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Record #: R2015-740   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/24/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 9/24/2015
Title: Congratulations extended to Morgan Park Girls Track-and-Field team on winning second-place at 2015 Class 2A State Championship
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, O'Shea, Matthew J.
Attachments: 1. R2015-740.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
September 24, 2015









TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman O'Shea, a congratulatory resolution concerning the Morgan Park Girls Track Team.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,


H resolution
adopud by [Jke Gity Qouncil o/the Gity of Gkicago, Illinois
ALDERMAN MATT O'SHEA
presented MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL ow SEPTEMBER 24.2015

.^QllBtBClS > Tne Members of this Chamber are delighted to honor the Morgan Park High School girls trdck-andrfield team for its impressive showing at the 2015 Class 2A state championship meet; and

WHEREAS, In early May, the Morgan Park Mustangs finished fourth at the Chicago Christian sectional, booking a ticket to the state meet at Eastern Illinois University; and

WHEREAS, The Mustangs, who entered the 67-team field at the championship with a lean squad of only 7 athletes, nevertheless managed to wili their way to a remarkable second-place finish; and

WHEREAS, Morgan Park got off to a stellar start with a convincing victory in the meet's second running event, the 4-by- 100-meter relay. Senior Mekah Jordan, freshman Jada Laye, junior Rainasia Harris, and senior Kelsey Prear finished in 47.92 seconds, more than half a second better than runner-up Trinity; and

WHEREAS, The 4-by-200-meter relay team was equally impressive. Laye, Harris and Prear joined with sophomore Carinrie Parker to win the event in 1:40.74, beating Richton Park by almost two seconds and narrowly missing the state record; and

WHEREAS, The Mustangs closed out the meet in style with a come-from-behind triumph in the 4-by-400-meter relay. Jordan, freshman Likkqya Keyes, Harris, and Parker captured the title in a time of 3:57.33, more than 10 seconds faster than their time at the sectional championship nine days earlier; and

WHEREAS, Morgan Park runners also per...

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