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UPDATED: January Looks for Third Hurdles Title At State

While sophomore Obsa Ali competes in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs this weekend.

UPDATED: January Looks for Third Hurdles Title At State UPDATED: January Looks for Third Hurdles Title At State UPDATED: January Looks for Third Hurdles Title At State UPDATED: January Looks for Third Hurdles Title At State UPDATED: January Looks for Third Hurdles Title At State UPDATED: January Looks for Third Hurdles Title At State

Two runners are heading to the state track meet this weekend, one defending a title and the other hoping for another first place finishes.

Jessica January: 100 meter hurdles

Junior is the as well as the state record holder with a time of 14.33 seconds. She has been the reining champ for the last two years, setting the record as a freshman. *January will compete in the priliminary round Friday and the finals are at 9:55 a.m. Saturday.

Obsa Ali: 3200 meter run and 1600 meter run

Sophomore will compete against a handful of other runners in the 3200 meter run finals at 9:20 a.m. Friday. Ali qualified for the race after winning the Section 3AA Finals race on May 29 with a time of 9:18:87. *He will also run in the 1600 meter at 10:58 a.m. Saturday.

The state meet is being held at Hamline University in St. Paul. Race times and runner assignments for all schools are attached to this article as PDFs. We've also compiled a few photos (in the box above) of the runners in action.

Go Spartans!

Editor's Note: The 1600 meter run event was added to Ali's section and preliminary information to January's.

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