Evanston’s runners claimed four first place finishes, including a meet record effort by senior Enyaeva Michelin in the 1600-meter race, and thrived in 70-degree weather Saturday at the Midwest Prep Invitational held in Indianapolis.
No team standings were kept at the meet.
Michelin broke the meet mark of 4 minutes, 57.53 seconds with her effort of 4:56.14 and won the race by 26 seconds. It marked the second year in a row that Michelin has won that race at the prestigious meet where runners must meet established qualifying standards before they can participate.
Michelin also teamed up with Gabrielle Horton, Gabrielle Calixte and Asia Eddy to win the 1600 relay in 4:00.52. That’s the fastest outdoor time recorded by any team from Illinois so far this spring.
The Wildkits also ruled the 3200 relay in 9:38.66 behind Horton, Hannah Lipman, Abby Osterlund and Mia Dzwierzynski. Lipman and Osterlund placed 1-3 in the open 800 with respective times of 2:24.84 and 2:25.55.
Evanston also earned a 4th place finish in the 400 relay, where the unit of Ariel Logan, Maia Hadaway, Chassa Pratt and Calixte was clocked in 50.08.
Also scoring top individual finishes for Coach Fenton Gunter’s squad were Pratt, 3rd in the 100 in 13.22; Drew Patterson, 3rd in the high jump at 5 feet even and 4th in the 400 in 1:03.07; Hadaway, 4th in the 200 in 27.16; Eddy, 4th in the long jump at 16-8; and Logan, 8th in the 200 in 27.85.
Dennis Mahoney is sports information director for ETHS.