Rockford Lutheran junior Courtney Sockwell returned to the 815 region after a masterful performance at the 1-A girls track and field state finals.
Sockwell grabbed gold medals in both the 100m and 200m dashes, finishing the shorter race with a time of 11.95 seconds, a new 1-A state record.
"I was definitely surprised when I crossed the finish line after my 100," Sockwell said in an interview with 13 Sports. "I looked back at the board and my mom, and asked, did you see that?! I just ran that! When they said I broke the state record, I was definitely shocked."