SYCAMOREâ€”Knights boys track looks like a force to be reckoned with as the regular season winds down.
With the annual Kane County Meet taking place on Friday, May 7, and the Western Sun Conference meet the next week, coach Eric Baronâ€™s crew invaded Sycamore on Tuesday and scored 76 points, compared to the Spartansâ€™ 55 and Yorkvilleâ€™s 44.
The first places numbered nine for the Knights under sun-drenched skies.
The 4x400m relay team ran the track in 3 minutes, 31.73 seconds, while the 4x200m foursome won in 1:35.56. Fellow relay event 4x800m took the event in 8:29.02.
Logan Markuson won the 300m intermediate hurdles with a time of 41.57 seconds, and also outlasted the 110m high hurdles field at 14.55 seconds.
In the 400m dash event, Derek Bus won in 53.33, beating Yorkvilleâ€™s Zach Cooper by 1.51 seconds.
Nick Sinon did well in the high jump, winning first with an effort of 6-02.
Matt Spitzzeri took the triple jump with a mark of 40-10, and Sean Paulick won the long jump at 18-6.5.
Also encouraging was a frosh-soph win by Kaneland against Yorkville and Sycamore. The Knights had 72 points while Yorkville had 61 and Sycamore had 33.
The Knights gather in West Aurora on Friday for the Kane County Meet at 4:30 p.m., and finish the regular season with the final version of the WSC meet in Geneva in eight days.
Photo: Kaneland representatives (from left) Sean Paulick, Edgar Valle and Trevor Holm strive to finish the 800m run on Tuesday in Sycamore. Photo by Ben Draper