Andrews, Spittzeri and relays conquer Sycamore

By on April 14, 2011

KANELAND—What did a textbook Kaneland-Sycamore dual meet on Tuesday hold for curious fans?

How about a convincing 98-51 Northern Illinois Big XII win and a Kaneland school record in the hurdles.

Taylor Andrews, bound for West Point in the fall, broke his own school mark in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.3 seconds.

Other firsts went to Matt Spitzzeri in the long jump (18-09), Marshall Farthing in the high jump (5-8), Alex Gil in the pole vault (11 feet) and Trevor Holm in the 3200m run (10:33.73).

The Kaneland relays in the 4x800m, 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 also took firsts.

“A lot of people have stepped up so far, especially underclassmen,” Knight Tommy Whittaker said. “I don’t think we have any holes. I honestly don’t think it’s a rebuilding year, it’s a reloading year.”

Whittaker will be counted upon for a mid-to-late season surge.

“I want my strongest event to be the 4×4 because we have a tradition of being so good in it. I think the 200 or 400 will push me a lot more,” Whittaker said.

KHS goes to Ottawa on Saturday, April 16, and Rochelle on Tuesday, April 19

About Mike Slodki

Mike Slodki is a sports reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at MSlodki@elburnherald.com.

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