Colleges: Lewis well represented at NCAA Division II women’s track and field championships
By Dennis Nelson For Sun-Times Media May 15, 2014 8:44PM
Lewis' Chantel Stennis | Steve Woltmann/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: May 17, 2014 7:08PM
Lewis is sending a record number of participants to the NCAA Division II women’s track and field outdoor championships in Allendale, Michigan.
“This is the largest group of athletes we have taken to the NCAA championships in a number of years,” Lewis coach Dana Schwarting said. “We continue to improve our team each year and we can definitely use this successful season as a measuring stick for years to come.”
Lewis senior Megan Marchildon and sophomore Chantel Stennis will compete in three different events for the Flyers. Marchildon will compete in both the 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon, while Stennis earned the right to race in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes. They are both members of the school-record setting, 1,600 relay, along with junior Amy Polhemus and senior Krysten Sebby (3:44.86).
Lewis freshman Amanda Farrough qualified in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:53.10, while junior Rebecca Priesler earned a berth in the pole vault with a school-record mark of 12 feet, 71/2 inches.
The Lewis men are sending three competitors to the meet: Isaac Jean-Paul in the high jump, Matt Jemilo (Tinley Park) in the 800 and Andrew McLain in the 5,000.
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Lincoln-Way North graduate Jordan Wallace qualified in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Ashley Shares, a Stagg product, will run the marathon.
The relay team consists of junior Leslie Rosario, freshman Nicole Watkins, senior Anna Galvez and sophomore Lexi McDermid (Lockport).