Naperville North's Depth Sinks Palatine in Early Season Test
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Reports
In a triangular meet featuring three teams likely to be in the state trophy hunt at season's end, Naperville North came away with a victory Friday in Palatine.
Naperville North's depth made the difference. The Huskies totalled 143 points to 114 for Palatine and 72 for Lake Park.
"With basically everyone coming back from last year, Naperville North is really strong," said Palatine coach Ed Richardson. "Until another team shows otherwise, I'd say they're one of the favorites to win the state meet."
Palatine, too, promises a stronger performance in a championship format. And there were plenty of individual highlights for the Pirates in their own pool Friday.
Freshman Liz Proffitt was a double winner. She won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.02 and had a personal best time in the 200-yard individual medley (2:12.27).
Laurie Ehrsam won both sprints for the Pirates and anchored Palatine's winning effort in the 200 medley relay - which turned in a stellar early-season time of 1:51.29. Faster, in fact, than last year's state meet medley. Kim Camis, Proffitt and Alison Wimer swam the relay's other legs. …