EDWARDSVILLE - Alton junior track sprinter Khaliyah Goree got off to a great start this past track and field season as part of the Redbirds' 800-meter sprint medley relay team at the Southern Illinois Relays meet that won the prestigious Edwardsville High's Winston Brown Track Center, with a time of 2:00.18. She was extremely valuable in 4 x 100, 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relays for the Redbirds throughout the outdoor season.

The 4 x 100 relay had a 51.61 time in the Southwestern Conference Championships and a 51.69 in the Madison County Meet.

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For Goree and her Redbirds' teammates, it was great to be back out after the last two years resulted in the cancellation of many meets because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

"I feel like I did lose a lot to COVID," Goree said, "but I'm just glad that I can get a full season back in and just run." Goree will be a senior this coming fall at AHS.

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Goree's goals for next season will be to get the 4 x 100 relay to state and continue to improve in the 400 meters, hopefully well under 60 seconds, and attempt to qualify for state.

The Redbirds had a young team in 2022, and she hopes to continue to show the younger runners how to do things right.

"With a young team, I really want to just help them out as best as I can, because we are losing Renee (Raglin) this year."

Khaliyah is also a key member of the AHS girls basketball team, which was outstanding in 2021-2022 and should be phenomenal again next season if everyone returns.

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