First Team: Jasmine Brown, sr., DeKalb - Brown was named the Daily Chronicle Girls Track Athlete of the Year after winning the Class 3A state championship in the triple jump and taking third place in the long jump.
Lauren Zick, jr., Kaneland - Zick was slowed by an illness at the sectional and state meets, but showed just how dominant she can be during a healthy regular season. At the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet, Zick won the 100, 200 and 400 titles while taking second to Brown in the long jump.
Kelsey Schrader, jr., DeKalb - Schrader was another athlete slowed by injuries at the end of the season. She still managed to win a Class 3A sectional title in the 3,200 and finished 23rd at the state meet in 11:11.64.
Danielle Neisendorf, sr., Genoa-Kingston - Neisendorf became a four-time state qualifier in the high jump. She finished ninth in the Class 2A meet, earning a medal for the second consecutive year.
Emily Schilling, so., Indian Creek - Schilling’s times continued to drop as the season progressed it and the sophomore set two personal records at the Class 1A state meet. Schilling placed seventh in the 800 and came back to finish fifth in the 1,600 later that day, becoming the area’s second double-medalist.
Brianna Bower, fr., Kaneland
Christina Delach, jr., Kaneland
Kristen Clark, jr., Hinckley-Big Rock
Ariel Russell, sr., Indian Creek
Brianna Kramer, jr., Genoa-Kingston
Kate Thuestad, sr., Indian Creek
Chantel Kyler, so., Indian Creek
Alexis VanWhye, fr., Indian Creek
Ashley Castellanos, sr., Kaneland
Amanda Lesak, sr., Kaneland
Victoria Clinton, so., Kaneland
Lauren Goff, fr., Sycamore
Lilia Edwards, so., Sycamore
Sydney Strang, jr., Kaneland
Christina Dailey, jr. Sycamore