Palatine's Tess Wasowicz and Liz Cox finished 1-2 in the 1,600 meters and both had legs on the winning 3,200 relay as the Pirates won the Mid-Suburban League girls track and field invitational on Saturday at North Central College in Naperville.
Palatine finished with 94 points, including a meet-best 50 in the distance events, to edge second-place Schaumburg (85) and third-place Prospect (65). Barrington (52), Hersey (42) and Hoffman Estates took places fourth through six.
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Wasowicz finished the 1,600 in 5:03.72, with Cox close behind at 5:07.66.
Other winners for Palatine included Cassidy McPherson in the 800 (2:19.37) and Meg Jump in the triple jump (35 feet, 11½ inches).
Schaumburg was also strong in the distance races, as sophomore Caroline Kurdej won the 3,200 (11:13.78), just ahead of Palatine's Jessica Lincoln (11:17.21).
The Saxons were winners in the 800 (1:49.70) and 1,600 (4:07.16) relays.
Schaumburg junior Darneisha Spann won the 55 hurdles (8.51) and 200 (25.87), and senior Tori Cappozziello won the 400 (1:01.40).
Hersey got a big lift from senior Erica Hill, who won long jump (17-2) and placed second in triple jump. Sophomore Kelly Hill won pole vault for the Huskies at 10-6.
Fremd senior Anna Johnson won high jump (5-4), Hoffman Estates senior Banke Oginni won shot put (46-6), and Wheeling senior Sydney Keith won the 55 dash (7.44).