NAPERVILLE, Ill. - - - The Lady Eagles competed in the largest indoor meet in the Chicago area Friday afternoon. Approximately 25 teams and over 1200 athletes competed at the Chicagoland Indoor Championships with most of the NCAA (DI, DII, and DIII), NAIA, and NJCAA schools in northern Illinois participating in this two day event. The Eagles recorded countless season and personal bests Friday in both the field and on the track.
Top performances included the Distance Medley Relay finishing 7th as Chloe Burkhart (FR/Elgin, IL), Savannah Henn (JR/Huntley, IL), Guadalupe Machuca (SO/Carpentersville, IL), and Susanna Finley (JR/Rockford, IL) ran 14:49.41. NAIA national qualifier Jennifer Donnell (JR/Schaumburg, IL) threw 12.59 in the Shot Put to also earn a 7th place finish. "Chicagolands was a good tune up for conference next weekend," said Coach Popenfoose. "Our athletes had an opportunity to test their fitness level against top competition and will be sharper and better prepared for the CCAC championships as a result."
The inaugural CCAC Indoor Championships is scheduled for next Friday and Saturday at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Competition begins at 1:00pm on Friday and resumes at 10:00am Saturday.