Recap of Boys Track Team at Prospect Wanner Invite

Rahul Mikkilineni, Editor

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Recently, the Boys Track Team journeyed up to Mt. Prospect for the 50th annual Prospect Wanner Invite.  The team had great performances all the way from the 4X100 meter relay to the 1600 meter run.

The meet started with the slow heat of the two-mile.  Whitney Young had Keaton Schwartz ‘19 in this heat. Keaton ran a 10:31 for a PR (personal record).  At this point in the meet, weather conditions were pretty bad. It was windy, cold, and rainy. Luke Lasley ‘19 commented, “These are not ideal conditions, but it’s what we got so we have to run with it”. After the two-mile, came the 4X800 meter relay.  However before the 4X800 could start, there was a delay due to lightning and the meet was delayed for about 30 minutes. Soon the meet resumed and races continued. The relay posted a time of 8:26 and placed 7th. In the 800 meter run, Clayton Mendez ‘18 won in a time of 2:00.07.  He rocked a orange hat while running because of the cold conditions as seen in the picture below. In the 1600 meter run, Charlie Nevins ‘19 and Spencer Nelson ‘19 ran 4:34 and 4:59 respectively.

On the sprints’ side of the meet, Whitney Young’s 4X100 meter relay ran a time of 47.88 seconds.  The first leg, Lorenzo Bautista ‘19 when reflecting on the race said, “I’m definitely excited for when the temperature is in the 50s and not the 30s.  In the weather today, I felt like I ran well and am excited for city trials soon.” In the 110 meter high hurdles, Jimi Taiwo ‘20 ran 17.29 seconds and placed 6th.  In the 300 meter intermediate hurdles, Alex Vick ‘20 ran a time of 47.32. In the 4X200 meter relay, Whitney Young’s team ran a time of 1:36 and placed 5th. Overall, it was a very good team showing despite the weather.

The boy’s team next meet will take place Thursday, May 17th.


Meet Results

Whitney Young Track and Field Team Profile

Clayton on the left-side in the two-mile at the Arcadia Invitational PC: Chuck Utash

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