PREP ROUNDUP: Neisendorf sets BNC high jump record
Genoa-Kingston senior Danielle Neisendorf set a Big Northern Conference record by clearing 5 feet, 4 inches in the high jump and won the conference title Monday. The Cogs finished seventh as a team with 37 points.
Neisendorf also finished third in the pole vault with a mark of 9-0.
G-K’s 4x100-meter relay team of Felicia Olson, Carly Fischer, Brianna Kramer and Neisendorf finished second in 51.71 seconds. Kramer took fourth in the 100 at 13.09 and was third in the 300 hurdles with a personal-best time of 48.09.
Barbs down Rochelle: DeKalb defeated Rochelle, 6-1, on the road. Shaun Johnson pitched a complete game, giving up only one earned run and striking out six.
Corey Nelson went 4 for 4 with three RBIs.
“We played good defense, and Shaun really settled down in the middle innings,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said.
The Barbs (8-14, 3-9 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) host Rochelle today at home.
Cogs upend Rockford Christian: Genoa-Kingston dominated Rockford Christian, 15-1, at home.
Katie Thurlby pitched all five innings and struck out two in the win for G-K (14-4, 4-3 BNC East). Megan McConnell and Amy Clark each had two hits, and Paige Keegan hit a home run.
The Cogs play at North Boone today.
T’wolves edge H-BR: Indian Creek defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 12-11.
Sycamore shuts out Morris: The Spartans won a crucial NI Big 12 East match, 5-0, against Morris.
Johnsen doubles up: H-BR’s Christian Johnsen won the long and high jumps at a five-team meet at Amboy.
Andrew Klambauer took first in the triple jump, Mack Carls won the discus and T.J. Gavin captured the 110 hurdles. Jared Madden also came in first in the 200 for H-BR, which finished second behind Amboy.