May 26, 2018

Rosary's Delahanty medals twice at state track


Rosary's Brooke Delahanty starts out on the anchor leg of the Class 2A 4x400-Meter Relay on Saturday afternoon at the IHSA State Track & Field Finals in Charleston, IL.. Delahanty and her squad, who qualified for the title race with Julie Bottarini, Julianne Hutchison and Annie Molenhouse a day earlier, finished in fourth place with a time of 4:01.37. The senior, who shaved almost two seconds off her qualifying time for the 800-Meter Run, took home the bronze medal in the event after clocking a 2:16:45 in the title race. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

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May 25, 2018

Aninagyei-Bonsu misses final cut by less than an inch


Huntley's Melvin Aninagyei-Bonsu lands in the sand in the Class 3A Triple Jump prelims at the IHSA State Track & Field Meet in Charleston, IL.. The senior missed the cut into the championship round by .75 of an inch on Friday, May 24, finishing the day and prep career with a jump of 45'-5.5". It was Aninagyei-Bonsu second consecutive trip to state after qualifying for state in 2017 with the Raiders' 4x100m relay squad and in the triple jump. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks


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May 23, 2018

Taets leads Orion to 7th at state track

Orion High School track star Danielle Taets

Danielle Taets tallied 27 points to lead the Orion to a seventh-place finish at this season's Illinois High School Association's State Track & Field Finals at O'Brien Stadium last weekend. In her third consecutive state appearance, the junior medaled in three events, winning Class 1A state titles in both the triple jump and the 100-meter high hurdles. She earned a third medal and top three finish in the 300-meter low hurdles.

She was also listed on last weekend's roster as an alternate for the Chargers' 4x800-Meter relay squad.

Falling seven inches short of her sectional qualifying distance, Taets easily won the TJ title by inches with her best leap of 38 feet even. Fulton's Daekota Knott finished in second place with the next best jump at 37-8.5. Lena Winslow's Carmen DeVries filled out the top three spots with a jump of 37-4.25 for the silver medal in the event.

Taets picked up second state gold medal on Saturday after running a 14.72 in the 100-meter high hurdles. She toppled her personal best of 15.12 and picked up another 10 team points besting Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond's Kenli Nettles (2nd place) and St. Teresa's Daelin Switzer (3rd) to the finish line.

The two medals were improvement on her 2017 trip to Charleston where she placed second in the triple jump and seventh in the high hurdles behind Nettles by four-hundredths of a second.

Teammate Alexandra Mack was the only other Charger to qualify for Saturday's finals. The senior's prep career ended with a ninth-place medal and one point toward the overall team score.

Taets collected her third and final medal of the weekend in the 300-meter lows. She and the other two top-three runners in the 100 lows juggled positions in the final results. The Charger medalist finished third behind Nettles (2nd) and Switzer (1st).

With 28 points to their name Orion finished seventh behind Teutopolis (6th), St. Thomas More (5th), Bureau Valley (4th), St. Teresa (3rd), Farmington (2nd) and this year's champions St. Joseph-Ogden, who took home its third consecutive top-three state team trophy.