Alexandria Quarton, a University of Illinois-Springfield freshman and Litchfield graduate, likes the longer distance races.
At the University of Illinois-Springfield hosted First Meet Ever Invitational, she proved she has the endurance to do it.
First UIS, along with the rest of the competing teams, ran the 4,000-meter race. Quarton would finish fifth in 15 minutes, 55.88 seconds. She would help UIS take fourth with 77 points.
"My times were both good," said Quarton. "I like the longer distance races. There are a group of us that try to stay together. I just want to keep learning and keep improving."
This article appeared in The Journal-News on September 19, 2016.
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