In the last official meet on the 40-year old fieldhouse floor, the Evanston Wildkits claimed their fifth consecutive CSL South Indoor Track and Field Championship at home Friday night.
With nine first place finishes in the 16-event meet the Kits ended up with 163 total points.
New Trier captured five firsts to finish in second with 93.5 points, edging out Glenbrook South which ended up with 90 points to place third overall.
Maine South with 67 points, Niles West with 51 and Waukegan with 16.5 rounded out the rest of the six-team conference meet.
Athletic Director Chris Livatino says Evanston highlights included two first and second place combinations in the 440-yard and 220-yard dashes with senior Pat Klamm (52.4) and junior Demonte Hill (53.8) capturing the 440 and senior Xavier Levy (23.4) and junior Antonio Johnson (23.45) stealing the 220.
Levy also dominated the hurdles with a 7.55 in the 60-yard HH and a 7.2 in the 60-yard LH. Sophomore Lawrence Northern reached 6’4” in the high jump to capture first place while Adonis Jones triple Jumped to 44’4.5” for his first place finish.
The other individual event first for Evanston came from freshman Reggie Murphy who ran a 5.63 in the 50-yard dash.
Evanston wrapped up the title with first place finishes in the four lap relay and mile relay thanks in part to a thrilling come from behind finish by Klamm in the closing turn to outpace the Wolves of Niles West 3:34.9 to 3:36.1.
The Wildkits travel to the Carthage College Invite today.
Girls Varsity Soccer
Evanston beat Hinsdale South 4-0 Friday.
All three starting forwards scored. Senior Anna Sippel netted two goals and an assist. Junior Jackie Donohue scored a goal in the second half on a cross from Anna Sippel.
Sophomore Morgan Muno headed a goal in on an assist from sophomore midlfielder Ryan Berkley, who had two assists in the game.
Senior midfielder Greta Greising also had an assist to give Evanston its first win of the season.
Is the fieldhouse being decommissioned or demolished? Is there a replacement plan? There are a lot of great memories (and times) in that building including the long running Evanston/Dan Philips Relays.
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