schmidt looks to the crowd after crossing the finish line as the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that took second place in their heat on June 18, 2021 at the Class 2A Boys Track and Field State Meet in Charleston.
Joe Stevenson

Joe Stevenson

I have worked at the Northwest Herald since January of 1989, covering everything from high school to professional sports. I mainly cover high school sports now.