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2013 Girls Track All-Area Team

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

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.

Second Team

Brianna Bower, fr., Kaneland

Christina Delach, jr., Kaneland

Kristen Clark, jr., Hinckley-Big Rock

Ariel Russell, sr., Indian Creek

Brianna Kramer, jr., Genoa-Kingston

Honorable Mention

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

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