Post-Tribune Girls Track All-Area
3,200 relay — Chesterton
(Rosie Biehl, Kristen Homme, Kassidy Scott, Leah Sink)
By the numbers: Finished 11th at the state meet — the best of any area team. Edged Portage to win regional title.
100 HURDLES — Kassidy Swenson, Valparaiso
By the numbers: Finished 12th at state (15.28) after taking first place at regional (15.08).
100 — Airrica Harper, Merrillville
By the numbers: Earned a medal with her seventh-place finish at state (12.40) after winning the 100 and 200 at regional.
1,600 — Taylor Austin, Griffith
By the numbers: Medaled at state with her ninth-place finish (5:01.56) despite a bad case of plantar fasciitis in both feet.
400 RELAY — Merrillville
(Briana Williams, Airrica Harper, Stephanie Samuels, Anjelica Peppers)
By the numbers: Edged a strong Kankakee Valley quartet to capture regional title.
400 — Megan Zajac, Lake Central
By the numbers: Despite placing 13th at state, the sophomore ran a 57.86 this season — narrowly placing second to Michigan City’s Jasmine McLemore (57.85) at regional.
300 HURDLES — Keyera Lige, Bowman Academy
By the numbers: The Eagles standout placed 11th at state (45.03) just ahead of Lowell’s Tori Nida (45.08). She also beat Swenson and Nida to win regional.
800 — Kayla McGurk, Crown Point
By the numbers: Placed 13th at state — best of any area runner — after being edged out at regional by Wheeler’s Kelly O’Shea.
200 — Airrica Harper, Merrillville
By the numbers: Her time of 25.72 at state placed her 11th overall. She also won regional titles in the 100 (12.51) and 200 (25.92).
3,200 — Elena Lancioni, LaPorte
By the numbers: Ended up 10th at state (11:02.34) to top all area runners. Won regional crowns in the 1,600 (5:10.47) and 3,200 (11:17.15).
1,600 RELAY — Chesterton
(Ana Acevedo, Desiree Bell, Kaylee Lindahl, Jordyn Kincy)
By the numbers: After finishing a close second to LC, which won regional, the Trojans placed 13th at state — best of any area team.
HIGH JUMP — Alivia Ash, Merrillville
By the numbers: The fabulous freshman went 5-4 to finish 11th at state. She also captured the regional title, edging out Noll’s Asya Hobbs and Kouts’ Allison Zimmerle.
LONG JUMP — Kaitlyn Moricz, Lake Central
By the numbers: Went 19-00.25 early this season — best in the area by far. Won regional title by eight inches over Portage’s Jade McKnight, before experiencing misfortune at state and ending up 13th.
SHOT PUT — Tara Kostelnik, Portage
By the numbers: The junior led the area all season (39-08.75) and won the regional title (41-3.50) by edging out Westville’s Savanna Jackson. She placed 15th at state (38-11.50).
DISCUS — Chelsie Meeks, Rensselaer
By the numbers: Finished as state runner-up for the second straight year after going 144-8. Also won conference, sectional and regional titles and threw a personal-best 154-6.
POLE VAULT — Kaitlyn Moricz, Lake Central
By the numbers: Placed fourth at state with a personal-best of 12 feet. The Vincennes-bound star was second to teammate Brooke Lambert (12-3) and ahead of teammate Katie Brown at regional.
3,200 RELAY — Hobart
(Celena Guerrero, Cailin Trezak, Kimberly Bigbie, Mindy Whidden).
By the numbers: The Brickies went 9:36.79 to finish 15th at state. The team finished third at regional behind Chesterton and Portage.
100 HURDLES — Keyera Lige, Bowman Academy
By the numbers: Ended up 14th at state (15.43) after placing third at regional behind Valpo’s Swenson and LC’s Parriss Bettis.
100 — Arrielle Borders, Lew Wallace
By the numbers: The senior placed third in the 100 and 200 races at regional, before ending up 11th overall at state in the 100 (12.41).
1,600 — Elena Lancioni, LaPorte
By the numbers: Finished 11th (5:03.52) at state — best in the area behind Griffith’s Taylor Austin. She beat Austin to win the regional crown and also won sectional and conference titles.
400 RELAY — West Side
(Ivorie Stalling, Kayla Brister, Ashley Stewart, Tyeisha Hunter).
By the numbers: The Cougars’ quartet finished 13th at state (49.34) after ending up third at regional following a photo-finish loss to KV.
400 — Jasmine McLemore, Michigan City
By the numbers: Placed 15th at state (59.53), second only to LC’s Megan Zajac, who was 13th. The Wolves standout won regional by beating Zajac.
300 HURDLES — Tori Nida, Lowell
By the numbers: The versatile senior, who set school and sectional records, placed third at the regional, then 12th at state.
800 — Kelly O’Shea, Wheeler
By the numbers: The junior placed 17th at state (2:18.59), which was second-best in the area to CP’s McGurk.
200 — Arrielle Borders, Lew Wallace
By the numbers: The Hornets standout finished 15th at state — four spots behind Merrillville standout and best friend, Airrica Harper. She took third in the 100 and 200 at regional.
3,200 — Kailee Schoof, LaPorte
By the numbers: The sensational freshman placed 21st at state after placing second to Lancioni and ahead of Griffith’s Austin at regional.
1,600 RELAY — Crown Point
(Jorie Horn, Mikayla Marcinkowski, Kayla McGurk, Bailey Beckham)
By the numbers: This pack of Bulldogs went 4:00.89 and finished 15th at state — behind 13th-place Chesterton.
HIGH JUMP — Aysa Hobbs, Bishop Noll
By the numbers: Placed 15th at state, going 5-3, which was the second-best effort of any area jumper. The junior was also second at regional behind Merrillville’s Ash.
LONG JUMP — Jade McKnight, Portage
By the numbers: The senior went 18-1.50 to place sixth at state. She placed second to LC’s Moricz at regional and just ahead of KV freshman Jenna Jungels.
SHOT PUT — Savanna Jackson, Westville
By the numbers: Jackson, who placed second to Portage’s Kostelnik at the regional, finished 21st at state (37-11.25).
DISCUS — Kayla York, Hanover Central
By the numbers: The talented sophomore earned a medal with her ninth-place finish (129-10) after placing second to Portage’s Ashley Sosbe at regional.
POLE VAULT — Katie Brown, Lake Central
By the numbers: Went 11-6 at state to place sixth at state. She also went 11-6 at regional and ended up third behind teammates Moricz, who was second, and Brooke Lambert, who won with a meet record of 12-3.
100 — Mulloy, Martin, KV; Shana Cooper, BNI; McKnight, Ostrander, Portage; Hessling, Wheeler; Hunter, Stalling, West Side; Nunnally, Hammond; Peppers, Merrillville; Hobbs, BNI; Roper, Fanta, Hanover; Nunemaker, SC; Moyer, Kouts; Scheeringa, Griffith; West, North Newton, Fletcher, Knox.
200 — Cooper, BNI; Kincy, Chesterton; Walls, Pequet, Valpo; Malloy, Jen Jungels, KV; Peppers, Merrillville; O’Neal, LaPorte; Walls, Valpo; McKnight, Portage; Blair, LC; Nida, Lowell; Lige, Bowman; Carter, Munster; Brister, West Side; Nunemaker, Popplewell, SC: Fanta, Roper, Hanover; Eldridge, Gary 21st Century; Moyer, Kouts; Hassling, Wheeler.
400 — Sago, West Side; Kincy, Lindahl, Chesterton; Beckham, CP; Whidden, Hobart; Dillard, Merrillville; Martin, KV; Widowfield, LC; Hobbs, BNI; Gregory, Highland; Kale, Morton; Mendoza, Giorgi, Wheeler; Brown, Calumet, Flora, Knox.
800 — Lancioni, LaPorte; Pizer, Portage; Guerrero, Hobart; Homme, Chesterton; McGurk, CP; Whidden, Hobart; Collins, Merrillville; Werner, SC; A. Willis, LC; Metzger, Wheeler; Vale, Andrean; Barajas, Munster; Fox, Hebron.
1,600 — Pizer, Ball, Portage; Guerrero, Hobart; Homme, Buckmaster, Chesterton; Wortel, CP; Schoof, LaPorte, Werner, Myroup, SC; Hudi, LC; McNicholas, Munster; Smar, Calumet.
3,200 — Buckmaster, Tolin, Chesterton; Kent, KV; Mundel, Valpo; Austin, Griffith; Conley, Andrean; Wortel, Carpenter, CP; Wieser, Lowell; Kara Phillips, Merrillville; Hudi, LC; Werner, Myroup, SC; Smar, Calumet.
100 H — Bettis, LC; Jen Jungels, KV; Scott, Merrillville; Kurtz, Portage; Johnson, SC; Nida, Lowell; Sutton, Hobart; Stewart, Nolan, West Side; Lofton, Lew Wallace; Huff, Morton; Maxwell, Coleman, Morgan Twp.; West, North Newton.
300 H — Swenson, Valpo; Bell, Chesterton, Heavner, Wheeler; C. Boelt, Todorovic, Munster; Enloe, Valpo; Wilczewski, LaPorte; Bonds, West Side; Coleman, Morgan Twp.; Johnson, SC; West, N. Newton; Lomellin, BNI.
LJ — Williams, Peppers, Merrillville; Jen Jungels, Joli Jungels, KV: Hunter, West Side; Blair, LC; Mech, Valpo; Beal, Hobart; Allen, Munster; Scheeringa, Griffith; Adams, Munster; West, North Newton; Johnson, SC; Maxwell, Morgan Twp.
HJ — Wayco, Tyler, LC; Williams, Scott, Merrillville; Cooke, Hobart; Zimmerle, Kouts; Jones, BNI; Bonds, West Side; Haggerty, Chesterton; Payne, SC; Weiser, Portage; Buche, Lowell; Kloos, Munster; Jones, E.C. Central; Maxwell, Morgan Twp.; Winkler, River Forest.
SP — Stanley, Merrillville; York, Hanover Central; Kiszenia, Fraikin, Lowell; DelBovo, LC; Sosbe, Portage; Scott, Andrean; Kimbrough, Munster; Smith, CP; Dvorscak, North Judson; Ziese, Rensselaer; Kapitan, Munster; Brigham, Gavit; Roper, Hanover; Wilder, Gary 21st Century; Smart, Lang, N. Newton.
DIS — DelBovo, LC; Sosbe, Kostelnik, Portage; Filipek, Chesterton; Fraikin, Kiszenia, Fraikin, Lowell; Smith, CP; Levy, North Newton.
PV — Brooke Lambert, LC; Kozak, Socha, Malay, Gallo, Chesterton; Komasinski, CP; Barcelli, Portage; Gunty, Munster; Talley, Merrillville; McGuire, Hobart; Gonzalez, Hebron.
400 RELAY — Kankakee Valley, Lake Central, Crown Point, Portage, LaPorte, Valpo, Chesterton, Michigan City, Bishop Noll, Wheeler, Hammond, Bowman Academy, Munster, Hobart, Lew Wallace, Morton, Knox, Griffith, Lowell.
1,600 RELAY — Lake Central, Valpo, KV, Merrillville, Wheeler, Portage, Michigan City, West Side, Munster, Bowman Academy, Lowell, E.C. Central,
3,200 RELAY — Lake Central, Portage, Valpo, Wheeler, LaPorte, Hobart, Merrillville, Munster, West Side, Crown Point, E.C. Central, Highland, KV, Lowell, South Central, Hanover, Hebron, Calumet, River Forest.
— John O’Malley