Boys Track Posts Top Five Finishes In CSL Invite
By Danny Fowler
Taking sixth place in the CSL invite on March 16, the Maine West Boys Track team had top five finishers in multiple events.
Although the boys track team finished in last place as a team, they try and look at these invites as any other type of meet. “(We prepare) the same as we would prepare for all of our meets: work hard in practice and do our best,” said head coach Andrew Trotter. In regards to the importance of the CSL invite he said, “Every meet has its own purpose. All of our meets are important. The official Conference Championship is the outdoor meet though.”
Despite coming in last though, the boys track team had a few impressive performances. Senior Walter Hutt finished third in shot put and fourth the 200m dash, senior Matt Litas finished second in long jump with a “nice jump,” added Coach Trotter, and lastly senior Donny Johnson ran well and finished 6th in a “competitive 3200m” race, said Trotter. The team had some impressive numbers from a few individuals that hopefully Coach Trotter hopes to see progress as a team. The future’s looking good as Coach Trotter finished off by saying, “I always expect us to compete hard and to do the best we can, and we prepare our athletes to do this. We’ve always been a better outdoor team than indoor team, so we’ll see how it plays out this year.” The next track meet is at Palatine for the Palatine Triangular at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The Warriors track team worked hard at the meet but came up short. “We took 6th as a team, so they all beat us. They all have talented athletes who work hard. They also all have better indoor facilities (fieldhouses) to practice in then we do.”