CRETE -MONEE GIRLS TRACK INVITATIONAL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK
Date: 3/30/2013 Album ID: 1632591
Photos by John Smierciak
CRETE | Track meets aren’t won by 84 points. Not even on a chilly, windy day in late March. Tell that to Bloom Township’s girls team. The Blazing Trojans won the 15th Lady Warrior Invitational by 84 points on Saturday, scoring 165 points to more than double runner-up Rich South’s total of 81. And that was with a disqualification from second place in the 800- meter relay. That would have meant eight more points. The Trojans rolled thanks to depth in sprints, distance and success in the field. Much of it was accomplished by two juniors, Ivory Cassell and Gina Narcisi. Cassell won the 100 in 12.62 seconds, anchored the 400-meter relay to victory, won the triple jump, and came in second in the long jump. Narcisi, eschewing soccer this spring for track to go with her cross country exploits in the fall, scored victories in the 1,600 and 3,200- meter runs. Together, Cassell and Narcisi accounted for 58 points. They and Cassell’s relay teammates would have finished sixth in the competition by themselves, and Bloom would have had enough to win with the rest of its team.