Allman also anchored the Hilltoppers to eighth in the 3,200 relay and ran a leg on the ninth-place 1,600 relay team. Katie Hohe, Haley Yeager and Delaney Engel rounded out the 3,200 relay, while Ava Powell, Kate Harrison and Aaliyah Collier also ran in the 1,600 relay.
“That’s kind of been our m.o. all season,” Hass said. “Yes, we have Katelynne Hart, what a powerhouse she is. But this has been the most focused team in my 15 years of head coaching. We were just a real solid team all year long.”
Wheaton Warrenville South had a pair of placers in the distance events. Sophomore Samantha Poglitsch took fifth in the 1,600 (5:04.97) and Lauren Moneysmith finished seventh in the 3,200 (10:57.28).
“It’s always good to have a really competitive race because it keeps my mind on the race and the strategy, and not on how much it hurts,” said Poglitsch, who improved one place from her 2018 state showing.
Also winning a medal in 3A was Lemont freshman Katie Politza, who took ninth in the 800 at 2:15.96.
In 2A, St. Francis freshman Maddie Andelbradt cleared 5 feet, 5 inches to take fifth in the high jump.
IC Catholic had a productive day in the 1A distance events. Freshman Kennedy Calcagno was fifth in both the 800 (2:20.45) and the 1,600 (5:19.19), while classmate Carly Manchester took fifth in the 3,200 (11:37.40).