Girls Conference track meet titles were on the line last week.

By Al Zipsie

Belvidere North took the NIC-10 girls title for the first time since 2011. North had 151 points, followed by Harlem with 126. A streak of five straight titles came to a halt for Hononegah who finished third with 89 1/2 points.

Belvidere North was led by Jenna Lutzow who easily won the 800 meters in 2:18.81 and anchored the Conference record breaking 3200 meter relay with a 9:33.40.

North also had a double winner in Madison Durex's in the high jump and 1600 Meyers in 5:05.49. Also taking first for North was Sabrina  Elder in the 400 meters (58.61), Haley Dahl in the 100 hurdles (16.01) and Taylor Ferguson soaring 10'6 in the pole vault.

Nolan had a pair of champs in Grace McLaughlin who shattered the 34 year old meet record with a time of 10:57.49 in the 3200 meters. Bridget Bishop won the shot out (41'9).

Harlem had a pair of first from Olivia Jones in the long jump 17'4 1/4 and triple jump 36'4. Catie Daly (123'2) won the discus.

In the NUIC meet Milledgville was led by Rebecca Waite who won all four of her events. Milledgeville topped the field with 127 points followed by Amboy with 108 and Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge with 101.

Waite, won the 100 meters in :12.74, 200 in :26.69, 400 in :58.58 and the long jump 16'9. Waite, shared MVP honors with Becky Offenheiser of Stockton (who won the shot out and discus) and Megan Grady of Amboy (in the 1600 and 3200 meters).

Lena-Winslow standout Carmen DeCries missed the meet with an injury. She hopes to return for the Sectionals.

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