Talent is Central for KHS boys track
KANELAND—Opposing boys track outfits not only had to deal with threatening weather and a power outage that created a stoppage in action, but also the Kaneland Knights.
With 160.5 points, KHS was well ahead of Burlington Central’s 91, CLC’s 69.5, Vernon Hills’ 68.5 and Dundee-Crown’s 53.5. Machesney Park’s Harlem (49), Antioch (47), South Elgin (44), Belvidere North (38) and Yorkville (29.5) rounded out the top 10 of the 14 schools that were able to register points.
At CLC, KHS had a first-place effort in the 4x800m relay, thanks to Andrew Lesak, Luis Acosta, Kyle Carter and Nathaniel Kucera’s 8:02.98 effort.
The foursome of Brandon Bishop, Isaac Swithers, Dylan Nauert and Ben Barnes took the 4x100m relay by acing a speedster time of 44.10. That unit also won the 4x200m relay at 1:31.38. Robertson, Bishop, Acosta and Nauert managed second place in the 4x400m event with a time of 3:27.65.
“Honestly, it wasn’t that long of a (power outage) delay,” KHS coach Eric Baron said, “It really didn’t affect (us) as much as the cold did. The boys performed well. We tried some different lineups out and still won. Isaac Swithers had a really good night.”
Hurdles events featured Robertson’s 15.81 effort in the 110m high hurdles for second place.
Lesak acclimated well in the 400m dash with a 52.32 effort, and Robertson took second place in the 300m low hurdles with a time of 40.73.
Carter’s 4:27.32 effort was good for second in the 1600m run.
Field events had Kaneland leaping to first, thanks to a 21-08 chance by Barnes in the long jump. Teammate Dalvell Triplett took third in the triple jump with a mark of 41-02. Nate Dyer threw a 54-07 in the shot put for second place. In the pole vault, Dylan Kuipers’ 14-06 was sky high enough for a first place.
Friday, May 9, sees the Kane Count Boys Track Invite, held at Millenium Field in Streamwood, Ill.