It was a night to remember in the David Pasquini Fieldhouse on Friday, February 21st with Glenbrook South, Fremd, Hersey, Loyola, and Mundelein in attendance. The Titan Distance team had many amazing performances, even with the athletes running their “off-event”.
In the 1000m event, only run once a year, Will Kelly narrowly edged Max Svienty of Hersey for second place, finishing at 2:41.9. Following Will were James Kurtzweil, Jayson Stamm, and Matthew Finkel. State Champion Josh Mether of Hersey finished first at 2:36.7.
Will Houser set fire to the David Pasquini Fieldhouse with his time of 4:28.1 in the 1600m! This performance currently ranks #3 in the State according to Athletic.net. In addition, this performance is the fastest for a GBS Home Meet and just 0.8 seconds off the Indoor Varsity Record. This is a 3.25 second PR for Will, and it is only February.
Also in the 1600m, Michael Jerva ran a 5:03 after being boxed in, and Junior Cody Slutzky ran a 5:04 in his first race after the Swim season. Harrison Wollney returned to the 1600m with a 5:04 as well, right before Sam Westfall at 5:06.
Overall, this was an an amazing meet and a great showing of the potential for Titan Distance in 2020. There is less than a month until Indoor Conference!