The indoor DVC boys track and field championships held once again at North Central College. The Neuqua Valley boys have won this meet three years in a row.
The first event to get underway is the long jump and Metea Valley senior Tito Osobamiro takes 2nd place thanks to a leap of 22 feet and three inches. The Mustang also takes first place in the triple jump.
Dekalb getting a head start on next year’s DVC membership by joining the conference meet this spring and Jaylen Hobson takes first place in the long jump for the Barbs with a distance of 22 feet 6 inches.
Neuqua Valley senior Jake Keifer is the favorite in the pole vault and he clears 13 feet 8 inches which is good for 2nd. Waubonsie Valley’s Aden Stapleton shatters his PR by two feet to win with a height of 14 feet 6 inches.
Onto the high jump where Waubonsie Valley’s Robert James just gets over the 5’9 bar, which lands the Warrior in third place.
Jared Malcolm of Neuqua Valley skies over the bar at six feet, one inch, the senior feels good about that jump placing the senior in 2nd place.
The high jump DVC champion comes from Metea Valley and long limbed senior Pryce Giwa-Osagie, who clears 6’3 on his victorious jump.
Track events getting underway and it’s the shortest race of the night with the 55 dash. Naperville Central’s Cade McDonald shows he’s not just fast on the football field, winning with a time of 6.65 seconds over Raylen Hobson of Dekalb and Max Rivera from Neuqua Valley.
The strongmen doing work as well and none of them better than Neuqua Valley junior Matt Appel who wins by more than 6 feet with a heave of 54 feet and five inches.
Back to the track for the 55 meter hurdles, Donovan Turner has this event down to a science as the Wildcat PR’s with a time of 7.61, just ahead of Cade McDonald’s Pr of 7.83. Spencer Tonks of Waubonsie takes third.
Let’s move to the 4X200 relay into the first handoff as Metea Valley with a narrow lead over the rest of the field.
Heading into the final handoff and the Mustangs still have an edge over Naperville Central, Neuqua Valley and Dekalb.
But Cade McDonald with an incredible anchor leg to pick up the win for the Redhawks. Dekalb takes 2nd, Neuqua third and Metea 4th.
Up next is the 400 meters and Naperville North’s Will Debolt has a lead at the halfway point over Thomas Codo of Naperville Central and NV’s Donovan Turner. Metea Valley’s Michael Varzino who won the 800 earlier in the meet is in last place at this point.
But Varzino with a brilliant final lap, he goes from worst to first, edging DeBolt at the line in a great race. Codo takes third as the top 6 finishers all set new PR’s.
Stretching out to the 3200 as the long distance specialists get underway. Midway through the race it’s Naperville Central star Thomas Shilalis in front with Michael Madiol of Neuqua Valley and Jacob Trapp from Dekalb.
In the end Shilgalis pulls away to win by nearly 10 seconds over Madiol with a 9 minute 31 second time. A new PR for both runners.
More distance guys just a bit shorter with the 1600, Naperville North has a pair of runners leading the pack after the first 800 meters.
The Huskies take the top two spots in this race as Nick Trattner takes the win over his teammate Jake Allen. Naperville Central’s Seth Klein-Collins ends up in third.
Two races to go and the two hundred meters features several runners finishing up a busy night of competition. Donovan Turner has his 2nd win of the meet with a time of 23.13 over Nikola Maric from Metea Valley and Cade McDonald.
Final race of the night is the 4X400, very close at the top as Naperville North and Dekalb with a slight lead over Naperville Central and Neuqua Valley. Redhawks looking to secure the team championship.
Heading to the final handoff, Patrick Julian with a great leg as he hands off to the anchor Thomas Codo with North in 2nd and Dekalb in third.
Codo does not relinquish the lead and Naperville Central takes the 4X400 and the indoor team championship with 131 points. Neuqua Valley finishes in 2nd and Metea Valley finishes in third. The first indoor conference title for the Central boys in over five years.
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