Lyons, Haugen pile up points at WSC Silver meet
Elmhurst - McKenzee Kroeschell OPRF clears the high bar. WSC Silver girls indoor track meet: Hinsdale Central, Lyons and OPRF are participating. | Joe Cyganowski~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 25, 2013 12:17PM
ELMHURST — Lyons proved that you don’t have to win many events to earn a conference indoor championship, but finishing as a runner-up helps.
Lyons won its second consecutive West Suburban Silver girls track and field title Friday night behind winners Makayla Hubbard (shot put), defending state champion Emma Haugen (high jump) and Sarah Kreikemeier (400-meter dash). Lyons also registered eight seconds and scored 124 points to beat Glenbard West (76) at York.
“This is a great boost going into the outdoor season,” Lyons coach Greg Frandsen said. “This gives the girls confidence.”
Haugen, a sophomore, scored 32 points alone by high jumping 5-feet-4 and finishing second in the long jump, second in the 55 hurdles and third in the triple jump.
Proviso West junior Emani Johnson won three events for the third consecutive year, taking the long jump (17-3 1/2), 55 dash (7.53 seconds) and 200 (26.81).
“In the long jump, I was the most nervous,” Johnson said. “Mostly I’ve been having trouble getting on the board. Before, I didn’t come close to jumping in the 17s.”
The meet’s best race was the 1,600 featuring three of the state’s top distance runners. Stanford-bound Emma Fisher of York held off North Carolina-recruit Jill Hardies of Hinsdale Central 5:06.17 to 5:06.35. Glenbard West junior Madeline Perez (5:06.64) was third. All three were top-eight finishers in last year’s state meet in either the 3,200 or 1,600.
Fisher won the 3,200 and 1,600 on her home track. Her time of 10:26.06 in the 3,200 broke the fieldhouse record set by Hardies (10:42.01) in 2010.
“I’m so happy. This is my senior year,” Fisher said. “This is my last time running on this track. I really wanted the record.”