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Pictured is Jaclyn Greci during the Iowa State Classic Feb. 15, which was held in Ames, Iowa. Photo courtesy of Illinois State University
Illinois State University track and field runner and LTHS graduate Jaclyn Greci competes at the Coughlin-Malloy Cup at the Horton Fieldhouse on Illinois State’s campus on Friday, Jan. 17. Dennis Banks/Illinois State University
Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter
3:12 am CDT March 24, 2020

Jaclyn Greci had the days counted down.

It was Saturday, Feb. 29, and the Illinois State University women’s track and field team had just won the indoor championship of the Missouri Valley Conference. That was the Redbirds’ third straight MVC title. The meet was held at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Greci, a 2017 Lockport Township High School graduate, and standout track and field athlete for the Porters, recalls the bus ride home was full of celebration and also a question.