The spring sports season saw a slew of memorable moments from Westmont High School athletes. Here are some of the biggest highlights for the Sentinels.
.319: Sentinels' team batting average this spring. Five players batted better than .300 and two – Charlie Donovan and Ryan Schlicher – finished over .400.
Highlight: It was certainly a memorable spring on a couple fronts. The Sentinels captured their first conference title in 35 years this spring, and tied the 1999 team for most wins in a season with 22. With sophomore shortstop Charlie Donovan and seniors Jean Pietrzak (pitcher/center fielder), Robert Kokoszka (catcher) and Ryan Schlicher (second base) leading the way, Westmont enjoyed winning streaks of 10 and nine games as it finished 13-3 in the Interstate Eight Conference.
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6: Number of state meet-qualifying athletes: Tim Doll, Danny LoGiurato, Mitch Perrotta, Kris Pierce, Michael Robertson and Nick Strobl.
Highlight: Michael Robertson (pole vault), Kris Pierce (high jump), Tim Doll (200- and 400-meter dashes) and the 4x800 relay all won sectional titles as the Sentinels gave defending state champ Leo a run for its money at the sectional meet, but the biggest highlight came a week later at the state meet. There, Doll clocked a time of 49.87 seconds in the 400 dash and finished second in the state for his second straight all-state finish in the race.
113: Runs scored by the Sentinels this season. Claire Conneely led the way with 21 runs.
Highlight: Jason Bolden returned to the bench this spring, and with seniors like Amanda Anderson, Claire Conneely, Molly Johnson, Katherine Krolak, Megan Seratt and Susie Sternard leading the way, the Sentinels finished with a winning record (13-12). In terms of highlights, one of the biggest was taking both games against rival Lisle this spring, with one being a 3-0 victory on the strength of Kristen Skala's no-hitter in the pitcher's circle.
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2: All-state medals earned by Chloe Marshinski after back-to-back top-nine showings in the 3,200-meter run at state.
Highlight: The Sentinels enjoyed themselves at the sectional meet as Chloe Marshinski (3,200 run), Annie Carlson (300 hurdles) and the 4x800 relay all won sectional titles (Marshinski won her race by nearly a minute). Marshinski capped a stellar high school running career by finishing ninth in the the state in the 3,200 with a time of 11:42.79 at the state meet, a mark that was 14.97 seconds better than the one she had in winning the sectional.
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