Morgan Park Dethrones Tigerettes

By Kevin E. Boone Of the Post-Dispatch | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), May 22, 1994 | Go to article overview

Morgan Park Dethrones Tigerettes


Kevin E. Boone Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


The Lincoln Tigerettes heard Morgan Park's ominous footsteps. The Lady Mustangs from Chicago kept coming, and ultimately, they conquered.

Morgan Park toppled defending champion East St. Louis Lincoln 71-64 for the Illinois Class AA high school girls track and field championship Saturday.

The girls state track title was Morgan Park's first. In 1992, Morgan Park was second to Lincoln 71-41.

Saturday, Morgan Park matched strides with Lincoln, undoing the Tigerettes' impressive reign. Lincoln had won 14 of the previous 16 Class AA titles.

"We worked to do the best that we could do," Lincoln coach Nino Fennoy said. "To walk away with the (championship) is the ultimate, but that doesn't mean you can't respect the effort of a Morgan Park. You want to learn from it."

Morgan Park was paced by senior Nicole Keys, who scored 25 points. She won the 100-meter high hurdles and the long jump and was fourth in the 200.

Morgan Park coach Derek Calhoun was elated.

"It was a great day for Morgan Park and the Chicago Public League," he said.

Indeed it was. The girls title was the first for a CPL team since 1981, when South Shore won. After that, Lincoln won nine successive championships until Evanston Township snapped the Tigerettes' string in 1991. Lincoln had not lost since.

"A lot of times people take it for granted and say, `Well, it's going to be another sweep,' " Fennoy said. "Not so. Illinois is just a track and field power."

Even so, Lincoln had opportunities, although its margin for error was slim. The Tigerettes had faltered in Friday's field preliminaries, failing to advance in the discus throw, shot put or high jump.

"If I looked for all the negatives, it's no longer a high school program," Fennoy said. "Mistakes are going to happen, and we learn from them."

What Lincoln learned was that Morgan Park is relentless. From the go, the Lady Mustangs were on a mission at O'Brien Stadium on the Eastern Illinois University campus.

Morgan Park scored quickly, opening with Keys' long-jump triumph with a leap of 18 feet 5 1/2 inches. Lincoln's Marsha Cash went 17-10 1/4 for sixth.

Morgan Park won the 800-meter medley relay, and after eight events had 33 points to Lincoln's 19.

Lincoln's 4x100-meter relay team sped to an impressive victory, but Morgan Park wouldn't go away. After 11 events, it trailed Lincoln 44-41. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Morgan Park Dethrones Tigerettes
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.