Week 14

What a great treat to have our invitational on a night with the best weather yet this outdoor season!

Full results can be found at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/339401/results

We had so many compliments about the meet from the visiting teams. We couldn't have done it without all of the girls and parents' help! You all made such a difference in so many people's lives on Friday from  hurdle help  (special shout out to my hurdle helpers- you set such a high bar for years to come with your efficiency and toughness!), to block moving (sister power!), to running results to the press box and posting results, to being in charge of Coach Hartmann (thanks, Maddie!).


Congratulations to those who scored points for the team!

JV Level

Grace Ashby in the 400m Dash 2nd place

Annie Amundsen in the 800m Run 5th place

Arianna Drechsler in the 3200m Run 4th place

4 X 100 Relay of Jessie Johnson, Jane Riehs, Taylor Estabrook, and Meghan Richards 6th place

4 X 200 Relay of Taylor Estabrook, Dana Balmas, Alyssa Coscino, and Jessie Johnson 5th place

4 X 800 Relay of Tala Yacoub, Molly O'Neill, Jessie Bailey, and Jade Huang

Pole Vault Tiegan Munar placed 2nd and Kalyssa Chui tied for third 

Triple Jump Kayla Kielp 6th placed

Evelyn Marx in the discus 5th place


Varsity Level

MiKenna Robinson in the 200m Dash 1st place

Corinna Pena in the 400m Dash 1st place

Keara Ginell in the 3200m Run 3rd place

Zharia Brandon in the 100m Hurdles 6th place

4 X 100 Relay of Autumn Rosales, Zharia Brandon, Brooke Lincoln, and Emily Rosales 5th place

4 X 200 Relay of Maggie Bender, Eriyon Stuart, Anuva Shandilya, and Autumn Rosales 6th place

4 X 800 Relay of MiKenna Robinson, Keira Apeland, Corinna Pena, and Sofi Medina 2nd place

In the high jump, Tolu Akinbo and Glynis Padilla tied for third

In the pole vault, Sithara Gajapala tied for 4th and Brianne Pirkins took 5th place

In the long jump, Riley Ammenhauser took 1st place and Brooke Lincoln took 4th place

In the triple jump, Riley Ammenhauser took home her second 1st place medal and Brooke Lincoln also score points finishing in 6th place.

In shot put, Jasmine Kaur took 6th place

and then in discus, Jasmine Kaur had  PR on her way to a third place medal



The running wasn't finished this weekend with our invitational. Corinna Pena and MiKenna Robinson competed at the Palatine Distance Invitational. In the elite 800 category, MiKenna was 20th overall out of 35 runners and Corinna finished in 5th place in a field of 46 runners. Congratulations to both MiKenna and Corinna!


Another congratulations goes out to Corinna Pena. Her time of 4:58.71 is a new school recordin the 1600m Run breaking the 12 year record held by our very own head cross country coach, Coach Ameling. Way to go, Corinna!



This week..

Monday: Practice 3:45-5:00 for all  *** See Note***

Tuesday: All-Comers Meet at Wheaton North High School Bus time: be ready to board the buses at 3:00pm. The meet will start between 4:15 and 4:30

Wednesday: Practice 3:00-5:00 for all

Thursday: Practice 2:45- 5:00 for all

Friday: Glenbard North Invitational, Bus time: be ready to board the buses at 2:45. Be aware that there is no school due to a school improvement day.


Practice on Monday, April 23rd

Due to a faculty meeting, we will not start practice on Monday until 3:45pm. We will meet on the track at this time. 


Wheaton North Dual Meet

I have attached the lineup for the Wheaton North Dual Meet. If you are not on this lineup since we are using the last week's signup sheet, please send me a direct email. 

The buses will leave as close to 3:00 as we can. Looking like great weather for our last all-comer's meet of the year!


Glenbard North Invitational

Lineup for the Glenbard North Invitational will be ready to go either Wednesday after practice or on Thursday.


Outdoor running event order

Both Wheaton North and Glenbard North will use this format for the running events. If there is a change at Wheaton North, I will let you know. 

4 X 800m Relay

4 X 100m Relay

3200m Run

100m Hurdles

100m Dash

800m Run

4 X 200m Relay

400m Dash

300m Hurdles

1600m Run

200m Dash

4 X 400m Relay


Senior Night/Conference Pasta Party

We will hold our senior night on Tuesday, May 1st after practice and beginning at 4:30pm in the faculty cafeteria. All senior parents and family members are invited as we toast our wonderful group of seniors. All juniors and the sophomores who are reading about a senior, please talk to your senior soon!

If anyone can help with set up/clean up of the pasta party, please let me know.

Please bring the following...

Seniors- Nothing!

Juniors- water, juice, juice boxes, etc...- please no pop!

Sophomores: desserts

Juniors: fruit, chips, etc...


Week 12

It is so strange not having new team results to report for the outdoor season. Hopefully, the weather will get and stay warmer soon! We did have two runners, MiKenna Robinson (800m) and Corinna Pena (1600), complete in the Arcardia Invitational in CA. Congratulations to both of them! 


Week of April 9

Monday, April 9th: Practice for all 2:45- 5:00- please meet upstairs 

Tuesday, April 10th: Practice for all 2:45-5:00  *Meet at Metea Valley with Waubonsie Valley switched to Wednesday

Wednesday, April 11th: Meet changed to Metea Valley with Waubonsie Valley

Thursday, April 12th: Practice for all 2:45-5:00 meet on the track

Friday, April 13th: Varsity/JV Invitational at Wheaton North High School


Meet at Metea Valley

I have attached the lineup for the meet at Metea Valley. It was scheduled for Tuesday but it has been moved to Wednesday due to expected cold weather on Tuesday and a scheduling conflict at Metea. Please be at Neuqua by 3:00, so we can leave by 3:15.


Invitational at Wheaton North

The invitational that will be this Friday is for the top two individuals and top relay for both the JV and Varsity levels. The lineup will be available on Thursday. 


Tuesday, April 10th

Tuesday, April 10th is the SAT test for all juniors, a half day for freshmen and sophomores, and no school for seniors. Since we have practice on this day, we are asking that all athletes please return to Neuqua by 2:30 to meet on the track for practice at 2:45. 


Senior Night!

I can't believe that senior night is less than two weeks away. We will celebrate our seniors on Tuesday, April 17th at our home meet against Naperville Central. We would like to begin the celebration by 3:30. All parents/family members of seniors should meet at the south end of the track to escort your athlete across the track. Calling all juniors! If there is a senior you would like to talk about at Senior Night, please see me on Monday, April 9th for instructions about gathering information and how the information will be presented that night. 


Parent/Family Donations

Thank you to all who have donated to the team so far this season. Because of your generosity, we have been able to provide a pasta party for the whole team before indoor conference and can plan our next pasta party before the outdoor conference. If you would still like to donate, please send a check made out to Neuqua Valley and include your daughter's name if different from the name on the check along with her ID number and a phone number. Thank you again!



Thank you for your support and flexibility!

Week 11

I hope everyone had a great break. We are looking forward to getting back to practice for all tomorrow and getting a great start to our outdoor season. 

Over break, MiKenna Robinson, Riley Ammenhauser, and Corinna Pena participated in the Illinois Prep Top Times meet at Illinois Wesleyan. They each had amazing showings with great times, great jumping, and a new indoor record to boot! Full results for the 3A meet can be found at 


MiKenna Robinson (JR) ran in the 400m Dash where she finished 3rd with a PR of 57.24.

Riley Ammenhauser (FR) participated in the triple jump where she finished 4th with a jump of 38'1.5.

Corinna Pena (SR) ran in the 1600M where she ran sub 5:00 for the first time, breaking the record she set at the indoor conference meet. Her time of 4:59.84 placed her third overall! 

Congratulations to all!

This week

Monday, April 2 Practice 2:45-5:00pm (meet upstairs for our team meeting and to confirm the Naperville North lineup)

Tuesday, April 3 Practice 2:45-5:00pm

Wednesday, April 4 Home Meet against Naperville North 4:15 start time.

Thursday, April 5 Practice 2:45-5:00pm

Friday, April 6 Practice 2:45-5:00pm

Saturday,  April 7 Varsity Buffalo Grove Invitational- lineup available by Thursday, April 5th 



All practices will be after school from 2:45pm -5:00pm. Athletes should plan to meet outside for our team meeting. If the weather is not cooperating, look for a sign on the locker room door where to meet. 



Spring can bring lots of variety in the weather. Please dress in layers which includes hats and gloves. Also, please bring your own water bottle to practice.



The weather brings with it some challenges at meets. We suggest investing in a good pair of black tights and a long sleeve white shirt to wear under your uniform. Also, athletes can wear 1/4" spikes at every outdoor meet. Please let me know if you need additional spikes. 


Meet against Naperville North

The lineup for this meet will be available after practice on Monday.  The weather forecast is not looking favorable, so please check your email for the possibility of this meet being cancelled. However, if this meet is a go, we would love to have any parents help with field events, timing, and concessions. Please send me an email if you can help in this way. 


From Coach Kennedy...


Wildcat Track and Field/Cross Country is offering a spring Speed and Endurance Camp. If you have younger siblings, this camp is the perfect camp for them. Also, registration for our Summer Camps is now open.

Go to www.wildcatxctf.com to register!

Week 4


We are gearing up for our first indoor meet of the season this Saturday, February 10th at Oswego High School. We look forward to seeing all the Neuqua Valley supporters!

​Our first meet is Saturday, February 10 at Oswego High School. Although the following link was supposed to be filled out by Friday, February 2nd at 6:00pm, ​the link is still open for sign ups for events. All signups will be done by the end of practice tomorrow, February 5th, so the coaches and I can finalize the lineup. This is no implement (no actual spikes) in the spike shoes meet. If you are planning on wearing your spikes from previous seasons, please start now working on removing them. 
7:30am    All athletes should be at Neuqua with their uniforms on. We will meet in the athletic hallway by the pool doors.
7:45am    Buses will leave Neuqua.
9:00am    All field events will begin except for triple jump which will follow long jump.
9:15am    All running events begin.
Here is the order of events
The JV runners will run first in an event followed by the Varsity runners. 
4 x 800m relay- each runner will run 5 laps
4 x 1 lap relay
3200 run- runners will run 20 laps
55m hurdles
55m dash
800m run- runners will run 5 laps
400m run- runners will run 2 1/2 laps
1600m run- runners will run 10 laps
200m dash
4 X 400 relay- each runner will run 2 1/2 laps 
You can also find this information on our team website at http://www.nvgirlstrack.com
We will hand out team uniforms tomorrow, February 5th towards the end of practice. The girls will get shorts, a jersey, a warm up jacket and warm up pants. If the girls would like to purchase their own shorts, please visit Naperville Running Company or send me an email and I will give you the specifics of what to order. If you are unable to make practice tomorrow, please ask a friend to pick up your uniform for you. Those in a winter sport, can either ask a friend to get their uniforms or get their uniforms when their winter season ends. 
Meet Conflict Sheet
Please fill out the following Google form link if your daughter has a conflict with attending a meet. Knowing if your daughter can attend a meet well in advance helps us put together the most accurate lineup. We know schedules change, so please refer to this link throughout the season.

Spirit Wear
The online stores are open if you would like to purchase any spirit wear and will remain open until Friday, February 9th.

 The Boomer T's link is

I will bring the windjacket and the sweat pants to practice this week for athletes to check out sizes for these two offerings.

Company Casuals will offer an embroidered backpack for those wanting one. You can access this link at

Physicals that expire through the season. 
Please make dr.appointments now if you daughter's physical will expire before the end of May. If you have questions about physical expiration dates, please send me an email. 

 Parent/Family Team Donations
If you would like to donate to the team to help with funding for pasta parties, banquet awards and foods, etc., please send your daughter with a check made out to NVHS and include your daughter's name if different than the name on the check, ID number, and phone number. Our goal is to raise $1200.  Thank you for your support!

Spring and Summer Track and Field and Cross Country Camps Registration Now Open


- Register at wildcatXCTF.com.

- Camps cost $175 per person, but discounts are available for multiple family members.

- Need-Based Scholarships are available upon request with an online application.  Contact James Janota at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

- All participants receive a high quality t-shirt.

- Sorry, no pro-rated fees.


Spring Speed / Endurance Camp
Incoming Grades 3 - 8
Monday, April 16 - Thursday, May 24 (6 WEEKS!)
Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Welch Elementary School
2620 Leverenz Road, Naperville, IL 60564

Boys' Cross Country Camp

Incoming Grades 7 - 12
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
7:15 am - 9:00 am
DuPage River Sports Complex
2807 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60565

Girls' Cross Country Camp
Incoming Grades 7 - 12
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
7:15 am - 9:00 am
DuPage River Sports Complex
2807 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60565

Co-Ed Youth Cross Country Camp
Incoming Grades 3 - 6
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:15 am - 10:30 am
DuPage River Sports Complex
2807 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60565

Co-Ed Track and Field Camp
Incoming Grades 7 - 12
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Track and Field Complex @ Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564

Co-Ed Youth Track and Field Camp
Incoming Grades 3 - 6
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Track and Field Complex @ Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564

Co-Ed Throws Camp
Incoming Grades 6 - 12
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Track and Field Complex @ Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564​