It was a proud moment for the Homewood-Flossmoor 4x400 quartet after setting the indoor school record
The number one girl's indoor meet of the 2019 season lived up to the hype, at days end the meet produced thirty top ten times including five state-leading marks. The show began with hometown favorite senior Madison Myrick in the long jump. Sitting in third place and after an eye-opening foul on the previous attempt, she unleashed a state and personal best of 19'2" for the walk-off win to the crowd's joy. Myrick then took her act to the high jump where she put the field away early en route to another state best mark (5'7).
The best race on the track was the 60m Hurdles featuring defending state champion junior Kaylah McCall of Homewood-Flossmoor and Bolingbrook senior Kayla Walters, both of whom been dominating the hurdle competition leading up to the meet. Both got out well and evenly battled until McCall clipped the final barrier, the result equated to a Walters win and a new state best time (8.60), McCall produced the second fastest time in the state (8.61)
Homewood-Flossmoor has produced fast sprint relays in the early part of the season, their showcase was an opportunity to do it again on the big stage in which they rolled the competition. The 4x200 relay race was tight through the first two legs between the Vikings and Bolingbrook, things changed when senior Trelyn Newkirk took the stick and open the race up and handed off to anchor Akela White who closed the deal on another state leading time despite some interesting handoffs. The "showstopper" also known as the 4x4 turned into a route, the Viking team lead off by 400m ace junior Ashanti Denton wasted no time putting the field to bed in a state's best 4:00.86 which better their best time from 2018 one month early.
- Senior Claire Sievern traveled from the far depths of Indiana, Evansville Memorial High School to be exact. The goal was to qualify for New Balance Nationals Indoor. That goal was not met for the disappointed Sievern, but the consolation prize was a resounding victory by 80m.
- Senior Zakiya Johnson of Chicago Kenwood pulled off the tremendous upset win in the 200m
- No star power forces: Dajour Miles, Laqwasia Stepney (Belleville West), or Jayla Campbell (Rich Central) but still a solid meet
- Homewood-Flossmoor junior Ashanti Denton was the overall overall 400m win in 57.90
- Chicago Whitney Young senior Ella Behrens wins 3200m in a big personal best 11:07.09
- Danville senior workhorse Ameia Wilson edge McCall in 60m Dash 7.74-7.75
- Senior jumper extraordinaire Serena Bolden of Springfield Southeast goes 38'1" in TJ, IL#3 18'8" in LJ IL#3
FIVE IL #1 Marks
THREE Field House Marks
TONS of Team Personal and Season Bests