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  • Joyce Taylor of Barrington competes in the 100-meter hurdles during the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.

       Joyce Taylor of Barrington competes in the 100-meter hurdles during the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Maya Mason of Prospect competes in the 100-meter hurdles in the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.

       Maya Mason of Prospect competes in the 100-meter hurdles in the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The gun fires, signaling one lap to go as Brooke Wilson of Prospect heads for victory in the 3,200-meter run during the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.

       The gun fires, signaling one lap to go as Brooke Wilson of Prospect heads for victory in the 3,200-meter run during the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Brooke Wilson of Prospect wins the 3,200-meter run in MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.

       Brooke Wilson of Prospect wins the 3,200-meter run in MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine's Cassidy McPherson takes the handoff from teammate Kelly O' Brien in the 4x800 relay in the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.

       Palatine's Cassidy McPherson takes the handoff from teammate Kelly O' Brien in the 4x800 relay in the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Hersey's Kelly Hill clears 10.6 in the pole vault during the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.

       Hersey's Kelly Hill clears 10.6 in the pole vault during the MSL meet at Wheeling on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
By Michael Eaken
Daily Herald Correspondent

Barrington closed in style on Friday at the Mid-Suburban League girls track meet.

The Fillies capped things by taking first in the meet-ending 1,600-meter relay and to nail down their sixth MSL title with 140 points at Wheeling.

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Palatine finished second with 137.5 points, just ahead of defending champion Prospect (136).

"I told the girls we had an opportunity, and they made the most of it," said Barrington coach Jody Gitelis. "The girls stepped up and did the job."

Sophomore Anne Cosio, freshman Kelsey Mclaurin, senior Stephanie Bergen and sophomore Sara-Kate Capel combined to lead the Fillies' 1,600 relay.

Capel was able to hold off Palatine sophomore Kelly O'Brien in the final lap.

"We knew what was on the line," said Capel. "But our coaches did a great job of putting us in position to win."

Barrington won the 400 relay (49.25) and 800 relay (1:45.62) and had a number of individuals fill the gaps -- including freshman Addi Coy, who took first in the 400 (58.86) and second in the 200. Coy also anchored the 400 relay.

"It feels amazing," said Coy of the conference title. "It still hasn't hit me yet. I knew we were capable, but to actually get it done is great."

Junior Nina Hodges gave the Fillies the victory in the 200, and also was part of the 400 and 800 relays.

Cossio gave the Fillies a lift with a third-place finish in the high jump (5-2) and a third-place finish in the 300 low hurdles (47.31). Capel added a second-place finish in the 300 lows (46.93).

Senior McCall Braun took third in the 100 high hurdles (15.83) and second in the long jump (18-1).

And freshman Kelsey McLaurin was part of the 400 relay, 800 relay, and 1,600 relay in aiding the Fillies' attack.

Palatine hung all night with senior Liz Cox, junior Kara Burton, senior Cassidy McPherson and O'Brien leading the Pirates to sizzling first-place finish in the 3,200 relay (9:17.4)

O'Brien (4:57.79) had the race of the night in coming from behind in the final 100 meters to catch and pass Prospect senior Christina Santiago (4:58.21) in the 1,600.

Junior Caitlin Riedy took first for the Pirates in the 300 low hurdles (46.02).

Prospect got off to a strong start in the field events with junior Catherine Sherwood winning long jump (18-0.75) and triple jump (35-08.25). Sophomore Jes Skudlarek added a first-place finish in the high jump (5-4).

Santiago won the 800 (2:17.86), Brooke Wilson added a victory in the 3,200 (11:25.19), and Maya Mason took first in the 100 high hurdles (15-06).

Hoffman Estates' Banke Oginni took first in both the shot put (45-07.75) and discus (139-10).

Wheeling junior Alexa Laureano took first in the 100 dash (12.77), and Hersey junior Kelly Hill took first for the Huskies in the pole vault (10-6).

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