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Glenbard West's 2013 spring sports highlight reel

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 2:55 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:57 p.m. CST
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Madeline Perez crosses the finish line to win the 1,600-meter state title May 18 in Charleston. PhotoNews/Douglas Cottle for Shaw Media

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

31: Points scored by the Hilltoppers at the Class 3A state meet, which put the squad in third place by one point.

Highlight: Buoyed by the individual performance of Madeline Perez, Glenbard West brought home a third-place trophy from Eastern Illinois. Perez placed first in a pair of events, winning the 3,200-meter state title run in 10:22.29 and then capturing the 1,600 in 4:52.24. Emma Reifel added a third-place finish in the 800, Emma Gambol was eighth in the triple jump and the 4x400-meter relay also finished eighth.

Photo gallery: Glenbard West girls track hosts quad

BASEBALL

15: Non-seniors on the Glenbard West roster this spring

Highlight: While the season didn't go exactly as planned for an inexperienced Hilltopper squad, there were a couple of memorable highlights. Glenbard West won 2-of-3 games against Hinsdale Central on April 6-8 and then beat Lake Park, which was the No. 1 seed at the St. Charles East sectional, by a 2-0 margin on May 17 behind the pitching of Grant Greeno.

Photo gallery: Glenbard West squares off against Downers Grove North in WSS action

BOYS GYMNASTICS

5: Glenbard West gymnasts that competed in individual events at the IHSA state meet.

Highlight: Perry Zumbrook has made a lot of progress in a short amount of time after starting the sport of gymnastics as a freshman at Glenbard West. This spring, the Hilltoppers junior finished in the top 10 in a pair of individual events at the IHSA state meet. He came in sixth on still rings with an 8.95 and and was also sixth on vault with a 9.10. Luke Skala added a ninth-place finish on pommel horse.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

26: Final victory tally for the Glenbard West boys volleyball team in 2013

Highlight: The graduation of a strong senior class from the 2012 Hilltoppers team that was the first to win a conference title left plenty of unanswered questions this spring. But a younger Glenbard West squad, which featured only three seniors in Johnny Davis, Jacob Stone and Kee Gales, kept up the program's recent string of successful campaigns, finishing runner-up in the West Suburban Silver conference.

SOFTBALL

.500: Winning percentage for the Glenbard West softball team this spring as the Hilltoppers finished with a 17-17 record

Highlight: In what turned out to be an up-and-down 2013 season for Glenbard West, the top moments might just have come in a two-day stretch in mid-May. The Hilltoppers first won on May 15 by a 2-1 margin over a York team that went on to finish fourth in Class 4A. The next day, the squad produced a 6-4 victory over powerhouse Benet. Taylor Langtry tossed back-to-back complete games, which included a combined 14 strikeouts, while Shelley Warmolts drove in both runs against York and Rachel Terwilliger paced the offense with a pair of RBIs vs. Benet.

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