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Prospect Dominates MSL Boys, Girls Indoor Dating

It was a dominant day for Prospect at the Nagel-Saylor Mid-Suburban League Indoor Track Invitational at North Central College in Naperville on Saturday.

The girls’ team took a lap of the field, scoring 149.5 points to win their side of the competition. The boys’ team was nearly as good, scoring 142 points to win their title, as the Knights trophy box could use some extra space.

“The boys’ program and the girls’ program, we work really well together,” prospect coach Peter Wintermute said. “We see what everyone is doing in training and we can come here in the same game in the same place and cheer each other on. It’s great.”

Jay Renault, who coaches the Knights men’s team, said it was good to win the titles together.

“It’s good to do it together,” said Renault. “We are both blessed to share some success today.”

Daria Tersina was dominant in her own right for the Knights. The senior, who will race next season at Winona State, had 38 points on her own. She won the 55 meters (7.40), 200 (26.37), triple jump (38 feet, 8.75 inches) and was second in the long jump.

“I’m very happy with how it went,” said Tersina. “I was loaded with my 55, which I’m very happy about.”

Audrey Ginsburg won the 800m in 2:21.17, which was a school record.


        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

“We’re really pleased with how the season is going,” Ginsburg said. “It’s really rewarding to see that hard work pays off.”

Prospect also won the 4×800 relay in 9:44.48 and the 4×400 in 4:12.08.

Barrington, who finished second with 83 points, was led by Breanne Dunn, who finished first in the 55 hurdles in 8.86. The Fillies’ Scout Storms won the 1600 in 5:08.71.

Hersey tied for third with 59 points and was led by Anna Harden, who won the 3,200 in 11:29.28 while Becca Caliendo won the shot put with a throw of 39-7.25.

Fremd also had 59 points and was edged out by Kiera White, who won the long jump by an 18-4.5 jump.

The Orloro sisters gave Rolling Meadows a nice 1-2 punch in the high jump. Oreoluwa, who is senior, won the event with a 4-11 jump. She was able to outlast her younger sister Hannah, who also went 4-11, but in more attempts.

“I did pretty well today,” said Oreoluwa, who also finished second in the hurdles. “My last encounter, my high was lower. It was cold in this gym, but it’s nice out here today.”

Their teammate, Melina Moreno, won the pole vault at 10 feet.

Ashley Oliver of Hoffman Estates won the 400m in 58.54, while Palatine won the 4x200m relay in 1:49.39.

“It’s just a special group of girls,” Wintermute said. “They come to train and work hard. Today they ran for each other and took to the big stage.”

The boys meet:

Dominick Balenda helps Prospect’s men’s team win.

The junior won the 400 in 50.65 and then came back to win the 200 in 23.06.

“The big difference was the support from the team,” Balenda said. “We had both teams here. We could feel the extra energy from everyone cheering.”

Luke Holtmeier of the Knights won the triple jump 42-11.5. He also ran the third leg on the winning 4 x 200 relay team of Matt Raitano, Sean Beihoffer and Ben Sahakian in a time of 1:32.74.

“I just wanted to get out there and do what I know I can do,” Holtmeier said. “I ended up with a PR, which I was hoping to do.”

The best individual performance of the day came from Dasharr Scott of Hoffman Estates. The eldest equaled an invitational record with a 7-6 high jump.

He equaled a mark set by Lawrence Knish of Wheeling in 2017 and Parker Deloye of Barrington in 2013. Both ended up becoming DI track athletes.

“That would be the goal,” Scott said. “I was looking to beat my PR, which is 6-3. I was looking to beat that and then I just said let’s go. I had room to spare and it was amazing.”

Hersey, who finished second with 75 points, won the 4 x 800 in 8:10.93. Sean Stafford of the Huskies won the 3200 in 9:30.88 while Liam Naughton won the 800 in 2:00.25.

Barrington, who finished third with 70.5 points, was led by Zach Daniel, who won the 1,600 in 4:23.81 while teammate Joey Furlong was second. Ikki Takahashi won the long jump in 21-7.25. The Broncos also won the 4×400 relay in 3:35.36.

Schaumburg’s Omarion Jones won the 55 indent in 6.57, edging Fremd’s Will Stewart who finished in 6.59.

Palatine’s Jhermari Mabry won the shot put with a personal best 56-3.25. Despite the long draw, Mabry says he can do better.

“I had pretty good communication today,” Mabry said. “In training I had a few who went really far. The target was 60 today. But you can’t be mad at a PR”

Michael Campbell of Rolling Meadows won all 55 hurdles in 7.91.

“In our five competitions this season, we’ve won home gear every game,” Renaud said. “It’s proof that we work hard.”