by Mike Slodki
GENEVAâ€”Kaneland boys track ended its Western Sun Conference tenure on a nice note this past Friday in Geneva.
The exceptional finishes might pave the way for a prolific Class 2A sectional in Sterling on Friday afternoon.
Thanks to a handful of first-place finishes, the Knights garnered 120 points, enough for second place. Geneva, at 143 points, finished atop the standings.
Glenbard South (82), DeKalb (60) and Batavia (55) rounded out the top five, while Yorkville (42), Sycamore (30.5) and Rochelle (24.5) finished in the bottom third.
The first-place party began with Taylor Andrews in the 110 meter high hurdles, when he ran the stretch in 14.69 seconds. Andrews finished fifth in preliminaries.
The 4x400m relay foursome won its event with a time of 3:23.44.
Logan Markuson became the last-ever WSC champ in the 300m hurdles with a time of 39.30, winning by .22 seconds over Genevaâ€™s Ryan Ahern.
Markuson also won the pole vault with a mark of 13 feet, nine inches.
Nick Sinon, with an effort of 42-10, won the triple jump, while also taking the high jump at 6-09.
For the frosh-soph roster that finished fourth with 78 points, several exceptional finishes came Kanelandâ€™s way.
Dylan Pennington finished third in the 200m dash with a time of 24.81. Teammate Clayton Brundige, with a run of 2:08.26, finished second in the 800m run.
Knight Chad Swieca took the conference title in the 300m hurdles with a time of 43.43 seconds.
Successful finishes for relay units included a second place in the 4x400m at 3:44.30 and a 4x800m first place nod with a time of 8:43.16.
Knight Marshall Farthing took a third in the high jump at 5-05 and a third in the triple jump at 37-10.5
The Knights now gear up for the Class 2A Sterling Sectional on Friday, May 21.