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Lincoln-Way East senior Taylor Wright runs in the 800 relay at the IHSA state meet on Saturday, May 18 in Charleston. The Griffins finished sixth in the race, and took second in the 1600 relay. DOUGLAS COTTLE/PHOTONEWS
Jeff Degraw, Freelance Reporter
4:00 am CDT May 21, 2019

A young Lincoln-Way East team wasn’t overwhelmed by the big stage at the IHSA girls track and field state meet.

The Griffins tied for eighth as a team with 24 points and had five All-State placers in Class 3A on Saturday, May 18 at Eastern Illinois University.

Leading the way was the 1,600-meter relay team of Taylor Wright, Katie Sciarini, Sophia Barnard and Ibukun Ajifolokun, which finished as the state-runner up with a time of 3 minutes, 55.53 seconds – nearly six seconds behind champion Homewood-Flossmoor.