Fremd’s balanced approach worked well in Saturday Mid-Suburban League indoor boys track and field inviational on Saturday at North Central College in Naperville.
The Vikings scored in all five categories — sprints, distance, hurdles, relays and field events — to earn a 1-point margin over runner-up Schaumburg in the team race.
Fremd finished with 67 points, Schaumburg with 66. Prospect (57), Barrington (52), Elk Grove (44) and Palatine (43) rounded out a tightly bunched top six.
The Vikings’ only individual champion was senior Pawel Klimek, who cleared 13-3 to win pole vault.
Hoffman Estates junior Billy Thomas out-leaned Conant sophomore Zach Dale to win the 3,200 in 9:26.11.
Barrington junior David Cerney edged Fremd’s Nick Vucovich to with the 800 run in 1:58.08.
Elk Grove sophomore Paul Ifianayi won the 400 by almost two seconds, finishing in 52.03. He also had a leg on the Grens’ winning 1,600 relay.
Prospect senior Dave Kendziera won long jump (20-10¼) and took second in the 400 and 55 hurdles.
Barrington sophomore Scott Miller won the 55 dash, in the same time recorded for runner-up Jake Lewis of Fremd and third-place Juwaan Richard of Schaumburg, 6.64.
Richard, a senior, won the 55 dash (6.67) and the 200 (22.48). The Saxons had another individual winner in senior Lee Duhs in shot put (51-8), and the Saxons won the 800 relay in 1:33.54.
Conant senior Joe Sulentic won the 1,600 in 4:20.90, just ahead of Schaumburg senior Evan Prizy.
Palatine senior Cam Kuksa won the 55 hurdles in 7.72 and the triple jump at 44-5¾, and the Pirates 3,200 relay of Andrew Clingerman, Christian Zambrano, Zach Stella and Graham Brown won in 8:06.67.
Barrington junior Parker Deloye won high jump with a terrific leap of 6-7.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.