Quite a DVC Boys Track meet ahead of us at Naperville North as the state champions Neuqua Valley compete against indoor DVC champs Naperville Central for the top spot.
We start first in the field with Metea’s Pryce Giwa- Osagie at high jump. The state qualifier glides over the bar on his way to a first place finish at 6 feet 3 inches.
We go to a much higher bar now with pole vault and we have almost a jump off. Central senior Jason England clearing the bar… he would end up getting second at 13 feet 8 inches.
Neuqua Valley’s Alex Keifer would claim the top spot, also at 13 feet 8 inches with less failed attempts at earlier jumps.
Let’s continue with jumping over things as we move to the track for the 110 high hurdles. Nuequa’s Donovan Turner the favorite in this race and he doesn’t disappoint, finishing in 15.08 seconds. Waubonsie’s Spencer Tonks finishes in second in a different heat.
Stick with the straight away for the 100 meter dash. At the beginning it looks like it could be anyones race but it’ll come down to Redhawk Cade McDonald and Mustang Temi Osobamiro. McDonald finishes .13 seconds ahead of the mustang, 10 more points to central.
Little bit of a longer race now, the 800 meter toeing the line and two laps later, Central’s Thomas Shilgalis proves why he is one of the best runners in the area, beating out North’s Griffin McLean but tenths of the second.
Cut that distance in half with Central’s Thomas Codo and North’s Will Debolt in the 400 meter run. These two have competed for a few years now and this race doesn’t disappoint, another one coming down to hundredths of a second. The Huskie takes first with the Redhawk in second.
200 meter dash coming around the bend now and it’s another neck and neck race until the finish line. Cade McDonald contributing another 10 points to the Redhawks total with a first place finish in 22.78 seconds. Virgil Seward from Metea finishes in second.
Final race of the night, sun has completely set, it’s the 4x 400 meter relay. Central’s second runner Thomas Codo was neck and neck when he got the boton but pulled Central into the top spot as he hands off with North and Neuqua the next two teams behind. Not surprising, and Central stays in the lead for the last two legs… creating quite the distance like they did with the meet in general to take first in the relay and first in the DVC conference.
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