2 from area medal at Class 1A boys track and field state meet

CHARLESTON – Two local athletes earned medals at the IHSA Class 1A Boys Track and Field State Meet on Thursday on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.

Dwight’s Abe Rieke placed sixth in the discus (144 feet, 11 inches), and Seneca’s Carson Collet placed ninth in the pole vault (12-8 1/4).

Rieke came into the meet with only the 21st-best performance from sectionals and threw 12 feet farther to earn his medal.

Collet also jumped a personal best and was happy with his performance.

“I did my personal best and medaled, so I’m very happy with that,” Collet said. “The weather was great, and that really helped today.”