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Chesterton Girls win Sectional Track title

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Sectional Champs: The Chesterton girls track team won the IHSAA Chesterton Sectional on Tuesday night. Pictured are, front row (l to r), Kassandra Anaya, Kate Conway, Claire Raffin, Jordyn Kincy, Desiree Bell, Paulina Westerberg, Kristen Homme and Erin Socha. Second row (l to r) are Shannon McCoy, Rose Raffin, Brianna Stephan, Shelby Snyder, Brittany Borzych, Molly Wilson, Leah Sink, Lindsey Nielsen, Lauren Whitlow, Taylor Rodriguez, Tara Kenney and Kendall Balch. Third row (l to r) are Kaylee Slont, Josie Tolin, Kassidy Scott, Teresa Raffin, Kelly Arlow, Maddy Hamady and Adri Raffin. Fourth row (l to r) are Cara Sullivan, Sam Warren, Ana Acevedo, Claire Brady and Kennedy Walton. Fifth row (l to r) are Maggie Brown, Danielle Lange, Meghan Curley, Alyssa Packer, Allison Plinovich, Angelica Tyner, Kelsey Tyner, Megan Bernth, Katie Volkman, Chelsea Jackson, Coach Katie Sangiorgio and Coach Jim Socha. Back row (l to r) are Camie Brown, Lauren Brown, Coach Steve Kearney, Kaylee Lindahl, Megan Kerkes, Coach Bryan Nallenweg, Coach Sam Marshall and Coach Brian Carden.

(Tribune photo by TR Harlan)

By TR HARLAN

Steve Kearney got a nice exclamation point.

After 17 years as head girls track coach at Chesterton, and 44 years in the program, the Trojans sent Kearney off with another IHSAA Sectional Championship.

“It was my last team meet and I’m happy to go out with a win,” Kearney said. “I think Chesterton Track and Field has a good reputation and I’m proud to have been a part of it. This is a nice exclamation point at the end.”

The Trojans tallied 107 team points to best second place Valparaiso (99) and third place LaPorte (98). Portage finished fourth (94.5).

“We knew we had the potential to be a team like this,” Kearney said. “I’m really pleased with how we performed tonight. We have a nice blend of kids and a well-rounded team. That’s what it takes to win a meet like this.”

The Trojans won just two events, but a 1-2 finish in the pole vault was key as Erin Socha and Kaitlin Loehmer both cleared 10-feet. Socha won the event on misses.

“Our pole vaulters did a great job tonight,” Kearney said. “I wish they had gone 10-6 because there is always something you’d like to do. They had six good attempts at it and that’s all you can ask for.”

Chesterton also won the 4x100 relay with the quartet of Claire Brady, Brittany Borzych, Samantha Warren and Molly Wilson.

“I think the 4x1 was the race of the night,” Kearney said. “Molly is getting better and better. She got caught and fought back to retake the lead down the stretch. That’s something we haven’t done much of in the past.”

Second place finishers for the Trojans included Wilson in the 100, Kassidy Scott in the 800, Cara Sullivan in the high jump, Borzych in the long jump and Loehmer in the pole vault.

Chesterton’s 4x400 relay of Ana Acevedo, Brady, Scott and Jordyn Kincy also finished runner-up.

“After running the mile, what a race for Kassidy in the 800,” Kearney said. “That’s as good a double as you’ll see. Then, she led off the 4x4 to put us in a position to score enough points to hold on.”

Fourth place finishers included Acevedo in the 400 and Desiree Bell in the 300 hurdles.

IHSAA Sectional

AT CHESTERTON

Team Results

1. Chesterton, 107; 2. Valparaiso, 99; 3. LaPorte, 98; 4. Portage, 94.5; 5. New Prairie, 66; 6. Michigan City, 56; 7. Wheeler, 47; 8. South Central, 40; 9. Westville, 14.5.

Individual Results

(Top 4 advance to IHSAA Chesterton Regional)

100 - 1. Jenice O’Neal (L), 12.98; 2. Molly Wilson ©, 13.07; 3. Courtney Hessling (W), 13.19; 4. Ellisha Martin (MC), 13.40; 5. Victoria Ostrander (P), 13.42; 6. Kelley Frey (W), 13.62; 7. Colette Collins (V), 13.65.

200 - 1. Jenice O’Neal (L), 26.48; 2. Ellisha Martin (MC), 26.98; 3. Courtney Hessling (W), 27.03; 4. Anna Walls (V), 27.12; 5. Jasmine McLemore (MC), 27.42; 6. Jordyn Kincy ©, 27.47; 7. Samantha Warren ©, 27.57.

400 - 1. Jasmine McLemore (MC), 58.98; 2. Alex Mendoza (W), 1:00.68; 3. Samantha Cavanaugh (V), 1:00.87; 4. Ana Acevedo ©, 1:01.90; 5. Courtney Dickman (L), 1:02.59; 6. Riley Popplewell (SC), 1:03.15; 7. Bianca Vazquez (P), 1:03.65; 8. Lindsey Arndt (W), 1:04.02.

800 - 1. Kelly O’Shea (W), 2:21.14; 2. Kassidy Scott ©, 2:22.11; 3. Paige Pizer (P), 2:22.18; 4. Catharine Pickford (L), 2:30.85; 5. Madison Gits (L), 2:31.31; 6. Shalynn McNeal (MC), 2:33.46; 7. Ashley Elm (NP), 2:33.49; 8. Kelsey Tyler (NP), 2:33.54.

1600 - 1. Elena Lancioni (L), 11:07.83; 2. Alison Mundell (V), 11:13.63; 3. Kailee Schoof (L), 11:21.26; 4. Rachel Thompson (NP), 12:02.26; 5. Erin Reynolds (P), 12:18.09; 6. Cara Sullivan ©, 12:29.63; 7. Erin O’Laughlin (NP), 12:44.38; 8. Lindsey Nielsen ©, 12:46.23.

100 H - 1. Taylor Johnson (SC), 16.24; 2. Madison Buyer (V), 16.55; 3. Gabrielle Brown (V), 16.74; 4. Allison Vogeler (NP), 16.80; 5. Allie Mellen (MC), 17.24; 6. Tori Novak (L), 17.26; 7. Cariana Young (MC), 18.11; 8. Desiree Bell ©, 20.42.

300 H - 1. Allison Vogler (NP), 46.27; 2. Emily Trunk (MC), 47.86; 3. Madison Buyer (V), 47.92; 4. Desiree Bell ©, 48.02; 5. Teresa Raffin ©, 48.45; 6. Taylor Johnson (SC), 48.85; 7. Graceanne Wilczewski (L), 49.02; 8. Elizabeth Kampf (NP), 49.97.

4x100 - 1. Chesterton (Samantha Warren, Brittany Borzych, Claire Brady, Molly Wilson), 50.31; 2. LaPorte, 50.36; 3. Valparaiso, 51.23; 4. Portage, 51.25; 5. Wheeler, 52.05; 6. Michigan City, 53.13; 7. Westville, 57.90; 8. New Prairie, 58.59.

4x400 - 1. New Prairie, 4:04.75; 2. Chesterton (Ana Acevedo, Kassidy Scott, Claire Brady, Jordyn Kincy), 4:08.51; 3. Wheeler, 4:09.36; 4. Valparaiso, 4:10.78; 5. Portage, 4:12.42; 6. Michigan City, 4:34.50; 7. South Central, 4:26.09; 8. LaPorte, 4:28.98.

4x800 - 1. LaPorte, 9:46.53; 2. New Prairie, 9:50.19; 3. Portage, 9:53.89; 4. Valparaiso, 9:55.11; 5. Chesterton (Leah Sink, Shelby Snyder, Josie Tolin, Kristen Homme), 10:14.20; 6. Wheeler, 10:33.03; 7. Michigan City, 11:55.55; 8. South Central, 12:53.43.

HJ - 1. Sydney Payne (SC), 5-0; 2. Cara Sullivan ©, 4-10; 3. Colette Collins (V), 4-10; 4. Alissa Anselm (V), 4-10; 5. Brianna Stephan ©, 4-8; 6. Alexa Kosior (L), 4-6; 7. Savannah Vaughn (L), 4-6; 8. (tie) Stephanie Popp (W) and Angelica Lopez (P), 4-6.

PV - 1. Erin Socha ©, 10-0; 2. Kaitlin Loehmer ©, 10-0; 3. Delaney Barcelli (P), 9-6; 4. Alissa Anselm (V), 9-0; 5. Heather Shore (NP), 8-6; 6. Hannah Macher-Kohout (SC), 8-0; 7. Erika Kondratavicius (P), 8-0; 8. Emily McCoole (NP), 7-6.

LJ - 1. Malerie Mech (V), 16-5.5; 2. Brittany Borzych ©, 15-11.25; 3. Diana Alonzo (P), 15-9; 4. DeJanae Marshall (P), 15-7.5; 5. Kate Ulmer (L), 15-7.25; 6. Emily Chapman (L), 15-6.75; 7. Madison Buyer (V), 15-5.25; 8. Taylor Johnson (SC), 15-1.75.

SP - 1. Ashley Sosbe (P), 38-5; 2. Brianna Coleman (P), 36-8.5; 3. Savanna Jackson (W), 36-1.5; 4. Ariel Butler (V), 34-10.75; 5. Ashlynn Smith (NP), 33-11.5; 6. Olivia Murray (V), 33-0.25; 7. Megan Kerkes ©, 31-3.5; 8. Olivia Kaiser ©, 30-10.25.

DIS - 1. Ashley Sosbe (P), 136-8; 2. Whitney White (P), 114-2; 3. Savanna Jackson (W), 101-3; 4. Ashlynn Smith (NP), 100-10; 5. Ashley Kintigh (MC), 99-3; 6. Olivia Murray (V), 98-10; 7. Anna Reed (SC), 95-7; 8. Jacqueline Parish (L), 91-7.

 

 

 

Posted 5/21/2014