Track and Field Girls (Varsity)

2018 Girls Track & Field Team Photo(Photo courtesy of Virtual Image Photography, Inc.)

COACH: Christine Zucker, Head Girls Track & Field

W13-14: Practice Schedule/Meet Information
Wednesday, May 9: Practice from 3:45-5:45 p.m. on the track
Thursday, May 10: Sectionals at Niles West High School-$5.00 admission
Friday, May 11: Practice from 3:45-5:45 p.m. on the track
Monday, May 12: Mandatory Meeting with all track athletes from 3:45-5:45 on the track-Please bring your uniform!

*Make sure to bring both outside and inside apparel*

-Email: Make sure to send your parent's email for weekly updates.
-Remind: Text @coachczuc to the number 81010 to join the Remind group. If you have trouble with 81010, you can try texting @coachczuc to (919) 323-3563. All team members, parents or guardians should join in order to keep up to date on team activities.



Athletics Roster


Name Year
Ashley Alghini 2019
Salma Alsikafi 2020
Isabel Arevalo2020
Marie Atendido2020
Anna Bazell 2018
Alexandra Beck2021
Alexandra Becker2019
Evalyn (Grace) Bentley 2018
Cosette Bevis 2018
Sophia Bienkowski 2019
Margaret (Maggie) Bires2020
Grace Blendonohy 2021
Brett Chody 2018
Lily Connery 2019
Ana Francesca Curry 2018
Ella Czerniejewski2021
Madison DaValle 2018
Berkeley Disch 2019
Elisabeth Domittner2018
Grace Duggan 2018
Bridget Eckland2019
Lillian (Nelli) Fleming 2021
Hanna Gilmore2019
Isabella Graf 2020
Emily Hart 2020
Tegan Heswall 2021
Ainslie Homan2021
Jenna Hughes2018
Mackenzie Jackson2021
Josselyn Joanem 2019
Brigitte Knox2019
Skyler Kreunen2021
Clare Lawler 2020
Sydney Leonardi 2020
Rebecca Lesperance2020
Alma Mackic 2020
Erika Marchant 2018
Sarah Markee2020
Brynne Martin2019
Gianna Martino2021
Hope Marwede2019
Madeline Medica2021
Emma Milburn 2018
Molly Newman2020
Kamila Obrzut 2017
Alessandra Osilia 2019
Gianna Pasquesi2021
Jessica Pasquesi 2018
Mary Kathryn (M.K.) Peters2021
Jacqueline Pink 2019
Sophie Prozument2020
Allison Quackenbush 2019
Sara Reynolds2021
Samantha Rubin 2020
Carrie Saginur 2020
Courtney Schmidt 2019
Heidi Schoeller 2021
Ava Schumann2021
Meghan Simutis 2019
Margaret Slaughter2018
Paige Speed 2019
Marie Spehlmann 2018
Chloe Tzau2020
Willow Volkert2020
Ainsley Wiesner2020
Isabel Wiesner2020
Lindley Wiesner2020
Kate Wildman2020
Megan Wong2020
Samantha Wong2021
Allison Zacher 2019
Lauren Zarek 2021

Head Girls Track & Field Coach - Christine Zucker
Assistant Coach - Brad Naughton
Assistant Coach - Matt Jerina
Assistant Coach - Katie Darraugh
Assistant Coach - Katrina Anderson

Superintendent: Michael Simeck
Principal: Dr. Chala Holland
Athletic Director: Tim Burkhalter

Nickname: Scouts
Team Colors: Royal Blue & Gold
Enrollment: 1672

Team News

Team News

Conference Meet Results can be viewed here.

Lake Forest walked away with fifth place for varsity and fourth for junior varsity on Saturday, May 5 at the NSC Conference meet.

Milburn (800m), Pasquesi (J./100H), Wiesner (A./4x200), Bazell (4x200), Obrutz (4x200), Curry (4x200), Graf (4x800), Wildman (4x800), Lesperance (4x800), and Tzau (4x800) took the top honors by placing first at the conference in their respected event.

This was followed by two second place finishes with Jackson jumping 5'2" in high jump and Alghini jumping 34'4.75" in triple.

Third place went to Pasquesi (G./400m), Hart (triple), Wiesner (I./high jump), Wienser (L./100 hurdles), Mackic (shot put), and 4x400 meter relays (Tzau, Pasquesi (G.), Wiesner (I.), Schumann)(Slaughter, Bazell, Bentley, Milburn).

Wildman placed fourth in the 1600 along with Newman (3200), Medica (pole vault), Wong (S./long jump), 4x100 meter relay (Medica, Spehlmann, Pasquesi (G.) Wiesner (I.), 4x200 meter relay (Alsikafi, Wong (M.), Hughes, Wiesner (I)), and 4x800 meter relay (Bentley, Duggan, Zarek, Marchant).

Fifth place honors went to Milburn (1600), Wong (200m), Saginur (3200), 4x100 meter relay (Wiesner (A.), Curry, Obrutz, Bazell), and sixth place went to Alghini in the long jump.

Anna Bazell was honored the NSC sportsmanship award for her dedication and loyalty to the Lake Forest team. The coaches all agree that it has been a true honor to have you on this team and your selflessness and integrity will be greatly missed.

Anna Bazell receives Sportsmanship Award.

Sportsmanship Award Winners

Last but not least, thank you to everyone that helped at the NSC Conference meet.
The meet was truly a success with regards to management and competition.


NSC #1 at Lake Zurich
Lake Forest Varsity 47 - Stevenson 98
Lake Forest Varsity 47 - Lake Zurich 93

Lake Forest JV 57, Lake Zurich 37 Stevenson 48

Monday, April 30 Lake Forest made it's way to Lake Zurich for a make-up NSC conference meet. The coaches were extremely proud of the team for their maturity and flexibility during a hectic meet, a special thanks goes out to Marchant, Slaughter, and Quackenbush for trying different events. The team also had numerous personal records with Alghini jumping 34'6" in triple jump, Mackic throwing 32'4" in shot put, Jackson jumping 5'0" in high jump, and Eckland running 6:45 in the mile. Eckland has had a personal record in the mile at almost all of the NSC meets.

Final varsity score was Stevenson 98 Lake Forest 47, Lake Zurich 93 Lake Forest 47. Junior varsity scores were Lake Forest 57 Lake Zurich 37, Stevenson 48.

Trevian Invitational
Varsity - Sixth place; JV - Third place
Trevian Relays on a chilly day

Saturday, April 28 was the first Saturday invitational of the 2018 track season and marked the sixth track meet in nine days. This season has truly been different, but hasn't stopped Lake Forest from preforming. Our field events had a great day with Alghini jumping 16'2" in varsity long jump and 34'00.5" in varsity triple jump, which are both new personal records. Jackson placed fourth in varsity high jump with a jump of 4'10", and Homan set a new pr in varsity shot put with a throw of 28'1.5".

For junior varsity: Wong (S.) placed third in triple with a new pr of 15'2, Bires placed second in triple jump with a new pr of 31'9", and Bienkowski jumped a new pr of 13'5" in long jump.

Leonardi placed first in both the 100 and 300 varsity hurdles with times of 15.56 and 45.64, which shows her consistency with running state qualifying times. Milburn placed second in the varsity 1600 with a time of 5:10 and Volkert placed third in the junior varsity 1600 with a time of 5:49.9.

The 4x800 relay for varsity placed sixth (Bentley, Duggan, Zarek, Marchant) and junior varsity placed fourth (Graf, Saginur, Schumann, and Tzau). Varsity 4x100 placed sixth (Bazell, Becker, Obrzut, Curry) and JV placed fifth (Pasquesi (G.), Huges, Alsikafi, Biennkowski). Both the varsity and JV 4x200 placed fifth (V: Obrzut, Becker, Bazell, Curry; JV: Hughes, Wong, Blendonohy, Biennkowski). The 4x400 placed third in varsity (Bentley, Schoeller, Zarek, Milburn) and fourth in JV (Tzau, Schumann, Hughes, Pasquesi).


The Lake County Invitational compiled scores resulted in Lake Forest taking sixth place with a score of 112. Emphasis should be placed on how strong the NSC conference looked last night with Libertyville taking third with a score of 134, Warren Township coming in fourth with 124 points, and Lake Zurich taking fifth with 120 points. Twenty-two points separated the top NSC conference teams, which places Lake Forest right in the mix for the conference meet coming up next Saturday, May 5.

The team reached 112 points because of Alghini, Bazell, Bentley, Jackson, Leonardi, Marchant, Milburn, and Zarek. Leonardi led the team points by scoring first in both the 100 and 300 hurdles with state qualifying times of 15.45 and 45.55. Leonardi was the lead leg on the 4x400 relay with Bazell, Bentley, and Milburn that placed first with a time of 4:06.9, which is 2.4 seconds away from qualifying for state. Leonardi also aided the 4x100 relay to a eighth-place finish with Bazell, Obrzut, and Curry with a time of 51.62. Milburn was the second largest contributor of points by placing second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.25 and anchoring both the 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay, which consisted of Bentley, Marchant, and Zarek and placed third with a time of 10:01.4. Alghini and Jackson provided points in the field with Alghini placing third in triple jump with 33'2.5" and Jackson jumping 4'10" in high jump, which resulted in a fourth place finish.

Personal records were set across the team last night with: Leonardi in both 100/300 hurdles, Simutis in the 300 hurdles with 57.47, Duggan in the 800 with 2:37, Volkert in the 1600 with 5:49.41, Kreunen in the 3200 with 13:20.58 (Kreunen has taken one minute and twenty seconds off her base time that was taken in March for the 3200), Homan in the shot put with 27'04", Blendonohy in high hump with a jump of 4'4", Becker in the 200 meter with a time of 29.29, Medica in the 200 meter with a 30.57, and Obrzut with her anchor leg in the 4x200 relay with a time of 26.4.

The team as a whole always does a great job of encouraging and supporting each other and last night was no different. The spirit and enthusiasm shown was contagious and helped celebrate everyone in an unique way. All Lake Forest competitors should have left last night feeling victorious in your own right--please acknowledge this to yourself. Personal records and scoring points isn't the contributor in track and field. The coaches believe that a personal shout out should go to all LF freshmen (Blendonohy, Homan, Jackson, Kreunen, Pasquesi (G.), and Zarek) that competed last night and showed great maturity and composure under pressure.

NSC Meet #4 at Zion Benton

Lake Forest Varsity 100 - Zion Benton 45
Lake Forest JV 81 - Zion Benton 47

On Monday, April 23 Lake Forest headed to Zion-Benton to compete in the third NSC meet for 2018 season. Alghini jumped consistently over 15'0" in long jump and has a new personal record in triple jump with 33'10", while Wiesner (A.) pushed herself against the wind in the 200 meters and ran a new PR of 28.1. Bienkowski (13'4.5/LJ), Wong (M.) (14.1/LJ), Wong (S.) (14.1/LJ), Slaughter (13.5/100m), Wiesner (L.) (55.1/300H), and Homan (25'11/shot, 69'0/discus) also set new PRs for themselves last night. Final scores were Lake Forest 100, Zion-Benton 45 for varsity and Lake Forest 81, Zion-Benton 47 for JV.

Palatine at Night Invite

Five ladies from Lake Forest qualified to compete in the Palatine Night Invitational On April 21. The distance medley relays went off at 8:20 p.m.and Zarek (1200), Bazell (400), Bentley (800), and Marchant (1600) ran a time of 13:28 and placed 12th out of 15 teams. Milburn ran the elite 800 at 9:00 p.m. ran a solid 2:20.

Wauconda Invitational Recap

It finally does seem like spring has sprung, and the ladies got some decent weather on Friday night. Algihini started the invitational off right with a new personal record in long jump of 15'8", Skyler continued with an almost one minute PR in the two mile, and Simutis closed out the night with a new personal record in the 300 hurdles with a time of 57.7. Lake Forest ended the meet with 26 points and a place of 7 out of 10 teams

NSC Meet #3 at Lake Forest
Varsity results:
Warren 89 - Lake Forest 56
Lake Forest 114 - Waukegan 16
JV results:
Warren 84, Lake Forest 80, Waukegan 5

After being rescheduled twice, track and field finally got to run the second outdoor meet of the season and first home meet on Thursday, April 19. The meet had a couple of hiccups, but the ladies did a great job of problem-solving and multiple girls stepped up and showed their leadership skills. These leaders were: Pink--by announcing events and aiding in the organization of heats; Schmidt--by helping with senior night, aiding with times, and running results, and Disch--with her energetic demeanor, excitement for the megaphone and aiding in times/running results. It also should be mentioned that the entire team was seen helping in one way or another. The coaches can't express enough how much we appreciate everyone's efforts and positivity.

Competitively, Volkert (mile), Wiesner (L) (100 hurdles), Pasquesi (J) (high jump), Hart (long jump), Alghini (triple jump), Zacher (pole vault) all had personal records at the home opener. Leonardi added ten points to the overall score by placing first in the 100 hurdles and first in the 300 hurdles against Warren and Waukegan. In the end the final scores were: Warren 89, Lake Forest 56; Lake Forest 114, Waukegan 16. The JV final scores were: Warren 84, Lake Forest 80, Waukegan 5.

Senior and parents gather on the track on Senior Night
It is also important to mention that this Thursday the team spent time celebrating the 2018 seniors who are: Bazell, Bentley, Bevis, Chody, Curry, DaValle, Duggan, Hughes, Marchant, Milburn, Obrzut, Pasquesi, Slaughter, and Spehlmann. The team will be losing fifteen unique individuals that bring a range of different contributions to the team. Thank you, ladies for your contributions to the LFHS Girls Track & Field program.

The girls track & field team celebrate with the seniors on Senior Night

NSC Meet #2 at Mundelein

After a week of cancellations, the Scouts finally got to start the outdoor season last night at Mundelein High School. The weather was not ideal, but the team pushed through and was seen giving their best effort.

Leonardi (16.55/100H), Obrzut (29.0/200M), Ahghini (14'4"/ LJ, 31'7"/TJ), Milburn (2:27/800M) and the 4x100 relay (Leonardi, Bazell, Obrzut, Curry/time 52.2) took first place in their varsity events against both Libertyville and Mundelein.

Kreunan and Hughes both had first place finishes for junior varsity and personal records last night. Kreunan competed in her second ever 3200 meters and had a one minute pr with a time of 14:45.9, while Hughes had a two second pr in the 200 meters with a time of 30.67.

Junior varsity also saw first place finishes for the 4x800 meter relay (Graf, Schumann, Lesperance, Tzau/11:36.1), 4x100 meter relay (Hughes, Spehimann, Biennkowski, Isabel/56.8), 4x200 meter relay (Simutis, Wong, Isabel, Biennkowski/2:03.1), and in high jump with Hart clearing 4'2".

Libertyville: 73
Lake Forest: 71

Mundelein: 46
Lake Forest: 108

Libertyville: 111
Lake Forest: 70
Mundelein 12

Lake Michigan Invitational provided athletes a great facility with a 200-meter track and chance to preview competition for the outdoor season.
Lake Forest highlights:

  • The 4x8 team of Milburn, Bentley, Zarek, and Chody started the meet off right with an impressive preview time of 10:03.8 and a third-place finish.
  • Leonardi pushed herself in the 55M hurdle prelims with a time of 8.9 and a fifth-place finish at finals with 8.7. Both prelims and finals were personal records for Leonardi with regards to her last-year finish of 10.06.
  • Marchant pushed herself to a new personal record by running 5:45.5 in the mile, which is a seven-second personal record from the 2017 indoor season.
  • Duggan outran her previous year indoor personal record by 11 seconds with 2:44.8 in the 800 meters.
  • The 4x2 of Bazell, Leonardi, Obrutz, and Curry placed fourth with a 1:52.57 time, missing third place by 5 100ths of a second (.05). Bazell and Obrutz were seen smiling from ear to ear for the rest of the night.
  • Alghini missed finals in the triple jump, but had an impressive 32' 2.25", which is almost a three-foot personal record from the same meet last year.
  • Medica completed her second competition at pole vault and cleared 7'0, and Weisner placed 8th by clearing 4'10" in high jump.

Ten team members had personal best results at the Bud Swanson Invite.
Lake Forest tied for fifth out of eight teams for Varsity, and sixth out of eight teams for Junior Varsity on Friday at the Bud Swanson Invite which was held at Glenbard North. The team was up against strong competitors and met this challenge head on (physically and mentally) by pushing themselves.

The distance runners placed third at Bud Swanson Invite/

  • Lindley had not just one personal record, but two pr's at prelims with 10.3 and finals with 10.2 for hurdles,
  • Katie pushed herself in the two mile and finally broke 13:00 minutes by running 12:43,
  • Maggie jumped an impressive 14'8" in long jump and 7'0" in pole vault, and Alma threw over 30' with 31'02".
  • The team also saw Mackenzie place third in varsity high jump,
  • Varsity and JV 4x160 placed third, and
  • Varsity 4x800 place third,
  • MULTIPLE ladies were seen giving it their all in multiple events. A shout out goes to Sydney, Lauren, Ana Francesca, Josselyn, and Tegan for pushing through multiple events even when it hurt.Girls Track & Field team picture at Bud Swanson Invite

Opening day on the new track!

Skyler and Alessandra about to run the 3200 indoors

Friday night at Rolling Meadows was the first semi-scoring meet of the 2018 season. Semi-scoring means that only two athletes per event were rewarded points. Lake Forest athletes were seen pushing themselves to achieve better times, jump further distances, and attempt higher heights. Specifically, the throws had all three ladies: Mackie, Ainslie, Hanna achieving new personal records in shot put!

The Scouts will be sending nine athletes down to the IHSA State meet, thanks to their qualifying performances at the Loyola Sectional meet on Thursday.

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The 4x100m relay school record was broken again on Wednesday at the double dual with Stevenson and Lake Zurich. Haley Click, Sydney Leonardi, Kamila Obrzut and Anna Curry ran 50.6--lowering the record by 0.3 seconds. Congratulations go out again to this foursome on their second record-breaking event this season!

Varsity Girls Cross Country set a new record in the 4x100 relay race

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The LFHS Gilrs Track and Field Team had another strong night of competition last Friday at Glenbard North High School.

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On March third the Scouts headed out for their second meet of the season at Rolling Meadows. The team came up with many impressive performances across the board, led by many of the returning athletes.

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Team News From Previous SeasonsSearch here



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Christine Zucker, Head Varsity Girls Track & Field

2018 marks Coach Zucker's first year as Head Varsity coach at LFHS. Previous coaching experience includes: Head cross country coach at Waukegan High School; assistant track and field coach at Libertyville High School; and assistant track and field coach at Lake Zurich High School.

Coach Zucker received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Kansas. During her undergraduate years, Coach Zucker competed on the University of Kansas cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field team. She received a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas, and a Masters degree in Literacy from St. John’s University in New York. She has also received her level one certification in track and field.

Coach Zucker teaches social studies at Waukegan High School.

Brad Naughton, LFHS Assistant Girls Track and Field Coach

Brad Naughton, Assistant Girls Track & Field

Coach Naughton has been Assistant Girls Track & Field coach since 2013. He has also coached various levels of football and baseball for many years.

Coach Naughton has a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Educational Psychology & Educational Administration. He is a counselor at LFHS.

Matt Jerina, LFHS Assistant Girls Track and Field Coach

Matt Jerina, Assistant Girls Track & Field

Coach Jerina has been Assistant Girls Track & Field coach since 2013. He has also been Assistant Boys JV Cross Country coach at Lake Forest since 2011.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University and his MAT from Trinity International University. He teaches in the Wellness Department at LFHS.

Katie Darraugh, LFHS Assistant Girls Track and Field Coach

Katie Darraugh, Assistant Girls Track & Field

Coach Darraugh has been Assistant Girls Track coach at LFHS since 2012. Previously, she has coached at summer track camps.

Coach Darraugh received her Bachelor's degree in Spanish and her Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia. She teaches 5th grade at the School of St. Mary in Lake Forest.

Katrina Anderson, LFHS Assistant Girls Track and Field Coach

Katrina Anderson, Assistant Girls Track & Field

2018 marks Coach Anderson's first year as an Assistant Girls Track & Field coach at LFHS. She began coaching track & field in 2000 and has coached at Warren Township High School and Zion-Benton Township High School.

Coach Anderson received a track scholarship and earned her Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She went on to receive her Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Coach Anderson teaches in the Business Education Department at LFHS.



Girls Track & Field Awards - Spring, 2017

2019 Ashley Alghini
2017 Sydney Barber
2018 Anna Bazell
2018 Evalyn (Grace) Bentley
*2017 Annabelle Capstick
2018 Ava Caputo
2018 Brett Chody
2017 Lisa Clair
*2017 Haley Click
2018 Ana Francesca Curry
2018 Grace Duggan
2019 Lauren Garriques
2017 Claire Gilmore
*2017 Julia Goeks
*2017 Mariah Goeks
2018 Jenna Hughes
2019 Josselyn Joanem
2017 Angela Lee
2020 Sydney Leonardi
2020 Rebecca Lesperance
2020 Alma Mackic
2018 Erika Marchant
2018 Emma Milburn
2018 Skye Miller
2020 Molly Newman
2017 Sophia Noble
*2018 Kamila Obrzut
2018 Jessica Pasquesi
*2017 Ashlynne Pomerich
2018 Grace Scheidler
2019 Courtney Schmidt
*2017 Mary Claire Simutis
2020 Chloe Tzau
2017 Olivia Vallone
2020 Ainsley Wiesner
2020 Kate Wildman
*4th year participation

Tianna Bielke

Annabelle Capstick
Haley Click
Mary Clare Simutis

NSC Sportsmanship Award
Lisa Clair

Haley Click

Sydney Barber

Anna Bazell
Evalyn (Grace) Bentley
Annabelle Capstick
Ava Caputo
Brett Chody
Haley Click
Grace Duggan
Julia Goeks
Mariah Goeks
Jenna Hughes
Angela Lee
Erika Marchant
Skye Miller
Sophia Noble
Kamila Obrzut
Jessica Pasquesi
Grace Scheidler
Mary Claire Simutis


Tianna Bielke

Best Dresser Award
Sydney Barber

Unofficial Captain
Ana Curry
Erika Marchant

Super Teammate Award
Mary Clare Simutis

Secret Sister Award
Courtney Schmidt


4x100m Relay - Haley Click,
Sydney Leonardi, Kamila Obrzut, Ana Curry
4x400m Relay - Emma Milburn,
Grace Bentley, Sydney Barber, Haley Click
4x800m Relay - Emma Milburn,
Grace Bentley, Courtney Schmidt, Sydney Barber
100m Hurdles - Olivia Vallone
300m Hurdles - Haley Click
800m Run - Emma Milburn

W: 4 L: 3

W: 99 L: 28

2020 Salma Alsikafi
2018 Cosette Bevis
2019 Sophia Bienkowski
2019 Mattison Boveri
2020 Elizabeth Campisi
2018 Molly Casey
2019 Lily Connery
2018 Madison DaValle
2019 Berkeley Disch
2019 Bridget Eckland
2017 Isabella Fontanini
2020 Isabella Graf
2018 Tyler Guttman
2020 Emily Hart
2020 Frances Hickey
2018 Sarah Ignas
2018 Mia Johnson
2018 Caroline Kozera

*2017 Grace Krider
2017 Leah Kuperman
2019 Brynne Martin
2018 Julia Monfardini
2018 Isabel Murphy
2019 Alessandra Osilia
2020 Sidney Pettit
2019 Jaqueline Pink
2017 Gabrielle Prindle
2020 Sophie Prozument
*2017 Tessa Reich
2020 Samantha Rubin
2019 Meghan Simutis
2019 Paige Speed
2017 Melanie Surman
2018 Haille Volkert
2020 Willow Volkert
2020 Isabel Wiesner
2020 Lindley Wiesner
2020 Megan Wong
2019 Allison Zacher
2017 Jessica Zarek
*4th year participation

Chloe Tzau

Lindley Wiesner