City Championship RecapSaturday, August 31 2019 - Plainfield City Championships
Frosh/Soph City Champions!
Varsity 2nd to a strong team from North
Aaron Wyckoff Frosh/Soph City Champion!
The City Championship is a great event to kick off our Saturday racing schedule in the fall. A chance to compete against great programs from our own district, for a 4 team meet this brings a lot of energy and excitement.
For many guys Saturday was the first chance to race 3 miles this season, and almost all of them took advantage of the opportunity.
The frosh/soph team got things rolling at the start of the meet. Led by Aaron Wyckoff who took the individual victory, the guys took the team victory over tough teams from both South and North. Following Aaron were three other All-City runners: Paul DeAvila (3rd) Mike Forbear (4th) and Cam Mulyk (8th). The firepower upfront was not the only highlight as many of the freshman and sophomores ran season or all-time bests. Schick, Kacena, Porn, Mendoza and Matson all ran faster today than they did all of last year. Tanner Torri and Asher Bradley both ran almost perfectly even splits to come in just over 19 minutes, very impressive running from those freshmen. Kodura, Kawa, and Ruane all finished within 5 seconds of each other, love that pack running mentality.
The varsity knew they had a chance to compete towards to the front. Tommy Adelmann took advantage as he moved up throughout the race to lead the team with a 6th place finish. Austin Emrath also finished All-City in 9th place. Dan Hale continues to impress with a big time run to finish as our 3rd runner. Ryan Bonomo and Dean Eubanks did not have their A game today, but they both fought hard the final 400 meters to pass runners from South to secure a 2nd place finish as a team. A perfect picture of running for something greater than yourself. Newcomer Dylan Ensworth continues to improve with nearly a 2 minute improvement from his first race 3 days ago. Diego Herrera and Justin Irizarry both have started this season with a bang both running 2 lifetime PRs in both races.
Overall it was a great day at Van Horn, and a really good jumping off point for the season. The guys are back in action Saturday at The Wildcat Invite.