True team effort earns team a runner-up finish at DVC

Saturday, March 18 2017 - DuPage Valley Conference Indoor Championships

Complete Results

The Redhawks ended their indoor season with a superb team effort on Thursday night at the DuPage Valley Conference Indoor Championships.  The varsity team scored 95 points to earn runner-up honors.  The junior varsity team also had a good night.  They scored 76.33 points to place near the top of the conference in fourth place.

It truly was a team effort at the varsity level.  The team only won two events on the night, but scored points in 14 of the 15 events to stay near the top of the team standings.

Naomi Egharevba and Tikia Harris were the lone event winners.  Egharevba cruised to victory in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.54 seconds.  Once again, Harris won the high jump with a clearance of 5’1”.

In the field, Rose Fritz earned points in both the pole vault and triple jump.  She vaulted to a second place medal by clearing a personal best height of 10’.  She placed fourth in the triple jump.

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Olivia Howard placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 34’3.5”.

Lauren Kainrath scored in all three of her events.  She placed fourth in the high jump, third in the triple jump, and second in the long jump for a total of 19 team points.

Maddie Wagner placed sixth in the long jump before heading to the track.  She was third in the 200 meter dash with a new personal best indoor time of 27.07 seconds.  She also led off a fifth place 4x200 meter relay team which included Hanna Meyer, Maddie Purl, and Jasmin Flye.

Flye had a busy night on the track.  She placed eighth in the 55 meter hurdles and helped the 4x400 meter relay team place sixth.

Meyer, Emily Blank and Carolyn Carpenter joined Flye on the 4x400 meter relay squad who ran seasonal best time of 4:19.27 to seal a second place team finish.

Carpenter started her night off with a leadoff leg in the 4x800 meter relay.  Meghan Donovan, Carly Auld, and Victoria Mineo joined Carpenter to finish in second place with a time of 9:54.42.

Carpenter also competed in the 800 meter run mid-way through the meet to earn fifth place in a time of 2:23.61.

Donovan ran a lifetime best split in the 4x800 and then did the same in the 1600 meter run later in the meet.  Her personal best time of 5:20.89 placed her sixth.

Alana Austin tacked on four additional team points by placing fifth in the 3200 meter run.  She nearly matched her seasonal best time by running 11:40.92.

At the junior varsity level, the team was led by a few key, top-3 placers.

The 4x800 meter relay of Carlyn Sokol, Erin Kainrath, Natalie Stephens, and Mary McGrail led the meet off with a second place finish.

Sokol and Kainrath would return later in the meet to capture individual third place finishes.  Sokol was third in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:36.02.  Kainrath was third in the 800 meter run with career best time of 2:29.96.

Abby Calabrese finished third in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.95 seconds.

Ryan Baltrus took third in the shot put by throwing close to her season’s best performance.  She threw a distance of 32’2”.

Molly Sonnichsen tied for second in the high jump with a clearance of 4’8”.

Other notable individual scoring performances on the night came from Molly Vetter in the 400 meter dash, Caroline Lott in the 800 meter run, Mary McGrail in the 1600 meter run, Claudia Mallin and Kayla Zimmer in the 3200 meter run, Therese Deutsch in the 55 meter hurdles, Natalia Lefkowitz in the pole vault, Clare O’Donnell in the long jump, Mellissa Zhang in the triple jump, and Meghan Howard in the shot put.

The 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams placed fourth.  Deutsch, Calabrese, Emily Hotz, and Sydney Sereci ran a time of 1:55.63 in the 4x200.  Vetter, Stephens, Kainrath, and Indya Smith-Johnson combined for a time of 4:31.60 in the 4x400.

The Redhawks will have a few weeks off of racing before the outdoor season begins.  The outdoor season begins the first week of April.