BLOOMINGTON – Kaneland senior Nate Dyer took first place in the Class 2A shot put at 56-8-75 on Saturday at the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet, one of three first-place showings for the program.
Dalvell Triplett finished first in the triple jump at 45-2 while the Knights' 4x800 relay team of Andrew Lesak, Luis Acosta, Nathaniel Kucera and Kyle Carter finished first in 8:07 in a race that Kaneland coach Eric Baron said featured massive confusion because several of the fourth runners were mistakenly sent out a lap early for the baton exchange. Baron said his runners elected not to take advantage.
"My guys, I was really proud of Nathaniel and Kyle," Kaneland coach Eric Baron said. "They kept their heads on and did what they were supposed to go. They're two smart kids who have done this a lot, and they knew it wasn't right."
The Knights' Ben Barnes added a second-place long jump finish in 22-7.75.
St. Charles East's Jordan Duncan won the 200 meters in 22.16 seconds while St. Charles North's Erik Miller (6-08) finished second in the 3A high jump.
On the girls side, St. Charles East's Casey McNichols, Allison Chmelik, Corrin Adams and Jordan Shead won the 3A 4x400 relay in 3:59.72. Chmelik won the triple jump in 37-05.25 while Shead came in second in the 400 meters in 57.39 seconds.
Aurora Central Catholic's Karina Liz finished first in the 2A girls 400-meter dash in 58.87 seconds and also won the 800 in 2:17.48.
Kaneland's Lauren Zick placed third in the long jump (17-06.25), was fifth in the 200 (26.16 seconds) and sixth in the 60-meter dash (7.93 seconds). Zick also was part of the Knights' second-place 4x400 relay team and third-place 4x200 relay.
St. Charles North 6, Elgin 0: At Elgin, Ashlyn Walter scored two goals and Sophie Pohl had a goal and two assists for North (2-1, 1-0 Upstate Eight Conference River). Alyssa Brandt, Lizzie Parrilli and Amanda Czerniak also scored for the North Stars.
Oswego 4, Rosary 1: At Aurora, sophomore forward Ella Wagoner had the lone goal for Rosary off a Lizzie Kelley assist as the Royals dropped coach Brian Frank's debut. The Royals trailed at halftime, 1-0. The game was moved from Oswego to Rosary because of field conditions.
Aurora Central Catholic, 3-3, Somonauk 2-1: At Aurora, Andrew Bruss threw a complete game in Game 1 and was supported by a 3-for-3 offensive day from Chris Saltijeral, while Hunter Fiorito added two hits in the second game in support of winning pitcher Pat Canning. Michael Fidler notched the Game 2 save for the Chargers (2-0).