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Chesterton Girls win Sectional Track title

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And to think Camryn Dunn could have ended up at, gasp!, Valparaiso.

When the Chesterton freshman sprint phenom and her family moved from Utah to Northwest Indiana for her dad's new job just before the start of the school year, they considered the Duneland School Corporation and its rivals in green a few miles south.

For Dunn, the decision turned out to be an easy one. Tuesday's Chesterton Sectional, where the young speed ball won the 100-meter dash, took second in the 400 and contributed to the 1,600 relay's victory that put the bow on the Trojans' team title, only added more validation.

"I had no idea, my freshman year coming in, winning a sectional championship and being so successful," Dunn said before jumping into a team photo. "It was hard to leave (Utah) all of a sudden, not so planned out, but it was definitely a good move for us. We were looking at different places and actually narrowed it down to Valpo and Chesterton. I toured both schools and fell in love with Chesterton immediately. The facilities, the people, it was just a good environment. I'm glad I ended up here."

So is Trojans coach Lindsey Moskalick.

"For a freshman to run four races in her first sectional, I thought she did fantastic," she said.

The story actually gets better. Dunn, a gymnast for the better part of six years, took two years off of sports. Her running background was limited to elementary school meets.

"I kind of knew based off what I'd run in the past, kind of what I've done randomly, playing around with friends, that I would go into sprints," she said. "The 400, I didn't know what I was trying, I was like, hey, yeah, let's try this. I love it."

Ashley Craycraft was the other star of the night for the Trojans, winning the 800 and contributing to the 1,600 and 3,200 relay titles.

"I knew hearing, I think, toward the beginning, we were like down five-and-a-half, six-and-a-half points, so I knew the meet was going to be close the whole way and would most likely come down to our four-by-four," she said. "I knew we really had to perform and we did. I'm so proud of everyone in that relay."

Craycraft ran the opening leg on the 3,200 relay and the anchor leg on the 1,600 relay. In between, she surged into the lead in the last 150 to capture the 800.

"I think it's definitely an asset I'm so thankful for," she said of her big closing kick. "It's like amazing to be able to use. It's fun coming in at the end. I know that's when I have to put it down and go, so that's usually when I try to step it up from the pace I am going. I like having people to go with, so I like to go first (in the 3,200 relay), then I enjoy catching people, so I enjoy the anchor leg (on the 1,600 relay). I did know the Valpo girl ended up catching me on the last leg (at conference), so I knew I had to keep going."

Among other performers, Haley Moore was runner-up in both hurdles events to LaPorte star Riley Tuerff and Hannah Geiser was third in the long jump.

"I thought overall they did exactly what they needed to," Moskalick said. "The seniors stepped up. It was fun to watch. I usually score every single meet but anything can happen. People are like, oh, you should win this one, but Valpo showed up. That's what I expect between Valpo and Chesterton, to have a real tough meet. It was going to be close. They had a couple good performances and we had a couple surprises, too."

Chesterton posted 140.5 points to Valpo's 121.

IHSAA Sectional

AT CHESTERTON

Team Results

1. Chesterton, 140.5; 2. Valparaiso, 121; 3. Portage, 82; 4. LaPorte, 69.5; 5. Michigan City, 69; 6. Wheeler, 53.5; 7. New Prairie, 38.5; 8. Washington Twp., 24; 9. South Central, 15; 10. Westville 10.

Individual Results

4x800 -- 1. Chesterton, 9:46.78; 2. Wheeler, 10:03.46; 3. Valparaiso, 10:28.67; 4. Portage, 10:46.07; 5. LaPorte, 11:18.50; 6. New Prairie, 12:07.84; 7. Michigan City, 12:34.21; 8. South Central, 13:26.79.

100 -- 1. Camryn Dunn , 12.78; 2. Joani Ashley (MC), 12.86; 3. Jakeyiah Goldsby (P), 12.96; 4. Joanna Fields (V), 13.06; 5. TyJae Combs (P), 13.13; 6. Brianna Hooton (NP), 13.29; 7. Ava Reibly , 13.39.

100 H -- 1. Riley Tuerff (L), 15.51; 2. Haley Moore , 15.73; 3. Precious Harvey (V), 15.80; 4. Jael Martin (MC), 17.05; 5. Makayla Coram , 17.33; 6. Adrianna McFadden (V), 17.72; 7. Cierra Harris (P), 18.12; 8. Jenascia Warnell (W), 18.83.

200 -- 1. Amaya Turner (W), 26.13; 2. Jaedyn Lowe (P), 26.96; 3. Kayla Jones (L), 27.03; 4. Ava Reibly , 27.29; 5. Jakeyiah Goldsby (P), 27.39; 6. Olivia Martinez (WT), 27.90; 7. Naomi Ashley (MC), 28.03; 8. Danielle Kontos , 30.47.

1600 -- 1. Ava Gilliana (V), 5:14.64; 2. Bailey Ranta , 5:18.84; 3. Emily Worthington (V), 5:20.20; 4. Kara Krol , 5:20.84; 5. Morgan McCulloch (P), 5:39.01; 6. Christina Fitzpatrick (MC), 5:46.37; 7. Brisa Martinez (P), 5:54.26; 8. Juliana Kroll (NP), 6:00.80.

4x100 -- 1. Michigan City, 50.82; 2. Portage, 50.84; 3. LaPorte, 51.34; 4. Chesterton, 51.77; 5. Valparaiso, 51.97; 6. Washington Twp., 52.56; 7. Wheeler, 53.02; 8. New Prairie, 56.46.

400 -- 1. Amaya Turner (W), 57.01 (SECTIONAL RECORD); 2. Camryn Dunn , 59.82; 3. Isabella Grisafi (V), 1:01.71; 4. Olivia Martinez (WT), 1:02.15; 5. Isabella Smith , 1:02.21; 6. Sophia Jaime (V), 1:02.79; 7. Genesis Borom (P), 1:02.87; 8. Ella Bensz (L), 1:05.09.

300 H -- 1. Riley Tuerff (L), 45.89; 2. Haley Moore , 48.61; 3. Precious Harvey (V), 49.82; 4. Cierra Harris (P), 51.44; 5. Megan Wagenblast (V), 51.51; 6. Marie Raffin , 53.54; 7. Sarah Weber (MC), 54.02; 8. Destanee King (P), 56.00.

800 -- 1. Ashley Craycraft , 2:22.14; 2. Emma Hellwege (W), 2:22.51; 3. Ariana Steele (L), 2:24.45; 4. Callie Metzger (NP), 2:28.04; 5. Frances Clancy , 2:28.11; 6. Lillian Maldia (V), 2:34.43; 7. Virginia Meyer (P), 2:39.72; 8. Ella Dubbs (L), 2:44.19.

3200 -- 1. Ava Gilliana (V), 11:36.00; 2. Hailey Orosz (W), 11:37.08; 3. Bailey Ranta , 11:38.57; 4. Sarah Worthington (V), 11:58.79; 5. Adelaide Young Brust (SC), 12:06.86; 6. Nalani Malackowski , 12:19.16; 7. Anna Timm (P), 12:33.01; 8. Gabriele Peters (NP), 12:40.25.

4x400 -- 1. Chesterton, 4:06.16; 2. Valparaiso, 4:07.85; 3. Portage, 4:23.26; 4. LaPorte, 4:26.90; 5. Wheeler, 4:28.94; 6. New Prairie, 4:31.82; 7. Michigan City, 4:49.42; 8. Washington Twp, 4:52.23.

HJ -- 1. Gina Butz (P), 5-2; 2. Kathryn Pastoret (V), 4-10; 3. Gemma Dillon (NP), 4-10; 4. Hannah Lopez (V), 4-8; 5. (tie) Claire Horvath (WT) and Brianna Thorp (L), 4-8; 7. Anna Capellari (W), 4-8; 8. (tie) Alaina South and Katelyn Hyde (W), 4-6.

DIS -- 1. Cassie Janas (WE), 108-00; 2. Sklyar Denton (NP), 105-4; 3. Aaliyah Briggs (MC), 99-11; 4. Tori Gerhardt , 99-1; 5. Alyssia Parker (SC), 96-7; 6. Simone Hooper (P), 96-4; 7. Ayla Rice (V), 96-3; 8. Jessica Campbell (L), 93-2.

SP -- 1. Keatyn Boren (L), 38-0; 2. Maya Lavendusky (P), 37-5; 3. Madison Davis , 34-5; 4. Skylar Denton (NP), 34-2; 5. Aaliyah Briggs (MC), 33-4; 6. Tori Gerhardt , 33-1; 7. Charlotte Corneil (WT), 30-10; 8. Ayla Rice (V), 30-7.5.

LJ -- 1. Naomi Ashley (MC), 16-8; 2. Joanna Fields (V), 16-7.25; 3. Hannah Geiser (V), 16-6; 4. Joani Ashley (MC), 16-5.75; 5. Kayla Jones (L), 16-4.25; 6. Ashley Kennedy (WT), 15-11.25; 7. Andrea Franklin (L), 15-11.25; 8. Olivia Martinez (WT), 15-5.75.

PV -- 1. Meghan Miller (MC), 10-0; 2. Riley Stanley (V), 10-0; 3. Maggie Thomas (SC), 9-9; 4. Caity Bogue , 9-9; 5. Anastasia Tsagris (V), 9-6. 6. (tie) Ashley Kennnedy (WT) and Hannah Chlebowski (NP), 8-6; 8. Sophia Hunzelman , 8-6.

 

 

Posted 5/15/2019

 
 
 
 

 

 

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