Girls track captures indoor conference crown

By on March 24, 2011

KANELAND—If there was one surefire way to gear up for the outdoor season, Kaneland found a way on Saturday in Sterling.

With 79 team points in the Northern Illinois Big XII conference indoor meet, the KHS girls won the gathering and were crowned champs, bringing the indoor season to an end.

Geneseo finished second with a total of 72 points, and Dixon took third with 64 points.

The Lady Knights were rolling in the exceptional finishes, paced by senior Brooke Patterson’s 10 feet, six inch pole vault. Patterson added to her first-place vault with a second-place triple jump effort of 35-05.5.

Teammate Ashley Castellanos took fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 32-06.

Kaneland’s 4×800 meter relay unit finished second with a time of 10 minutes, 22.66 seconds.

Freshman Lauren Zick finished third in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.56, and also took second in the 400m dash (1:00.15) before winning the 200m dash with a time of 27.07.

Senior constant Andie Strang took the 1600m run mantle with a time of 5:25.85, less than two second better than Geneseo’s Emily Ford.

In additional relay action, the Lady Knights took fourth in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 4:27.01.