Hickey’s 1st all-around win helps Barbs take conference – DeKalb Daily Chronicle

DeKALB – Madison Hickey hadn’t won an all-around title in her prep career.

After Saturday, the sophomore on the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op team can call herself an all-around conference champion.

Hickey finished with a 38.575, beating senior teammate Aleah Leman’s 38.175 to claim the all-around title at the Upstate 8 Conference Tournament at DeKalb High School. Leman was well ahead of third-place finisher Emma Grace Redmond-Mattuci from the St. Charles co-op.

“It feels absolutely amazing,” Hickey said. “We’ve all worked so hard. … We just ended up with a really great day.”

The Barbs won the conference title and finished the meet with 149.2 points, ahead of runner-up Geneva’s 143.575. They won’t have long to rest, as they host a regional tournament Monday.

Coach Andy Morreale said the Barbs – who haven’t lost a meet this year – feel very confident heading into the…

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