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Reidy’s spikes, picked up by an official Friday, were returned before the 800. Reidy surged from ninth at the halfway point and was .61 from second.
“I really just wanted to be up there in the chase pack and give people a run for their money,” Reidy said.
Cinotte continued improving from being ninth Friday with 37-10 3/4 and her then-best 37-8 1/2 at sectionals.
“It was just a great experience to do my best and [personal records] back-to-back days,” Cinotte said. “Honestly, anything can happen. I never thought that I could go 38 feet.”
This season, Breit increased her all-time school record to 11-3 after barely missing state last year.
“It was just icing on the cake to get to finals,” Breit said. “I have a broken pole in my room and it works as a medal hanger. It’s going to motivate me to work even harder.”
A second-semester transfer from Minster, Ohio, Watcke was a two-time Ohio 1,600 state champion in Division III, the smallest of Ohio’s three classes.
Watcke surged Saturday with 550 meters left and finished 3.59 seconds ahead of third and only behind Glenbard West junior and three-time event champion Katelynne Hart (4:52.99).
“It’s a good ending to my first season in Illinois,” Watcke said. “I’m definitely super excited because I was I the smaller class in Ohio. I think I did really well for being in the big class."
Nicholson stepped up Saturday after 40-3 on her final attempt Friday was the 12th and last advancing throw.
“I was just wishing for another chance and I got it,” Nicholson said. “I was ranked sixth (41-1 1/4 from sectionals) so I got where I was supposed to be.”