Class 1A Girls State Championship Preview: Individuals Will Stand Tall

The All-American Kathleen "KD" Young will be a heavy favorite in two events in Charleston (Steven Pisano photo)

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For the first time in a long time and certainly since the IHSA added another classification in 2009, we will see some major individual firepower here. No matter what state meet you attend the lowest class always seems to get the short end of the stick. Class A in Illinois is no exception... except for this year. Kathleen "KD" Young (Jr., Warrensville-Latham) is the state leader in the shot put and discus throw. Jenny Kimbro (Sr., Jamaica) is the bosstress when it comes to the 300H. How about Anna Sophia Keller (Jr., Effingham St. Anthony)? She has been a staple on the distance scene for the past three seasons. Anna Sophia currently sits IL #4 and #6 in the 3200m and 1600m.