Haugen’s four wins boosts Lyons Township to team win at York

Published by Mike Newman
Mar 1st 2013, 8:36pm | 14386 views
Emma Haugen of Lyons Township clearing 5-6 Thursday on 2/28/13 at York. Jessica Ackerman and Emma Fisher prepare to run the 3200 on 2/28/13 at York.

By Michael Newman

Elmhurst, Ill – You would expect in a meet with traditional distance powers like New Trier, Prospect, Downers Grove North, and York that the headline would be about some great distance performance.


That was not the case on Thursday evening. Emma Haugen (Lyons Township HS, LaGrange) dominated four events to help boost her school to the team title in this small 6 team meet. Her night started by winning both horizontal jumps. She won the Long Jump with a distance of 16-10 ½. She came back in the Triple Jump winning in 35-5 ½. Currently, that is the 5th longest jump in the state this season. She headed to the track where she won the 55 Hurdles in 9.20.


Her signature event is the High Jump where she won the 3A title last year as a freshman. On Thursday night, she was on. Her steps were down perfect as she cleared 5-6 on her second attempt (IL #2). She made three good attempts at 5-8 but failed to clear.


Other highlights from Thursday night:

  • Mimi Smith (New Trier HS, Winnetka) opened up with a 2:23.3 to give her school a good lead in the 4 x 800 Meter Relay. The race went back and forth in the second and third legs with New Trier, Lyons Township, and Downers Grove North trading the lead. On the anchor leg, Shelby DePriest of Lyons Township pulled away from New Tier’s Kelly Frentzel for the win.



Lyons Township                                2:28.9 – 2:25.6 – 2:31.7 – 2:30.0 = 9:56

New Trier                                          2:23.3 – 2:32.2 – 2:31.1 – 2:31.1 = 9:57


  • Emma Fisher (York HS, Elmhurst) pulled away early in the race to run 10:44.24 to win the 3200 Meter Run. Jessica Ackerman (New Trier HS, Winnetka), in her first race of the track season, looked strong in running 11:14.53 for second. Ackerman’s time is the eighth fastest time in Illinois this spring.



Fisher: 74.2, 2:33.3, 3:54.5, 5:15.8, 6:37.2, 8:00, 9:23.7, 10:44.24

J Ackerman: 75.8, 2:38.4, 4:02.5, 5:27.9, 6:53.8, 8:20.8, 9:47.7, 11:14.3



  • Stephanie Urbancik and Meghan Bonfield (North HS, Downers Grove North) led from the gun and held off the charge of Brooke Wolfe (Prospect HS, Mt. Prospect) in the 800 Meter Run. Urbancik ran a IL #7 of 2:21.22.



  • Christina Santiago (Prospect HS, Mt. Prospect) let Mimi Smith do the work in the 1600 Meter Run. Santiago took off with around 400 Meters to go to win in 5:11.22 (IL #6). Smith finished second in 5:16.26 (IL #8).




Santiago               77.2, 2:39.7, 3:59.5, 5:11

Smith                    76.9, 2:39.5, 3:59.9, 5:16

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