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Cary-Grove girls, Huntley boys reign in McHenry County

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  • Huntley's Macy Tramblay heads to first place in the 100-meter hurdles during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.

       Huntley's Macy Tramblay heads to first place in the 100-meter hurdles during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Huntley's Brennan Bell heads to first place in the 110-meter hurdles during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.

       Huntley's Brennan Bell heads to first place in the 110-meter hurdles during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Jacob's Lexi Post, left, and Rachael Holstein hand off the baton in the 4x100 relay during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.

       Jacob's Lexi Post, left, and Rachael Holstein hand off the baton in the 4x100 relay during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Huntley's Tim McCloyn, left and Aasem Awwad hand off the baton in the 4x100 relay during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.

       Huntley's Tim McCloyn, left and Aasem Awwad hand off the baton in the 4x100 relay during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Huntley's Keagan Smith races toward second place in the 3,200 during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.

       Huntley's Keagan Smith races toward second place in the 3,200 during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Cary-Grove's Delaney Perrone, in the 4x100 relay during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.

       Cary-Grove's Delaney Perrone, in the 4x100 relay during the McHenry County Track and Field Championships Friday in Huntley.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
By Dave Hess
Daily Herald Correspondent

Dynasty.

That word certainly describes the Cary Grove girls track team's success in the McHenry County meet in recent years.

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The Trojans captured their sixth consecutive county meet Friday night at Huntley High School with 166 points. Huntley was a distant second with 111 points.

Coach Jim Rolando's Huntley boys team claimed its third straight county championship with a score of 150. McHenry was second with 113.

"We don't come into the county meet setting as a goal to win the meet," said Cary-Grove girls coach Mark Anderson. "We put out the best lineup we can and try to give a good effort. We took our lumps early but we showed resiliency and our depth paid off."

The individual standout for the Trojans was junior Morgan Schulz, who won the 200 in a time of 26.6 and the 300 hurdles in a clocking of 44.66.

'I was really tired; that is why I tried to get the lead in both events," said Schulz. "It was a good night."

On Thursday, Nikke Freeman won the discus with a throw of 126 feet, 11½ inches and Erike Sternard won the high jump with a leap of 5-2.

The Trojans won the 800 relay in a time of 1:45.64.

Huntley's second-place effort was paced by Macy Tramblay, who won the high hurdles with a time of 14.97.

"I had good energy and I had enough of a kick at the end," said Tramblay. "The weather was perfect to compete."

On Thursday, Tramblay won the triple jump with a distance of 36-7.

Other winners for the hosts were Tina Driskell (400, 59.89) and Delaney Lyman (long jump, 17-4½).

Jacobs, which was third with 80 points, was led by junior distance standout Lauren Van Vlierbergen, who won the 800 in a time of 2:12.02 and the 1,600 in 5:03.47.

'I just wanted to pace myself," she said. "I didn't want to take the lead until the end."

The Golden Eagles' 1,600 relay team, anchored by Van Vlierbergen, placed first with a clocking Of 4:08.11.

Crystal Lake South was fourth with a score of 62. The Gators got a first-place effort from Kianna Clark, who won the shot put with a throw of 35-10½. With Clark running the first leg, the Gators won the 400 relay in a time of 50.70.

Boys: Huntley was well on its way to a 3-peat when Friday's action started.

"We won the meet (Thursday) with some outstanding efforts in the field events," said Rolando. "We are very young, but talented."

Red Raider junior Brennan Bell captured both hurdle events, winning the 110s in 14.89 and the 300s in a clocking of 40.53.

"I really focused on doing well in the county especially since it was at home," said Bell. "I got a great start and I kept my arms in."

Others in the winner's circle for Huntley were Connor Boos (200, 22.18), and Tim McCloyn (long jump, 21-3).

The Red Raiders won the 400 relay with Bell and Boos in a time of 43.73.

Cary-Gtove, with Ricky Hurley winning the shot put (176-05) and discus (55-11½) on Thursday, was fourth with 79 points.

The Trojans' Brad Wolter, who battles asthma, won the 400 in a time of 50.50.

'I have had asthma since I was born and I just live with it," said Wolter. "I use the inhaler before I run and I am ready to run. I had a good kick at the end and I kept eyeing the finish line."

With Wolter running the second leg, Cary-Grove won the 1,600 relay in a time of 3:26.85.

Jacobs was fifth with a score of 79. Lightning-fast Josh Walker won the 100 in a time of 10.95.

"I got off to a great start," said Walker. "My plan is to get out of the blocks fast."

The Golden Eagles, with Walker leading off, won the 800 relay in a time of 1:30.93. and the 3,200 relay in 8:10.24.

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