Wilmette, Sports

High School Highlights: New Trier’s Vitu, Loyola’s Mackie finish top 10 at state; Ramblers boys win four events at sectional

A summary of preps sports competition from area schools over the past week

IHSA state championships

Bridget Vitu earned two All-State finishes by finishing third in the 400-meter run (57.24 seconds, less than a second behind the first-place finisher) and eighth in the long jump (5.28 meters) to lead New Trier to 15 team points and 16th overall in the state championships held Thursday-Saturday, June 10-12, in Charleston.

The Trevians 4-by-800 relay team (Clare Finnigan, Eva Scarborough, Samantha Fellman and Emma Braband) finished sixth in the state, while sophomore Maeve Kelly took eighth in the shot put (11.87 meters) and 15th in the discus (33.29).

Braband, a senior, added a 15th-place finish in the 800 (2:21.01).

Freshman Morgan Mackie paced Loyola Academy, placing sixth in the 3,200 (10:56.2) and 16th in the 1,600 (5:04.23). Junior Shannon Jorash placed 18th in the 300 hurdles (48.21) and junior Samarah Souffrant 15th in the shot put (10.88), while the 4-by-400 relay (Emmy Christopher, Eva Holton, Jorash and Angelica Milkie) took 17th for the Ramblers.

Sophomore Ella Capozzi, of North Shore Country Day, took third in the 300 hurdles in IHSA Class 1A with a time of 50.63 seconds.

Raiders sophomore Ella Capozzi at the state track meet June 10 at Eastern Illinois University.

Sophomore Kendall Williams, of Regina Dominican, jumped 4.81 at the finals, good enough for 21st overall, while teammate Sara Byrne, a freshman, competed but did not place in the high jump.

IHSA Sectional Championships

Spencer Werner won the 1,600-meter run (4:16.73) and the 3,200 (9:11.24) to lead Loyola Academy to second place at the Glenbrook South Sectional on June 10.

Clinton Ofosu took first in the triple jump (13.26 meters) and Frank Miedema, Harry Wood Prince, Seichi Shinozaki and Austin Cabanban ran to first in the 4-by-400 relay (3:25.13) for the Ramblrs. Cabanban also took second in 400 (50.24) to qualify for state.

Patrick Jamieson won the 800(1:57.46) for New Trier, while fellow Trevians Geroge Cahiill and Andrew Flynn took second and third in the 1,600, and Charlie Siebert and Nick Falk second and third in the 3,200.

Sam Roszak became the first North Shore Country Day athlete to qualify for the state finals in four events — the long jump, high jump, 300-meter hurdles and the 4-by-200 relay — at the Class 1A Hope Academy Sectional on June 9.

Newark 11, North Shore Country Day 1

The Raiders, who won a regional championship, lost in a sectional semifinal on June 9.

Richmond-Burton 2, Regina 0

The Panthers fell in the sectional championship on Friday, June 11, at Notre Dame College Prep.

Seniors Vicky Mando and Laura Strenk, a goalie and midfielder, respectively, earned places on the All-Conference team of the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference.

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