Roundup: Burlington Central advances four to state meet
From Staff Reports May 11, 2012 9:57PM
Updated: May 14, 2012 10:07PM
Burlington Central’s girls track team received championship performances from Autumn Conn and Alexa Tovsen on its way to a fifth-place finish at the Sterling Class 2A Sectional on Friday.
Conn took first in the pole vault with a jump of 10 feet, 9 inches and Tovsen was the winner in the 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 46.11 seconds. Burlington Central had two other athletes qualify for next week’s state meet as Brenda Thasavong finished second in the high jump and Kayla Wolf took third in the 800.
The Rockets finished with 44 team points. Freeport earned the sectional title with 88 points.
Hampshire also had a pair of first-place finishes at the sectional. Ashley Fouch won the 200 title in 25.96 seconds and the Whip-Purs claimed the 800 relay title in 1:47.31.
Genoa-Kingston’s Danielle Neisendorf is her school’s lone state qualifier after winning the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches.
No area state qualifiers from Lisle Sectional
St. Edward, Westminster Christian, Harvest Christian and Elgin Academy failed to advance any athletes from the Lisle Class 1A Sectional to next week’s state meet.
Huntley 8, Woodstock 0
Bryce Only belted a grand slam and Colin Lyman went 2-for-3 with two runs scored as the Red Raiders cruised to the Fox Valley crossover victory.
Craig Klein (4-4) tossed six shutout innings and allowed only two hits while striking out eight in a winning effort. Mark Skonieczny scored twice and Nick Corpolongo and Tyler Mindak provided an RBI apiece for Huntley (17-14, 9-8).
Cary-Grove 2, Dundee-Crown 1
Tyler Gross was the tough-luck loser for the Chargers in the FVC Valley defeat after allowing two earned runs on eight hits in six innings. He struck out four.
Jake Romano went 2-for-2, Zach Girard was 2-for-4 and Trent Muscat drove in the only run for Dundee-Crown (7-17-1, 4-12).
Crystal Lake South 10, Jacobs 5
Ryan Ulmer went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored, but it wasn’t enough as the Golden Eagles dropped their third in a row.
Max Rider (2-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing six earned runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings. Kenny Finn went 2-for-4 for Jacobs (15-13, 9-7 FVC Valley).
Chicago Christian 8, St. Edward 0
The Green Wave (7-19, 5-11 Suburban Christian Blue) managed just three hits in the loss. Morgin Coughlin (4-13) was the losing pitching despite striking out five and allowing only one earned run in seven innings.