HP Freshmen Top CSL North Team at CSL InviteSunday, March 27 2022 - CSL Frosh Indoor Invite
This year, the CSL organized a freshmen meet with all 12 conference schools hosted by Glenbrook South High School. This meet was a great opportunity for the HP freshmen to measure up against all of the quality schools in the conference.
Gavin Flory and Adam Slavin both placed in the top 10 for the pole vault. Each vaulter cleared a personal best height. Flory tied for 5th place and got over 7’6.25” while Slavin came in 9th by clearing 7’.25”).
In the shot put, Eli Perkins threw 24’3.75”. Julian Chroman got a distance of 16’4.75”
Lincoln Seidman got a personal best clearance in the high jump of 5’1” to take 10th place. Dylan Daniels was able to get over the bar at 4’7”.
In the long jump, Quentin Kelley got 8th with a 15’4.75” jump. Adam Cohen was able to jump to a mark of 12’8.75”.
Quentin Kelley came back in the triple jump with a 7th place finish. He got a new personal best of 33’9”. Austin Colegio also got a personal best in the event. He jumped 29’11.5”, just missing getting over 30 feet.
On the track, the Giants started off with a tremendous performance in the 4X800 meter relay. Robby Mendoza had a strong lead off to get the team in good position with the top several teams by running a 2:35.1. Charlie Ludington battled hard to keep the team in the top 4 with a 2:33.9. Alberto Ocampo has been training with the sprinters, but the team needed another running for the 4X800. Ocampo had an impressive race going 2:30.8 to put the team in 2nd place. Usiel Rodriguez got the baton and pushed the pace to stay with the New Trier runner that passed him. The two runners were flying around the track and caught the Evanston team that had a big lead. New Trier ended up winning, but Rodriguez got by the Evanston runner just before the finish to take 2nd place in 10:02.61.
Mason Zoeller ran a huge personal best in the 3200 meter run of 13:26.08.
Tyler Daolo took 12th in the 50 meter dash with a personal best FAT time of 6.95. Seidman also had a best FAT time of 7.07.
Brian Hatoum got out very well in the 800 meter run and finished with a personal best 2:23.26 to take 5th place. Carter Livermore did not get out as well, but was able to have a big second half of the race to finish in 2nd place with a 2:16.02.
The 4X160 meter relay team ran very well with a season best 1:24.04 to take 4th place. Depaolo delivered another great leadoff leg for the team before handing off to Quentin Kelley. Kelley continues to have an impressive season with another fast relay leg for the team. Flory also ran very well for the 3rd leg. The team had to find a new anchor leg due to an injury. Liam McKenzie stepped in for the team with an excellent anchor leg despite no practice with the relay team.
Sean Lopez continues to show improvement in the 400 meter dash with a nearly 2 second improvement to run 1:05.64. Adam Cohen raced the 400 for the first time and ran a 1:08.28.
Despite injury, Seidman raced the 55 meter low hurdles in 10.02.
Livermore came back in the 1600 meter run and paced this race much better. He was with the leaders until the final 400. Then, he took off and won the race in an impressive 4:53.84. After Rodriguez gave it his all in the 4X800, he still came back with a 5:31.43 in the 1600.
DePaolo had another personal best in the 200 meter dash running 26.76. Mckenzie raced to a 27.55.
The Giants delivered another superb relay performance in the 4X400 meter relay. All 4 guys for HP ran a personal best split. Kelley led off and got the team up near the lead pack with a 1:01.4. Hatoum had another gutsy race with a nearly 2 second personal best by going 1:03.7. The lead team had pulled away, but Flory kept the team right with the next few teams going 1:02.7. Finally, Livermore got the baton and took off to chase down his competitors and run a :58.3! The team finished in 2nd place with a 4:05.59.
The freshmen showed that they have the potential to be a great team. The Giants ended up 7th overall and were the top CSL North team. If this group of hard working freshmen stick with the program for 4 years and add some new teammates along the way, they have the opportunity to be very successful as a team!
The nominations for Giant of the Meet included:
The 4X800 -Robby Mendoza, Charlie Ludington, Alberto Ocampo, and Usiel Rodriguez- they each had gritty races and battled from start to finish to take 2nd place
Liam McKenzie - stepped up when the team needed him to run a great anchor leg for the 4X160 and raced a solid 200m
Brian Hatoum - raced with tremendous intensity and took a risk in the 800m and ran his best time to take 5th place
Carter Livermore - earned 3 medals, 2nd in the 800, 1st in the 1600 with huge move in the final 400, ran a :58.3 to help the the 4X400 get 2nd place
Gavin Flory - tied for 5th in the PV with a personal best, ran 2 great relay legs in the 4X160 and the 4X400
Giant of the Meet: Carter Livermore