Girls Track: WW South sweeps relays, claims DVC title
Updated: March 15, 2012 10:13PM
On a night perfectly suited for an outdoor meet, DuPage Valley Conference girls track teams went inside Thursday at North Central College and set a blistering pace in their indoor league meet.
Wheaton Warrenville South swept all three relays and went 1-2 in the pole vault and 1-3 in the high jump and repeated as team champs with 108 points. West Aurora, last spring’s DVC outdoor champ, was second with 95 followed by Naperville North (65) and Naperville Central (63).
“We have a lot of superstars but also a lot of what I like to call ‘glue’ kids,” said Wheaton South coach Rob Harvey, whose 3200 relay made up of Amy Yong, Kayla Kightlinger, McKenna Kiple and Hope Schmelzle ran a 9:25.24 to break the standing record by 4.61 seconds.
Naperville North sophomore sprinter Alexis Hyshaw, unable to run last season due to a hamstring injury, set two meet records and personal bests by winning the 55 dash in 6.93 seconds and 200 in 25.78.
“I just went out there and eased back into it. I just want to get back to where I was,” said Hyshaw, who had an outstanding AAU career in her pre-high school days.
“I’d like to get to the finals of both events in the (Prep Top Times) state indoor meet next weekend.”
Others setting meet records were: Glenbard Norh’s Simone Carr (57.88 in the 400); Naperville Central’s Amanda Fox (10:46.28 in the 3200); Glenbard East’s Lindsey Rakosnik (4:58.44 in the 1600); and West Aujrora’s Emma Spagnola (18-3.5 in the long jump).
Christen Saccucci and Emily Schwartz both cleared 10-6 to top the pole vault field for the Tigers and Kasey Gassensmith cleared 5-5 to edge Spagnola (5-4) for the high jump title. Wheaton South’s Erin Zappia (5-2) was third.