Girls cross country dominates the new “Classic”


Photo by Grace Moriarty

Sarah May (left) and Lydia Hickey (right) pose with their first place plaque after the Wheaton Warrenville “Classic” meet. Saturday, Sept 30 2017

This past weekend, all three levels of the girls cross country team placed first in the Wheaton Warrenville “Classic” meet. They beat 19 teams and dominated each race.

Many girls ran unbelievably well, including Kelly Leonard, junior, who placed second out of 195 runners in the junior/varsity race. Maggie Clink, sophomore, who placed eighth out of 174 runners in the freshman/sophomore race and Katherine Tomaska, senior, who placed fourth in the second flight, one of seven varsity races where each team put only one of their runners in to race against girls of the same skill level from other teams.

“I was so worried about running in this meet,” said Lydia Hickey, sophomore.  “I had never run in a flight before, and I was scared not running with my teammates. But I ended up running really well and placed second in the fourth flight.”

Photo by Grace Moriarty
Sarah May, junior (left), and Lydia Hickey, sophomore (right), pose with their first place plaque after the Wheaton Warrenville “Classic” meet. Saturday, Sept 30 2017

The Varsity team was tied with Lockport for first place, with 33 points, and their victory came down to the front runner, Sarah May, junior, who placed fourth in the first flight.

“It was so cool watching Sarah May run,” said Audrey Buffo, sophomore, “Watching her made me so excited to run in my race later in the day. Her performance inspired the rest of the team to run as well as they did on Saturday.”

Photo by Sarah Pinkowski
A group of sophomores pose for a picture at St. James Farm. Saturday Sept 30 2017.

With the West Suburban Silver Division Conference meet around the corner, the victories gave the girls a boost of confidence going into the conference meet.

“I think this meet was a great confidence booster for the girls on all levels going into the conference meet,” said Coach DeAngelis, “It’s very rare for a team to win on all three levels in an invite like this, which shows how strong we are this season”

The girls have been having an incredible season and have proved that they are ready for the tough competition at the conference meet.

“I am extremely happy that we earned first place on the frosh/soph level,” said Maggie Clink, sophomore, “It was super exciting for everyone to see all their hard work paying off. We had a great race, everyone did so amazing and we’ve been training very hard. It was great to see everyone so happy with their times. I am so excited to see how we will do at conference!”

The girls team has proven time and time again at every meet, including this one at Wheaton Warrenville, that they are an extremely strong team. Great things are expected of the team going into the conference meet, and the girls are ready to live up to those expectations.

Photo Courtesy of Coach Lauren DeAngelis
The girls varsity team (from left to right) Gia Stephan, Freshman, Anna Morley, junior, Sarah May, junior, Erin Davies, senior, Francesca Mordini, junior, Lydia Hickey, sophomore, and Katherine Tomaska, senior, pose after receiving their first place plaque with the team mascot, the crow. Saturday Sept. 30 2017.