KHS girls track takes fourth at Byron Indoor Preview

By on March 17, 2011

BYRON, Ill.—Kaneland girls track fans can only hope the Lady Knights excel this well without a roof on top of their efforts.

On Saturday, Kaneland competed at the Byron Indoor Preview and came away with a fourth place finish.

Kaneland’s 43 point team total edged Hononegah High School’s 38 point total.

Wheaton-Warrenville South (118), Naperville Central (83) and Rochelle (54) rounded out the top three.

In the 1600 meter run , senior leader Andie Strang boasted a second-place time of five minutes, 27.59 seconds, six seconds behind Wheaton-Warrenville South’s Mikayla Kightlinger.

Teammate Abby Dodis took third in the 3200m run with a time of 12:33.26, besting the next fastest entry by 11 seconds.

Kaneland also did well in the 4x400m relay, as the unit of Sydney Bilotta, Ashley Castellanos, Arianna Espino and Brooke Patterson took fourth with a time of 4:25.07.

Lady Knight Patterson also did well in the pole vault, a la last season. Along with being a relay asset, she took second in the pole vault with an effort of 10 feet, six inches.

Patterson was also crowned Indoor Preview champ in the triple jump (33 feet), two and one-half inches better than Rochelle’s Taylor Jenkins.

Right track at Byron

• Andie Strang:
2nd place, 1600m run
• Abby Dodis:
3rd place, 3200m run
• Bilotta, Castellanos,
Espino and Patterson:
4th place, 4x400m relay
• Brooke Patterson:
2nd place, pole vault
• Brooke Patterson:
1st place, triple jump