The Riverside-Brookfield girls track and field team finished third at the Glenbard West Sectional on Friday, qualifying for the Class 2A State Meet in seven events.
Alexis Adams led the Bulldogs by qualifying in both the shot put and the discus toss. Adams won the discus toss with a throw of 113-feet-8-inches. She took second in the shot put with a toss of 35-.25.
Riverside-Brookfield’s Brenna Mossman won the long jump with a leap of 17-3.75. Claire Schraidt placed second and qualified in the high jump with a leap of 5-1.
The Bulldogs also won both the 4 x 200-meter relay (1:46.02) and the 4 x 400-meter relay (4:08.53).
Riverside-Brookfield finished third with 73 points, behind Glenbard South (101) and Wheaton St. Francis (82).
The Class 2A State Meet will be held at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium in Charleston beginning on Thursday.
Fenwick came up two wins short of winning the Chicago Catholic League title last week. The Friars (35) finished second to Loyola, who accumulated 39 points.
Fenwick’s Rob Hickey and Tyler Kiefer won their second straight No. 1 doubles title decisively 6-3, 6-2. At No. 2 singles, Ted Bruce ended his winning streak at 16. After a long semifinal win over St. Ignatius’ Bobby Alter, Bruce faced Pat Hughes, who avenged Bruce’s win from a month before in a 6-0, 6-4 win.
At No. 3 singles, Matt Stark lost to Loyola’s Jack Weisenburger 6-2, 7-5. Jack Sloan came back from a semifinal loss to take third with a 6-3, 6-3 win over St. Ignatius’ Phil Donovan.
Chapman signs to play rugby at Eastern
Riverside-Brookfield soccer player Emily Chapman last week signed a letter of intent to play rugby at Eastern Illinois University. Chapman, a senior at RB, accepted a scholarship offered by the university.
“She was recruited based on her soccer play,” said RB Assistant Athletic Director Anita Krieger of Chapman.
Scaman vaults to first at nationals
Riverside-Brookfield sophomore and reigning Illinois State gymnastics champion Haley Scaman finished first on the vault at the Junior Olympic National Championship in Dallas, Texas earlier this month.
Scaman scored a 9.75 in the event. She also placed third in the floor exercises (9.625) and fourth on the bars (9.425).
Fenwick defeated Holy Trinity 25-5, 25-16 last week. Dave Suwada led the Friars with five kills and four blocks. Nick Militello added three kills in the win.