Girls tracks wins home triangular


Freshman Bre Edwards wins the 300-meter low hurdles in a triangular meet against Plainfield North and Romeoville on April 12.

Jahmai McCoy, Sports Media class

The Minooka varsity girls track and field team took home a win over Plainfield North and Romeoville April 12.  The meet was held at the MCHS track and field stadium. 

Senior Kendal Franklin was first in the high jump with 1.50 meters to get her team 5 points.

“I always want to do my best and have a great mindset,” Franklin said. 

The 4×400 meter-relay runners were Angela Ceballos, Ella Robare, Kylie Myers, and Carolina Gallegos. They ran in 4:35.18, which earned them 1st place.

Freshman Bre Edwards was listed at 52.18 seconds for the 300-meter low hurdes, where she earned first place.  Sophomore Paige Hohreiter also added another 3 points for Minooka finishing second in 56.28.

“Mentally I thought to keep pushing, to never give up and have confidence,” Edwards said.

Edwards not only placed first for the 300 hurdles, but also she placed first in the 100-meter high hurdles where she ran 18.58 seconds. 

Sophomore Cassie Fuhrman won the 800 meters in 2:25.85.

Minooka was doing great as runners placing 1st place many times but they were not satisfied yet.

“We treat every meet like it is the state championship, so that when we go we have been there 100 times,” head coach Kevin Gummerson said.

Junior Ella McCollom won the 1600 meters for Minooka. McCollom ran in 5:30.

Senior Brianna Ramsey and sophomore Laila Richardson scored points for Minooka in discus. Ramsey threw 28.08 meters to win for Minooka.  Richardson threw 25.70 meters, leading Minooka to 3 more points.

Richardson also won the shot put for Minooka at 9.89 meters.

Senior Ella Cook was the 1st-place winner for the pole vault at 2.89 meters.