Girls Track and Field Takes First Place at the Fox Valley Conference


By Dani Rhody

The Huntley Red Raiders girls track and field took first place at the Fox Valley Conference meet on Tuesday, March 5. McHenry High School came in second, and Cary Grove High School in third.

In the field events, Taryn Sargent won long jump, Cameryn Piskule won shot put, and Daryn Davis won triple jump.

In the track events, Huntley won all of the relays of the night.

The individual winners in the track portion were Bailey Wilk in the 3200 meter, Davis in hurdles, Mary Raclawski in the 800 meter, Sargent in the 400 meter, and Rachael Morrison in the 1600 meter.

Huntley also had several runner-ups during the night. Kendal Only in hurdles, Grace Allen in the 800 meter, and the 200 meter Sabrina Krog.

The girls also broke four school records in the track portion of the night. Sargent broke the school record in the 400 meter, Wilk in the 3200 meter, Morrison in the 1600 meter, and Melissa Aninagyei-Bonsu, Olayeni Oladipo, Davis, and Krog in the 4×200 meter relay.

Allen broke her personal record in the 800 meter, and Davis broke her personal record in hurdles.

The girls celebrated their well deserved win during their cool down laps.

“[After hearing that they won the meet] everybody was happy. When we were in our cool down laps, we were very emotional because we had a trophy. We weren’t expecting to get a trophy. I got to hold it. It was precious,” Oladipo said.

The girls have come a long way from the beginning of the season to now.

“In the beginning we were working on getting our endurance up and being able to finish our races,” Oladipo said. “Now we have moved on to the part of the season where we are just working on speed and handoffs. We are really just working on our core events.”

For the upcoming meets, the girls will continue to practice hard, and get better every meet.

“We will continue our workouts that we have been doing for the past 8 weeks,” coach Shawn Nordeen said. “As we transition to the middle part of our training our training volume will decrease with our quality of work increases.”  

Come and watch the next girls track meet on March 9, at HHS.