Inspired Barrington races to MSL title
May 15, 2015 11:57 PM -
Earlier in the week, Barrington senior Konrad Eiring and his teammates adopted a slogan to honor assistant boys track coach Kevin Kaplan. And then on Friday, Kaplan's brother Jake passed away after a long battle with cancer. His fight inspired the Broncos. "All week long we talked about ‘slaying the dragon,' " Eiring said. "We just wanted to honor coach Kaplan in this tough time, and that was what we went out and did tonight." There couldn't have been a more fitting way to honor the Cary-Grove graduate, as the Broncos rolled through the Mid-Suburban League track and field championships at Prospect on Friday night. Barrington amassed 175 points while setting a conference record for most points and largest margin of victory in the meet. The host Knights ran second (108), followed by Hersey (98.5), Palatine (81), and Schaumburg (77).