Girls Swimming - The girls swim team has had a great season this year. In our last conference meet, Sara Johnson broke the freshman/sophomore school record in the 100 Fly and freshman Claire Lyons dropped 17 seconds in the 100 Breastroke. Not only did we win our tri-meet, but we had multiple time drops and the performances were outstanding. Everything that we have been practicing throughout the season looks like it's coming together, just in time for City Championships.
Girls swimming and diving had an amazing City Champion meet this year. Winning our assigned dual meet against Jones/ Payton Co-op 89-55. During the meet, we took first place in every event and had season-best times for every swimmer. Mentionable swims from Veronica Piechnik in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breast; just missing a state time in the IM and making the cut in Breastroke. Hannah Shimada nearly made state in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle. Divers performed strong Wednesday, placing 2nd (Veronica Skipper), 3rd (Eliza Salus), and 7th (Rowan MacDonald-Hays).
Girls and Boys Cross Country - Our girl’s team took their first IHSA regional title since 2016. Junior Elia Ton-That took first place to lead the team.
In the CPS city championships, our Fresh/Soph girls finished 6th out of 8 and our Varsity girls were 6th out of 16. Elia Ton-That was the City Champion with a winning time of 17:48.5, which was only .1 behind her PR/school record!! It's Northside's first individual City Champion (either boy's or girl's)! Our Frosh/Soph boys finished 6th, with sophomores Liam Pentangelo (13th) and Addison Morley (16th) finishing in the top 20. Our Varsity boys were 10th out of 19.
On the boy's side, we have seen some great improvements since last year. The highlight of the season so far would be from the Mather Invite #6 where we finished a very close 3rd place out of 6 and saw 3 boys go under 18:00 for 3 miles (Liam Pentangelo, Addison Morley, and Liam O'Shea-Milne), 2 of them for the first time (Morley and O'Shea-Milne).
Girls Tennis - The season went well and we believe the girls played better and better each week. A lot of non-tennis players joined the team this year and took to the sport fairly quickly. We didn't win as many matches that would have been preferred, but the camaraderie, teamwork, and supportive nature of the team was a genuine highlight of the season. For city championships, Northside placed 5th out of 8 teams. Junior Jennifer Labak and #1 singles, placed 2nd in city for her category of the team line up. Junior Hannah Kaczor, #2 singles, placed 4th.
Girls Golf - This was a rebuilding year for NCP girls golf as all six members of the team from last season graduated. Our squad featured nine first-time golfers including five freshmen. The team did surprisingly well, competing in nearly every match. Freshman Claire Shank qualified as an individual for the CPS City Championship and finished 8th. The future looks great as the bulk of the team returns next year. With a full offseason of activities, the team will add much-needed experience.