Nathan Madera(so) of Speer showed why he is one of the top Noble School sprinters by finishing 4th in the 100 and 1st in the 200 (22.9). Teammate Damien Chavez(so) ran a 2:10 in the 800. This was a really big meet with a lot of schools and a lot of participants as teams try to get marks in to qualify for the city championship series coming up. CPS sophomore quals are tomorrow.
- 1:56.7 for Jamie Marcos(jr) of Von Steuben in the 800 meter. I did not realize Marcos had this kind of 800 meter speed. Von Steuben might consider running him in more 800's.
- Lake View wins the 4x800 with a 9:09. It looks like Lake View can put up a decent 4x8 if they stack.
- Taft freshman Kevin Szczepaniec(fr) eclipses 40 feet in the triple jump with a 40-3.
- Taft had two two finishes in the triple jump, long jump, high jump, 4x8, 4x2, and 4x1. This may be the best Taft team in a long time. Their performance at this meet tells me that a top 12 finish at the CPS meet may be a possibility- which for Taft is rare. In order to do that, they will have to compete with the likes of teams like Brooks, Kenwood, Perspectives Calumet, Von Steuben, North Lawndale, Clark, Orr, Steinmetz, and others who are in a similar boat.