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Courier-News' boys track and field notebook

05/22/2014, 6:15pm CDT
By Kevin McGavin

Kevin McGavin breaks down three things you should know about area boys track, including a red hot St. Charles North team.

St. Charles North the top area UEC team. Last week at the 14-team Upstate Eight Conference championship, won by Neuqua Valley with 131 points, St. Charles North placed fifth overall and third in the River to pace the local schools. The North Stars’ 3,200 relay won the championship with a time of 8 minutes, 2.41 seconds to frame their 42-point team effort. Jack Feeney and Erik Miller did their usual damage to lead the North Stars.

Another head-to-head showdown. Miller and South Elgin senior Kyle Kumerow, who were part of a classic high jump showdown at county that Marmion senior Tyler Maryanski eventually won with a state-leading 6-11, locked horns again last week. But for the conference title, Kumerow turned the tables on Miller, who is tied for second-best outdoor jump at 6-10. Two inches shy of his career-best 6-7 effort at county, Kumerow denied Miller, 6-5 to 6-3.

Sprint relays fuel Larkin. The Royals were well behind the upper-echelon programs at the conference meet with 25 points. But 80 percent of the Royals’ points came from their two victorious sprint relays. Jarelle Shipp and Dante Bonds, returning state qualifiers in the 1,600 relay, ran bookend legs to catapult the 400 and 800 relays to championships over Neuqua Valley and East Aurora, respectively, in times of 43.25 and 1:30.51

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