Conference Week

Our meet at Glenbard North followed our Spring weather pattern of cold, wind, and rain- with an added bonus of a lightning delay! However, the girls came out with positive attitudes and a desire to finish their regular season with their best efforts. The final results can be found at

Congratulations to our team point winners on each level.


Paige Hardy 1st place in the 1600m Run

Michaela Hassler 2nd place in the 1600m Run

Bella Gallo 4th place in the 800m Run

Grace Ashby 5th place in the 800m Run

Jane Riehs 4th place in the triple jump- with a season PR!

Jessie Bailey 6th place in the 400m Run

4 X 100 Relay of Margaret Orr, Jessie Johnson, Dana Balmas, and Jane Riehs took 5th place

4 X 200 Relay of Richa Abraham, Jessie Johnson, Dana Balmas, and Alyssa Coscino took 5th place

4 X 400 Relay of Michaela Hassler, Jessie Bailey, Bella Galla, and Alliyah Gunther took 6th place

4 X 800 Relay of Annie Amundsen, Mahum Chaudhary, Jade Huang, and Molly O'Neill took 6th place



Corinna Pena 1st place in the 800m Run

MiKenna Robinson 1st place in the 400m Dash

Glynis Padilla 1st place in the High Jump

Keara Ginell  2nd place in the 1600m Run

Sofia Medina 6th place in the 1600m Run

Zharia Brandon 3rd place in the 100m Hurdles

Emily Rosales 6th place in the 100m Dash

Jasmine Kaur 4th place in the discus

Riley Ammenhauser 2nd place in the Long Jump and 1st place in the Triple Jump

Brooke Lincoln 3rd place in the Triple Jump

Brianne Pirkins 5th place in the Pole Vault

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

4X 200 Relay of Riziki Covington, Eriyon Stuart, Ella Orengo, and Autumn Rosales took 6th place

4 X 400 of Corinna Pena, Maggie Bender, Anuva Shandilya, and Ella Orengo took 4th place


Week at a Glance

Monday, April 30: Practice 2:45-5:00pm for All- Please meet upstairs

Tuesday, May 1: Practice 2:45-4:30pm for All- Last day for all-comers' practices- Pasta Party, Senior Recognition at 4:30 in the Faculty Cafeteria. 

Wednesday: May 2: Practice 3:00

Thursday: May 3rd- JV and Varsity Outdoor Conference Meet at Wheaton Warrenville South

Friday: May 4th Practice TBA



Pasta Party/Senior Recognition on Tuesday, May 1st

Our pasta party will begin at 4:30 in the faculty lounge.  If there are parents who can come around 4:00 to help set up, please let me know. Also, for planning purposes, we would love for senior parents to join us for the pasta party at 4:30; however, if you can only come to the sr. recognition part, please know we will not start the senior part until 5:00pm. 

The team will pick up pasta, salad and garlic bread. If you can help with any other food donations, we would appreciate the following

Please bring the following...
Seniors- Nothing!
Juniors- water, juice, juice boxes, etc...- please no pop!
Sophomores: desserts
Freshmen: fruit, chips, etc...



Senior Recognition

Attention Juniors/Sophomores who are reading for the seniors. Please talk with your senior before the meet. Some ideas of questions to ask include
-Where the sr will be attending next year/major
-What the sr participated in for track and field
-Favorite track and field memory
-Words of advice for the next classes
-Shout out to parents/friends/coaches

Conference for the JV and Varsity teams on Thursday, May 3rd

The lineup for the conference meet will be available before practice on Tuesday, May 1st.

I will know more about start times/bus times after my conference meeting and will pass these onto you as soon as I know. 

Donations are still accepted!
We really appreciate all the donations we have received so far! If you would like to make a donation to the team, please send your daughter with a check made out to Neuqua Valley High School with your daughter's ID number and a phone number. Thank you for helping with this endeavor!
​Future Items....
Our end of the season banquet will be on Tuesday, May 15th from 6:-7:30 in the LMC at the main campus.
All are welcome to join us for cake and a celebration!
Uniform Turn In....
Our uniform turn in will be on Tuesday, May 15th immediately following school for those not participating in the state meet. Please meet in the cage area between the aux. and main gyms with cleaned and dry uniforms, sweats, and back packs. Fines will be applied for any pieces of the uniform not returned. 
Please start cleaning out your lockers at the end of your regular season.
Thank you for your continued support this season.


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

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 to register!