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1. The 800 race Thursday at Yorkville’s Wulff Invitational should be a doozy with super sophs Karina Liz of Aurora Central and Skylar Bollinger of Yorkville going head-to-head. “Karina has run a 2:12 and has the top seed,” Foxes coach Ben Draper said. “Skylar’s seed time is 2:17 but she’s run 2:12 before. “Both have long meets and are scheduled for four events, but that should be a good one.”

2. Yorkville throwers bear watching, too. Senior Jocelyn Ocon bounced back from winter jaw surgery that cost her some strength and last Saturday threw 122-1 in the discus, breaking a school record by 10 feet that had stood since 1988. And in the shotput, junior McKenzie Lee had a throw of 38-8 in a Tuesday dual against DeKalb that topped the state qualifying mark by one foot.

3. Thursday will be a big night in girls track with several invitationals scheduled in advance of Good Friday and Easter weekend. West Aurora runs at the Ritter Invite at Downers Grove North, Metea Valley travels south to the Mnooka Invite and Waubonsie Valley runs at Naperville North’s Gus Scott Invitational.

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