Review the 1997 Kaneland Girls Track Season

Day Date Contest Time Location H/A
Thurs 3/5/98 Hinsdale South 5:30 Hinsdale A
Sat 3/14/98 Byron Invitational 8:30 Byron A
Sat 3/21/98 SPC Indoor Meet 9:30 Oswego A
Sat 4/4/98 Stagg Invitational 1:00 Palos Hts A
Tues 4/7/98 Oregon 4:30 Maple Park H
Sat 4/11/98 Kaneland Invitational 10:00 Maple Park H
Tues 4/14/98 Yorkville 4:30 Yorkville A
Sat 4/18/98 Knight Relays 12:00 Maple Park H
Tues 4/21/98 Evergreen Pk & Morris 4:30 Evergreen A
Fri 4/24/98 Porter Invitational 4:30 Lockport A
Tues 4/28/98 Westmont & Lemont 4:30 Westmont A
Thurs 4/30/98 Ram JV Invite 4:30 Lombard A
Fri 5/1/98 Kane County Meet 4:30 Aurora East A
Tues 5/5/98 Elmwood Pk & Ridgewood 4:30 Maple Park H
Fri 5/8/98 SPC Conference Meet TBA Lemont A
Tues 5/12/98 DeKalb, Rochelle, Syc 4:00 DeKalb A
Fri 5/15/98 IHSA Sectional Meet TBA TBA A
Fri 5/22/98 IHSA State Meet TBA Charleston A


Hinsdale South Indoor Track Meet

Varsity Finishers

Maranda Schenk- Shot Put-2nd-29'10''

Deb Lang- High Jump-2nd-5'0''

Deb Lang- Triple Jump-5th-29'7''

Jenny Baert- 55 Hurdles-5th-10.8

Frosh/Soph Finishers

Shari Wenz- 55 Hurdles-1st-10.5

Kristi Reynolds, Tricia Overhaug, Lindsay Kirwan, Lauren App- 3200 Relay-4th-11:38

Lynda Gould- Long Jump-2nd-13'7''

Lynda Gould- 55 Meter Dash-3rd-8.2

Brooke Schenk-300 Meter Dash-5th-52.5

Jessica Johnson- Triple Jump-3rd-28'5''

Shari Wenz, Lynda Gould, Jessica Johnson, Kristi Reynolds- 1600 Meter Relay- 2nd-4:48

Byron Invitational

Kaneland tied for third in a 12 team meet in their second indoor meet of the season.

Team Scores:
Sycamore 92,
Byron 65,
Putnam County 48,
Kaneland 48,
Rockford Guilford 48,
Rockford Auburn 42,
Freeport 38,
Hononegah 30,
Genoa-Kingston 27,
Crystal Lake 21,
Grant 16,
North Boone 10.

Kaneland Results

55-Hurdles- Jenny Beart, sixth.

55-Meters- Lynda Gould, sixth.

3200-Relay- Kristi Reynolds, Lindsay Kirwan, Rhyan Burke, Alex Self, third.

400-Meters- Jessica Johnson, sixth.

200-Meters- Debbie Lang, third; Lynda Gould, seventh.

1600-Relay- Shari Wenz, Jenny Baert, Alex Self, Kristi Reynolds, fourth.

High Jump- Deb Lang, first; Kelly Malone, second.

Shot Put- Maranda Schenk, fifth.

Long Jump- Deb Lang, seventh.

SPC Indoor Meet

Deb Lang gained team points in three individual events for Kaneland at the Suburban Prairie Conference indoor invitational meet at Oswego.

Lang, a junior placed second in the high jump with a height of five feet, finished fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 29.2 and was sixth in the triple jump soaring a distance of 29-10.

In the eight-team invitational, which winds up the indoor track season for the teams, Glenbard South outdistanced the field scoring 124 points to take first place. Oswego was second with 88; Sycamore third with 64; Batavia 50; Minooka 39; Kaneland 28; Plainfield 27; and Morris last with 11 points.

Kaneland captured two spots in several events. Jessica Johnson placed fifth in the triple jump with a 31-2 to go along with Lang's sixth-place finish.

And in the 800-meter run, Alex Self took fifth (2:41.0) and Kristi Reynolds a sixth (2:41.1 in a close finish.

Other Kaneland individual finishes for team points were Maranda Schenk taking fourth in the shot put with a 32-10, and Lindsey Kirwan taking sixth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 6:08.1.

In relay events, Kaneland's Kristi Reynolds, Shari Wenz, Alex Self and Jenny Baert took fourth in the 1600-meter with a 4:38.1.

A fifth-place finish in the 3200-meter run at 11:46 went to Tricia Overhaug, Emily Guthke, Lauren App and Heidi Striedl.

In a 4-by-1 lap relay, the Knights were sixth with Amy Dalton, Lisa Dalton, Lynda Gould and Baert crossing the line with a time of 1:38.3.

Stagg Invitational

The Lady Knights scored 29 points to finish seventh at the Stagg Invitational. Joliet won the meet with 122 points and many Lady Knights were away for spring break.

Kristi Reynolds (2:33.1) finished fourth in the 800-meters and Kelly Malone (4-8) was third in the high jump. Jessica Johnson (32-0) was third in the triple jump and the team of Jenny baert, Johnson, Shari Wenz and Reynolds (4:32.5) were fourth in the 1600-relay, while the team of Stef Stombres, Malone, Johnson, and Wenz were sixth in the 800-realy with 2:04.6).

Kaneland 76, Oregon 54

In a dual meet shortened due to lightning, (The 200 dash and 1600 relay were canceled). The Knights got a big performance out of their 800 medley relay team. Amy Dalton, April App, Lynda Gould and Kristi Reynolds who finished first with a time of 2:06.1. Individually, the Knights finished 5-3-1, while in the relay events, they finished 5-0 on the day.

Deb Lang made her presence known by taking first in the high jump, triple jump and the 100-meter dash. She beat out her competition by being two inches higher over the bar at 5-foot-2 in the high jump, seven seconds better with a 13.1 in the 100-meter, and one inch more than teammate Johnson with a 30-foot-1 triple jump.

Maranda Schenk paced the competition in the shot and discus. She tossed 31-7.5 feet for the shot, and spun 95-0 in the discus.

The foursome of Amy Dalton, April App, Lynda Gould and Kristi Reynolds breezed to a first in the 800-medley relay in a time of 2:06.1.

Kaneland's big point advantage came as a result of taking 1-2-3 in four events: the triple jump, 300 low hurdles, 800-meter run and 1600-meter run.

In the triple jump, it was Lang (30.1), Johnson (30.0) and Stacy Lettow (28.7).

Running the 300 low hurdles was Baert (52.3), Wenz (55.6) and Lettow (56.5).

Reynods (2:47.4), Alex Self (2:47.5) and Lindsay Kirwan (2:48.2) swept the 800-meter. Pacing the field in the 1600-meter were Kirwan (6:19), Emily Guthke (6:36) and Lauren App (6:38).

Kaneland Invitational

The Knights finished third in a 12 team field of division I schools. Kaneland hosted the meet to kick off their newly refurbished track and field facility, in which 26 division I and II schools attended on a beautiful Saturday.

Kaneland Finishers

Shot Put- Maranda Schenk, 32'91/2''; third

Discus- Maranda Schenk, 89'10''; third

100 Meter Dash- Shari Wenz, 13.5: fifth

400 Meter Dash- Jessica Johnson, 66.1; fourth

300 Meter Int. Hurdles- Jenny Baert, 51.3; first and Stacy Lettow,57.2; sixth

Triple Jump- Jessica Johnson, 31'33/4''; fifth and Deb Lang, 30'9'', sixth

3200 Meter Run- Emily Guthke, 13:56.2; sixth

1600 Meter Run- Lindsey Kirwan, 5:59.4; sixth

High Jump- Deb Lang, 5'0''; first and Kelly Malone, 4'10''; fifth

100 Meter High Hurdles- Jenny Baert, 17.6, second

400 Relay- Shari Wenz, Lynda Gould, Jenny Baert, Deb Lang, 53.5; third

800 Relay- Shari Wenz, Kelly Malone, Lynda Gould, Deb Lang, 1:58.5; third

1600 Relay- Jenny Baert, Kristi Reynolds, Alex Self, Shari Wenz, 4:27.9; second

3200 Relay- Kristi Reynolds, Rhyan Burke, Lindsay Kirwan, Alex Self, 10:48.3; third

Yorkville Meet

Kaneland girls beat Yorkville 91 to 50. Deb Lang led the girls squad by capturing first in four events, and Maranda Schenk took two events as the girls placed first in 13 of 18 events.

Lang finished first in the 100 and 200 dash, cleared 5-feet-2 in the high jump and leaped 13-4 in the long jump. Schenk out-tossed everyone in the shot put with a 33-5 mark and in the discus with a 90-6.

Kaneland Girls Individual Winning Results

4X800-10:51.0- Lindsay Kirwan, Alex Self, Kristi Reynolds, Emily Guthke-1st
4X100-53.6- Shari Wenz, Lynda Gould, Jenny Baret, Deb Lang -1st
TJ-31 1/2-Johnson-1st
LJ-13 4 1/2-Lang-1st, 13'4''-Malone-2nd, 12'8''-Gould-3rd
HJ-5'2''-Lang-1st, 4'10''-Malone-2nd
300 H-50.48-Baert-1st, 55.31-Lettow-2nd
1600-6:01.4-Kirwan-st, 6:21.8-Guthke-2nd
200-28.1-Lang-1st, 29.8-Gould-2nd

Kaneland Relays

Kaneland Girls Relay 1st Place Finishers

300 Low Hurdles-Shari Wenz, Stacy Lettow, April App, Jenny Baert
Freshmen Sprint Medley-Kari Harner, Brooke Schenk, Shari Wenz, Tricia Overhaug
Triple Jump-Kelly Malone, Stacy Lettow, Jessica Johnson
Hendrix Relay-Amy Dalton, Jessica Johnson, Tricia Overhaug, Alex Self


High Jump - Kelly Malone (1st - 5' 0"), Debbie Lang (2nd - 4' 10");
Shot Put - Erika Houtz (1st - 34' 5.25"), Laura Alms (2nd - 33' 4");
Discus - Erika Houtz (1st - 107' 7.5");
300m Low Hurdles -Jenny Baert (2nd - 48.9); and
1600m Relay - JennyBaert, Megan deRaismes, Alex Self, Anna VanNaarden (2nd - 4:16.9).

Girls Track Roster  
Player Yr.
Overhaug, Tricia 9
Reynolds, Kristi 9
Schenk, Brooke 9
Wenz, Shari 9
Kirwan, Linsey 9
Gould, Lynda 9
Harner, Kari 9
Fitzpatrick, Jaimie 10
Self, Alex 10
Stover, Krissy 10
Baert, Jenny 11
Dalton, Lisa 11
Fiedler, Kirsten 11
Lang, Debbie 11
Lettow, Stacy 11
Malone, Kelly 11
Schenk, Maranda 11
App, April 12
Burke, Rhyan 12
Dalton, Amy 12
Garbarz, Cindi 12
Guthke, Emily 12
Kainz, Corrie 12
Stombres, Stefanie 12
Streidl, Heidi 12
Veldhuizen, Brianna 12

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