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- Elburn Leos to present Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1
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KHS boys earn second in inaugural NIB-12 indoor tussle
STERLING—At Westwood Track in Sterling, Ill., it was prime time to see how Kaneland boys track measured up against the rest of the Northern Illinois Big XII slate. As it turns out, when it comes to indoor clashes, Kaneland was pretty good.
With 81 team points, the Knights finished second only to Yorkville’s 88 point total.
Dixon (64), Sterling (57) and Rochelle (46) rounded out the top five. Ottawa, Geneseo, Sycamore, LaSalle-Peru, Streator, DeKalb and Morris filled out the six-through-12 slots.
The accolades came quite often for KHS, beginning with Matt Spitzerri’s third place in the triple jump (39-5.5) and Marshall Farthing’s fourth place in the same event (39 feet).
The 4×800 relay team for KHS finished first at eight minutes, 36.29 seconds.
In the 55 meter hurdles, anticipated assets Taylor Andrews won the race (7.95) and teammate Chad Swieca (8.62) finished third.
The 4x200m relay finished second at 1:35.76, just .13 behind the Dukes’ unit.
Tommy Whittaker finished second in the 400m dash with a time of 52.16, and classmate Trevor Holm finished first in the 1600m run with a time of 4:37.77.
Kaneland’s Curtis Secrest took fourth at 24.48 seconds in the 200m dash.
To close out the honors, KHS won the 4x400m relay event with a time of 3:35.16.