HP Wins Big At Frosh Outdoor CSL Invite

Monday, May 14 2018 - CSL North Frosh Outdoor Invite

The HPHS Giants had a complete team effort as they became the 2018 CSL North Freshman Invite Champions. The team had at least one top 4 finish in every event! This included 4 individual champions and one relay championship team.

The team got the scoring going in the Field Events:


After winning the indoor freshman pole vault championship indoors, Simon Auerbach repeated this feat outdoors with a 9’6” clearance for the win. Andrew Kerpel cleared a new personal best of 7’6”.


In the Long Jump, Jaden Holzman reached a new personal best of 17’9.75” to take 1st place in the event. Riley Shallenbarger jumped 17’1.75” (which would have taken 4th place), but due to an error with the line-up he was moved to the open. These two also took 3rd and 4th in the High Jump. Holzman cleared 4’10” for 3rd place and Shallenbarger got over 4’8” to take 4th.


Chris Lee finished 2nd place in the Discus with a throw of 102’10”. This was his first time throwing over 100 feet! Nathaniel Cohen threw a personal best 86’11” to take 4th place. Lee also took 3rd in the Shot Put with a 36’2.5” toss. Zach Hopmayer had a personal best throw of 27’7.5”. In the Open Shot Put, Kyle Slavin (25’2”) and Logan Feinstein (22’2”) both had their best throws of the season.


In the Triple Jump, Zion Griffin took 2nd place with a mark of 36’10” while Gabe Kirsch was 3rd with a huge personal best of 33’2.25”. This was about a 3 foot improvement!


This was the strongest Field Event performance for the Giants this season. Things went just as well on the track.


It started with the 4X800 Relay in which all of the runners from HP ran personal bests for their splits. They were behind the DF team that ran extremely well but was eventually disqualified. The Giants team consisted of Ari Kaden (2:15.0), Levi Pasikov (2:18.5), Albert Klayman (2:20.5), and Mason Goldstein (2:21.5). They ran a season best 9:17.36.


The 4X100 Relay team of Evan Diethrich, Mason Goldbaum, Sam Schulkin, and Lucas Ugaz ran well to take 4th place in 51.82.


In the 3200 Meter Run, Jason Polydoris faced his rival from Deerfield, Josh Puyear once again. This time, Puyear won the battle as Polydoris took second in 10:19.22. Erik Anderson ran most of the race by himself to finish with a strong 3rd place in 10:45.88.


Evan Diethrich ran a personal best 18.51 in the 110 Meter High Hurdles to take 2nd place behind a very good Deerfield hurdler.


The 100 Meter Dash is the true test of speed on the track and HP showed it had two of the fastest guys at the meet. Zion Griffin took 1st (11.79) while Scott Curtis was 2nd (12.30). Going 1-2 gave the team big points for this event!


In the 800 Meter Run, Tyler Carlson took 2nd place in 2:12.65 behind a great runner from Vernon Hills.


The team of Diethrich, Goldbaum, Schulkin, and Ugaz once again took 4th place in a relay as they ran 1:53.36 in the 4X200 Meter Relay.


Kaden had another strong run as he took 3rd in the 400 Meter Dash running a personal best 57.49. Goldstein also ran a PR in the race with a 62.53.


In the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles, Diethrich came back with a another personal best running 46.46 to take 3rd place. This was his 4th event of the night!


Jason Werneth took 2nd place in the 1600 Meter Run. The open 1600 had several HP guys that ran personal bests: Albert Klayman (5:37.83), Max Laky (6:18.68), and Erick Hernandez (6:24.30).


Griffin and Curtis came back in the 200 Meter Dash to take 1st and 2nd place again! Griffin ran 25.00 and Curtis was 25.86.


The night closed out with a 2nd place finish for the 4X400 Meter Relay team of Kaden, Carlson, Pasikov, and Werneth.


The Giants won the meet with 174 points! Deerfield was 2nd with 101 points. The future looks bright for this talented hard working team. The coaches are looking forward to working with these young men over the next 3 years to bring more Championships to HP. It will take commitment, determination, and championship character to stay on top!