Neuqua Valley Invitational, 4.21.2017

Post date: Apr 22, 2017 6:54:53 PM

Friday night was the perfect night to focus on nothing else but competing. The cool, breezy conditions did not lend themselves to setting personal records, although Minooka set plenty against a tough field at the 8-team invitational.

The big story was the varsity win. It took efforts in every area to pull off a victory for the girls, taking first over the host school 115 to 95.5.

Varsity event winners included Sydney Andreano in discus, Brooklyn Bachmann in pole vault, Mackenzie Callahan in the 800-meter run, and Emily Shelton in both the 3200-meter run and the 1600-meter run.

Callahan broke her own meet record in the 800, and Bachmann tied her own school record in the pole vault.

Setting personal records for the varsity were Sydney Forrest in the long jump and Lauren Widlowski in the 400-meter dash.

The JV girls finished a strong second to Wheaton Warrenville South, 146 to 106.5.

JV event winners included Karlee Cox in discus and Jenna Roberts in the 300-meter hurdles.

Personal records were tallied by Maddie Olenick in the 3200-meter run, Amanda Wilson in the 3200-meter run, Abby Rivara in the 100-meter hurdles, Thresa Korczak in the 800-meter run, and Maryam Williams in the 200-meter dash.

Good teams show they can compete in any conditions. Friday night was a good test for Minooka.

Go Minooka!

— Coach Thomas