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DGS Mustang Relays – News – 2023 Downers Grove South Mustang Relays

DGS Mustang Relays - News - 2023 Downers Grove South Mustang Relays


2023 Downers Grove South Mustang Relays – Meet Preview


By Michael Newman


There is something about competing at a big meet at North Central College’s Res-Rec Center. Runners are doing their thing on the Al B. Carius Track. Spectators are not allowed on the floor of the stadium instead watching the races from the warmup track hanging above the track. With their teammates cheering for them on the side of the track, Res-Rec becomes a wall of sound as well as giving athletes an adrenaline boost.


The DGS Mustang Relays benefits from this atmosphere. The 19 edition of the meet welcomes 43 teams from around the Chicago area. This is the 12th time that this meet has been held at the Res-Rec Center on the south end of the campus.


The highlight event of the meet should be the 4×800 Meter Relay. Prospect’s Girls quartet just missed the meet record by less than a second in winning last year’s race. Hinsdale Central pulled away to win last year’s Boys edition of the event running the third fastest time ever in this meet. The Red Devils went on to win the Nike Outdoor Nationals Championship in this event in June.


The first race starts at 6:30 PM on Monday, March 6 and rolls from there with excitement in all of the 29 races contested in this meet.


Here is a look at each of the six relays that will take place in this meet.


Meet Information | Live Results


Girls 4×800 Meter Relay

Mustang Relays Meet Record – 9:20.49 – Downers Grove (South) – 2019

2023 Illinois State Best – 9:37.17 – LaGrange (Lyons Township)


Race NotesProspect is the defending champion in this race having run 9:21.20 to take the win. Lily Ginsberg, Cameron Kalaway, and Hailey Erickson ran on the winning quartet a year ago. Freshman Meg Peterson will give this team a boost in this race. The Knights are two time defending Class 3A State Champions and would like to start their chaise for the trifecta with a win in this meet.


Two WSC-Silver schools could be the chief competition to Prospect in this race. Hinsdale Central has three seniors in their quartet that could be led off by Sarah Fischer. Their anchor could be all-state runner Catie McCabe who has run 2:14 already this season and could get the team in contention for the win if they can stay close to the lead when McCabe gets the baton. Lyons Township also has a senior dominated group led by Catherine Sommerfeld that should be close to the front this entire race. The Lions ran the state’s fastest…

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