HP Throwers Have Big Day At GBS Indoor MeetSaturday, March 14 2020 - Glenbrook South Meet w/Conant, GBN, and HP
The indoor meet at Glenbrook South provided HP with another opportunity to improve. The meet also helped show where the team needs the most improvement and/or additional depth.
The Shot Put was an event that the Giants shined in. The team was led by senior Charlie Kleiman with a 2nd place finish. He threw a 45’9.25”, which is over a foot further than his best throw so far this season and over 10’ ahead of last year at this meet! Junior Chris Lee finished 3rd with 43’10.5”. Sophomore Dylan Liss added over a foot to his personal best with a 33’8.75”. Sophomore Thomas Marquardt was a few inches ahead of his personal best at 33’6”. Freshman Colin Chase threw over 2.5’ feet past his personal best with a 29’6.75”. Freshman Darius Robinson threw 29’1.5” in his first meet. Sophomore Luke Sands was another thrower that was over 2.5’ past his previous best for the season. Junior Logan Feinstein threw 28’.5” which is nearly 7 feet further than last year at this meet! Sophomore Mac Nanberg freshman Caden Hellrung were both almost 2 feet past their bests with a 27’4.75” and a 25’6”. This was a big day for the throwers. They have been working hard and it is really showing in their performances. This crew knows with continued hard work and by trusting the process, they have much more improvement to come.
In the Long Jump, the team also had success. Junior Max Mauer competed in the event for the first time and jumped 18’6”! Junior Carson Rager also had a nice jump with a 17’4.75”. Junior Gabe Kirsch was at 16’2”. Sophomore Peter Soutsos got 15’10.25” while Robinson was at 15’8.25”.
Juniors Simon Auerbach, David Sarowitz, and Kyle Slavin all got their season bests in the Pole Vault at 10’2”, 9’8”, and 7’2”.
Some of the highlights on the track included the following:
4 guys ran 6.6 in the 50 Meter Dash- Rager, senior Euhun Eam, junior Josh Holander, and freshman Paul Eam.
Sophomore RJ Guhl led the way for the team in the 800 Meter Run with a season best 2:22.6.
The frosh-soph 4X160 Meter Relay ran over 5 seconds faster than last year at this meet with a 1:27.9. The team consisted of sophomore Cayden Veltman, freshman Sam Hollander, sophomore Luke DePaolo, and P. Eam.
In the 400 Meter Dash, the Giants had two of their athletes compete for the first time this season due to illness and injury. Junior Mason Goldstein ran :59.0 while senior Max Marmitt crossed the line in :59.5.
In the 55 Meter High Hurdles seniors Max Kaplan and Eduardo Monk led the way with a 9.0 and 9.2. Soutsos finished with a 9.7 while freshman Finn Davis was at 10.6. In the 55 Meter Low Hurdles, Kaplan, Monk, and Soutsos were all sub 9 (8.6, 8.8, and 8.9).
Freshman Noah Jackson ran a huge personal best in the 1600 Meter Run as he won his heat with a 5:02.0. Sophomore Alejandro Seiden also ran a personal best with a 5:21.1.
The meet ended with the Giants having 6 4X400 Meter Relay teams competing. It was fun to watch the teams battle against each other with their teammates supporting them from outside the track. The team really showed their competitive spirit as each athlete in the event battled with heart. This meet was a good sign of what is to come for the team as the season progresses.