The Frosh/Team placed 3rd out of 8 teams at Saturday’s DGS Invitational. The Mustangs scored 99 points to finish behind Lyons Township (125 pts) and Glenbard West (112.5 pts) and well ahead of 4th place Hinsdale Central (56.5 pts).
Lauren Ackermann (So) placed 1st in the pole vault with a jump of 7-6. Izzy Taylor (Fr) placed 4th with a vault of 7-0. Sonja Renowden scored a 2nd place in the long jump with 14-8. Alessandra Lane (So) grabbed 4th place in the triple jump (30-9) to round out the field event scoring.
Fourth place finishes were popular among the Mustang distance runners as Kara Petersen (So) took 4th place in the 800m (2:30.30), and Alyssa Taglia (Fr) took 4th place in both the 1600m (5:50.89) and the 3200m (12:42.89) races. Natalie Olsen (Fr) added a 6th place finish in the 3200m (13:02.62).
Izzy Taylor came back to place 3rd in the 100m dash (13.99) while Alexus Allen (Fr) took 3rd in the 200m dash (28.95). Sarah Ansah (Fr) finished 3rd in the 300m hurdles (54.66) while Shalyn Martinek (So) ran to 4th place in both the 300m hurdles (55.03) and the 100m hurdles (19.64).
The F/S team also had a lot of success in the relays, placing 1st in the 4x100m relay (Renowden, Abigail Davenport-Fr, Allen, and Ackermann) in 52.75 and the 4x200m relay (Ackermann, Allen, Davenport, Asia Branch-Fr) in 1:53.31. The 4x400m relay team of Ansah, Renowden, Johanna Skibbe-9, and Petersen finished off the day with a 4th place effort of 4:33.60.