Season Begins At Glenbrook North MeetMonday, February 24 2020 - Glenbrook North vs Highland Park and Marist
The first meet of the 2020 track & field season was at Glenbrook North. A smaller squad competed at the meet due to the Antioch Invite being two days later.
In the hurdles, HP had 4 freshmen competing in the 55 Meter High Hurdles and the 55 Meter Low Hurdles. Finn Davis led the way in 10.8 (HH) and 10.3 (LH).
The 50 Meter Dash competitors for the team were led by senior newcomer Danny Springman. He ran 6.4 while senior Euhun Eam (6.8) and junior Artom Miller (6.9) also ran under 7 seconds.
Sophomore Ted Zinox won his heat of the 1600 Meter Run in a personal best 5:33.0.
Springman also led the team in the 200 Meter Dash with a 25.8. Euhum (27.4) and Miller (27.6) ran under 28 seconds.
The 4X400 Meter Relay teams for the Giants raced tough. Freshman Santiago Pozo had the fastest split in 1:05.8. In the other 4X400 for the team, junior David Sarowitz took a risk and really attacked his leg of the race. He was able to pull back up to the two teams in front of him. His tough racing allowed sophomore Joshua Longo to pass one of those teams as he ran a gutsy anchor leg.
In the field events, the team had some nice performances. Sophomore Dylan Liss led the throwers with a personal best 30’8” just ahead of teammate sophomore Thomas Marquardt (30’0”). Colin Chase was the top freshmen for the team with a 27’0”.
Simon Auerbach cleared 10’0” in the Pole Vault for a nice opener. Sarowitz also had a good day in the vault with a 9’0” clearance.
Junior Carson Rager jumped 36’1” in the Triple Jump and junior Gabe Kirsch got 17’4 ⅓” in the Long Jump.
Sophomore Tayshawn Cureton led the way in the High Jump as he cleared 5’2”.
This was a nice start for the crew that competed at GBN. The team has much work to be done. The expectations are high this season and the coaches are excited to see what the Giants can accomplish this season with hard work and a desire to compete.