Second place finish highest in 40-year event history

The boys track team placed first in two relay events and two individual events at the Fenton Invitational. Junior John Reynolds hands off to senior Roshan Patel in the first place winning eight lap relay team.

Photo by Hector Cervantes

The boys track team placed first in two relay events and two individual events at the Fenton Invitational. Junior John Reynolds hands off to senior Roshan Patel in the first place winning eight lap relay team.

By Stephanie Bowie, Reporter

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For the first time in its 40-year history, boys track took home record breaking points after competing at the Fenton Invitational.

The team placed second over all, scoring 142 points, at the Feb. 27 meet.

“We’ve only had a couple meets so far, but I’d say we’re doing pretty well,” said boys track coach Paul McLeland.

Four year sprinter, senior Robert Draughon hurdled for the first time this year, placing fourth in the highs and fifth in the intermediates.

“I’ve definitely changed as a runner but also as a person. I’ve gotten faster, so that’s definitely important,” said Draughon.

Four year sprinter, senior Roshan Patel was a part of the 12 lap relay team along with sprinters sophomore Zenen Cardenas, junior Jimmy Mackintos and senior Justin Theide. They placed first in the 12 lap relay.

“I feel that our team is very hard working and they’re doing all that they can to make sure that the whole team benefits from it, it’s not just you run your event and you’re done, you try to work together as a team to and make sure you do what you need to to help the team out,” said Patel.

Patel, Cardenas, Makintos and Theide also placed first for the 12 lap relay.

The team also succeeded with junior sprinter Danny McComb placing first in the 2 mile and sophomore sprinter Jack Reynolds also placing first in the 220.

Their next meet is on Monday at Downers Grove South.

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