Girls swimming: Hersey churns out big win
Defending Mid-Suburban East girls swimming and diving champion Hersey took a big step toward a divisional repeat by defeating Prospect 125-61 on Wednesday.
The Huskies won all three relays and leveraged a decisive advantage in the sprint freestyles.
In the 100-yard freestyle, the Huskies delivered a 1-2-3 finish with Olivia Kusio (54.76), Claire Fink (55.41) and Claire Lutz (57.46).
Those three joined Maddie Irvine on the winning 400 free relay (3:47.96), in which Hersey also picked up second-place points.
The Huskies' 200 free relay of Irvine, Ella Salm, Isa Hahn and Lutz won in 1:45.44.
Kusio and Lutz finished 1-2 in the 50 free.
Other Hersey winners included Shannon Blumenfeld in the 200 free (2:05.15) and 500 free (5:34.27), Bianca Teves in the 200 IM (2:18.38), Julia Gerstung in the 100 fly (1:01.7) and Anna Kreie in the 100 breast (1:15.4).
In diving, Hersey's Madeline Bovino scored 203.65 to win a close matchup with Prospect's Julia Schroeter (196.60).
Katie Kenny delivered a Knights victory in the 100 backstroke (1:05.03). Other top placements for the Knights included runner-up efforts by Erin Danielewicz in the 200 free and 500 free, by Amanda Baenke in the 200 IM and by Mary Dembowksi in the 100 breast.
Conant d. Schaumburg: The visiting Cougars won two relays and produced a 1-2-3 finish in the 50 free to top Schaumburg 114-69.
Aly Wooley, Arushi Paul and Kayla Wartman produced the big finish in the 50 free, with Wooley touching in 25.82. She also won the 100 free (56.33).
The Cougars had the top medley (1:57.54) and the fastest 400 free relay (3:54.06).
Megumi Komoto produced a sub-minute 100 fly, winning in 59.44, and Esther Song came out on top in the 100 breast (1:13.81).
Schaumburg had plenty of top finishers, including Hana Mollin in the 200 IM (2:13.68), Lynda Steen in the 200 free (2:06.89) and 500 free (5:39.36) and Ingrid Hay in the 100 back (1:01.44).
Buffalo Grove d. Wheeling: The host Bison got event victories from a diverse group in earning a 100-73 victory.
Winners for Buffalo Grove included Jillian Dombrowski (200 free), Diana Morosan (200 IM), Gabriela Surdyka (50 free) and Katie Wasilewski (100 free).
Wheeling had the top point-winners in Anna Emery (diving), Meghan Hergert (100 fly), Elizabeth Castellanos (100 back) and Sonya Prilutsky (100 breast).
Fremd d. Palatine: The visiting Vikings came up with a 98-83 victory in a matchup of MSL West squads as Fremd's depth proved to be too much for Palatine.
Picking up key wins for the Vikes were Rebecca Ballo in the 200 IM (2:20.37), Emily Bolger in the 50 free (24.90), Lauren Savage in the 100 free (55.43), Sophia Kuehn in the 100 back (1:01.22) and Carly Goodsite in diving (219.45).
Jane Smith won twice for Palatine, taking the 200 free in 1:57.47 and the 500 free in 5:08.96. Ellis Nelson won the 100 fly in 59.61, and Katerina Burianova had strong runner-up swims in the 50 free (25.10) and 100 free (55.71).
Rolling Meadows d. Elk Grove: Rolling Meadows won all three relays and got individual wins from Jenna Pors (200 free), Jenna Windhorst (200 IM), Kate Mallek (100 free and 100 breast), Sammie France (500 free), and Amelia Bogdal (diving).
Elk Grove got victories from Natalie Wlodarz in the 200 IM (2:21.46) and the 100 fly (1:02.95), and Rachel Ford won the 100 back (1:12.68).