It looks like there is no slowing down Highland Park freshman Stephanie Kriss.
The same can be said of Lake Forest’s Emma Milburn and Haley Click.
They were three of the headliners in the Lake County Girls Track Meet at Deerfield High School on April 27.
Chilly weather certainly didn’t hold back Kriss. She claimed the 1600 meters in 5:14.88, wiping nearly six seconds of her previous best time.
And in the process, Kriss outperformed a name distance runner in Libertyville junior Melissa Manetsch (5:15.33), who won the 3200 earlier in the evening by almost 10 seconds.
Kriss is causing a stir. She currently has the best 800-meter time in the state (2:12.83), which she accomplished at the Distance Night at Palatine on April 22.
Her sister, junior Veronica Kriss, also turned in solid work on the Deerfield track. She finished third in the 3200 (11:26.34).
Another up and coming freshman, Jillian Butler, completed the 3200 in 11:48.78 for fifth place.
Another highlight for HP, which placed seventh in the team standings (50 ½ points), was the runner-up finish in the 4×200 relay. The combination of Emily Shimanovsky, Allison Antman, Annelise Van Den Akker and Zoe Romoff was clocked in 1:47.34.
That same foursome also placed fifth in the 4×100 relay (51.72), while Shimanovsky, Van Den Akker, Stephanie Kriss and Sarah Lehman took sixth in the 4×400 relay (4:20.32).
Taylor Edelchik also had a nice meet for the Giants. She placed fourth in the triple jump (34-2 ½), sixth in the high jump (4-9) and ninth in the long jump (15-4 ¼).
Nateciya Gidron-Noutai was fifth in the discus (98-1), while Romoff added a sixth in the 100 (27.52).
Meanwhile, Lake Forest was led a couple of veterans.
Milburn turned it on down the stretch to win the 800 meters in 2:21.15.
The junior also was part of two winning relays. She teamed up with Click, Grace Bentley and Sydney Barber in the 4×400 (4:09.11). And she combined forces with Bentley, Barber and Ava Caputo in the 4×800 (9:59.0).
Click’s big night also included a first-place finish in the 300 hurdles (46.97) and a runner-up finish in the 4×100 relay (50.92) with Sydney Leonardi, Kamila Obrzut and Ann Francesca Curry.
The Scouts, who finished third in the team standings (57) behind Grant (82 ½) and Warren (67 ½), also received strong efforts from Olivia Vallone in the 100 hurdles (2nd, 16.35) and Leonardi in the 300 hurdles (3rd, 48.41).