Chris Lee and Jason Polydoris Win Events At New Trier Frosh-Soph InviteThursday, May 2 2019 - New Trier Frosh-Soph Invite
The New Trier Frosh-Soph Invite is an extremely competitive invite. It gives our young athletes a chance to compete with and measure their talents against their age level peers.
HP had three individual event winners on the sophomore level. Chris Lee won two events! He won the Shot Put with a 42’1.5” toss (which is a personal best) and the Discus by throwing 113’0”. It is an impressive feat to be a double winner at such a high caliber invite. Jason Polydoris won the 1600 Meter Run in a personal best 4:36.07.
Our freshmen hurdlers did well and continue to develop into very solid athletes for HP. In the 110 Meter High Hurdles, Mateusz Zubrzycki placed 2nd (20.6) and Peter Soutsos was 5th (21.22). Zubrzycki also took 4th in the 300 Intermediate Hurdles with a 49.59.
Jaden Holzman finished 3rd in the sophomore 100 Meter Dash with a 12.4 while Josh Hollander just missed scoring as he finished 7th in 12.76.
Nate Cohn placed 3rd in the sophomore Discus with a 92’10” mark.
In the Pole Vault, sophomore Simon Auerbach took 2nd place with a personal best 11’0” clearance.
In the sophomore 4X100 Meter Relay, the team of Hollander, Jacob Muriel, Carson Rager, and Holzman finished in 3rd place (49.81).
The Giants have a bright future if the current athletes on the team make the commitment to be the best track & field athletes possible. They will not only need to work hard everyday at practice, but they will need to stay fit in the off-season by hopefully participating in other sports and/or working out before the season begins next year. Last year’s freshmen class had tremendous success last season (including finishing with a tie for 1st place as a team at this invite), but have not lived up to that this season. Much of that has to do with not returning some of the guys that helped make the team successful last season and also athletes coming into the season unprepared. With some of the new additions to the squad, the coaches hope that this group of sophomores can rise to the occasion and get back to becoming a competitive team in big meets!