Hunt RecapFriday, April 26 2019 - The Hunt
Its an honor and a privilege to get to compete at the Stephen Hunt Invitational. Not many city championships can put together a meet the caliber of Plainfield. The 2019 version of The Hunt was no different. The guys had some stronger performances across the board.
2nd place was the number of the night for many guys. Josh Cercone got the varsity crew rolling early on with a 2nd place finish in the pole vault. Josh has been struggling lately on a bigger pole, but he is starting to be willing to attack as of late and he looks ready for a big break through, Thursday was a big step for Josh.
Joe Edozie was the next runner up, Joe took 2nd in a loaded 100 meter dash. His time of 11.4 is just off his PR, but the conditions were less than ideal for fast sprinting with a bit of a chill in the air. Joe came back to run a big time PR in a battle to the line to take 3rd in the 400 dash (51.71).
Not to be outdone by his teammate, Nicholas Barner got up for 2nd in the 200 dash (22.79) just off his lifetime PR from Sectionals last year. Nick had finished 4th earlier in the 100, and he appears to be rounding into shape at the right time as well.
Other point scorers were Jonathan Goetsch in the 1600, Yazan Masri who PRd in the discus and Austin Emrath who ran a great race to PR and take 4th in the 3200. Austin continues to inch closer to that 10-minute barrier in the 3200.
Jordan Facio may have been the story of the night, Jordan came in with a PR in the 4x8 of 2:09 and an open 800 PR of 2:05, and he dropped a bomb lead-off leg in the 4x800, running a 2:01.7 to hand off in the lead. Jordan then proceeded to PR in the open 400 and the 4x400! What a night for the senior.
The meet did kick off with 3 heats of the open mile, and those races resulted in 10 PRs for the Wildcats. The highlights were Alex Rojo with a 14 second PR and then Paul DeAvila, Mason Magemeneas, and Patrick McCormick all breaking 5 for the first time. Other PRs Kyle Schick, Patrick Kacena, Luke Edmondson, Henry Matson, Justin Irizarry, and Gio Beltran who ran 5:38. Gio ran 8:08 at our first time trial in January, now he is running in the 5:30s, incredible!
Other PRs on the nigh:
Aiden Haughian 4x8 and 4x4.
Mike Forbear 4x8
Javy Garcia 4x8
Dan Hale 4x8
Ryan Bonomo 3200 and 4x4
Dean Eubanks 3200
Aaron Larkins Jr 4x2, 200
Andre Ellis 800
Patrick Todd 4x4
Anthony Nieves 400 and 4x4
Christopher Miller 200