Inside Prep Track

Athletes of the Week


Donald Johnson

Alden-Hebron, jr.

Johnson had a big hand in 28 of the Giants’ 59 points at the Northeastern Athletic Conference Meet last week.

The junior won the 100 meters (10.98 seconds) and triple jump (38 feet, 10 inches) and also ran a leg of A-H’s second-place 4x100 relay team. Also running in that quartet were Justin Gricar, Charlie Gonzalez and Will Stephan.

Johnson performed well the week before in the McHenry County Meet, where he was third in the 100 and eighth in the triple jump.


Antonia Moore

Huntley, sr.

Moore ran the area’s best 400 meters time (58.41) Saturday at the Palatine Relays, losing only to Peoria Richwoods’ Brenna Detra.

Moore also anchored the Red Raiders’ 4x400 relay team, which ran 4:09.55, the second-fastest time in the area behind Crystal Lake South’s 4:09.13.

Moore ran with Alyssa Bushman, Tina Driscoll and Taylor Schau in that race.


Try again: The Fox Valley Conference and Big Northern Conference girls track and field meets were suspended Thursday because of lightning.

Both meets will be restarted Monday. The FVC teams will return to Grayslake Central at 5:30 p.m. for the finish of field events. The running finals are supposed to start at 6:30 p.m.

The BNC Meet will resume at 4:30 p.m. at Genoa-Kingston.

There was no way the meets could have been completed with most schools having their proms over the weekend. It does pose some different circumstances for the athletes this week. Some will compete two days after their proms and only three days before sectionals.

This week’s top meets

Fox Valley Conference Girls Meet

5:30 p.m. Monday,
at Grayslake Central

Cary-Grove will try to win its fifth consecutive FVC title in the meet that was suspended Thursday.

Big Northern Conference Girls Meet

4:30 p.m. Monday,
at Genoa-Kingston

Marengo’s Katie Adams and Allie Sprague will lead their team at the meet that was suspended Thursday.

Class 2A Grayslake Central Sectional, Thursday

The local teams competing will be Harvard, Johnsburg, Marengo, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Woodstock North.

Class 3A Belvidere North Sectional

Thursday, at Belvidere

The local teams competing are Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Jacobs, McHenry and Prairie Ridge.

Fox Valley Conference Boys Meet

4:30 p.m. Friday, at Cary-Grove

McHenry and Huntley tied for the McHenry County Meet title and should be two of the top teams again in this meet.

– Joe Stevenson

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