KANELANDâ€”Lady Knights track saw some members continue in a nice groove this week.
Kanelandâ€™s annual hosting of Jenniâ€™s ABC Meet in Maple Park led to a third-place nod with 250 points. Huntley High School was crowned queen of the meet with 418 points, and Rockford Boylan took second with 322 points. Kaneland outlasted Rosary by one point, while Rock Falls finished fifth at 245 in the seven-team outing.
On Tuesday, KHS lost by just one point to visiting Glenbard South, 71.5-70.5.
KHS snagged a number of first-places on Saturday, beginning with Lisa Robersonâ€™s 2 minute, 28.46 time in the 800 meter A grouping.
Brooke Patterson continued her first-year rise through the ranks, securing first in the pole vault A category with an effort of nine feet, nine inches. The junior also took first in the long jump A category at 14-11.
Junior Andie Strang was first in the 800m run B group with a time of 2:32.88, and Roberson came back with a first in the 1600m run B at 5:55.33.
Teammate Brianna Stark, with a 15-foot effort in long jump B, took the crown in that event, while Sydney Luse won pole vault C at seven feet.
Strang also took second place in the 1600m run A with a time of 5:47.28.
Hillary Luse took second in the 100m hurdles A at 18.34, while Patterson added to her productive day with a second in the triple jump A group (34-03).
Sydney Luse finished second in the 100m hurdles B at 18.94. Hillary Luse took second in the pole vault B event with a seven-foot vault. Keara Palpant, with a 77-06 throw, took second in the discus throw B event, while Mel Mazuc finished second in discus C at 72-09.
Against the Lady Raiders, Patterson won first places in the long jump (15-5), triple jump (34-4) and pole vault (10-0).
Teammate Nicole Ketza won discus at 93-8. Roberson took the 800m run crown at 2:29.9, while teammate Arianna Espino won the 400m dash at 1:06.1. Amanda Lesak was first in the 300m hurdles at 54.68. Strang finished an impressive 5:35.99 in the 1600m run, while the Lady Knight foursome won the 4x400m relay at 4:31.5.
Laying ahead for Kaneland girls track is the annual Dixon Relays on Friday, April 23, at 4 p.m.
Photo: Freshman Amanda Lesak goes skyward for the high jump at Jenniâ€™s ABC meet at KHS on Saturday. Photo by Ben Draper