Senior jumps to state final

Bryan Veginski

Tessa Barra will make another girls track and field appearance.

The Washington senior will participate this weekend in the high jump at the Illinois

High School Association Class AA state final.

The high-jump preliminaries are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. May 16 at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston. There are three flights.

The high-jump finals are set for 11 a.m. May 17.

Barra was the high-jump champion Friday in the Bloomington Sectional.

She cleared 5-feet-1 to edge Morton’s Melissa Fairley, the same finish the two experienced the previous week in the Mid-Illini Conference meet.

The Lady Panthers’ 10 sectional points placed them in 15th place.

Bloomington was the sectional champ by 37 points over second-place Richwoods.