Girls track and field: Huntley cruises to FVC indoor title
If Tuesday's results were any indication, the Huntley girls track and field team will enjoy a successful 2019 season.
Winning 11 of 15 events including all three relays, the host Red Raiders easily cruised to the Fox Valley Conference indoor track and field championship with 170 points.
"We have a very good nucleus back with experience and we had a good meet tonight," said Huntley coach Shawn Nordeen. "It was a record breaking night. We still have some spots to fill and it will be a learning process. Like every year, we need to stay healthy to have a successful season."
McHenry was a distant second with 68 points while Cary-Grove was third with 62.
Double winners for the Red Raiders were Daryn Davis (60 meter hurdles, 9.14; triple jump, 38 ½); and Taryn Sargeant (400, 1:01.81; long jump, 17-3).
"I am just trying work through some things in the indoor season," said Davis. "It was a good night."
Single event winners for Huntley were Mary Raclawski (800, 2:24.71); Rachael Morrison (1600, 5:20.02); Baily Wilk (3200, 11:39.68) and Cameryn Piskule (shot put, 32-8 ½).
Huntley swept the relays winning the 1,600 (4:18.25); 3,200 (10:17.73); and 800 (1:47.86).
Second place finishes for Huntley were compiled by Kendal Only (60 hurdles), Sabrina Krog (200 meters), Grace Allen (800) and Wilk (1,600).
Cary-Grove's third place effort was paced by Lori Begun (triple jump), Abby Sturtecky (pole vault) and Sarah Howdeshell (shot put,). who finished second in their events.
The Trojans were also second in the 3,200 relay.
"This meet give us a chance to compete," said Cary-Grove coach Mark Anderson. "We are still looking to fill spots in our lineup. By the time we get to the outdoor season we should be up to speed and be able to compete in all events."
Crystal Lake South freshman Savannah Morgan raced to the title in the 200 with a time of 27.29.
"It is very exciting to finish first as a freshman," said Morgan. "I got off to a good start and kept passing people. I know I still have a lot of work to do."
The Gators, fourth with 45 points, received runner-up accolades from Gianna Patenaude (60 dash) and the 800 relay team.
The best finish for Jacobs, sixth with 29 points, came from Alyson Doherty, who was second in the 3,200.
Dundee-Crown placed seventh with 26 points.
The Chargers were paced by Nikiya Coleman, who was second in the 400 and fourth in the 200 and long jump.
Hampshire finished eighth with a score of 21 points led by a second-place finish by Hannah Evinger in the high jump while the Whip-Purs were runner-up in the 1,600 relay.