Track and Field Competes at CCAC Championship
The Crimson Wave women’s track and field team finished sixth overall at CCAC Men’s Track and Field Championship this weekend at Joliet Memorial Stadium in Joliet, IL.
The Crimson Wave scored 27 points on the way to their fifth place finish.
Shakena Clark grabbed a pair of second place finishes. In the 200 m dash Clark posted a time of 26.76 on her way to a second place finish and in the high jump Clark put up 1.47m on her way to second. Andrea Degard finished fourteenth overall in the 5000 m run in 20:38.53.
“Calling this a historic day for our program is a huge understatement. In the history of the women’s program we have scored only 1 point at conference and to score 27 in one meet is such an accomplishment. To add on to that Shakena Clark had a wonderful meet finishing conference runner-up in the high jump and 200 meter dash to go with a 5th place finish in the 100 is a terrific accomplishment for a freshman. My relay teams also stepped it up today I couldn’t be more proud of Katy Schmidt, Andrea Degard, Miriam Guerrero, and Lyndsey Digiacomo they were asked to do a lot today and competed amazing. The future is bright for this program and I couldn’t be more proud to be the coach!” Said Head Coach Kevin Paterson
Track Competes at Chicagoland Championships
The Crimson Wave women’s track and field team competed at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, IL hosted by Lewis University.
The Crimson Wave were led by Shakena Clark who finished 12th overall in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.10 and 16th in the 400 meter dash in 1:01.37. Katy Schmidt took 21st in the 100 meter hurdles in 18.39 seconds.
“I was really pleased with the way the ladies competed this weekend with the strong competition and even stronger winds we really step up our game. With conference just two weeks away I really feel the girls are ready for the highest finish in school history.” Said head coach Kevin Paterson
The Crimson Wave will be back in action on Saturday April 13th at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational.
Clark Wins 400 at Ted Hayden Invite
The Crimson Wave track and field team competed at the Ted Hayden Invitational today host by Goshen College in Goshen, IN.
Shakena Clark won the 400 m dash in 1:01.80 in her first meet of the year. “I was really impressed with her college debut. I feel that she will be ready for a great conference meet later in the month.” Said Head Coach Kevin Paterson.
Katy Schmidt finished in 8th place in the 100 m hurdles setting a school record of 2:14.36. Andrea Degard placed 6th overall in the 5000 m run with a time of 20:34.60.
“I was very impressed with all the performances in our first outdoor meet of the season. I am really looking forward to some fast times at the Chicagoland Championships next week at Lewis.” Said Paterson
The Crimson Wave women’s track and field team will compete at the Chicagoland Championships at Lewis University on Friday April 6th.