WSC Silver Girls Championship To Highlight Friday Evening

Downers Grove North is having an outstanding season thus far. Look for the Lady Trojans to battle for another WSC Silver Crown.


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One of the premier conference championships will take place at Proviso West High School on Friday evening. The West Suburban Conference (Silver Division) will be competitive in the field events, relays, distance, and sprint events. The championship will be hosted at Proviso East High School.

Below is a quick run of what to watch for:

The first event on the track is the 4x800 and it will be semi-stacked! All six teams come in with sub 10:00 clockings, led by Downers Grove North at 9:28.24. The Lady Trojans have depth and it will be displayed here with some of their exterior runners. Glenbard West, York, Lyons, and Hinsdale Central will also be competitive.

Distance power York will reveal itself in other areas such as the 4x100, 400, and more. The 4x100 relay leads the attack at 48.58 and that should drop if the weather is decent. Morgan Navarre (So) emergence in the 400 has not gone unnoticed. She won the Illinois Top Times title in March and will be a favorite to win her first outdoor conference title against a tough field.

Continuing with the sprints, teammate Elaine Paul (Jr.), who could win the 100 and 200 titles, is joining Navarre. This would be great for the Lady Dukes' title hopes. 

Back to the distance fields, the 800 is loaded. Four girls have clocked sub 2:20 during the outdoor season, but we could see a handful more. Leading the list is Lily Hodneland (So., Hinsdale Central) at 2:16.17. Sarah Paul (Sr., DGN) and Audrey Casten (Jr., DGN) are the top seeds in the 1600 and 3200.

Top middle distance runners Ava Gilley (Jr., DGN) and Mackenzie Gilbert (So., Glenbard West) are entered in the 400. Go figure.

Aaliyah Thurman (Sr., Proviso West) is the top seed in the long and triple jumps. With the right wind, she could top the 19-foot mark, which would put her in the upper echelon of the state's key jumpers.