The Oak Park and River Forest High School boys track and field team won the West Suburban Conference-Silver Division indoor championship on March 18 at York High School with a team score of 149.5 points, 12 ahead of runner-up Downers Grove North.

Senior Ian Kelley led the Huskies setting two personal best times while winning two events, the 55-meter hurdles in 8.09 seconds, and the 400-meter dash in 50.75 seconds.

In addition, Kelley ran the anchor leg on OPRF’s 1,600 relay that placed second in 3:36.25, teaming with Alexander Hasapis, Derrick Reed and Elijah Mowatt.

OPRF also received victories from sophomore Kaden Garland in the shot put (51 feet, 5.5 inches), junior Joshua Meister in the pole vault (15 feet), and the 3,200 relay of Owen Augustine, Roan Egan, Ryan Leonard, and Lou Delano (8:00.97).

The 800 relay of David Flint, Mason Phillips, Caleb Schulz, and Liam Moroney finished second at 1:34.12.

Other notable individual efforts from the Huskies came from Schulz in the 55-meter dash (2nd, 6.66 seconds), Liam Newhart in the 3,200 meters (2nd, 9:37.85), Delano in the 1,600 meters (3rd, 4:28.95), Leonard in the 800 meters (2nd, 2:00.93), Cole Robertson in the shot put (3rd, 42-7), Mehki Austin and Patrick Diakite in the high jump (2nd and 3rd respectively) and Phillips in the long jump (2nd, 20-9).

OPRF girls 5th at WSC-Silver indoor championships

The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls track and field team placed fifth with 62 points at the West Suburban Conference Silver Division indoor meet held at Proviso West on March 18.

The Huskies had two individuals win events. Senior Darnesha Fraley was victorious in the 200 meters with a personal best time of 26.94 seconds, and junior Reese Garland won the shot put with a distance of 35 feet, 9.75 inches.

Fraley also set a personal-best in the 55-meter dash, placing fourth in 7.63 seconds and ran anchor on the 800 relay that finished second in 1:50.46.

Sophomore Katie Stabb had a personal-best in the 3,200-meter race, finishing fourth in a time of 11:20.74.

Fenwick girls 5th, Trinity 11th at indoor conference

At the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on March 20, Fenwick High School placed fifth with 46 points, while Trinity High School came in 11th with 11 points.

The Friars did not win any events, but saw four individuals set new personal records. Junior Bella Daley was third in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:23.05. Mckenzie McClear placed third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 10.17 seconds. 

Maureen Moore was fourth in the high jump with a height of 1.45 meters, and Elisabeth Braun was second in the triple jump with a distance of 10.21 meters.

Other notable Fenwick performances came from the 3,200 relay team of Ava Martinez, Mia Menendez, Camille Nourie, and Daley that placed third in 10:25.30; the 1,600 relay team of Sonia Kuchinic, Martinez, Allie Heyer, and McClear that was fifth in 4:33.81; and Isabella Davila, who placed fourth in the shot put with a distance of 8.53 meters.

Like Fenwick, the Blazers didn’t have any event winners but Alexa Gonzalez set a new personal best in the 3,200 with a time of 13:38.69 that was good for seventh overall. 

Trinity also placed two relays in the top five. The 1,600 relay of Laura Murphy, Myla Roy, Julia Valaika and Amanda McGreal finished fourth in a time of 4:28.01, and the 3,200 relay of Murphy, Roy, Jasmine Arzuaga and McGreal placed fifth in a time of 10:36.44.

Friar boys 7th at CCL indoor meet

The Fenwick boys track and field team finished seventh with 35 points at the Chicago Catholic League Indoor Championship on March 18.

Although they didn’t have any first-place finishes, the Friars had three individuals establish new personal best performances. Senior Lee O’Bryan came in second in the 800 with a time of 1:57.91. Junior Grayden Rill was third in the 1,600 in 4:28.48. And senior Will Shannon set a personal record in the triple jump with a distance of 5.79 meters. He also finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 12.48 meters.

Other notable Fenwick performances came from senior Zac Daley in the 3,200 meters as he placed fourth in 10:07.98 and the 1,600 relay team of O’Bryan, Rill, Will Jancewicz, and Suleiman Abuaqel that finished fourth in 3:40.61.

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