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Prep Roundup: Records fall at Holmes Invitational

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Kaneland's girls track team took second, DeKalb was third and Sycamore finished seventh at the 11-team Jill Holmes Invitational on Saturday at Kaneland.

The Knights, who scored 92.5 points to finish behind champion Hononegah's 98, had a first place finisher in the discus in Nicole Ketza, who had a throw of 97 feet, 10.5 inches. Elle Tattoni won the shot put after a throw of 32-11. Ashley Castellanos was second in the triple jump (33-6) and long jump (15-10).

For DeKalb, Jaylaan Slaughter won the 100-meter hurdles and set a meet record with her time of 14.7 seconds. She also set the meet record in the 300 hurdles, winning in 45.9 seconds.

Kelsey Schrader won the 3,200 run in 11:42.1. Danielle Dlabal was second in the 800 in 2:23.

Sycamore's Lake Kwaza won the 100 dash in 11.8 seconds. The Spartans' 4x400 relay of Maggie Lalowski, Alli Schroeder, Stephanie Cole and Bri Iwans was first in 4:09.1. Lalowski was third in the 1,600 (5:42.1).

Foster breaks school records, again: Indian Creek's Kalia Foster won the 3,200 and the 1,600 and broke her own school records set earlier this season while the Timberwolves were second at the Putnam County four-team meet. Foster won the 3,200 in 12:46.93 while taking the 1,600 crown in 5:52.08. Emma Goodrich was second in the 400 in 1:11.92.

Clark sets PR for H-BR: Hinckley-Big Rock's Kristen Clark set a personal record in the 800 at the Don Gooden Invitational at Mendota, finishing in 2:38.43 to take sixth place. The Royals took 13th place.

Cogs 5th: At the Gebhardt-Worley Invite, Genoa-Kingston finished fifth out of six teams. Danielle Neisendorf won the high jump, clearing 5-3. Brianna Kramer was second in the 100 with a personal record of 13.11 seconds.

"A nice meet for us, we had many new personal bests," G-K coach Barry Schmidt said. "The warmer weather helped drop our times today, and we look for them to drop more in the coming weeks."


Bayler places twice: At the Don Gooden Invitational, Hinckley-Big Rock's Mike Bayler was third in the triple jump (37-10) and fifth in the 400 (54.61). Mack Carls set a personal record in the discus, with a throw of 133-1 to finish third. The Royals finished 13th.


Knights win in 5: Tyler Heinle was 3 for 4 with a triple, three runs scored and two RBIs in Kaneland's 15-4, five-inning victory against Dixon. Jake Razo went 1 for 1 with three runs scored and a walk for the Knights (6-5).

Defense hurts Barbs: Jeremy Karasewski pitched five innings, struck out one and didn't give up an earned run, but DeKalb lost to LaSalle-Peru, 3-2.

I think it seemed like the last game, we had chances to win, we had a lead and we just couldn't hold it late," DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. "Defensively, we're kind of kicking ourselves right now."

Trenton Sopko went 1 for 2 with an RBI for the Barbs (5-3-1).

T'wolves swept: Indian Creek lost a doubleheader to St. Edward, falling in the first game, 12-4, then losing the second game in nine innings, 6-4. Bret Ostrom went 3 for 5 in the second game for the Timberwolves (3-8).


Spartans swept: Sycamore lost both games of a doubleheader against West Chicago, losing the first, 9-6, and the second 9-5. In the first, the Spartans (5-9) had 11 hits but gave up five unearned runs. Keri Treml was 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Abby Foulk was 2 for 4 with a double.

In the second game, Foulk was 2 for 4 with a home run and a double and Brittany Huber was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Becca Schroeder was 1 for 3 with a double and three RBIs. Treml took the loss in the circle, giving up five earned runs in six innings.


Barbs take sixth: DeKalb finished in sixth place at the York Invitational, which was won by the host Dukes. Tristan Draper earned DeKalb's two points at No. 3 singles.

"Very demanding tournament, very high quality teams all around," DeKalb coach Duane Cowley said. "We saw improvement, so that's a good thing."

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