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Oak Forest's Coleman Wins Two Medals at State Track Meet

Bengal junior places second in the long jump and fourth in the 100-meter dash event at the Class 2A boys state track and field meet.

Oak Forest's Tevin Coleman is well known on the college football recruiting circuit. He talks about his dream, that of one day playing in the NFL.

He is just now starting to gain a bit of notoriety in his second sport, track.

Coleman, a junior, placed second in the long jump event at the Class 2A boys state meet on Saturday at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston. His best leap was 23-0 1/4. Torre Harrell of Bloomington won the event with a mark of 23-3 1/2.

Coleman also blazed to a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash, flashing the kind of sprinter's speed that will serve him well on the football field. He was clocked in 10.86 seconds. DeVantre Whitelow of Centralia won the event with a time of 10.63.

Coleman scored 14 points and grabbed two state medals. He led Oak Forest to a tie for 23rd in the team standings. Cahokia ran away with the Class 2A state championship with 62 points.

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