MileSplit IL Week 2 Notable Performances Peep

Thornridge boys roll to a state-best 3:32.09 4x400m relay

The second week of competition, Things appear to be slightly heating up on and off the track depending on who you are talking to and following. In this context, we will leave things on the track. Plainfield North junior superstar Marcellus Moore was idle but there was no shortage of high-level performances. Defending 3A and overall state champion Naperville (Neuqua Valley) opened their season at Plainfield South. The Wildcats appeared to get performances on the board vs. going after top notch marks on a small and very tight 160m oval. Though one very 1600m time was notched by Minooka's Jason Hoffman in 4:27.5. Look for Minooka to have a good 4x800m relay team this season. The Mustangs dropped a state-leading 8:21.85 with split personnel.

The girls also had some impressive performances. Homewood-Flossmoor kicked things off by hosting their weekly Friday quad meet. The Vikings put two solid 4x200 relay teams on the track and both initially ran in the 1:45s. However, the "B" team was disqualified which left the "A" group holding the #1 position at 1:45.28. In addition, Ashanti Denton and Trinity Daniels put up strong performances in the 60m and triple jump. Defending 3A champion Naperville North opened their season at the Hinsdale Central meet. Distance running standouts Claire Hill and Alex Morris ran well in the 1600- grabbing the state's top two marks. Two-time defending 300H state champion Halle Bieber won the 300m. At the Rockford Auburn Invite, Daryn Davis of Huntley had a masterful performance in the triple jump. Davis increased her state lead in the triple jump to 39-6.75.

The slate of performances from week #2-


Jamal Safo (Crete-Monee) 55m 6.61 IL#2
Ricky Johnson (Crete-Monee) 55m 6.63 IL#3
Joshua Bridges (Homewood-Flossmoor) 60m 6.95 IL#2
Victor Cameron (Crete-Monee) 55HH 7.70 IL#3
Jason Hoffman (Minooka) 1600m 4:27.50 IL#1
Joe Boyer (Rolling Meadows) SP 57-9.50 IL#2 US#23
Kaden Turner (Bloom Twp.) LJ 22-1 IL#2
Quinton Stringfellow (Homewood-Flossmoor) TJ 45-8.50 IL#1
Brendon Hill (York) PV 14-8 IL#3
Chicago (St. Rita) 4x200m 1:33.85 IL#2
Dolton (Thornridge) 4x400m 3:32.09 IL#1
Mundelein 4x800m 8:21.85 IL#1


Raelyn Roberson (Glenbrook South) 55m 7.43 IL#1
Ashanti Denton (Homewood-Flossmoor) 60m 7.82 IL#2
Erin Reidy (Downers Grove South) 800m 2:18.20 IL#3
Claire Hill (Naperville North) 1600m 5:03.80 IL#1 US#35
Alex Morris (Naperville North) 1600m 5:10.60 IL#2
Victoria Palma (Willowbrook) 3200m 11:19.06 IL#1
Daryn Davis (Huntley) TJ 39-6.75 IL#1 US#9 IL#23 All-Time
Trinity Daniels ( TJ 37-4 IL#2
Homewood-Flossmoor 4x200m 1:45.28 IL#1
Hoffman Estates 4x800m 9:56.52 IL#1