Polo senior track athlete Mathew Cheeseman is our OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. Cheeseman is a key part of the Forreston-Polo track and field co-op, which has a lot of athletes going to state. Cheeseman won the 400M run and helped Forreston send a relay team to state. This is the first time in Cheeseman's high school career that he's made it to state.
"I went in as a freshman and I just worked hard," Cheeseman said. "This year I really worked hard. It was my last shot and I just gave it all I got."
The 1-A state preliminary events are set for Thursday on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Finals are slated for Saturday.