Northside College Prep Women's Track & Field: Welcome

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This is the official website of the Northside College Prep Women's Track and Field Team.

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 2015 Northside Coaching Staff

 93% of NCAA Division I Basketball Players ran Track in High School

 99% of NCAA Division I Cross Country runners ran Track in High School 

 Do you want to be stronger? Do you want to be Faster?

  If you would like to join the Northside College Prep Track and Field Team contact Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon at JonGordon9@Aol.com

   "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare"

   Track Practice: Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

For the Official web site of the CHICAGO PUBLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Northside Cross Country

For Northside 2014 Indoor Track & Field Statistics: 2014 Indoor Track Season 

For Northside 2014 Outdoor Track & Field Statistics: 2014 Outdoor Track season

2015 TRACK & FIELD REGISTRATION MEETING, Friday, January 16, 2015, at 3:14 pm sharp. Thanks



Friday, December 19
TRACK & FIELD REGISTRATION MEETING, FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015, 3:14 PM

Sneak previews of the 2015 Northside Track & Field schedule are available at:

http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/School.aspx?SchoolID=19718

 On Friday, January 16, 2015, Registration for Northside Track & Field TEAM will begin at 3:14 pm, in the Northside cafeteria. After registration, a motivational TEAM meeting will take place in the Northside cafeteria. Please arrive early to Registration. Official practices will commence at 3:30 pm on Monday, January 19, 2015. Thanks.  

The following forms must be turned in on January 16, 2015, in order to be eligible to attend practice: 

(1) Physical,

(2) Players Record Card,

(3) ATI Physical Therapy Consent Form,

(4) IHSA Drug Testing Waiver Form,

(5) Code of Conduct Contract,

(6) Concussion Awareness Form.

 If you missed the November Information Meeting for any reason, contact Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon at Jongordon9@aol.com. Thanks.



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Marisa Buchheit
Monday, June 16
Former Northside Cross Country and Track runner Marisa Buchheit WINS Miss Illinois Pagent!

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Marisa Buchheit

 On Monday, June 16, 2014, Northside Alumni Marisa Buccheit won the Miss Illinois Pagent! She will compete next for Miss America!!

 Marisa Buchheit graduated from Northside College Prep in 2007. During high school, she competed on both the Northside Cross Country and Track Teams. She was a member of three Northside Girls Cross Country Teams from 2004 - 2006 that placed second in the Chicago Public League Championships. One of her athletic highlights, was earning a Medal, on September 21, 2005, at the Lane Tech Invitational, to help the lady Mustangs upset Lane Tech by a score of 28-30.

 After high school, Marisa Buchheit studied vocal performance on scholarship at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is a professional singer and songwriter. Marisa Buchheit is also an Opera Singer.

 Marisa Buchheit won the Miss Chicago Pagent in 2012. After winning the Miss Chicago Pagent, she sang the National Anthem at Hanson Stadium, at the 2012 Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic. She competed in the Miss Illinois Pagent several times without success.

 After coming close several times, Marisa Buchheit did not give up on her dream, and WON the Miss Illinois Pagent in 2014 in her final year of eligibility for the competition! Marisa Buchheit will compete next for Miss America!!

 



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Marisa Buchheit

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Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon
Friday, June 6
Northside Varsity Women Track & Field TEAM honored at the East Bank Club! Largest Banquet in Northside History!

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Northside Coaching Staff greets guests at the entrance door to the banquet

  On Friday, June 6, 2014, the Northside Track & Field Team was honored at the East Bank Club in Chicago, Illinois.

 Northside hosted the most spectacular Track & Field banquet in the country! It ranks right up there with the Hesiman Trophy Presentation at the New York Athletic Club.

 Northside athletes, guests, and media filled the East Bank Club to their capacity! The East Bank Club could not fit another person in the banquet hall. Unfortunately, due to the size of the capacity crowd, additional guests of the athletes that did not have banquet tickets had to be turned away at the door, despite offers to purchase tickets on the day of the banquet. Northside was overwhelmed with the massive support for the Team. It was the largest sports banquet in the history of Northside!

 The 2014 Northside Track season was one of the most successful seasons in the history of Northside College Prep.

 8 athletes on the Northside Varsity Women Track & Field Team earned Watermelons and a plaque for breaking a school record in an individual event and/or relay!

 Northside Juniors Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Sarah Parks, and Madison Weatherly broke the school record in the 4x800m Relay with a 9:52.17.

 Northside Junior Sarah Parks broke the school record in the 400m Dash with a 61.50.

 Northside Junior Madison Weatherly broke the school record in the 1600m run with a 5:25.40. Northside Junior Caroline Owens ran the second fastest 1600m run time in Northside history with a personal best time of 5:32.68. The one-two punch of Madison Weatherly and Caroline Owens gives the Mustangs incredible depth in the 1600m run for 2015. 

  Northside Sophomore Isabella Kiser broke the school record in the Pole Vault with a vault of 7'0.

 Northside Freshman Vivekae Kim broke the school record in the 400m Hurdles with a 1:20.20.  

 Northside also won individual Indoor City titles in the 4x800m (Elizabeth O'Conor, Sarah Parks, Caroline Owens, Madison Weatherly) and 1600m (Madison Weatherly) at the Indoor City Championships. 24K Gold Championship Rings were awarded to athletes that won individual titles in the 4x800m Relay and 1600m run.

 The Northside Varsity Women had a very impressive Outdoor season. The Northside Varsity Women WON the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic.The Northside Varsity Women also finished in SECOND place at the North Lawndale Invitational. A towering trophy is on display at the entrance to Northside College Prep. 

  At the Outdoor City Championships, Northside earned ALL CITY HONORS in the 800m run (Sarah Parks, Elizabeth O'Conor), Triple Jump (Deja Lindsey), 1600m run (Caroline Owens and Madison Weatherly), and 3200m run (Madison Weatherly).

 At the IHSA Sectional Championships, Northside earned ALL SECTIONAL HONORS in the Triple Jump (Deja Lindsey), 4x800m Relay (Elizabeth O'Conor, Sarah Parks, Caroline Owens, Madison Weatherly), and 800m run (Sarah Parks).

  Northside athletes, coaches, parents, and distinguished guests started the evening with an incredible Italian Buffet Dinner. Everyone took several trips through the buffet line, it was one of the most amazing meals the Team and coaching staff ever had in their entire lives. 

  The Team Dinner, included Mushroom Tortellini in white wine, herbs, and cheese, Chicken Vesuio with potatoes and peas, Pan-Seared Salmon in tomato-fennel sauce, and Cheese Stuffed aracini with marinara on the side. Antipasto, included Romaine Hearts with caesar dressing, Prosciutto with melon, Vegetable Antipasto Salad, Mushroom and Spinach Salad. The Italian Buffet Dinner also included Flatbread, Grissini, Filone, and Ciabatta with dipping oil and parmesan. Desserts included, Tiramisu with espresso sauce, Fresh Fruit, and Cannolis.

 After Dinner, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon, first honored the Northside parents, and each member of his Coaching Staff. 

 Next, each event coach, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon for Dan Turvey (Pole Vault), Amy O'Connor (Girls Sprints), Wayne Edelman (Sprints and Throws), Patrick O'Connor (Freshman Distance), Jon Gordon (Sophomore and Varsity Distance), Ed Wallace (Hurdles and Jumps), presented Letter Awards to their event groups. Volunteer Assistant Coach Jose Nebrida helped distribute each letter award. 

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon then presented the most prestigous Team Awards, Freshman Academic Awards, Freshman Mustang Awards, Freshman MVP Awards, Sophomore Academic Awards, Sophomore Mustang Awards, Sophomore MVP Awards, 24K Gold Rings to Indoor City Champions in individual events and relays (9), Alumni of the Year Award, School Record Breaker Plaques (8), Ultimate Frisbee Awards (4), Varsity Academic Award, Varsity Mustang Award, Varsity MVP Award, and an IHSA State Qualifer Medal.



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Northside Track Alumni Lisa Wendt and Mac Melto

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Northside Track Banquet Awards Table
AIR NORTHSIDE! THEY CAN FLY! NORTHSIDE POLE VAULTERS! ISABELLA KISER! JULIA MOCARSKI! NICOLE PARISIAN!

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Isabella Kiser

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Pole Vault School Record Plaque: Isabella Kiser
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Julia Mocarski

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Nicole Parisian

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Coach Patrick O'Connor and Sprints Coach Amy O'Connor
NORTHSIDE SPRINTERS - VICTORY IS THE GOAL - DETERMINATION GETS THEM THERE

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Aliyah Jervier

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Elizabeth Auta

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Jessica Anyasso
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Jessica Cano

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Kate Chu

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THROWERS ROCK! DISCUS AND SHOT PUT! ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE!

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Isabella Chojnacki

  Northside Thrower Isabella Chojnacki was awarded a Varsity letter and an engraved Crystal Clock for being an outstanding Senior Athlete.

 During her high school athletic career, Isabella Chojnacki had personal bests of 74'01 in the Discus, and 25'05.50 in the Shot Put.

 Isabella Chojnacki will be attending Tulane University in the Fall.



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Madison Weatherly
Northside Distance Runners! Our shoes have more miles than your car! Rain, Sleet, Snow and 20 below - a perfect day to run!

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Sarah Parks

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Violet Sackett

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Caroline Owens
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Elizabeth O'Conor

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Anna Pasek

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NORTHSIDE 4x800m RELAY BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD WITH A 9:52! NORTHSIDE 4x800m RELAY WINS INDOOR CITY TITLE!

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Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Madison Weatherly, Sarah Parks

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Sarah Parks, Madison Weatherly, Caroline Owens, Elizabeth O'Conor

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24K Gold Ruby Gemstone 4x800m Relay Championship Rings
Northside Jumpers and Hurdlers! Start strong, finish stronger! Hurdling is our Superpower!

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Hall of Fame Jumps and Hurdles Coach Ed Wallace

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Michelle Chojnacki

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Outstanding Senior Deja Lindsey awarded an engraved Crystal Clock

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Deja Lindsey

 Deja Lindsey was awarded her fourth Varsity letter in Track & Field and an engraved Crystal Clock for being an outstanding Senior Athlete.

 In 2012, as a high school sophomore, Deja Lindsey qualified for the Class 2A IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the 4x200m Relay. With the help of Kristin Wojcik, Michelle Chojnacki, and Aliyah Jervier, Deja Lindsey broke the school record in the 4x200m Relay at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships.

 In 2013, as a high school Junior, Deja Lindsey qualified for the Class 3A IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the Triple Jump. Deja Lindsey was the MVP of the 2013 Northside Track & Field Team.

 In 2014, as a high school Senior, Deja Lindsey earned ALL IHSA Sectional Honors in the Triple Jump. Deja Lindsey was the lady mustangs leading points scorer at the IHSA Sectional Championships. Deja Lindsey won the Triple Jump four times during the 2014 Track season, and medaled multiples times in the High Jump and Long Jump. Deja Lindsey also helped Northside win the 4x200m Relay at the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic. Deja Lindsey also scored the second most Varsity points on the Team with 104.50 points. Deja Lindsey was the MVP of the 2014 Northside Track & Field Team.

 Deja Lindsey will be competing in Track & Field for Florida A&M in 2015.



FRESHMAN ACADEMIC AWARD: ANNA PASEK and JACK WEBSTER

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Anna Pasek and Jack Webster

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Fiona Casey
FRESHMAN MUSTANG AWARD: FIONA CASEY and VIVEKAE KIM

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FRESHMAN MVP AWARD: ANNA PASEK

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Anna Pasek

SOPHOMORE MUSTANG AWARD: STEVEN KATABA and ISABELLA KISER

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Steven Kataba and Isabella Kiser

SOPHOMORE MVP AWARD: DANNY ROSEN and VIOLET SACKETT

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Danny Rosen and Violet Sackett

MOST SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN POINTS SCORED: ANNA PASEK

1. Anna Pasek                                         27.00 

2. Fiona Casey                                        20.00

2. Violet Sackett                                      20.00   



MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A FRESHMAN: JACOB COSBY and FIONA CASEY

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Varsity Points Trophy: Jacob Cosby and Fiona Casey

1. Fiona Casey       36.625

2. Julia Mocarski    25.75

3. Anna Pasek       16.62



MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A SOPHOMORE: DANNY ROSEN and MADDIE SCHWARTZ

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Maddie Schwartz

1. Maddie Schwartz        35.50

2. Violet Sackett              33.00

3. Isabella Kiser              29.50

 



MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A JUNIOR: MALCOLM GRBA and MADISON WEATHERLY

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Malcolm Grba and Madison Weatherly

1. Madison Weatherly    88.00

2. Elizabeth O'Conor      69.875

3. Caroline Owens         58.75



MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A SENIOR: LUCIEN FITZPATRICK and ALIYAH JERVIER

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Lucien Fitzpatrick and Aliyah Jervier

1. Aliyah Jervier          106.50

2. Deja Lindsey           104.50

3. Isabella Chojnacki    14.00



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24K Gold Diamond Gemstone Individual Champion Ring
INDOOR CITY CHAMPION: DANNY ROSEN (1600m), MADISON WEATHERLY (1600m), and MALCOLM GRBA (800m)

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Danny Rosen, Madison Weatherly, Malcolm Grba

VARSITY ACADEMIC AWARD: ADRIAN BLACK and MADISON WEATHERLY

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Adrian Black and Madison Weatherly

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: SARRIN CHETHIK and KATE CHU

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Sarrin Chethik and Kate Chu

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Isabella Chojnacki
SENIOR LEADERSHIP AWARD: ISABELLA CHOJNACKI and SIMON KAFKA

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Isabella Chojnacki and Simon Kafka

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Jordan Micus and Simon Kafka

VARSITY MUSTANG AWARD: CAROLINE OWENS and MALCOLM GRBA

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Caroline Owens and Malcolm Grba

VARSITY MVP AWARD: LUCIEN FITZPATRICK, DEJA LINDSEY, and TOM FREJOWSKI

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Lucien Fitzpatrick, Deja Lindsey, Tom Frejowski

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE NORTHSIDE TRACK & FIELD TEAM

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  The Northside Coaching Staff would like to thank the Northside Boys and Girls Track & Field Team again for their hard work this season. The family-type atmosphere of the Northside Track & Field TEAM is second to none. You are the greatest individuals, on and off the field. This TEAM has enriched us immeasurably and we hope that the athletes take as much away from this season as you have given us. Thank you again for one of the greatest Track & Field seasons in Northside history!

  The Northside Coaching Staff can't say Thank You enough times for one of the most incredible banquets of our entire coaching careers.

 At the end of the banquet, Northside Senior Simon Kafka honored Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon with a very special speech that came from within, and a speech that Coach Gordon will never forget. 

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon was then given multiple thank you gifts, including an engraved Crystal in the shape of a number one!, with the engraving, "Number #1 Coach",  a custom made clipboard with the Northside Track & Field Championship Logo on it, and a Thank You card, that was filled with $940.00 in cash. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Senior Cesar Rufino honored Northside Assistant Coach Patrick O'Connor with an outstanding speech. O'Connor was then given multiple trinkets, and gifts, including a Thank You card from the Northside Track & Field Team with a very generous amount of cash in the envelope. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Senior Aliyah Jervier honored Northside Girls Sprints Coach Amy O'Connor with a great speech. Amy O'Connor was then given multiple trinkets, and gifts, including a Thank You card from the Northside Track & Field Team with a very generous amount of cash in the envelope. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Senior Jay Yu honored Northside Pole Vault Coach Dan Turvey with an incredible speech. Turvery was then given multipe gifts, including a custom made Mug with the Northside Track & Field Championship Logo on it, and a Thank You card, that was filled with $200.00 in cash. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Sprinters honored Sprints Coach Wayne Edelman with an outstanding speech. Coach Wayne Edelman was then given a large gift bag filled with trinkets, and gifts, including a Thank You card from the Northside Track & Field Team with a generous amount of cash in the envelope. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Senior Lucien Fitzpatrick gave a great speech and honored Northside Jumps and Hurdles Coach Ed Wallace with a large gift bag filled with trinkets, and gifts, including  a Thank You card from the Northside Track & Field Team with a very generous amount of cash in the envelope. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Senior Nate Mendez gave a great speech and honored Northside Volunteer Jose Nebrida with a gift bag from the Northside Track & Field Team.

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon also presented Jose Nebrida was a special Crystal Trophy for his outstanding years of Service. 

 The Northside coaching staff is forever greatful to the Northside Track & Field TEAM, and Parents for their very generous gifts.

 The entire Northside Track & Field Coaching Staff would like to thank the Northside Boys and Girls Track & Field Team again for their hard work this season. You are the greatest individuals, on and off the field. It is a priviledge to coach this TEAM. Thank you again for one of the greatest Track & Field seasons in Northside history!



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Coach Patrick O'Connor and Captain Cesar Rufino

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Tuesday, June 3
Northside Varsity Women Track & Field TEAM will be honored on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 5:30 pm at the East Bank Club

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 On Friday, June 6, 2014, the Northside Varsity Women Track & Field TEAM will be honored at the East Bank Club. The East Bank Club is located at 500 N. Kingsbury Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654. Dinner will be served at 5:45 PM. The Northside Track & Field Banquet has been compared to the Heisman Trophy presentation.

 The Northside Track & Field awards banquet is one of the most meaningful events of the school year. It represents the official acknowledgement of the athletes accomplishments before the entire Team, administration, parents, and guests. A record 150 athletes, parents, and guests will be in attendance! 

 Among other awards, Varsity letters, Junior Varsity letters, Sophomore letters, and Freshman numerals will be awarded at the Track & Field Banquet. 

  The 2014 Northside Track season has been was one of the most successful seasons in the history of Northside College Prep. 

 8 athletes on the Northside Varsity Women Track & Field Team earned Watermelons and a plaque for breaking a school record in an individual event and/or relay!

 Northside Juniors Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Sarah Parks, and Madison Weatherly broke the school record in the 4x800m Relay with a 9:52.17.

 Northside Junior Sarah Parks broke the school record in the 400m Dash with a 61.50.

 Northside Junior Madison Weatherly broke the school record in the 1600m run with a 5:25.40. Northside Junior Caroline Owens ran the second fastest 1600m run time in Northside history with a personal best time of 5:32.68. The one-two punch of Madison Weatherly and Caroline Owens gives the Mustangs incredible depth in the 1600m run for 2015. 

 Northside Sophomore Isabella Kiser broke the school record in the Pole Vault with a vault of 7'0.

 Northside Freshman Vivekae Kim broke the school record in the 400m Hurdles with a 1:20.20.  

 Northside also won individual Indoor City titles in the 4x800m (Elizabeth O'Conor, Sarah Parks, Caroline Owens, Madison Weatherly) and 1600m (Madison Weatherly) at the Indoor City Championships. 24K Gold Championship Rings will also be awarded to athletes that won individual titles in the 4x800m Relay and 1600m run.

 The Northside Varsity Women had a very impressive Outdoor season. The Northside Varsity Women WON the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic.The Northside Varsity Women also finished in SECOND place at the North Lawndale Invitational. A towering trophy is on display at the entrance to Northside College Prep. 

  At the Outdoor City Championships, Northside earned ALL CITY HONORS in the 800m run (Sarah Parks, Elizabeth O'Conor), Triple Jump (Deja Lindsey), 1600m run (Caroline Owens and Madison Weatherly), and 3200m run (Madison Weatherly).

 At the IHSA Sectional Championships, Northside earned ALL SECTIONAL HONORS in the Triple Jump (Deja Lindsey), 4x800m Relay (Elizabeth O'Conor, Sarah Parks, Caroline Owens, Madison Weatherly), and 800m run (Sarah Parks).

  Northside will also be honoring ALL of the 2014 Northside Seniors with engraved crystal clocks.The 2014 Senior class had a tremendous impact, during the greatest four years period in Northside Track & Field history, and will be greatly missed by the coaching staff and athletes.

 The following awards will also be announced at the Banquet: Sophomore points leader award, Varsity points leader award (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior), Sportsmanship, Senior Leadership, Ultimate Frisbee Awards, Academic Award (Freshman, Sophomore, Varsity), Mustang Award for Work Ethic and Mental Toughness (Freshman, Sophomore, Varsity), and MVP Award (Freshman, Sophomore, Varsity).

 The 2015 Northside Track & Field Captains will also be announced at the Banquet.

  A gourmet Italian Buffet Team Dinner will be served at 5:45 pm on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the East Bank Club.

All Athletes and/or guests will have the following at the banquet:

Chicken Vesuvio with potatoes and peas

Pan-Seared Salmon in tomato-fennel sauce

Cheese Stuffed Arancini with marinara on the side

Flatbread, Grissini, Filone and Ciabatta with dipping oil and parmesan

ANTIPASTO

Romaine Hearts with caesar dressing

Prosciutto with melon

Vegetable Antipasto Salad

Mushroom and Spinach Salad

PASTA

Mushroom Tortellini in white wine, herbs and cheese

DESSERT

Fresh Fruit, Tiramisu with espresso sauce, Cannolis, Coffee and Tea 

 



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Wednesday, May 28
Northside Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Deja Lindsey

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Northside Senior Awards Lunch on Cruise Ship
 On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Northside Senior Deja Lindsey was honored at Navy Pier at the Senior Awards luncheon, on the cruise ship, the Spirit of Chicago.   

 There are over 23 sports at Northside College Prep. The Senior Female Athlete of the Year award is given annually at Graduation to the best Athlete in the Senior Class. It is the highest honor an athlete can receive at graduation.

 The Northside Track & Field Team has had four athletes win the Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award(Patrick Brennan, Wesley Laytham, Cooper Eben, and Eric Nelson). However, no Female Athlete in Northside Track Team history has ever won the Senior Female Athlete of the Year award. It is a very difficult award to win. Only one athlete can win it in the entire school. Athletes are nominated for the award from every sport at Northside. 

 For only the fifth time in Northside history, a member of the Northside Track & Field Team won the Senior Athlete of the Year award, Deja Lindsey.

 Deja Lindsey is a three sports athlete. Deja Lindsey competes in Golf, Cheerleading, and Track & Field.

 In 2012, as a high school sophomore, Deja Lindsey qualified for the Class 2A IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the 4x200m Relay. With the help of Kristin Wojcik, Michelle Chojnacki, and Aliyah Jervier, Deja Lindsey broke the school record in the 4x200m Relay at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships.

 In 2013, as a high school Junior, Deja Lindsey qualified for the Class 3A IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the Triple Jump. Deja Lindsey was the MVP of the 2013 Northside Track & Field Team.

 In 2014, as a high school Senior, Deja Lindsey earned ALL IHSA Sectional Honors in the Triple Jump. Deja Lindsey was the lady mustangs leading points scorer at the IHSA Sectional Championships. Deja Lindsey won the Triple Jump four times during the 2014 Track season, and medaled multiples times in the High Jump and Long Jump. Deja Lindsey also helped Northside win the 4x200m Relay at the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic. Deja Lindsey also scored the second most Varsity points on the Team with 104.50 points. Deja Lindsey was the MVP of the 2014 Northside Track & Field Team.

 Deja Lindsey will be competing in Track & Field for Florida A&M next year.

 Deja Lindsey will be honored again at the Northside Track & Field Banquet on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the East Bank Club.



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Deja Lindsey, Senior Athlete of the Year

Thursday, May 15
Deja Lindsey earns MEDAL in Triple Jump at IHSA Sectionals! Northside 4x800m Relay earns MEDALS at IHSA Sectionals!

 On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Northside Varsity Women traveled to Niles West High School for the IHSA Sectional Championships.

  Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon required ALL members of the TEAM to stay for the full duration of the meet to honor Seniors Deja Lindsey, Aliyah Jervier, and Isabella Chojnacki after the meet.

 Deja Lindsey will be competing for Florida A&M next year. Aliyah Jervier will be attending Loyola University. Isabella Chojnacki will be attending Tulane

 During a special TEAM Huddle, Northside Seniors Deja Lindsey, Aliyah Jervier, and Isabella Chojnacki were honored for their four years at Northside. IHSA Sectional MEDALS were also distributed to athletes in the Triple Jump, 4x800m Relay, 800m run, and 1600m run in the Team Huddle. Athletes that finished the season with a personal record were also honored in the Team Huddle.  

 Northside Seniors Deja Lindsey, Aliyah Jervier, and Isabella Chojnacki then led the TEAM on one final lap around the Track to celebrate the 2014 season.

 The Northside Varsity Women will be honored at the Northside Track & Field Banquet on June 6, 2014 at the East Bank Club.

 All UNIFORMS must be turned in prior to the banquet. Uniforms will not be accepted on the day of the banquet.

 For athletes that purchased Banquet Tickets, the tickets will be distributed after school, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in exchange for the return of your uniform. Please place your uniform in a plastic bag with your name on it. Thanks.

 Individual Events and Relays were scored on the following point scale: 10-8-6-4-2-1.

 All Sectional Honors and Medals were awarded to the Top Six places in each event.

 In the Long Jump, Northside Freshman Fiona Casey jumped 13'09.00. Northside Senior Aliyah Jervier jumped 11'09.50.

 In the Triple Jump, Northside Senior Deja Lindsey finished in fourth place to earn a MEDAL with a jump of 33'06.25. Northside Senior Aliyah Jervier finished in seventh place with an outstanding jump of 32'07.25.

 In the High Jump, Northside had no entries.

 In the Pole Vault, Northside Sophomore Isabella Kiser and Freshman Julia Mocarski made three outstanding attempts at 8'0, but were unable to clear it.

 In the Shot Put, Northside Sophomore Maddie Schwartz threw an outstanding 21'05.25. Northside Freshman Julia Mocarski threw an outstanding 21'00.00.

 In the Discus, Northside Senior Isabella Chojnacki threw a season best 71'02. Northside Sophomore Maddie Schwartz threw an outstanding 46'02.

 Prior to the IHSA Sectional Championships, the 4x800m Relay "seed" times of the Top Teams, were New Trier with a 9:41, Loyola Academy with a 9:50, Wheeling with a 9:51, and Northside with a 9:52.

 In the 4x800m Relay, Northside Junior Elizabeth O'Conor ran the first 400m in 69 seconds, and then ran the final 400m in 76 seconds for a PERSONAL BEST 800m split of 2:25.26. Loyola had the lead at the first exchange. New Trier was in second. Wheeling was in third. Northside was in fourth. Northside Junior Sarah Parks ran the second leg of the 4x800m Relay with a 400m split of 71 seconds, and then ran the final 400m in 78 seconds for a 2:29.53 800m split, and then made a perfect exchange to Junior Caroline Owens. Caroline Owens ran the third leg of the 4x800m relay with a 400m split of 72 seconds, and then ran the final 400m in 77 seconds for a 2:29.54 800m split, and then made a perfect exchange to Junior Madison Weatherly. Northside was in fourth place going into the final exchange. The automatic qualifying time for the Class 3A 4x800m Relay is 9:38.24. Loyola Academy finished in first place with a season best time of 9:24.39. New Trier finished in second place with a season best time of 9:27.32. Wheeling anchor Junior Hailey Dammeier started to slow during the final 100m after she witnessed Loyola and New Trier crossed the finish line. Northside was no longer in contention, but Wheeling could still hit the automatic qualifying time. Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon yelled to Wheeling Junior Hailey Dammeier that she could still hit the automatic time and qualify for State! Hailey Dammeier responded by sprinting to the finish line with an official time of 9:34.52 to qualify for the State Championships. When Dammeier heard the time, she ran up to Northside  Head Coach Jon Gordon and hugged him, and thanked him for the Sportsmanship. Northside anchor Madison Weatherly ran the first 400m of the anchor leg of the relay in 73 seconds, and then ran the final 400m in 79 seconds to secure fourth place with a PERSONAL BEST 800m split of 2:32.18 for an official time of 9:57.02

 Elizabeth O'Conor, Sarah Parks, Caroline Owens, and Madison Weatherly earned ALL SECTIONAL HONORS in the 4x800m Relay, and were awarded MEDALS for placing fourth overall. In one year, the Northside Varsity Women had dropped 38 seconds in the 4x800m Relay!

 Highland Park finished in fifth place with an official time of 10:23.66. Niles West finished in sixth place to complete the scoring with an official time of 10:49.32.

 Maine South finished in seventh place with an official time of 10:52.66. Niles North finished in eighth place with an official time of 10:54.72. Maine East finished in ninth place with an official time of 10:58.28. Maine West finished in tenth place with an official time of 11:13.37. Glenbrook North finished in eleventh place with an official time of 11:23.15. Von Steuben finished in twelfth place with an official time of 12:51.32.

 In the 4x100m Relay, Northside finished in 13th place with an official time of 57.98. The Northside 4x100m Relay consisted of two Sophomores (Jessica Anyaso, Isabella Kiser) and two Freshman (Kate Chu, Elizabeth Auta). 

 In the 3200m run, Northside Sophomore Violet Sackett dropped 12 SECONDS for a personal best time of 12:33.64. Northside Freshman Anna Pasek dropped 16 SECONDS for a personal best time of 12:47.02.

 In the 100m High Hurdles, Northside Freshman Vivekae Kim hurdled an official time of 23.58. Northside Junior Michelle Chojnacki did not show up to the meet for the 100m Hurdles or the 300m Hurdles.

 In the 100m Dash, Northside Senior Aliyah Jervier ran an official time of 13.39. Northside Sophomore Jessica Anyaso ran a personal best time of 13.96. Anyaso broke the 14 seconds barrier for the first time in her career. Anyaso extra efforts to attend all meets and practices paid off with a time drop of 0.20 of a second at the IHSA Sectional Championships!

 In the 800m run, Northside Junior Sarah Parks finished in sixth place with an official time of 2:26.43. Sarah Parks earned ALL SECTIONAL HONORS and a MEDAL in the 800m run. Northside Junior Elizabeth O'Conor finished in 15th place with an official time of 2:37.98.

 In the 4x200m Relay, Northside Sophomore Jessica Anyaso ran the first 200m in 31.42, and then made a nice exchange to Freshman Kate Chu. Kate Chu ran the second leg of the 4x200m Relay in a 200m split of 30.57, and then made a perfect exchange to Freshman Julia Mocarski. Julia Mocarski ran a 200m split of 33.02, and then made a nice exchange to Freshman Elizabeth Auta. Elizabeth Auta anchored the Mustangs to 14th place with an impressive 30.97 200m split for an official time of 2:06.39.

 In the 400m Dash, Northside Sophomore Audrey Konow finished in 11th place with an outstanding time of 65.18. Northside Freshman Fiona Casey finished in 12th place with an outstanding time of 65.45.

 In the 300m Hurdles, Northside Freshman Vivekae Kim DROPPED 4.33 SECONDS (57.63) with a PERSONAL BEST time of 53.30. Vivekae Kim was also the FASTEST FRESHMAN at the IHSA Sectional Championships! The Northside Coaching Staff projects that Vivekae Kim will break the school record (51.65) by Sophomore year.

 In the 1600m run, Northside Junior Madison Weatherly finished in sixth place to earn All Sectional Honors and a Medal with an official time of 5:31.82. Northside Junior Caroline Owens finished in 15th place with an official time of 5:45.23.

 In the 200m Dash, Northside Freshman Kate Chu ran an outstanding time of 30.89. Northside Freshman Sylvia Balata ran an official time of 33.78.

 In the 4x400m Relay, Northside Junior Elizabeth O'Conor ran a 400m split of 65.87 on the first leg of the relay. Northside Freshman Fiona Casey ran a 400m split of 69.37 on the second leg of the relay. Northside Sophomore Audrey Konow ran a 400m split of 66.63 on the third leg of the relay. Northside Junior Sarah Parks ran a 400m split of 68.68 to anchor the Mustangs to third in their heat, and 11th overall with an official time of 4:31.04      



Thursday, May 15
VARSITY POINTS TOTALS

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT IHSA SECTIONALS

1. Deja Lindsey                      4.00

2. Sarah Parks                      2.00

2. Madison Weatherly           2.00  

4. Caroline Owens     1.00

4. Elizabeth O'Conor             1.00  

 

NORTHSIDE VARSITY POINTS SCORED TOTALS (12 VARSITY MEETS) 

1. Aliyah Jervier                               106.50 

2. Deja Lindsey                                104.50

3. Madison Weatherly                    88.00 

4. Elizabeth O'Conor                        69.875  

5. Caroline Owens                           58.75   

6. Sarah Parks                                  53.875   

7. Michelle Chojnacki                      37.50

8. Fiona Casey                                 36.625   

9. Maddie Schwartz                        35.50     

10. Violet Sackett                             33.00  

11. Isabella Kiser                             29.50   

12. Julia Mocarski                             25.75  

13. Eniya Westmoreland                  25.25 

14. Anna Pasek                                 16.62  

15. Isabella Chojnacki                      14.00   

16. Jessica Anyaso                          13.50  

17. Mary Coomes                             12.00     

18. Katie O'Rourke                            9.50 

18. Vivekae Kim                                9.50   

19. Kristin Wojcik                             8.50    

20. Elizabeth Auta                             7.00   

21. Kate Chu                                      6.25 

22. Jessica Cano                                6.00  

23. Eve Houser                                  5.00   

24. Sylvia Balata                                4.00 

24. Audrey Konow                            4.00

24. Nicole Parisian                             4.00

25. Jessica Olejnik                             1.75

26. Joanna Byrne                               1.00

27. Michelle Chan                             0.75   

The athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY LETTER by scoring a Varsity point in a Varsity meet.      



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Sarah Parks
Saturday, May 10
Sarah Parks finishes THIRD in the 800m run in Chicago! Madison Weatherly finishes fourth in the 3200m run! Caroline Owens finishes fifth in the 1600m!

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Madison Weatherly

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Sarah Parks                       6.00

1. Madison Weatherly            6.00 

3. Caroline Owens     4.00

4. Deja Lindsey                     3.00

5. Elizabeth O'Conor             2.00  

 

NORTHSIDE VARSITY POINTS SCORED TOTALS (11 VARSITY MEETS) 

1. Aliyah Jervier                               106.50 

2. Deja Lindsey                                100.50

3. Madison Weatherly                    86.00 

4. Elizabeth O'Conor                        68.875  

5. Caroline Owens                           57.75   

6. Sarah Parks                                  50.875   

7. Michelle Chojnacki                      37.50

8. Fiona Casey                                 36.625   

9. Maddie Schwartz                        35.50     

10. Violet Sackett                             33.00  

11. Isabella Kiser                             29.50   

12. Julia Mocarski                             25.75  

13. Eniya Westmoreland                  25.25 

14. Anna Pasek                                 16.62  

15. Isabella Chojnacki                      14.00   

16. Jessica Anyaso                          13.50  

17. Mary Coomes                             12.00     

18. Katie O'Rourke                            9.50 

18. Vivekae Kim                                9.50   

19. Kristin Wojcik                             8.50    

20. Elizabeth Auta                             7.00   

21. Kate Chu                                      6.25 

22. Jessica Cano                                6.00  

23. Eve Houser                                  5.00   

24. Sylvia Balata                                4.00 

24. Audrey Konow                            4.00

24. Nicole Parisian                             4.00

25. Jessica Olejnik                             1.75

26. Joanna Byrne                               1.00

27. Michelle Chan                             0.75   

The athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY LETTER by scoring a Varsity point in a Varsity meet.      



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Caroline Owens

Tuesday, May 6
Northside 4x400m Relay QUALIFIES for the CPS Varsity Championships on Saturday!

 On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the Northside Varsity Women Track & Field Team traveled to Hanson Stadium in Chicago, Illinois for the Varsity PRELIMS for the Chicago Public League Championships!

 The Northside Mustangs qualified TEN athletes for the finals, in 7 events, including the 3200m run (1), Sprint Medley Relay (8), High Jump (1), Triple Jump (1), 800m (2), 1600m Run (2), and 4x400m Relay. 

Qualifiers for the CPS Varsity Track & Field FINALS on SATURDAY Include:

1. Deja Lindsey - Sprint Medley Relay and Triple Jump 

2. Eniya Westmoreland - High Jump, 4x400m Relay, Sprint Medley Relay

3. Aliyah Jervier - Sprint Medley Relay   

4. Madison Weatherly - 3200m and 1600m

5. Caroline Owens - 1600m and 4x400m Relay 

6. Audrey Konow - 4x400m Relay

7. Kristin Wojcik - Sprint Medley Relay and 4x400m Relay

8. Michelle Chojnacki - Sprint Medley Relay

9. Sarah Parks - 800m, 4x400m Relay, Sprint Medley Relay

10. Elizabeth O'Connor - 800m, 4x400m Relay, and Sprint Medley Relay



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Anna Pasek and Vivekae Kim
Saturday, April 26
Simeon WINS Sophomore Girls City Title! Violet Sackett finishes SECOND in the 3200m run! 4x800m Relay places SECOND in Chicago!

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Violet Sackett

 On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Northside Sophomore Girls traveled to Hanson Stadium in Chicago for the Sophomore Girls Chicago Public League Championships.

 The Chicago Public League Championships features over 70 High Schools, and is the largest conference meet in the United States.

 Simeon WON the 2014 Sophomore Girls City Title. Congratulations to Coach Marque Riley and the Simeon Wolverines!

 Simeon won the City Title with 104 points. Brooks finished in second place with 96 points. Whitney Young finished in third place with 78 points. Lincoln Park finished in fourth place with 73 points.

 Northside finished in fifth place with 46 points, and posted victories over: 6. Westinghouse (45 points), 7. Jones College Prep (36 points), 8. Perspectives MSA (34 points), 9. Mather (22 points), 10. Harlan (19 points), 11. Curie (17 points), 11.Lindbloom (17 points), 13. Lake View (15 points), 14. Foreman (13 points), 15.Wendell Phillips (12 points), 15. Walter Payton (12 points), 17. Von Steuben (10 points), 17. Dunbar (10 points), 19. Chicago Military Academy (9 points), 19. Amandla Charter (9 points), 21. Steinmetz (6 points), 22. Taft (5 points), 23. South Shore (4 points), 24. Solorio Academy (3 points), 24. Perspectives Calumet (3 points), 26. Hirsch (1 point), and 27. Lane Tech (0 points).

 Individual Events and Relays were scored on the following points scale: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

 In the Long Jump, Northside Freshman Fiona Casey finished in sixth place with a jump of 12'05.50.

 In the Shot Put, Northside Freshman Julia Mocarski finished in 14th place with an outstanding throw of 20'7. Northside Sophomore Maddie Schwartz finished in 16th place with a throw of 20'3.50.

 In the Discus, Northside Sophomore Maddie Schwartz finished in 14th place with a throw of 48'05. Northside Sophomore Jessica Cano finished in 21st place with a throw of 33'04.

 In the High Jump, Northside Freshman Julia Mocarski finished in 8th place to complete the scoring with a leap of 3'10

 In the 800m Sprint Medley Relay, Northside Sophomore Michelle Chan ran a 16.91 100m split on the first leg of the relay. Northside Sophomore Nicole Parisian ran a 17.82 100m split on the second leg of the relay. Northside Freshman Kate Chu ran a 31.59 200m split on the third leg of the relay. Northside Sophomore Isabella Kiser anchored the Mustangs to tenth place with a 74.41 400m split for an official time of 2:21.09.

 The Northside Sophomore 4x800m Relay featured FOUR Freshman Girls.

 In the 4x800m Relay, Jones College Prep won it with an official time of 10:56.78. Northside finished in SECOND place with an official time of 11:09.16. Northside Freshman Fiona Casey ran an 800m split of 2:41.81 on the first leg of the relay. Northside Freshman Vivekae Kim ran a PERSONAL BEST 800m split of 2:50.13 on the second leg of the relay. Northside Freshman Sylvia Balata ran a PERSONAL BEST 800m split of 2:51.38. Northside Sophomore Anna Pasek anchored the Mustangs to SECOND place with a 2:45.18 800m split for an official time of 11:09.16.

 In the 4x100m Relay, Northside was disqualified due to interference on the third leg of the relay, with an athlete in another lane.

 In the 3200m run, Northside Sophomore Violet Sackett finished in SECOND place with an official time of 13:07.68. Violet Sackett ran the first mile in 6:26, and then ran the final mile in 6:41 for an outstanding time of 13:07.68. Northside Sophomore Maddie Schwartz finished in fifth place with an official time of 13:53.77. Maddie Schwartz ran the first mile in 6:44, and then ran the final mile in 7:09 for an outstanding time of 13:53.77.

 In the 100m Hurdles, Northside Freshman Vivekae Kim finished in eighth place to earn All City Honors and complete the scoring with an outstanding time of 21.15. Northside Freshman Anna Pasek finished in 12th place with an official time of 22.29.

 In the 100m Dash, Northside Freshman Elizabeth Auta finished in 19th place with an outstanding time of 14.26

 In the 800m run, Northside Freshman Fiona Casey finished in fourth place with an official time of 2:44.05. Northside Freshman Sylvia Balata finished in eighth place to earn All City Honors and complete the scoring with an official time of 2:57.37.

 In the 4x200m Relay, Northside was forced to scratch their relay because Joanna Byrne and Jessica Olejnik did not show up to the meet. Substitutions were not allowed at the City Meet. After the meet, Byrne and Olejnik were dismissed from the Team for failing to show up to the Sophomore City Championships.

 In the 400m Dash, Northside Freshman Julia Mocarski finished in 17th place with an official time of 78.21.

 In the 300m Hurdles, Northside Freshman Vivekam Kim finished in sixth place to earn All City Honors with a PERSONAL BEST time of 57.63. Northside Freshman Anna Pasek finished in seventh place to earn All City Honors with an outstanding time of 59.10.

 In the 1600m run, Northside Sophomore Violet Sackett finished in THIRD place with an official time of 6:11.12. Northside Sophomore Maddie Schwartz finished in 11th place with an official time of 6:30.79.

 In the 200m Dash, Northside Sophomore Jessica Anyaso finished in 22nd place with an outstanding time of 30.78.

 In the 4x400m Relay, Northside finished in fifth place to earn ALL City Honors with an official time of 5:02.30. Northside Freshman Fiona Casey ran a 400m split of 74.88 seconds on the first leg of the relay. Northside Freshman Sylvia Balata ran a 400m split of 74.75 seconds on the second leg of the relay. Northside Freshman Vivekae Kim ran a 400m split of 79.03 seconds on the third leg of the relay. Northside Freshman Anna Pasek anchored the Mustangs to fifth place overall with a 73.66 400m split for an official time of 5:02.32



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Jessica Anyaso

Saturday, April 26
SOPHOMORE and FRESHMAN POINTS TOTALS

NORTHSIDE SOPHOMORE POINTS SCORED AT CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS 

1. Violet Sackett                        14.00

2. Fiona Casey                            11.00

3. Vivekae Kim                             7.00

4. Anna Pasek                              5.00

5. Maddie Schwartz                    4.00

5. Sylvia Balata                            4.00

6. Julia Mocarski                          1.00 

 

Every point scored is vital to the success of the TEAM. The outcome of the Sophomore Girls City Championships, between Northside (46 points) and Westinghouse (45 points) came down to a single point.

 

 

SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN POINTS TOTALS (4 MEETS) 

1. Anna Pasek                                         27.00 

2. Fiona Casey                                        20.00

2. Violet Sackett                                     20.00   

3. Vivekae Kim                                       10.00  

3. Sylvia Balata                                       10.00  

4. Maddie Schwartz                                 8.00  

5. Julia Mocarski                                     7.00 

6. Eve Houser                                          5.00

6. Jessica Anyaso                                    5.00

7. Elizabeth Auta                                    4.00 

7. Sarah Chang                                       4.00

8. Kate Chu                                             1.00

8. Jessica Olejnik                                    1.00