Niles North Dan Horyn Invite HighlightsSaturday, April 27 2019 - Niles North Boys Outdoor Invite
The Niles North Dan Horyn Invite presented another great opportunity for HP to compete against some quality competition. It was another windy meet, but several Giants had super performances and efforts.
The throwers showed significant progress at Niles North. The team now has two throwers over 40 feet in the Shot Put as junior Charlie Kleiman had a big 42’6” throw (6th place varsity) to join sophomore Chris Lee in his second meet over 40 with a 41’1.5”. Kleiman and Lee also had their best day of the season in the Discus. Kleiman 128’9” and Lee 119’2”. Other big Discus performances included sophomores Nate Cohn (102’7”, 3rd FS) and Logan Feinstein (77’10”), and freshmen Thomas Marquardt (74’0”).
In the Pole Vault senior Ben Kirsch cleared 12’6” for 2nd place on varsity. In the frosh-soph competition sophomore Simon Auerbach cleared a personal best 10’6” to win the event.
The highlights for the jumps were in the frosh-soph Triple Jump. Sophomores Gabe Kirsch and Carson Rager placed 4th and 5th. Kirsch jumped 36’3.25” while Rager in only his second meet jumped a solid 35’3.75”.
The track events started with a strong showing by the frosh-soph 4X800 Meter Relay. The team was led off by sophomore Erik Anderson with a 2:17.9 to get the Giants into good position. Sophomore Tyler Carlson is working his way back into form as he ran a 2:18.0 to continue to keep the team up near the top several teams in the race. The next leg of the relay was run by sophomore Alec Livney. He ran a big personal best of 2:17.9. Livney handed off the baton to freshmen RJ Guhl in 4th place. The Deerfield team made a late charge and even passed HP, but Guhl (2:24.0) fought back down the final stretch to just get past Deerfield for 4th place in 9:18.21.
HP was led by junior Max Kaplan in the 110 Meter High Hurdles (18.44) and the 300 Intermediate Hurdles (47.89).
Sophomore Josh Hollander ran a 12.57 in the 100 Meter Dash to take 6th place. He also ran a 26.14 in the 200 Meter Dash. While sophomore Jaden Holzman had the team’s fastest varsity time in the 100 meter event with a 12.43 and junior Emre Gulpinar the fastest in the 200 with a 25.83.
Sophomore Jason Polydoris ran down in a shorter race to work on his speed as he ran a 2:09.09 to finish 8th the varsity 800 Meter Run. Freshmen Alejandro Seiden ran a personal best 2:18.47 in the frosh-soph 800.
In the first heat of the frosh-soph 1600 Meter Run, sophomore Jason Werneth found himself out in from by a large margin and pushing hard to break 5 minutes. The announcer got the crowd behind him on the final lap as he pushed to the finish in 4:56.06.
The frosh-soph 4X100 Meter Relay ran their best time with really nice handoffs throughout. The team was made up of freshmen Cayden Veltman, Luke Depaolo, Jack Goldfeder, and sophomore Josh Hollander. They ran a :49.93 for 8th place. The same team ran a 1:46.31 in the 4X200 Meter Relay. The varsity team also ran well in the 4X100 with Holzman, juniors Gulpinar and Joe Dart, and senior Jakob French. They also ran a season best 46.47 finishing in 7th place.
The varsity 4X400 Meter Relay took 5th place with a 3:44.12. The team consisted of junior Max Marmitt (:56.2), senior James Wagenblast (:55.5), Polydoris (:58.1), and French (:54.2).
More work and better commitment will need to be shown as a team if the Giants are going to have team success the remainder of the season. Those that show up everyday and put in the work will lead this in the remaining weeks of the season. Who is going to step up to the challenge?