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Prep roundup: Sycamore's Edwards wins two titles at NI Big 12 indoor track championships

Published: Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014 9:33 p.m. CDT
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Kaneland’s Dylan Nauert (left), Dixon’s JD Gieson (middle) and Sycamore’s Edgar Garcia compete in the 60-meter hurdles Saturday at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Indoor Conference Meet in Sterling. Nauert was second in the event, while Gieson won the event. The Kaneland boys track team won the meet.

Sycamore junior Lilia Edwards won the triple jump with a mark of 35 feet, 1.25 inches and claimed a victory in the 60-meter hurdles, winning in 9.88 seconds at the Northern Illinois Big 12 indoor track meet. She also finished third in the triple jump.

Her efforts helped Sycamore to a third-place finish as Kaneland edged Yorkville to claim the team title. DeKalb finished fourth.

For Sycamore, Alyssa Feuerbach won the shot put at 36-2 and teammate Sarah Grant finished third. Briana Iwans took second in the 400 and was third in the 200. Christina Dailey took third in the triple jump.

DeKalb sophomore Savannah Long placed second in the 60 hurdles behind Edwards, while sophomore Brittney Patrick took second in the long jump at 17-02.5.

Barbs seniors Kelsey Schrader and Monica York finished 2-3 in the 1,600 behind Yorkville’s Skylar Bollinger.

The Barbs’ 4x800 relay took second in 10:19, finishing three seconds behind Yorkville. Kaneland finished third.

Kaneland senior Lauren Zick won the 60 and also took first in the 200 in 26.07. Christina Delach won the pole vault at 10-0. Nicole Sreenan won the 400, took second behind Zick in the 200 and was third in the 60.

Kaneland’s 4x200 relay team took first and Sycamore followed in second. The Knights placed third in the 4x400 relay.


Kaneland wins title: An all-around team effort led Kaneland to the NI Big 12 indoor team championship. Dixon was second and Sycamore placed third while DeKalb took fifth.

Kaneland senior Nate Dyer won the shot put with a throw of 55-05 and Sycamore’s Evan Short took third.

The Knights’ Ben Barnes won the long jump at 21-01. Nathaniel Kucera won the 800-meter run in 2:01, and Kyle Carter won the 400 in 52.09.

Kaneland’s Dylan Kuipers won the pole vault at 13-09 while teammate Dan Evers was second. The Knights’ Dalvell Triplett won the triple jump with a mark of 43-11.5.

“Both teams did really well,” Kaneland boys coach Erin Baron said. “We’re looking forward to getting better as we get more work outside.”

The Kaneland 4x800 relay team won easily in 8:07, finishing 12 seconds ahead of second place Dixon. Sycamore took third. The Knights’ 4x200 relay team also won and their 4x400 relay closed the meet with an easy win with DeKalb taking second.

Sycamore junior Dion Hooker won the 60 for the Spartans’ lone individual event win. DeKalb’s Eriq Torrey took third.

Sycamore junior Adam Millburg placed third in the 3,200 at 10:05, and senior Logan Wright took second in the high jump with a height of 6-04.

DeKalb’s lone individual victory came from senior Drew Paszotta, who won the 200 in 23.07. Hooker was second and Torrey placed third. DeKalb’s Jared Smith was third in the 800.

Kaneland’s Dylan Nauert and Brock Robertson placed second and third in the 60 hurdles.


Sycamore shut out: Sycamore fell to South Elgin, 2-0, in the Spartans’ season-opening match Saturday at the South Elgin Invitational at Millennium Field in Streamwood.

Kevin Druley contributed to this report.

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