The Scoop: Twanisha Terry Sets NCAA Lead In 100m

Clayton Mendez Secures US No. 2 At Distance Night In Palatine

1. Let's start with the girls elite DMR. While Naperville North's 12:12.54 was a very good performance and stands as a US No. 13 mark and a new meet record by 30 seconds, keep in mind that (potentially) a few of the girls ran that very morning (I was told earlier this week there was a chance this would happen) and doubled back to make sure they had an opportunity to compete in an outdoor DMR -- an opportunity the Huskies seldom get over the season. The team's anchor Sarah Schmitt, an Indiana University recruit, finished the 1600 leg in 4:58. The next-closest competitor was more than 30 seconds behind. 

2. Let's unpack the boys 3200m. Five boys were under 9:05, but apparently there was a crash in the final lap. Hersey sophomore Josh Methner came through with the win in 9:06.65, while Waukegan's Marcos Garcia was second in 9:07.09.

3. The pre-meet favorite in the girls 800m, Stephanie Kriss, played second fiddle the entire race. Instead, Lasalle-Peru's Rachel Hickey dominated in a new meet record and US No. 8 tying mark of 2:10.70. 

4. The boys DMR had a super competitive filed that consisted of some of the premier distance programs in Illinois, but it was Downers Grove North who ran away with it, finishing in a new US No. 4 time of 10:15.38. The squad included Jacob Ridderhoff, Brendan Lockerby, Ryan Birkmeier, and Miles Christensen. 

5. Clayton Mendez was ready to put down a major effort in the 1600m on Saturday. And the Whitney Young senior certainly did that, finishing in a new US No. 2 time of 4:08.64. Six boys finished in under 4:15, including second-place Ansel Fellman of Bradford (4:09.75), Thomas Shilgalis of Naperville Central (4:10.70), and Drew Bosley of Homestead (4:10.75), among others.