Boys’ & Girls’ Track and Field: Indoor Season Review

William Hohe, Contributing Reporter

Recently, the Boys’and Girls’ Track teams completed their indoor season by competing at the West Suburban Silver Conference Meet. This meet is the commencement to the Indoor Season for the majority of both teams and is where Glenbard West competes against other schools of our conference.

On the Girls’ side, the Varsity team was well represented as they competed at Proviso West’s indoor track. In the 800m run, Katelynne Hart crossed the line in first, earning her Top Honors, a Meet and Indoor School Record of 2:13.64. Onward to the 2 mile (3200m) run, Lindsey Payne placed first with a time of 10:55.20, with Katie Hohe coming in second with a time of 10:58.14. Later on in the mile run, Lindsey Payne received all conference once again with a 5:11.32 in the mile, along with teammate Chloe Connolly, who placed sixth and received a 5:22.69 mark.

The relays also made a showing at this year’s meet. The 800 relay (4 x 200m) featured Chloe Arduino, Mary Beth Feeley, Maddie Schrauth, and Huda Hussaini. The four received 1:48.95, good enough for a third place finish. Additionally, the 3200 relay (4 x 800m) passed the line in third as well, boasting a 9:41.41 finish, featuring Abby Hoffman, Marika Tammaru, Kailey Schmidt, and Katelynne Hart. The 1600 relay (4 x 400m) was the final relay to compete and Katie Hohe, Maddie Schrauth, Mary Beth Feeley, and Katelynne Hart received fifth place with a 4:11.23 mark.

Some of our sprinters competed as well. Huda Hussaini competed in the 200m, earning fourth place with 27.05. She also competed in the 55m dash, earning sixth place with a time of 7.60. Emma Hanson competed in the 55 hurdles and received a fifth place finish with a time of 9.52.

The field events also performed exceptionally at this meet. Dejan Hopkins threw a 30-9 mark, good enough for a fifth place finish in the Shot Put. Ashley Samuta in the Long Jump also received fifth place with a jump of 15-10 ¼.

Overall, the girls’ efforts earned them a sixth place finish as a team. Congratulations to the Girls’ Track and Field team!

Moving on to the Boys’ side, Varsity had a tremendous showing in the WSC Conference meet, hosted at York’s Joe Newton Field House and Indoor Track.

In long distance, Cameron Benes received a 1:57.35 in the 800m run, passing the line for first place. Luke Malek, also in the 800m Run, received sixth place with a time of 2:04.18. Later on in the meet, Rory Cavan ran a 4:21.55 in the 1600m run for a second place finish. Stephen Moody ran in the 3200m run, getting him a 9:27.56 and a second place finish. Finally, Seth Townsend received a 1:27.45 in the 600m run for a third place finish.

Onto the relays, both the 1600m relay (4 x 400m) and the 3200 relay (4 x 800m) received second place. The 4×400 passed in 3:32.81, while the 4x800m received a 8:16.92 mark. The 800m relay (4x200m) performed highly as well, receiving a 1:34.51 time and a third place finish.

In the sprints, Joe Zydlo, who competed in the 55m dash, received a first place finish with a time of 6.61. Zydlo also competed in the 200m later on and received second place with 23.16. Patrick Howard doubled in the high and low hurdles, getting fifth place in both events, with 8.39 in the high hurdles and 7.93 in the low hurdles. In addition, Jerico Malunay too competed in the high and low hurdles, getting 8.42 in the high hurdles, and 8.01 in the low hurdles, receiving sixth place in both. Brady Heller also received a sixth place finish in the 400m dash with a time of 53.23.

Lastly, in the field events, Adam Dau competed in Shot Put, throwing 50-1 and receiving a second place finish. Diego Villalobos jumped to a fourth place finish in the Triple Jump with a score of 41-3. Oscar Berrun also jumped to a fifth place finish with his long jump of 19-11 ½. Finally, Connor Skryd  competed in shot put, getting a sixth place finish and a 44-1 mark in the process.

The Boys’ team accumulated a second place finish, falling short only to Oak Park-River Forest. Congratulations to the Boys’ Track team!

Both of our teams here at West are looking ready and prepared for the outdoor season. Good luck to the Boys’ and Girls’ Track teams as they compete this coming spring!