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Kaneland runs away with title at Crystal Lake C.

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By Dave Hess
Daily Herald Correspondent


With 3 first place finishes and 5 seconds, Kaneland cruised with 140 points to the team title of the Crystal Lake Central boys track invitational Friday night.

Host Crystal Lake Central was a distant second with 82 points. Harlem placed third with a score of 74 and Burlington Central was fourth with 68 points.

"We don't have any holes," said Kaneland coach Eric Baron. "We are strong across the board. We are really progressing as a team."

The lone individual first place finish for the Knights came from Kyle Carter in the 800 with a clocking of 1:58.20.

"Because of the wind I didn't want to go out too fast," said Carter. "I took the lead at the beginning of the second lap and finished strong. With the warmer weather I feel I am starting to click."

The Knights also grabbed top honors in the 800 relay (1:31.92) and the 1,600 relay (3:22.88). Second place finishers for Kaneland were Kory Harner (pole vault), Dylan Nauert (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Marshall Farthing (high jump) and the 400 relay foursome.

Burlington Central's fourth-place posting was fueled by hurdler Lucas Ege who took top honors in the 110 hurdles (15.09) and the 300 hurdles (40.11).

"I am getting PR's (personal records) almost every meet," said Ege. "The wind was definitely a factor."

Central also got second-place efforts from Ryan Olsen (400) and the 1,600 and 800 relays.

Antioch, which was seventh with 46 points, got a first place finish from Alan Taylor in the discus. The Sequoit sophomore launched the sphere 162 feet, 5 inches.

"Running the preliminaries in the 200 really gets the blood flowing for me before I throw the discus," said Taylor. "I was able to get the spin down and had some power. I feel I am getting better every meet."

A second top finisher for Antioch was Leroy Chapman, who sprinted to the title in the 400 with a clocking of 49.29.

Vernon Hills, ninth with 37 points, got a top finish from Noah Agnew, who won the high jump with a jump of 6-3.10.

South Elgin placed 10th with a score of 27 led by a first place finish by Kyle Kumerow in the triple jump with a jump of 44-5 .

Dundee-Crown was 12th in the 15-team field with a score of 21 points. The Chargers' top effort came from the fourth-place 800 relay team of Sean Battin, Tavares Fowler, Sam Frankowiak and Austin White.

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