Sunday, May 22, 2011
After taking second place in the Class 3A girls state meet at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston, the Griffins returned home carrying hardware.
It was a whirlwind weekend for the Lincoln-Way East girls track and field team. On Saturday, the Griffins took second place in the Class 3A state meet at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston. Coming home Sunday, the team celebrated with a parade through the streets of Frankfort and Mokena followed by a trophy presentation in the Lincoln-Way East main gym. “For a group of girls, for a school that’s never had a state trophy, this means everything,” Lincoln-Way East athletic director David Brost said. “These girls not only won second in state, but they made memories that will last a lifetime.” The Griffins not only brought home the first girls’ state track and field trophy in school history, they joined six other sports at East to have won a state …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Aaliyah Brown's anchor leg pulled L-W East through in the 4x100 relay event at Class 3A girls state track and field meet. Later, she bolted to victories in the 100- and 200-meter dash events and helped the Griffins place third in the 4x400 relay.
Aaliyah Brown runs the anchor leg for a reason. She can run down anyone in front her. Her work in the sprint events and relays helped Lincoln-Way East power to a second-place finish in the Class 3A girls state track and field meet on Saturday at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston. The Griffins totaled 37 points. East St. Louis won the team title with 46 points. Brown's strong anchor leg pulled Lincoln-Way East through to a first-place finish in the 4x100 relay event. The Griffins' team of Meghan Maris, Maria Perozzi, Dana O'Grady and Brown was clocked in 47.0 seconds. Evanston placed second with a time of 47.37. Brown followed up with a victories in the 100- and 200-meter dash events. She was clocked in 11.46 in the 100 and 24.0 in the 200. And…
Friday, March 18, 2011
Lincoln-Way East's girls track squad put in a strong showing at the Southwest Suburban Blue indoor track meet.
Lincoln-Way East came home with one first-place finisher in the recent Southwest Suburban Blue girls indoor track and field meet. Sarah Saffran won the pole vault with a vault of 9 feet. The Griffins finished third behind Sandburg and Joliet West in the March 12 meet at Joliet Central. The squad also had three-second-place finishers: Olivia Beggs (3200 meters), Courtney Grever (shot put) and Sydney Barrera (400 meters). Kasey Zaremba finished third in the 800-meter race, and Kendall Nepote took third in the 400-meter dash. In the JV race, Lincoln-Way East's Angie Bravo took second in the 400-meter dash, and Paige Bogdan finished third in the 1600 meters.