Byrne Twins Lead West; St. Viator Lacks Numbers
For the first time in school history, Maine West's JV girls won the Central Suburban League track and field meet, scoring 105 points to Evanston's 87.
"We've come in second a number of times, but this is the first time we've won the big prize," said Maine West coach Joe LeCastro.
The Byrne twins collectively totaled 40 points for Maine West.
Megan Byrne won the 3,200-meter race (12:09) and placed second in the 400-meter dash (1:09.2).
Colleen Byrne was first in the 800-meter race (2:28.7) and in the 1,600 (5:29).
Emily Alford won the long jump with a mark of 16 feet and took third in the high jump. Teammate Vanessa Acosta was sixth.
Melissa Mathis placed third in the discus throw while Kathy Milewski was fourth in both shot put and discus.
Megan Byrne, Colleen Byrne, Ashley Oehrlein and Leann Watson won the 1,600-meter relay.
Julie Johnston, Watson, Alford and Oehrlein took second place in the 4x100 relay, while Johnston, Oehrlein, Elizabeth Magarian and Colleen Byrne finished fourth in the medley relay.
In the 300 low hurdles, Diana Gladys was third and Carolyn Showalter fourth.
The Warriors (2-2) defeated Niles North and Maine East in dual meet competition this season.
Boys. At the Niles North frosh/soph invitational Saturday, Maine West sophomores Jeff Mlynski (1,600 meters) and Nick Ganas (high hurdles) won gold medals.
Warriors Ozzie Delgadillo, Richard Puchalski, Matt Sedory and Sam Meier ran the frosh-soph 1,600-meter medley in 3:47.1 at the Prospect invite on Friday.
Maine West finished second behind Niles West at the Maine East frosh-soph invitational.
Sedory (56.8) took first place in the 400-meter dash. Delgadillo (1:00. …