TUSCOLA — Sullvan’s Jadon Nuzzo won the pole vault in Central Illinois Conference boys’ track meet going 14-0. He is vault helped Sullivan place sixth with 63.75 points, while Shelbyville earned fifth place with 84 points. Tuscola won with 138 points.
Before he even got in the starting blocks for his final race of the day, the 200-meter dash, Jacardia Wright made a promise.
He looked at teammate Justice Chapman, whom Wright calls his son, and told him the race mattered beyond winning his fourth of four possible events on Tuesday at the Central Illinois Conference boys track and field meet at Tuscola.
This particular race was for Nancy Rodgers, the mother of Wright’s best friend Stanley Rodgers who died unexpectedly last year. Nancy Rodgers was like a mother to Wright. He knew exactly how to honor her.