Track

High school girls track and field: Burlington Central holds off Woodstock for KRC title

MARENGO – Woodstock did its best to send coach Steve Erwin into retirement with the first Kishwaukee River Conference Girls Track and Field Meet team championship.

The Blue Streaks could not hold off Burlington Central, which had too much depth, but Erwin, who is stepping down after 33 years as a math teacher and girls track coach, still was thrilled by the results.

Woodstock was seeded before the meet for 101 points and third place. The Blue Streaks scored 123 points and took second behind Burlington’s 147 1/2, while Richmond-Burton took third with 112.

“He’s done so much for this school, and he’s just got this huge legacy that we want to live up to,” Streaks sophomore hurdler Syd Heidtke said. “We want to be able to say, ‘We’re Woodstock and we were Erwin’s last team.’ It’s just amazing we could do this for him. I’m sad we couldn’t get first, but we gave it out all, and that’s all he asks of us.”

Heidtke won the 100-meter high and 300 low hurdles, while taking seconds with two sprint relays. Cora Uidl won the pole vault and Erwin lauded junior Kayla Deegan’s performance, winning the high jump and placing in both hurdles. Deegan had not run the hurdles outdoors after fighting injuries this spring.

“It’s really nice for Erwin in his last season,” Woodstock senior Kate Jacobs said. “It’s good for us to be able to keep running fast times.”

Jacobs was second in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200, while teammate Kylie Hagmann was second in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600. They teamed up with Lauren Wieterman and Shannon Koscinski to win the 4x800, then with Koscinski and Uidl to take third in the 4x400. Jacobs and Hagmann each ran 15 laps on Thursday.

“That’s what you hope for,” Erwin said. “Our team is smaller than it used to be. We haven’t been able to compete, teamwise, in the Fox Valley (Conference) for quite a few years. When we went into the new conference, I was excited about it being in my last season. I was thinking, ‘Hey, maybe we can win this conference meet.’ All you want to do is have the kids do the best they can, and that’s what they did tonight.”

R-B was led by K.C. Davids and Megan Curran, who each won a pair of field events. Davids won the long jump (16 feet, 7 1/4 inches) and the triple jump (33-10). Curran won the shot put (37-8 1/2) and the discus (102-7).

“The long jump started off pretty rough,” Davids said. “I won it on my last jump. I told myself, ‘You’re a senior and this is your last (conference) jump ever. Make it count.’ The triple jump went all right, it wasn’t my best, but it was enough to get first.”

Curran had a little tough time in the discus with the wind pushing throws to the right.

“I ended up with a 102 on my final throw, and that did it for me,” Curran said. “In shot, my second throw was 35 feet, but I knew I could do better. When I came back from the discus finals to the shot finals, I threw a 37.”

Marengo freshman Lillie Simons won the 200 and took seconds in the 100, long and triple jumps.

“It was awesome, it felt really nice to accomplish something like that,” Simons said. “It’s pretty exciting that I have three more years left of this, to see what it brings.”

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Kishwaukee River Conference Meet

Team scores: 1. Burlington Central 147.5, 2. Woodstock 123, 3. Richmond-Burton 112, 4. Marengo 89, 5. Johnsburg 34.5, 6. Woodstock North 31, 7. Harvard 20.

4x800 relay: 1. Woodstock (Jacobs, Hagmann, Wieterman, Koscinski) 10:24.13. 2. Johnsburg 10:55.27, 3. Burlington Central 10:58.34, 4. Woodstock North 11:48.33, 5. Marengo 11:57.34, 6. Harvard 12:06.63.

4x100 relay: 1. Burlington Central 52.11, 2. Woodstock 52.53, 3. Woodstock North 54.50, 4. Harvard 54.62, 5. Marengo 55.03, 6. Johnsburg 56.25.

3,200 meters: 1. Safranski (BC) 12:00.80, 2. Hagmann (Wdk) 12:03.82, 3. Jacobs (Wdk) 12:03.86, 4. Rodriguez (BC) 12:16.45, 5. Schmitt (Jbg) 12:27.28, 6. Shefcik (Mgo) 13:41.91.

100 high hurdles: 1. Heidtke (Wdk) 16.65, 2. Angvick (BC) 17.20, 3. Myland (RB) 17.8, 4. Deegan (Wdk) 18.2, 5. Rado (Mgo) 18.79, 6. Offerman (RB) 18.99.

100 meters: 1. Goehrke (BC) 12.98, 2. Simons (Mgo) 13.0, 3. Livengood (WN) 13.39, 4. Davids (RB) 13.45, 5. Verbeeck (Wdk) 13.69, 6. Steponaitis (Wdk) 13.81.

800 meters: 1. Safranski (BC) 2:22.98, 2. Langlois (RB) 2:26.02, 3. Frisch (RB) 2:29.14, 4. Secor (Mgo) 2:36.01, 5. Koscinski (Wdk) 2:36.64, 6. Davis (Jbg) 2:41.11.

4x200 relay: 1. Burlington Central 1:53.22, 2. Woodstock 1:54.79, 3. Marengo 2:02.77, 4. Woodstock North 2:02.85, 5. Richmond-Burton 2:05.85.

400 meters: 1. Stark (BC) 1:04.02, 2. Schmidt (Jbg) 1:04.32, 3. Stepanaitis (Wdk) 1:05.18, 4. Overmyer (BC) 1:05.76, 6. Wagner (RB) 1:08.29.

300 low hurdles: 1. Heidtke (Wdk) 48.10, 2. Bilyk (BC) 49.43, 3. Myland (RB) 50.24, 4. Offerman (RB) 53.46, 5. Angvick (BC) 54.44, 6. Deegan (Wdk) 55.49.

1,600 meters: 1. Safranski (BC) 5:23.34, 2. Jacobs (Wdk) 5:32.34, 3. Hagmann (Wdk) 5:32.66, 4. Frisch (RB) 5:37.18, 5. Langlois (RB) 5:48.49, 6. Rodriguez (BC) 5:53.45.

200 meters: 1. Simons (Mgo) 26.62, 2. Goehrke (BC) 27.09, 3. Davids (RB) 27.12, 4. Bilyk (BC) 27.77, 5. Steponaitis (Wdk) 28.56, 6. Kaufmann (Wdk) 28.74.

4x400 relay: 1. Burlington Central 4:26.52, 2. Richmond-Burton 4:27.42, 3. Woodstock 4:35.01, 4. Woodstock North 4:47.14, 5. Marengo 4:56.08, 6. Johnsburg 5:06.14.

Shot put: 1. Curran (RB) 37-8.5, 2. Bertrand (Mgo) 32-3, 3. Myers (Jbg) 29-4, 4. Garcia (WN) 28-9.5, 5. Laing (WN) 26-6, 6. Uribe (BC) 25-10.75.

Discus: 1. Curran (RB) 102-7, 2. Bertrand (Mgo) 95-3, 3. Myers (Jbg) 94-11, 4. Row (Mgo) 92-3, 5. Dankemeyer (Wdk) 83-3, 6. Garcia (WN) 81-3.

High jump: 1. Deegan (Wdk) 4-8, 2. Satkiewicz (RB) 4-6, 3. Gasparaitis (BC) 4-6, 4. Davies (Hvd) 4-4, 5 (tie). Cronin (Jbg) Ross (BC) 4-4.

Long jump: 1. Davids (RB) 16-7.25, 2. Simons (Mgo) 16-5.5, 3. Parker (Mgo) 16-4.75, 4. Pelayo (Hvd) 14-8.5, 5. Moretti (BC) 14-4.5, 6. Myland (RB) 14-3.25.

Triple jump: 1. Davids (RB) 33-10, 2. Simons (Mgo) 33-4.5, 3. Parker (Mgo) 32-10.75, 4. Myland (RB) 31-5, 5. Peake (Wdk) 30-11, 6. Pelayo (Hvd) 30-10.

Pole vault: 1. Uidl (Wdk) 10-6, 2. Conn (BC) 8-0, 3. Gasparaitis (BC) 7-6, 4. Mortimer (Hvd) 7-6, 5. Pasillas (Hvd) 7-6, 6. Brumm (RB) 7-0.

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