York girls track team competes at Homewood-Flossmoor invitational
By Mike Miazga
The York girls track team recently competed at the Homewood Flossmoor invitational.
In the 3,200 run (Division 2), Abby Ross was fourth for the Dukes in a time of 13:07.02.
York took third in the 3,200 relay (Division 2) with a time of 10:30.08. The Dukes were seventh in the 400 relay (Division 2) with a time of 53.84.
Anna Morley was sixth in the 3,200 run (Division 1) with a time of 12:54.27. Alexa Menolascino was 10th in the 100 hurdles (Division 2) with a time of 19.16.
Emma Kern was third in the 800 run (Division 2) with a time of 2:30.92. Julie Biggins was ninth in the 800 run (Division 1) with a time of 2:32.28.
York took 10th in the 800 relay (Division 2) with a time of 1:58.42. Marissa Chavez was fourth in the 400 run (Division 2) with a time of 1:03.50.
Molly Evans was 11th in the 300 hurdles (Division 1) with a time of 54.82. Francesca Mordini was second in the 1,600 run (Division 2) with a time of 5:46.33. Sarah May was third in the 1,600 run (Division 1) with a time of 5:30.11.
York was sixth in the 1,600 relay (Division 2) at 4:28.66. Emily Wiederrecht tied for sixth in the high jump (Division 2) at 4-6. Zoe Clark tied for seventh in the long jump (Division 2) at 14-9.
As a team, York took ninth in Division 2 with 20.125 points.
Earlier, the Dukes competed in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division indoor meet.
York was third in the 3,200 relay at 9:48.25. The Dukes won the 3,200 relay at the frosh-soph level with a time of 9:58.94.
Erin Davies was fourth in the 3,200 run at 11:59.17. Morley was sixth in the 3,200 at the frosh-soph level (12:32.24).
Emaan Mohsin was fourth in the 55 hurdles (F-S) with a time of 10.17, while Abby Moriarty was sixth at 11.04.
Madison Park took eighth in the 55 dash at 7.88. Jessica Dryden was seventh in the 55 dash at the frosh-soph level with a time of 8.09.
Katherine Tomaska was seventh in the 800 at 2:30.75, while Mordini was eighth at 2:31.09. Kern was second in the 800 at the frosh-soph level at 2:30.41. Maya Curry was sixth at 2:32.47, giving the Dukes nine points in that event.
York was seventh in the 800 relay at 1:55.37, while the Dukes frosh-soph team won the 800 relay at 1:51.82.
Sarah Pinkowski was second in the 400 at the frosh-soph level at 1:05.28, while Kelly Leonard was third at 1:05.89, giving the Dukes 14 points in that event.
Biggins took sxith in the 1,600 at 5:24.93, while May was seventh at 5:27.14. Grace Moriarty was fifth in the 1,600 at the frosh-soph level at 5:42.43 and Sarah Gutierrez was eighth at 5:55.98.
Isabella Walker won the 200 frosh-soph title at 27.42, while Olivia Williams was sixth at 28.80, giving the Dukes 11 points in that event.
York was seventh in the 1,600 relay at 4:31.99, while the Dukes won the 1,600 frosh-soph relay title in 4:18.44.
Brianna Yarbrough was ninth in the shot put at 29-9 1/4 and Kayla Johnson was 10th at 27-7 3/4. Wendy Ofosu was eighth in the shot at the frosh-soph level with a throw of 24-4.
Nicole Anderson took second in the high jump (F-S) at 4-7, while Wiederrecht tied for fourth at 4-5, giving the Dukes 10.3 points in the event.
Pinkowski was third in the long jump at 14-10 1/2 (F-S) and Zoe Clark was seventh at 14-0 1/2.
Evans was fifth in the triple jump at 32-7 1/4. Walker won the 300 dash (F-S) title with a time of 43.71 and Marissa Chavez was third at 45.02, giving the York frosh-soph team 16 points in that event.
Lindsay Sepanski was seventh in the pole vault, while Clarissa Kupczyk was fourth in the pole vault at the frosh-soph level.
York’s frosh-soph team won the indoor conference title by a half-point, 108.333 to 107.833 over Lyons Township. York finished seventh on the varsity level.
York coach Keegan Kilrea has seen progress on a number of fronts as the team has transitioned from the indoor season to outdoors.
“Our 4-by-8 relay team has been improving and getting stronger throughout indoor,” she said. “We are excited to see them compete as we move outdoors. Our 200 runners have made some great progress and our middle-distance group also has improved. It will be fun to play around with lineups and see where we can show some strong performances. We are a young team, so we are pleased with making progress.”
Jeanette Morley leads the way for the Dukes in the field events. “We have a lot of promise in the long, triple and high jump,” said Kilrea. “We are a young team that is backed by a very strong returning senior in Jeanette.”
Other athletes stepping up of late include Walker in the 100 and 200, Biggins in the 800 and 1,600, May in the 800 and 1,600, Chavez in the 800 relay and 400, Lydia Hickey in the 1,600 and 800 and Kern in the 400 and 800.
“We made very steady progress while indoors,” said Kilrea. “The girls’ minds and attitudes are right and they want to be competitive and successful. We are working on doing the little things right all the time and building competitive habits. We are hopeful that will come to fruition at the right time.”