The Varsity girls ran at Midlothian Meadows at the 2A Marist IHSA Regional Meet. This meet featured 7 of the top teams in 2A state competition. The Lady Hornets finished 8th place in an extremely tough field. Kiki Twardosz finished in 23rd place with a lifetime best time of 19:43 and qualified for next week’s IHSA Sectional meet. Sydney Locke finished in 26th place with a lifetime best time of 19:47 and also qualified for the IHSA Sectional meet next Saturday. Great job girls!!
Week of October 12
During this final week of regular season competition, the girls were preparing for the Conference meet. On Saturday October 17 the girls traveled back to O’Brien Park to compete in the WSC-Gold Meet. Of the 15 total girls that ran at conference 10 girls ran a personal best time for the season. A total team improvement of 7:19 was accomplished by the girls. That is a huge improvement for many girls’ final race this season. Freshman Shaylinn Aver ran a personal best for the season by :48 and was an 11th place ribbon winning. Freshman Marwa Sahloul ran a personal best of the season by :33. Sophomore Izzy Ruiz ran a personal best of the season by 1:10!! Ev Eilbert ran a personal best of the season by 1:07! Senior Emily Mitchell ran a lifetime best by :23! Way to end your cross country career at Hinsdale South Emily! Junior Belle Coffey ran a personal best by 1:22! Way to go Belle! In the Varsity level the Hornets had 4 All-Conference runners!! Kiki Twardosz improved her personal best by :15 and broke the 20:00 barrier running 19:53 and earning an 11th place medal. Sophomore Neha Chinwalla ran her personal best by :24, broke the 20:00 barrier running 19:54 to earn a 12th place medal. Senior Sydney Locke ran a personal best by :43 at 20:10 to earn a 15th medal. Sophomore Elizabeth Lowery improved her season best by :34 at 20:12 to earn a 16th medal.
Week of October 5
On Monday, October 5th the girls traveled to O’Brien Park in Downers Grove to gain valuable experience on the Conference meet course coming up later in October. The top 6 varsity girls ran a workout run and did not compete against DGS or Willowbrook. The final score against both schools was not as important and the fact that the girls were able to run on the conference course to prepare for the WSC-Gold meet. Many girls ran personal best times that this meet and hope to improve on those times later this month.
Week of September 28
During the week of Homecoming for the Hornets, the girls’ cross country traveled to Niles West for the Pat Savage Invitational. On the Frosh/Soph level, Emma Ririe came home with an 8th place medal. On the Varsity level Kiki Twardosz earned a 13th place medal, Neha Chinwalla earned 16th place, Elizabeth Lowery earned 18th place and Sydney Locke earned a 21st place medal. The Varsity girls scored 93 points for 4th place, which was only 3 points from 2nd place. Times continue to improve each week. Way to go girls!!
Week of September 21
On Wednesday, Sept 23 the JV girls’ cross country team traveled to Morton High School to take on the Mustangs. It was a good competitive meet for all the girls. Sophomore Emma Ririe was the individual meet champion! Congratulations Emma!!
On Saturday, Sept 26 the girls traveled to the MacNider Invitational hosted by Hoffman Estates High School and held at the Harper College campus. This course was a little longer in distance (3.05) than our other meets but many girls had personal bests at this longer grass, slower course. Kiki Twardosz lead the varsity girls with a 34th place finish. Freshman Minnie Brown ran a lifetime personal best time of 26:40. Sophomore Allison Early also ran a lifetime personal best of 24:37. Junior EV Eilbert also ran a season best of 25:24. Senior Emily Mitchell gutted out a lifetime personal best of 28:29, 1:30 better than her best from last year. Way to go Emily!! Keep up to good work girls!!
Week of September 14
On Saturday , Sept 19th the Lady Hornets’ Cross Country team traveled to Peoria, IL on Saturday for the Peoria Notre Dame/Richard Spring Invitational. It was a beautiful day for a cross country meet. This was a great experience for all the girls to run an invite on the State Meet course. Many of the girls ran either a season or lifetime personal best time at the invite. That is a huge accomplishment to be run on this course. This was a very strong invite with many of the top teams in both class 2A and 3A in the state of Illinois for girls’ cross country.
Week of September 7
The Lady Hornets traveled to Reavis High School for the Running Rams Invitational on Sept 12th. All five girls who ran in the Varsity race earned medals or ribbons in this race. Kiki Twardosz was top finisher for the Hornets with a 11th place medal, Neha Chinwalla earned a 17th place medal, Elizabeth Lowery earned a 21st place medal, while Mady Matsunaga earned a 32nd place ribbon and Rachel Longoria earned a 41st place ribbon. Outstanding efforts by all the varsity girls. The varsity missed out on a team plague by only 7 points to finish 4th out of 15 schools.
In the Frosh/Soph race Emma Ririe brought home our highest place medal with a 10th place finish. Shaylinn Aver earned a 27th place ribbon and Izzy Ruiz earned a 37th place ribbons.
We had some outstanding efforts by all the girls and many are beginning to see the improvements that all of their hard work is producing. Great job girls!!
Kiki Twardosz was selected as Female Hornet of the Week for her outstanding performance at the Reavis Invitational – Congratulations Kiki !!
Week of August 31
August 31, 2015 Lady Hornets Cross Country started the season with a big conference win over Addison Trail. The Varsity Hornets beat Addison Trail 15-50 (low score wins). Sophomore Neha Chinwalla was the overall winner of the 2 mile race with a time of 14:30. Great job Lady Hornets!!
September 1, 2015 Lady Hornets Cross Country traveled to Plainfield North for the Conditioner Invite. This meet was a two person relay meet. Each girl ran 2 miles in relay form for a total of 4 mile race.
On the F/S level Sophomores Emma Ririe and Raquel Blumentstein combined to earn 9th place medals. Sophomore Allison Early, Freshman Marwa Sahloul, and Shaylinn Aver teamed up to earn 12th place finish medals.
On the Varsity level Sophomores Elizabeth Lowery and Kiki Twardosz teamed up to earn 10th Place medals. Senior Sydney Locke and Sophomore Neha Chinwalla earned 13th place. Congratulations to all Hornets!!
September 6, 2015 The Lady Hornets competed in their own Hornet/Red Devil Invitational on Sept. 6th. The girls competed well for themselves in one of the state’s strongest fields so early in the season. For many of the girls on our team this was their first race at our home course at Katherine Legge Memorial (KLM) Park.
For the top seven girls in the varsity race we had a combined total team improvement of 7:24 from last year’s times on this same course. That was a huge improvement. We also had a 1-5 runner team split of only 43 seconds. That is a great accomplishment for these varsity girls. Our pack running at the Hornet/Red Devil was outstanding.
The parent volunteers at the Hornet/Red Devil were OUTSTANDING! As a coaching staff we had so many compliments from other coaches about how efficient and well the meet was run. There were over 1900 runners at the invitational and our Hornet Hospitality was so evident and that says a lot about our parent helpers and supporters. Thank you so much!!!!!!
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