Girls track shows talent at Jenniâ€™s ABC
Kaneland High School girls track spent its Saturday winning.
The Lady Knights squad hit a stride in a well-spent showing in its own Jenniâ€™s ABC Invite in Maple Park. The meet returned after a one-year layoff due to less-than-favorable conditions in 2009.
KHS had a 354 point total to take the invite crown while Huntley took second with 319 points. Rockford Boylan finished third in the seven-team group at 306 points.
Team anchor Lindsay Gierke took home four first places, beginning with her 100 meter dash â€œAâ€ heat showing. The senior blazed to a 13.16 seconds finish, and followed that up with a 200m dash â€œBâ€ first of 26.5 seconds. Gierke then won the 300m intermediate hurdles â€œAâ€ race at 48.83 seconds, and also won the 100m intermediate hurdles challenge at 15.77 seconds.
Teammate Lisa Roberson continued her strong season with a first in the 800m run â€œAâ€ (2:26.89) and a first place in the 1600m run â€œBâ€ (5:45.61).
Andie Strang nabbed herself a first-place showing in the 800m run â€œBâ€ with a time of 2:29.17 and took a second in the 1600m â€œAâ€ at 5:35.17.
Kelly Eversâ€™ effort consisted of a first in the 3200m run â€œAâ€ at 12:24.84 and a first in the high jump â€œAâ€ with a mark of four feet, four inches.
Kelli Patterson finished second in the high jump â€œBâ€ with an effort of 4-6 and in the triple jump â€œAâ€ at 31-10.5.
Brianna Stark took home a second place in the long jump â€œBâ€ grouping with an effort of 14-1, and also won second in the triple jump â€œBâ€ at 30-6.
Athina Ajazi had a second-place effort in the 400m dash â€œCâ€ with a time of 1:10.96. The discus was supported by Kathleen Kuhar in â€œBâ€ at 74-9, good for first, and second-place Katie Weiss in â€œCâ€ at 72-9.
Kris Bowen won first in the 800m run â€œCâ€ with a run of 2:37.11. In the pole vault event, asset Jordan Pinkson vaulted to a 9-6 and a first in â€œAâ€ and Sara Wallace managed an 8-0 and a first in the â€œBâ€ group.
Lindsay Douglas won first in the long jump â€œCâ€ heat with a 14-0 jump. In the 300 intermediate hurdles â€œBâ€, Ashley Augusty took second at 55.11 seconds. The 4x400m relay â€œBâ€ team won second at 4:38.87 and Kelsey Gould threw a 27-6 in the shot put â€œCâ€.
The Kaneland girls track roster is set to participate in the Dixon Relays on Friday, April 24.
Photo: Lady Knight Lindsay Douglas competes in the Long Jump at Saturdayâ€™s Jenniâ€™s ABC Meet at Kaneland High School. Kaneland won the meet with 354 points, outdistancing Huntley (319) and Boylan (306). Photo by Ben Draper