Baibak Finishes 12th at IHSA State

Junior Lily Baibak finished 12th at the IHSA State Finals on Saturday. (photo credit / @wvhsgirlstrack)

CHARLESTON – Junior Lily Baibak finished 12th in the 1600 at the IHSA Girls Track and Field State Finals on Saturday at Eastern Illinois University.

Baibak ran the mile in 5:21.87. It was the 8th best time in the event at State for Waubonsie Valley girls track and field. She was the first girl to place at State in the 1600 since 2013.

Baibak finished 9th in the preliminaries on Friday with a 5:02.64.

Baibak holds the school record in the 1600 with a 4:59.45.

Waubonsie Valley All-Time State Qualifiers in 1600
Cathy Brzeczek-1980-9th
Cathy Brzeczek-1981-5th
Cathy Brzeczek-1982-3rd
Shannon Burke-1994-30th
Shannon Burke-1995-9th
Shannon Burke-1997-10th
Shannon Burke-1997-6th
Ashley Addair-2001-7th
Meg Brunick-2002-32nd
Toni Ogundare-2007-16th
Ashley Bruner-2012-25th
Ashley Bruner-2013-24th
Lily Baibak-2024-12th