By Al Zipsie

Belvidere North won the 3A girls Sectional Thursday at Dekalb. North who also dominated the NIC-10 Conference Championship now will go for the 3A State title.

Belvidere North easily won the Sectional with 116.25 points way ahead of runner-up Huntley 85.75. Harlem was fourth with 67.75.

Belvidere North won the Individual Sectional in both the 1600 and 3200 meter relays. Katie Oteng-Bediako was a double winner in both the long jump (17'9) and triple jump (38'03 75). The 1600 team won in 4:04.46 with Sabrina Elder, Kayla McGuire, Brook Messenger and Dailey Dahl. Sabrina and Sydnie Elder, McGuire and Madison Diercks (9:34.08) combined in the 3200 relay.

Also making State for North was McGuire second in the 400 and Sabrina Elder third. Haley Dahl third in the 300 low hurdles. Grace Bundschuh fourth in the 100 meeting state qualifying time. Gianna Sagona second in the 3200. Sarah Hulstead second in the shot put. McGuire second and Sabrina Elder third in the 400. Taylor Ferguson third in the pole vault and Madison Diercks second in the high jump.

Other Sectional 3A champions came from Harlem's Catie Daily in the discus 134'80 and Cloey Fare in the 100 high hurdles (15.41).

Honesty Sandlin of Hononehah won the 30p hurdles in 45.27 with Auburn's Gabrielle Maulan second.

Also making 3A state from the NIC-10 was Olivia Lewis from Harlem second in the long jump.  Hononegah second in the 3200 relay with Karla Stewart, Jordan Tresemer, Jubilee Rukin and Taylor Frommer. The 1600 team was third with Megan Leppert, Sandlin, Tresemer and Frommer.

In 1A action:

Rebecca Waite took four first places to lead Milledgeville/Eastland to a solid third place at the 1A girls Rock Island Alleman girls track Sectional Thursday.

The host Alleman took first with 87 points with Milledgeville third with 72 points.

The lanky and speedy Waite was not in the long jump for her fourth event. Instead the Illinois State track bound senior. She won the 100 (12.48), 200 (25.48) and 400 (58.99). Waite also joined forces to win the 400 relay with Sage Walrath, Erkah Adams and Olivia Sturrup. They set a school and all time NUIC girls record in a blazing 49.89.

The 800 relay finished second and advanced to state with Walrath, Lydia Coatney, Alyvia Woodard and Sturrup in 1:46.70.

Woodard also was second in the long jump. Sturrup was fourth making state qualfying time in the 200.

Amboy won the 1600 meter relay with Ashley Althaus (who also made state in the 400) Cassidy and Sidney Corcoran and Brooklyn Whelchel.