Photo: Ashley Castellanos, shown here in recent indoor action, took home a sixth place in the triple jump at the Hononegah Girls Indoor Classic. File Photo
ROCKTON, Ill.—Here’s a way to measure your early-season progress in girls’ track: Compete at a 24-team Track Classic.
Here’s a way to be happy about your early-season progress: Finish third in said 24-team Track Classic.
The Lady Knights continued on their indoor track slate on Friday in Rockton, Ill., at the Hononegah Girls Indoor Classic.
West Aurora won the meet with 102 points, followed by Downers Grove North at 74.5. Kaneland had 59 points, edging Lake Park with 56, and Vernon Hills rounded out the top five at 52.5.
For Kaneland, Brooke Patterson enjoyed a monopoly on first place in her solo events, the pole vault and triple jump.
The senior vaulted a 10 foot, six inch distance and won the triple jump by two inches with a mark of 33-7.25.
Second-places were gathered by Lauren Zick in the 400 meter dash (1:02.40) and by the 4x800m relay squad of Kris Bowen, Ashley Castellanos, Andie Strang and Sydney Strang, with a time of 10:23.91.
Third-places went to the freshman Zick in the 200m dash with an effort of 27.55 seconds.
In the distance medley, fourth place went to the unit of Bowen, Maggie Brundige, Abby Dodis and Jessica Stouffer, running in 14:15.59.
Fifth place for Kaneland was secured in the 4x400m relay, thanks to a 4:30.76 finish by Sydney Bilotta, Castellanos, Ariana Espino and Patterson.
The Lady Knights also added a couple of sixth places to their early indoor season coffers, in the form of a 55m dash time of 7.76 seconds by Zick.
In a solo effort, Castellanos took sixth in the triple jump at 31-11.25.
Finally, Andie Strang wrangled seventh place in the 1600m run with a time of 5:38.58.
Saturday, March 12, brings the Byron Indoor Invitational on the KHS docket, beginning at 8:30 a.m.