Relay team trying to make history

Charlie Morrissey, Sports Manager

Prom was Friday night and most kids spent the afternoon preparing for the dance. But the boy’s track team was preparing for their most important meet of the year up to that point. The sectional meet was held at Glenbard South with the top runners advancing to the state meet in Charleston on Thursday, May 26.

The 4 x 800 relay team said at the start of the year that if they didn’t make it to state, then the year would be a disappointment. Well, there is certainly no frustration among the group as they cruised to a sectional victory, finishing nearly 14 seconds ahead of the second place team. The team consists of Travis Trevizo, Jon Kingzette, Alex Amaya, and Keegan Buttimer and they are in good shape for the state meet since they ran the third fastest time of all the 2A state qualifiers. The lone individual for the Bulldogs who qualified for state was Amaya, who ran a time of 1:58 in the 800-meter run.

The state meet goes from May 26-28, and the 4 x 800 relay team has a good reason to believe that they not only will be the first RB boys relay team to place at state, but actually win state. Their sectional time was three seconds off of the top 4 x 800 qualifier (Yorkville), but the Bulldogs won their heat easily, so they could run even faster when there is another relay team running right beside them. They will run at 9:00 on Friday morning, and it can be seen live on the IHSA website at that time.

Other individuals set personal records for the Bulldogs at the Glenbard South sectional meet, though they came up just short of qualifying for the state meet. High jumpers Alex Huffines and Jayson Kerber both jumped 5’11 and sophomore Alex Campillanos ran a personal record in the finals of the 200 meter dash.