Evanston’s runners claimed four first place finishes, including a meet record effort by senior Enyaeva Michelin in the 1,600-meter race, and thrived in 70-degree weather Saturday at the Midwest Prep Invitational held in Indianapolis.
No team standings were kept at the meet.
Enyaeva broke the meet mark of 4 minutes, 57.53 seconds with her effort of 4:56.14 and won the race by 26 seconds. It marked the second year in a row that she has won that race at the prestigious meet, where runners must meet established qualifying standards before they can participate.
She also teamed up with Gabrielle Horton, Gabrielle Calixte and Asia Eddy to win the 1600 relay in 4:00.52. That’s the fastest outdoor time recorded by any team from Illinois so far this spring.
The Wildkits also ruled the 3200 relay in 9:38.66 behind Gabrielle, Hannah Lipman, Abby Osterlund and Mia Dzwierzynski. Hannah and Abby placed 1-3 in the open 800 with respective times of 2:24.84 and 2:25.55.
Evanston also earned a 4th place finish in the 400 relay, where the unit of Ariel Logan, Maia Hadaway, Chassa Pratt and Gabrielle was clocked in 50.08.
Also scoring top individual finishes for Coach Fenton Gunter’s squad were Chassa, 3rd in the 100 in 13.22; Drew Patterson, 3rd in the high jump at 5 feet even and 4th in the 400 in 1:03.07; Maia, 4th in the 200 in 27.16; Asia, 4th in the long jump at 16-8; and Ariel, 8th in the 200 in 27.85.