Red Bud High School freshman Brayden Howard advanced to the IHSA state track meet in high jump.
He earned his state ticket by taking second place at sectionals on June 9 in Chester. Howard’s jump was 5’7” which was also a season best for him.
The Class 1A state meet will be held on Thursday at Eastern Illinois University.
Howard is the son of Donny and Mindy Howard of Red Bud.