Urbana star wins Big 12 title

Urbana star wins Big 12 title

Katarina Marjanovic of Urbana rolled to the No. 1 singles title at the Big 12 girls' tennis tournament with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Allison Hansen of Centennial on Saturday in Bloomington-Normal. Maria Mears of Centennial claimed the No. 2 crown with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph against Danville's Emma Peck.

In volleyball:

At Watseka. Watseka set a school record for victories in a season by sweeping Georgetown-Ridge Farm 25-3, 25-6 on Saturday behind Jessica Allhands' 12 kills. The Warriors improved to 23-4, eclipsing the previous mark they shared with the 1985 Watseka team.

At Lisle. Centennial finished ninth in the 16-team Benet Academy Invitational and was represented on the all-tournament team by Cori Harris. Urbana was 12th.

At Hoopeston. Karlyn Wilken's 13 digs and Nikki Fatka's seven kills led Iroquois West to a 25-18, 24-26, 27-25 victory against Hoopeston Area. Haley Pence added four blocks.

At Fisher. Olivia Downs had 15 digs and Kailey Roberts belted nine kills, leading Fisher to a 27-25, 25-17 victory against Flanagan. Lindsey Williams added five blocks in the win.

At Chatham. Mahomet-Seymour finished third in the Chatham Glenwood Tournament with a 3-2 record. Abbie Magrini had 96 digs and seven service aces for the Bulldogs.

In girls' swimming and diving:

At Champaign. Emma Newman and Hannah Newman each won two individual events and swam on two first-place relays to lead Champaign Central to the title of the five-team Central 7 Invite at Unit 4 Pool. The Maroons, who won 10 events, scored 448 points to finish 92.5 ahead of runner-up Chicago Mother McAuley.

Emma Newman won the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly. Hannah Newman placed first in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke.

Milee Nelson of Urbana University High won the 100 freestyle.

At St. Charles. Centennial diver Emily Weber was third in the St. Charles North Invitational.

In boys' cross-country:

At Metamora. Ryan Root of Centennial placed sixth and teammate Evan White was 14th (15 minutes, 43 seconds) in the Runnin' Red Invitational. Mahomet-Seymour was ninth, led by John Prillaman (33rd place) and Lucas Prather (34th).

At Lisle. Brandon Carrel was Urbana's top finisher in the Benet Academy Invitational, placing 34th in 17:55.

In girls' cross-country:

At Metamora. Brittany Bohn finished 17th in 18:48 to lead Mahomet-Seymour to sixth place in the 21-team Runnin' Red Invitational. Rachel Rodriguez placed 24th (19:08) for the Bulldogs.

At Lisle. Zita Hubler finished 18th, leading Urbana to fifth place in the eight-team Benet Academy Invitational. Hubler was timed in 19:40. Teammate Nicole Choquette placed 21st in 19:45.