Athletes of the Week
The junior sprinter won the 200 meters and anchored two second-place relays for the Chargers, who took fifth in the Crystal Lake Central Invitational on May 2 with 53 1/2 points.
White won the 200 in 22.73 seconds. He also anchored the second-place 4x100 relay team with Malik Dunner, Nick Shydlowski and Sam Franckowiak in 44.44.
Dunner, Austin Garand, Franckowiak and White also finished second in the 4x200 in 1:32.36.
Tramblay had three firsts and a sixth Thursday at the Fox Valley Conference Track and Field Meet at Grayslake North, helping the Red Raiders to second place as a team.
Tramblay broke the 100 high hurdles meet record with a 14.86 in that race, even running into a decent wind. The old record (14.9) was set by Woodstock’s Laura Valldeperas in 1999.
Tramblay also won the triple jump and ran with Kate Mitchell, Tess Miller and Tina Driscoll to win the 4x400 relay. She also took sixth in the high jump.
Dalman repeats: Crystal Lake Central senior Claire Dalman made 11 feet, 6 inches to win the pole vault but was chasing Jacobs’ Sarah Ross’ FVC Meet record of 12-0 after making that height earlier in the week.
Dalman cleared 12-3 in a meet earlier in the week, her career best, but struggled with her steps and a side wind in the finals Thursday.
“I didn’t have the speed behind it today,” Dalman said. “I need to have better focus. The effort and hard work are there, it’s just when the time comes I have to be mentally there.”
Dalman recently moved up to a 13-0 pole rated at 155 pounds, which is bigger than the previous one she was using. She made the 12-3 vault on that pole.
Freeman short: Cary-Grove thrower Nikki Freeman also had some big performances in the previous week and just missed a record in the discus. Freeman had several throws of longer than 130 feet but won the FVC Meet with 125-3. Her teammate Olivia Roehri set the FVC mark at 127-1 two years ago as a freshman.
“I’m a little disappointed to go from 130s to 125, but the season’s not over,” Freeman said. “I came out here and won, and that’s awesome, more points for our team.”
C-G rolls again: Speaking of Freeman’s team, C-G won its sixth consecutive FVC Meet championship with its considerable depth, often scoring twice in the individual events. The Trojans had only Freeman and high jumper Erika Sternard as FVC champs. C-G won by 37 points without its best athlete, Morgan Schulz, who left when she became ill.
Sophomore Sarah Riley impressed Anderson in particular as she scored in four events and displayed what being a team was about.
“She has to be our MVP,” Anderson said. “She took third in the 800 and after that I told her she had the option to run the 1,600. She got eighth there and picked us up another point. She ran in our 4x800 [that took seventh] and was a spark that really got us going.
“I’m not surprised [we did this]. It’s a great team and our girls are ultimate team players.”
This week’s top meets
DeKalb Class 3A
Local teams competing: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crytal Lake South, Huntley, Jacobs, McHenry and Prairie Ridge.
Metea Valley Class 3A
Local team competing: Dundee-Crown.
Woodstock Class 2A
Local teams competing: Hampshire, Harvard, Johnsburg, Marengo, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Woodstock North.
Big Northern Conference
Thursday at Byron
Local teams competing: Harvard, Marengo and Richmond-Burton.
Fox Valley Conference
Friday at Crystal Lake Central
Local teams competing: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Dundee-Crown, Hampshire, Huntley, Jacobs, Johnsburg, McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock and Woodstock North.
– Joe Stevenson