Girls Track and Field news
Prairie Ridge senior Rylee Lydon needed to run 2:16 in the 800 in the final event of the Women's 17-18 Heptathlon at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Championships to take the title. She did that to win by 34 points and become a national champion.
Huntley takes the Northwest Herald All-Sports Award for the seventh consecutive year with 132 points, well ahead of second-place Crystal Lake Central. The Red Raiders won seven FVC titles and were runners-up in four other sports.
Sterling's Alice Sotelo saved her best for last at the IHSA State Finals on May 21, leaping 11.36 meters (32 feet, 4 1/2 inches) to win the Class 2A state title. For her stellar junior season, Sotelo is the 2022 Sauk Valley Media Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Glenbard West's Audrey Allman, a Vanderbilt commit who capped off her career with her first state championship in the 1,600-meter run last month, is the Suburban Life girls track and field Athlete of the Year.
Sabrina Baftiri, Daly Galloway earn Academic All-America mention
Here's a look at the top area performers for girls track & field
Batavia senior and Liberty commit Katrina Schlenker, who capped off her career with state medals in the 1,600, 3,200 and 4x400 relay, is the Kane County Chronicle girls track Athlete of the Year.
Newark senior Megan Williams overcame a serious health scare to win two individual state championships last month and lead the Norsemen to second place in Class 1A. She is the Record Newspapers Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Newark state champion Megan Williams overcame much to be The Times 2022 Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
It wasn't just a school record. It wasn't just a state championship. When Brooke Probst, our girls' track athlete of the year, won her high jump title last month, it was history - the first state championship in Indian Creek history.
Newark four-sport athlete KJ Friestad finishes up amazing prep career. She was a main contributor and leader for the volleyball, basketball, softball and track and field teams all four years for the Norsemen.
Sterling senior Alejandro Arellano and Forreston senior Mason Fox will play in the 48th annual Illinois Shrine Game, to be held Saturday, June 18 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
In a spring filled with so much craziness, was there any doubt that it would have a wacky ending?
The Plano School District 2A Unified track and field team won first in the state on May 27 at the IHSA meet held at the Eastern Illinois University O’Brien Field.
University of Wisconsin LaCrosse freshman Kyra Lard, a McHenry East graduate, had hits in 27 of her team's final 31 games and finished with a .410 batting average. Lard was named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year.