LHS Mathletes Win Regionals Saturday
Squad topples competition to win a chance to compete at State Finals May 4 at U of I.
Lemont High School’s Mathletes squad earned a berth to the 2013 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Finals by winning the Joliet area regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Joliet Junior College.
Lemont, which topped second-place Providence Catholic by 80 points, will compete in the ICTM Division 3AA State Finals on Saturday, May 4, on the campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Thanks to first-place performances in seven of ten events, Lemont finished with a team score of 466 at the Joliet regional, outscoring runner-up Providence Catholic (386), as well as Yorkville (343), Romeoville (329) and Plainfield East (263), which rounded out the top five. Lemont’s regional score ranked 19th among more than 70 Division 3AA teams from throughout the state. Lemont’s team victory earned it an automatic qualification to the ICTM Division 3AA State Finals.
Senior Lynn Stanwyck led the way for Lemont, walking away with four first-place medals from the regional. She finished first individually in the Pre-Calculus competition, and teamed with fellow senior Kim Gannon to win the Oral Presentation category. Stanwyck and Gannon were part of the victorious Pre-Calculus Written Team, along with seniors Nina Moeller, Paul Rachwalski, Sarah Reaves and Justin Stanwyck; and also competed on the winning Junior/Senior Eight-Person Team - with Moeller, Rachwalski and juniors Katy Klein, Zak Krepps, Robert Rigler and Joe Ziebell.
Sophomore Tyler Schoell finished first individually in the Geometry competition, and teamed with fellow sophomores Katie Atherton, Simon Batistich, Matt Groebe, Audrey Rex and Daniel Wang to help Lemont triumph in the Geometry Written Team category. Atherton and Schoell also won the Freshman/Sophomore Two-Person Team category.
Lemont captured first place in both the Algebra I and Algebra II Written Team competitions. Freshmen Spenser Bailey, Misbah Chagpar, Matt Filar, Jakub Krzeptowski-Mucha, Sarah O’Donnell and Matt Retzke teamed to win Algebra I; and Krepps, Rigler, Ziebell and juniors Jarrod Hanson, Margaret Rogers and Gianna Turek were victorious in Algebra II.
In addition to its seven event victories, Lemont also earned second place in
the Freshman/Sophomore Eight-Person Team category behind Atherton, Bailey, Chagpar, Filar, O’Donnell, Schoell, Wang and sophomore Jacque Desmond.
In other individual competitions, Gannon and Chagpar were second in Pre-Calculus and Algebra I, respectively; Ziebell and Hanson tied for second in Algebra II; and Atherton was third in Geometry.
Lemont’s Mathletes team is coached by Erin Hitchcock, Angela Marshall and Ken Suslek. It finished among the state’s top 20 in its division four straight years from 2008-11, including consecutive 13th-place finishes in 2010 and 2011.
Editor’s note: This information is from a press release issued by Tony Hamilton, director of school and community relations at Lemont High School District 210.
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