Boys track and field: Huntley wins 5th straight FVC championship
New coach. Same result.
Chris Maxedon, who took over for longtime head coach Jim Rolando this season, led Huntley to its fifth consecutive Fox Valley Conference championship with 159 points Friday night at Huntley. It was the Red Raiders' sixth FVC title in 7 years.
"I really liked the way we competed tonight and the progress we are making," said Maxedon. "We have a lot of depth and we are ready for the sectional at Antioch next week."
The Red Raiders captured 4 individual championships and 2 relays.
Antonio Passarelli sprinted to the title in the 100 with a clocking of 11.18.
"The start is so important in such short race like the 100," said Passarelli. "The first 30 meters is so important. I have to start the race with total focus. I ran relaxed and my strides were good."
Other individual winners for the Red Raiders were Ian Geisler (1,600, 4:24.07), Mike Benner (pole vault) and Alex Pitrone (shot put, 54 3 ½)
The Red Raiders won the 3,200 (7:49.91) and 400 (42.35) relays.
Dundee-Crown, with 3 individual champions and a relay title, placed second with 86 points.
The Chargers' first place efforts came from Jason Miller (200, 22.32), Lucas Janikowski (3,200, (9:54.33) and Trevor Fed (long jump, 21-4 ½).
"I had good focus and my mentality was positive," said Fed. "I fixed my steps in the finals and my fundamentals were good."
The Chargers' 800 relay team reached the finish line first in a time of 1:28.88.
Cary-Grove placed third with 53 points.
Jason Petko, who will compete at the University of Missouri next season, won the discus with a toss of 168-4.
"I thought I could have thrown better and I know I have to prepare hard for the sectionals and state meet," said Petko. "I need to totally focus on power to throw further next week."
The Trojans also got a first place finish from Andrew Lewis in the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.16.
Jacobs tied Prairie Ridge for fifth with 44 points.
The Golden Eagles' Tommy Subaric claimed the FVC title in the 100 hurdles for the second straight year with a time of 15.21.
"I really wanted to repeat as conference champ," said Subaric. "I got off to a good start and was able to float through the hurdles. I had enough left at the end to win."
Crystal Lake South, seventh with 43 points, got a first place effort from Matt Reall (triple jump, 43-11).
Hampshire, despite finishing last with 40 points, garnered an individual title and a relay championship.
In the 400, Cameron Reedy held off teammate Jonah Varvara at the end to win the race in a clocking of 50.57. Varvara was the runner-up with a time of 51.0.
"Jonah pushes me in practice every day and in every meet," said Reedy. "He makes me a better runner."
The Whip-Purs also won the 1,600 relay in a time of 3:28.74.