Galesburg’s Day looks for Top 10 finish at state

GALESBURG — Galesburg High School’s Chloe Day holds just about every bowling mark in the school’s record book.

But there’s still one the senior has yet to obtain.

In the 1997-98 school year, the Silver Streaks’ Suzie Cruz ended up with a 2,330 in the Illinois High School Association’s state bowling tournament, and she finished in 11th place and earned a medal.

Day wants to become the second Galesburg bowler in the school’s history to finish in the Top 12, and she’s got her sights set on faring a tad better than Cruz did. Day hopes for a Top 10 finish this weekend at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford, and the goal is not beyond her reach.

Galesburg senior Chloe Day will compete in the state bowling tournament this weekend at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford.  She qualified to do so after finishing atop the field in sectional action in LaSalle-Peru on Saturday, Feb.  12.

Day had a practice session slated for Thursday before Friday’s preliminaries with the hopes of moving on to Saturday’s finals. It’s the first time Day will be competing in the state tournament, and she qualified to do so by finishing atop a field of 122 with a 1,381 six-game series in sectional action Saturday, Feb. 12 in LaSalle.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Day didn’t have an opportunity to qualify for state in 2020-21, as the tourney was nixed. Day didn’t make the cut as a sophomore or as a freshman.

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