Roundup: Libertyville girls track team turns in strong showing at VH Invite
Updated: June 18, 2012 1:33AM
Libertyville’s girls track team didn’t win Friday’s invite at Vernon Hills.
But the Wildcats certainly were competitive.
Haley Becker, Katie Sackett and the 4x800 relay team came away with victories.
Becker cleared 5-4 to win the high jump.
Sackett raced to a top finish in the 300 hurdles (49.94), while she added a fifth-place showing in the 100 hurdles.
Libertyville’s 4x800 relay was clocked in 10:01.93.
Jen Angster, Molly Moon, Carly Stewart and Kristi Delprato came up with runner-up finishes.
Angster was second in the 200 (27.85) and fifth in the 100 (13.44).
Moon placed No. 2 in the discus (85-11) and No. 3 in the shot put (30-2).
Stewart ran a 2:28.24 in the 800, while Delprato ran a 11:56.89 in the 3200.
Other contributors for Libertyville included Rachel Metcalf in the 200 (4th, 28.92), Maggie Fiorito in the 800 (5th, 2:31.27), Nicole Jaffke in the pole vault (4th, 10-6) and 1600 (5th, 5:38.67) and Jackie Hansen in the pole vault (5th, 9-6).
In relay action, Libertyville was third in the 4x400 (4:22.15), fifth in the 4x200 (1:54.39) and sixth in the 4x100 (55.54).
The host Cougars finished with 105 points. Libertyville tallied 87 1/2 points to edge Lake Forest (86) and Merrillville (84).
Hats off to Connor Loucks and Zach Friedman.
That Libertyville senior duo tore up LHS’ Brainard field when they both scored hat tricks in a 9-5 win against Glenbrook South on Monday evening.
The offense commanded the game with additional scoring by Nick Ward (1 goal, 2 assists), Zach Labrum (1 goal, 1 assist), AJ Schmidt (1 goal, 1 assist) and Phil Santi (1 assist).
The defensive front line of JP Pistella, Drew Krininsky, Kevin Verkler and Clay Cusek held the Titans to two goals during the first three quarters with help from goalie Cole Blazer, who had seven saves.
The Titans tried to come back the fourth quarter by putting three goals on the board, but the Wildcats responded with four of their ow.
Meanwhile, things didn’t go well on April 13 as the Wildcats lost 7-4 to St. Viator.
Friedman finished the game with two goals and one assist. The team also was helped out by Jack Ryan (1 goal), Loucks (1 goal), Ward (2 assists) and Phil Santi (1 assist).
Blazer had eight saves.
The Wildcats will take on New Trier on Saturday (1 p.m.) at the Libertyville High School Stadium.
Still perfect — in dual meets.
The Libertyville High School boys tennis team maintained its unbeaten dual-meet record intact after topping Round Lake 6-1 on the road April 10.
In singles play, the Wildcats’ Ben VanDixhorn triumphed 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 1 slot, while teammate Nick Vittove won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3.
Libertyville swept all four doubles flights, with the duo of Jack Springgate and Eric Klein winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 — and the No. 2 tandem of Adam Daluga and Adam Grabowski winning by the same 6-0, 6-0 count at No. 2. Duncan Millar and Alex Winters prevailed 6-0 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3, while Stefan Markovic and Jonathan Mattiolli won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4.
The Wildcats opened the 2012 campaign with a 4-3 win over Vernon Hills at home April 3.
Logan Reiff was Libertyville’s lone victor in singles play, winning 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2.
In doubles play, Springgate/Klein posted a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1; Daluga/Grabowski won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2; and Winters/Millar emerged with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 4.
A day later, the Wildcats whitewashed host Lakes 7-0.
VanDixhorn won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles; Reiff ruled 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2; and Nishad Phadke earned a 6-0, 6-3 decision at No. 3.
Libertyville rolled through doubles play as well. Springgate/Klein won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1; Daluga/Grabowski prevailed 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2; Winters/Millar triumphed 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3; and the combo of Vittove and Mattiolli dominated 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4.