Boys track and field: Batavia wins Kane County meet
Batavia won the annual Kane County boys track and field meet at home Saturday, scoring 119.5 points to beat St. Charles North (94), Kaneland (89) and the rest of the 16-school field.
St. Charles East (64.5) and Burlington Central (59.5) rounded out the top five followed by Geneva, Marmion, West Aurora, South Elgin, Larkin, Dundee-Crown, Hampshire, Harvest Christian, Elgin, Aurora Christian and Aurora Central Catholic.
Victories for Batavia came from Anthony Bradley in the 200 (22.65), and Jalen Buckley in the long jump (6.7m) and triple jump (13.28). The Bulldogs also won two relays, the 800 (Vincie Solano, Jacob Hohmann, Reese Wheatley and Tyler Piron) in 1:32.65, and the 1,600 relay in 3:27.95. Scott Parker and Jonah Fallon joined Piron and Wheatley on that winning relay.
St. Charles North's Joshua Duncan won the 100 in 11.11, ahead of runner-up Dane Pardridge from Marmion and Geneva's Landon Zimny.
Zimny was second in the 200, just .01 behind Batavia's Bradley. Dundee-Crown's Henry Kennedy finished third.
Burlington Central's Zac Schmidt ran a 50.57 to win the 400 by .02 over Konrad Sacha from South Elgin with Bradley taking third for Batavia.
Tim Archibald gave Geneva a win with his 1:56.23 in the 800. Harvest Christian's Mathew Olech and Batavia's Fallon were second and third, respectively.
St. Charles East, always a cross country power, swept the mile and two mile. Luke Schildmeyer won the 1,600 in a personal best of 4:16.52, and Micah Wilson took the 3,200 in 9:17.86 -- 31 seconds ahead of Geneva's Ben Calusinski. Burlington Central's Yusuf Baig was the runner-up in the 1,600.
Larkin's Jamarion Stubbs won both hurdles races. His 16.17 took the 110 ahead of Kaneland's Porter Conroy (16:31) and South Elgin's Jordan Jones (16.35).
Stubbs ran the 300 in 40.88 with Kaneland's Ted Allen (41.23) and St. Charles East's Liam Fronk (42.18) in second and third.
Cameron Conforti, Duncan, Lucas Makishima and Ethan Bridges teammed up to win the 400 relay for St. Charles North in 42.94, with Batavia's Parker, Hohmann, Bradley and Wheatley in second (43.96).
Kaneland's Corey Phillips, Lucas Bass, Chris Ruchaj and Brooks Johnson took second to Batavia in the 800 relay, as did Burlington Central's Jacoby Haynes, Leighton Dietz, Nolan Milas and Schmidt in the 1,600.
West Aurora won the 3,200 relay, a team made up of Anthony Eddy, Seth Kunio, Daiveon Richardson and Nathan Lindstrom. Their 8:16.07 beat Kaneland's Aaron Lodwig, Nolan Allen, Parker Malone and Isaiah Dallal who ran an 8:17.
In the SMR relay (100-100-200-400), Burlington Central's Grayson Burton, Tristan Remoquillo, Joseph Kowall and Adam Hinkleman ran a 1:44.99 to beat Batavia's Connor McElligott, Mason Kuhn, Jack Klein and Felipe Wickler.
In the field events, Paolo Gennarelli won the shot put for St. Charles North at 16.97m ahead of Burlington Central's Jake Borman. Those two finished 2-3 in the discus with Marmion's Dan Coxworth winning at 47.07m.
Conroy won the high jump for Kaneland at 2.00m -- Batavia teammates Casey Carlson and Aaron Moore finished in second and third.
Kaneland got a 1-2 finish in the pole vault from Allen (4.63m) and Aiden Gatz (4.47) with Dundee-Crown's Sebastian Waz third.
With Buckley winning both the triple and long jumps for Batavia, he was followed by Marmion's Kent Waller in the former and St. Charles North's Max Galvan in the later.