General Roundup: Minooka boys track team second at Top Times
The Illinois Top Times Indoor Track Meet on Satruday, the Minooka Indians boys track team collected four school records and took second as a team in the process.
“Lake Park (68.5 points) is a three-time outdoor defending state champion,” Minooka coach Nick Lundin said. “They are very talented and any team that wishes to capture a state championship must do it through them. We are very happy to be closing ground.”
For the second year in a row, Minooka’s 3200 relay team won the title. The team of Joey Santillo, Chris Wilson Cam Knudsen and Alex Pierce won with a time of 7:58.10. Also getting firsts was the 4x200 relay team and the 4x400 relay teams. The 800 relay team is made up of Devin Ingram, Mitch Miller, Jake Smith and Luke Stovall (1:31.25) and the 1600 relay team is comprised of Ingram, Pierce, Smith and Wilson (3:25.59).
“We have never had this many qualifiers (11) invited to this meet,” Lundin said.
In the 60 meter high hurdles, Zach Zamora was fifth with a time of :08.32, Wilson was fifth in the 400 dash (:50.85), Ingram sixth in the 60-dash (:07.11), Cane sixth in the triple jump (44 3 1/4), Kurt Zumbahlen eighth in the high jump (6-2) and Knudsen ninth in the 1600 run (4:25.92).
The Minooka girls also were at the event with the top outcoming coming from the 4x800 relay team. The crew of Lucia Rossi, Caleigh Beverly, Haley Renison and Moria McAsey were second with a time of 9:29.24 — which is also a new MCHS record. Another team record also fell for the Indians, that coming from Janile Rogers in the long jump (7th/17 8.5).
“This was a great showing for this girls track and field team. One of our goals has always been to make sure these kids have the opportunity to see the best possible competition that we can find,” Minooka coach Kevin Gummerson said. “We want them to be battle tested when we hit the championship phase of the season. Well, today we saw some incredible teams and ahletes. I was very pleased that we are starting to believe that we belong at a meet of this caliber.”
McAsey was also ninth in the 800 dash (2:22.25), the 4x400 relay team of McAsey, Ashley Clark, Ashleigh Wilson and Rossi was 11th (4:12.51), Morgan Crouch was 15th (12:11.61) and Taylor Prieboy was 21st in the 60 hurdles (:10.25).
As a team, the Indians were 24th with 10 points.
Dwight 2, 11
El Paso 0, 5
In the season opener, Hannah Trainor was the winning pitcher, allowing four hits and striking out five.
Alyssa Brownlee and Jamie Stanton had RBI hits in the game.
In the second game, Dez Leonard was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits and striking out 10.
Leonard and Brownlee had two hits each in the win. Brownlee, Trainor and Lauren Seanard had two runs scored apiece.
The Indians lost for the first time this season as Schade and Benig made six and five saves, respectively, in goal.
The Lady Lions defeated Serena to win the Fox Valley Conference Championship.
Mikayla Williams had 19 points to lead the way while Jasmine Mitchell added 11 and Taylor Morganegg 10.
Nettle Creek 37
Ben Larson had 19 hits for the Foxes while Connor Grever added six.
In the ‘B’ game, Elwood won 23-20 despite 10 points from Hunter Greve.