For Christine Stitcher the seventh time was the charm as one of Deerfield High School’s finest athletes in history closed her prep career with a medal in the pole vault at the State Meet today at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Earlier: Stitcher Hopes To Qualify for Three State Meets
A diver, gymnast and pole vaulter, Stitcher had been to six state meets before in those three sports but had yet to earn a medal. Last year she wanted to reach statewide competition three times and this term he wanted a medal. She got it today.
No Warrior has gone to a state meet more times than Stitcher, according to gymnastics Coach Carol Myers. This time she was one of 10 athletes to clear the bar at 11-0 in Friday’s preliminary round to qualify for today’s finals.
Stitcher again went 11-0 to finish in eighth place and earn her first state medal. She was three inches out of seventh. She will continue her athletic career as a diver this fall at the University of Notre Dame.
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