Evanston’s Carl Klamm was one of three runners to break the 1 minute, 55 second barrier Saturday and helped the Wildkits earn a sixth place team finish at the Capital City Classic invitational hosted by Springfield Lanphier.

Klamm captured 3rd place in a time of 1:54.67, just behind J.D. Lafayette of Normal University High (1:52.43), a Class 2A state qualifier last spring, and defending Class 3A state champion Johnny Leverenz of Danville (1:53.14).

Maliq Banks added a third in the high jump for Evanston, at 6 feet even, and the 800-meter relay team of Reggie Murphy, Malik Todd, Brad Garron and Malachi Adams placed third in 1:32.77.

Also scoring top six finishes for the Wildkits were the 400 relay team of Murphy, Ramon Hayes, Todd and Adams, fourth in 43.97; the 1600 relay team of Ryan Christie, Roland Amarteifio, Brad Garron and Josh Hopson, fourth in 3:27.87; Hopson, fifth in the 400 in 51.06; Garron, sixth in the 200 in 23.14; and Amarteifio, sixth in the 110 hurdles in 15.97.

Evanston amassed 30 team points and trailed only Bloomington (95), Normal Community West (80), Chatham Glenwood (56), Danville (55) and Pekin (41.3) in the 21-team field.

Source: ETHS Sports Information

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