Week of May 6th Thursday May 9th the Hornets season came to end at the Naperville North Sectional. 6 Hornets competed in the meet: Andrea Stirling, Ciniya McCray, Ugonna Nwakudu, Shay Aver, and Jasmine Hobbs. For seniors Andrea Stirling, Ugonna Nwakdudu, and Shay Aver, they competed for the final time as Hornets. All earning PR’s to cap off their careers as Hornets. Freshmen Jasmine Hobbs and Sophomore Cinaya McCray showed why the future of the program has promise, competing in the 400M and 100M/200M respectively. Thank you to Naperville North for hosting such a great meet. The Hornets are looking forward to summer break and already making plans for next year. Cannot wait and thanks for a great season!
Week of April 29th This week marks the end of the regular season for this Hornet Squad. Our West Suburban Gold Conference meet was held at Morton West High School. A cold night with light rain made difficult conditions for the night, but Morton did a great job hosting! The young freshmen / sophomore team ran with all their athletes and took 2nd place overall! This young team has been running all levels this season and were given a chance to prove themselves at conference, and they delivered!
On the Freshmen/Sophomore level, Cinaya McCray won the 100M dash AND 200M dash with Maya Thomas taking 4th in both the 100M and 200M. Freshmen star Jasmine Hobbs took 2nd in the 400M dash and friends Victoria Cius and Olivia Rogers went 4th and 5th in the 800M run! They then turned around and went 4th and 6th in the 1600M run. The F/S 4X100M, 4X200M, 4X400M teams ALL took 1st in the conference on their level. There were even more highlights across the freshmen/sophomore level, but Varsity saw some success as well.
Senior Andrea Stirling took 1st place in the 100M dash and 2nd place in the 200M dash! Junior Nautica Kindred took 7th in the 100M dash. Junior Patrice Trzupek wins “work horse” of the race, taking 5th in the 800M run, 6th in the 1600M run and 3rd in the 3200M run. Finally, senior Ugonna Nwakudu earned all-conference honors with her 2nd place finish in the triple jump! Next week, a limited number of Hornets will be running in the beginning of the state series, with our Sectional Meet at Naperville North on Thursday May 9th.
Week of April 22nd The week of April 22nd was an exciting one for the Hornets. The ladies of the Track and Field team competed on Friday night under the lights of Wheaton Warrenville South High School at the 42nd Annual Tiger Invite. This young Hornet team saw some of the best teams in the state at this immensely prestigious meet. Huge thanks to Wheaton Warrenville South for hosting us each year. Seniors Ugonna Nwakudu and Andrea Stirling both placed in the event and Ari Wimberly threw a personal best in the discus event, reaching over 80 feet. Next week the regular season comes to a close with our West Suburban Gold Conference meet, hosted by Morton High School at Morton West on Thursday May 2nd. The Hornets are looking forward to a great meet and to some of athletes running in the Naperville North Sectional next week.
Week of April 15th This was a tremendous week for the Hornets! The short week was capped off by the annual Hornet Invite here at South. The Hornets walked away with a home meet victory, beating the 2nd place team by just 2 points! The Hornets had top performances from the entire team and we scored in every type of event, Shot Put, High Jump, distance events, and sprints. This meet included our first ever Coach’s Relay, in which all 4 of our coaches ran on a 4X100M relay against coaches from Bolingbrook, OPRF, and a team of various schools. The Hornet coaching staff made all their handoffs and no one was injured, so it was a huge success. The Hornets are getting set for their biggest meet of the year, the Tiger Invite at Wheaton Warrenville South High School where we will see 20 teams!
Week of April 8th This week the Hornets had a crazy week that ended with some amazing performances. First, the weather forced the cancellation of the annual Downers-Hinsdale Quad meet this past Wednesday. Two days of testing left the week a bit hectic but it all came together this past Saturday (4/13) at the 29th Annual Devilette Invitational. Hosted by our sister school, Hinsdale Central, the Hornets didn’t have to travel for this invite. Our Freshmen/Sophomore 4X800M relay team continues to improve and show up each week. Victoria Cius, Olivia Rogers, Easton Jasinski, and Nicole Budzak have been placing top 3 at almost every meet this year. On the sprint side, freshmen Carly Booth has been improving each week and shows great promise. Junior Nautica Kindred took 3rd overall in the 100M dash and senior Andrea Stirling took first place in the 100M and broke the 13 second mark with a final time of 12.91, her new personal best. The hornets took 5th at the meet on the varsity level and are looking forward to our final home meet and senior night, this Wednesday with the annual Hornet Invite.
Week of April 1st This week the Hornets both hosted a meet and traveled this past weekend. First, the Hornets hosted Elmwood Park and Leyden on Tuesday April 2nd (Head Coach Chavarria’s birthday!). This was the first time Elmwood Park has traveled to Darien and the meet was a huge success. Enjoyed some very cool temperatures and the entire team had a chance to compete in a race workout format. Saturday the Hornets were at the Andrew Invite for the first time, as last year’s was cancelled. The Freshmen/Sophomore team took 5th place out of 12 schools with several 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places in individual events. Beyond Coach Chavarria’s birthday, we celebrated Coach Martin’s birthday on Thursday and this coming week host Hinsdale Central, Downers South, and Downers North for the annual Hinsdale Downers Quad meet, all on Coach Johnson’s birthday!
Week of March 11th This weekend the girls track team reached the half way point of their season and competed in the West Suburban Gold Indoor Conference Meet. On the varsity level, the hornets took 4th place overall in the conference. Highlights included: •Senior Andrea Stirling earned “All-Conference” honors in the 55 meter dash and on the 4 by 200 meter relay. •The 4 by 200 meter relay earned “all-conference” honors and included Andrea Stirling, Cinya McCray, Jasmine Hobbs, and Nautica Kindred. •Senior Shay Aver broke the 6-minute barrier in her mile •The freshmen/sophomore 4 by 800 meter relay team each had personal records and included Olivia Rogers, Easton Jasinski, Nicole Budzak and Victoria Cius •Junior Tia Miller took 3rd place overall in the 55 meter hurdles. •Freshmen Nicole Pacasova took 2nd in the high jump
This week the hornets begin their outdoor season. Congratulations, ladies on a great indoor season!
Week of March 4th The girls track team that competed this weekend at the Morton Invite. This is the biggest meet of the girls’ indoor season. On the varsity level, Andrea Stirling and Nautica Kindred took first place in their events, freshmen Nicole Pacasova also finished 2nd in her varsity event, and lastly, the varsity 4 by 160M relay won first place. Freshmen Olivia Rogers finished 4th overall in the 800M dash and Kate Haffner wins the 2 mile. The junior varsity team finished 2nd overall in a talented field of over 10 teams, with varsity finished 5th. The Hornets end their indoor season this weekend with their indoor conference meet on Saturday. Congrats, ladies!
Week of February 25th The Hornets had a great week of practice. This week we welcomed several new athletes from their winter sports, including some seasoned veterans from last year. Our week ended with a home meet on Thursday with Illinois Math and Science Academy and Reavis High School. The Hornets took 1st place in several events, including Patrice T. in the 3200M run. Next week the Hornets are set to host our final indoor home meet of the season with Andrew and Oak Forest. This will be a busy week as the Hornets also travel to conference rival Morton for the annual Morton Invite and hope to do well ahead of indoor conference. We are also excited for the Morton Mascot Race where we hope Victor E. Hornet will continue the tradition of beating the other mascots.
Week of February 18th The Hornets had a great week of practice and welcomed some new runners from winter sports. After a great week of practice, the Hornets traveled to Glenbard South for a tri meet with Glenbard South and ITW Speer Academy. Despite the absence of two key runners due to illness, the Hornets came within 5 points of winning the meet. Glenbard South scored 53 with the Hornets at 48. Highlights included the varsity 4X160M relay winning 1st place, which they did last week as well. Notable performances from Andrea Stirling and Nautica Kindred who took 1st and 2nd in the 55M dash. Andrea also won the 200M dash. On the distance side of things, freshmen Victoria Cius earned 3rd place in 1600M run Next week we look forward to another home meet.
Week of February 11th This past weekend, the Hornets competed in the Willowbrook Invite hosted by Willowbrook High School. The varsity team scored 63 points while the freshmen/sophomore team scored 74.5 points, enough for a 3rd place finish. The young Hornet team saw some major successes at the Willowbrook invited, which began with junior Patrice Trzupek winning the varsity 3200M run. The Hornets had several more wins, including senior Andrea Stirling who won the 55M dash and the 200M dash! Finally, the varsity 4X160M relay team made up of Freshmen Jasmine Hobbs, Junior Nautica Kindred, and Seniors Danai Parker and Andrea Stirling also finished in first place. Freshmen Nicole Pacasova lead the freshmen/sophomore squad by winning the 300M dash and placing 3rd in the 55M hurdles. Capping off the meet was the classic 4X400M relay that the Hornets Freshmen/Sophomore team won by just a few steps. This week the girls will be visiting Glenbard South High School on Friday where they hope to build on the success stories from this week.
Week of February 4th This week the Hornets competed in our first major invite of the season, the York Invitational. This is always a great meet for some conference competition and York boats a newer 200M indoor track facility. The Hornets were able to win the triple jump with senior Kaitlin Hurka, the 55M dash with Andrea Stirling, and scored points in all but one running event. Every runner in the 800M dash on both levels scored points! Hornets had a great meet overall and looking forward to next week.
Week of January 28th The Hornet’s second week has been a crazy one. This week we faced 3 days of cancelled school due to cold and snowy conditions. Despite the crazy week, we hosted our first meet of the year and found early success. Several girls set season PR’s and several more already showed improvement from last year. Big thanks to Andrew High School and Benet Academy for coming and displaying great sportsmanship. We are excited for next week’s first invite at York High School next Friday.
Week of January 21st Hornets season is officially underway. Our team looks to be young and energetic this year. Our first meet of the year is a home meet set for end of next week. We are excited to see what this team will accomplish this year.
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