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Jeanne Knight
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1996 Individual Award Winner


 

Being undefeated for an entire high school career is quite an accomplishment. Jeanne Knight did just that. Although it was a short career, it is still a remarkable feat.

In 1973, Centralia High School established track and field as the first interscholastic sport for girls.  Knight, a Junior, won the shotput in every meet that season. 

She qualified for the first ever IHSA girls state track and field meet by winning the shotput (324) and the discus at the District level. Knight captured the state shotput title with a 38 9 1/2 toss, that still stands as a school record. 

She was unable to compete as a Senior due to an injury.


 

 

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