Girls Track: Homewood-Flossmoor sprints to Trevian Invitational title
Updated: April 28, 2012 5:58PM
On a cold, windy day which saw New Trier dominate the Trevian Invitational’s distance races, it was Homewood-Floosmoor’s excellence in sprints and relays which pushed the Vikings to a comfortable 121-81 victory over second-place New Trier.
Homewood Flossmoor won all but one of the sprint races. Taylor Farley won the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash, and Jayla Stewart won the 100-meter hurdles. The Vikings also won the meet’s 400-meter relay and the 800-meter relay.
In the distance events, New Trier’s Jessica Ackerman and Courtney Ackerman combined to win three individual events. Jessica Ackerman won the 3,200 and 800, and Courtney Ackerman set a meet record in the 1,600 with a 4:55.69. Courtney Ackerman also anchored the Trevians’ winning 3,200 relay team.
“My best is a 4:55, but the last time I ran a 4:55 I did it without any races ahead of that,” Courtney Ackerman said. “But this time I did the 4x800 (before) so I was actually pretty happy.”
Evanston’s Margaret Bamgbose also set a meet record, winning the 300 hurdles in 45.13. Bamgbose, along with 400 dash winner Parker English, led the Wildkits to an easy win in the 1,600 relay.
The Wildkits scored 76 points, which tied them with Loyola for third place. Metea Valley was fifth with 51 points, Niles West tallied 35 points to finish sixth and Young had 31 points, finishing seventh.
In the field events, Loyola’s Kennedy Bartley won the Trevian Invitational’s long jump, Marist’s Kelly Carollo won the high jump and Metea Valley’s Holly Julifs dominated the field in the discus. Lake Zurich’s Kaeley Ferguson won the triple jump, Niles West’s Jasmine Townsend won the shot put and Loyola’s Stacey Weaver won the pole vault.