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On Saturday, March 25, 2006, the Northside College Prep Mens and Womens Track and Field Team competed against 17 Teams at the Kenwood Academy Invitational. The Mustangs Varsity Mens Track Team scored 50 points and placed among the Top 5 Teams in the meet. The meet scored 8 places, with the following point scale, 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. We are still waiting on the Womens Track & Field Team final scores, and final meet results. Kenwood Academy was overwhelmed by the amount of Teams competing in the meet. Hopefully, we will have them by this evening. The first Outdoor Meet of the season had many obstacles to overcome. Several events were run out of order or combined without notice, and the 300m hurdles, 200m dash, Weightmen's Relay were not held at all due to the length of the meet. In addition, there were also problems with hurdle carts on the track impeding the runners during the Womens 100m Hurdles, and Officials were standing in the passing lanes during the the Women's 4x800m Relay. The officiating crew also disappeared early, and the Mustangs entire coaching staff was timing in their place at the end of the meet. However, both the Mens and Womens Track and Field Teams overcame all obstacles in their path to place in the Top 5 in the meet. In the Discus, Senior Chris Zysko put the Mustangs on the scoreboard early by placing 4th overall with a throw of 104'00. In the Shot Put, Freshman Benjamin Garcia led the Mustangs with a personal best throw of 30'2.5. In the High Jump, Freshman Eric Nelson and Wemi Jemine placed 3rd and 6th overall respectivally. In the Open Mile, Senior Bobby Ziegler won the race with a personal best time of 5:17. Ziegler took advantage of the opportunity to race in the open mile, and dropped over 30 seconds off his season best time, and will anchor the Mustangs Varsity Distance Medley Relay on Thursday. Lane Tech's Jerry Gonzalez placed second overall with an outstanding time of 5:22. Northside Sophomore Adam Swiatlowski dropped 21 seconds of his PR, and ran an outstanding time of (5:37) to place 4th overall. Santino Merino ran a personal best time of 5:50 to placed 8th overall. Medals will be awared to the Top 10. Sophomores Irfan Hussain (5:56), and Brad Eben (5:59) also ran personal best times. Freshman Eli Tullis had one of the biggest time drops on the team, 28 seconds, for a personal best time of 6:13. Tullis was followed by Tuan Lee (6:15), Simon Vecchioni (6:20), Spencer Rosenfeld (6:33), Faraz Khan (6:47), Walid Mohammad (6:50), and Coleman Gailloreto (7:11). In the 3200m run, the Mustangs one-two punch, of Patrick O'Connor and Dnaiel Kittaka placed 1st and 2nd respectively to score the Mustangs 18 points!!! O'Connor ran a personal best time of 10:28, and Kittaka also ran a personal best time of 10:31. In the 800m run, Joseph Terdik placed 4th overall with a season best time of 2:13.26. Sophomore Preston Buehrer also ran an outstanding time of 2:24. In the 4x200, Jose Choto (27.44), Christian Okoye (28.71), Geoggrey Edwards (27.71), and Sam Vergara (28.92), all scored their first Varsity points of the season, earning Varsity letters, by placing 7th overall, with an outstanding time of 1:52.78 In the Mile run, with no warm-up, Patrick O'Connor placed 3rd overall with an outstanding time of 4:54, and Daniel Kittaka placed 6th overall with a personal best time of 4:59. In the 4x400m, Joseph Terdik (58.99), Benjamin Garcia (61.50), Geoffrey Edwards (64.76), and Preston Buehrer (63.42), also placed 7th overall with a time of 4:08.67. POINTS SCORED Patrick O'Connor 16 Daniel Kittaka 11 Eric Nelson 6 Joseph Terdik 5.5 Chris Zysko 5.0 Wemi Jemine 3.0 Geoffrey Edwards 1.0 Preston Buehrer 0.5 Benjamin Garcia 0.5 Jose Choto 0.5 Christian Okoye 0.5 Sam Vergara 0.5 SEASON VARSITY POINT LEADERS (5 MEETS): 1. Daniel Kittaka 51.75 2. Patrick O'Connor 35.75 3. Joseph Terdik 14.25 4. Preston Buehrer 12.25 5. Eric Nelson 10.75 6. Chris Zysko 5.00 7. Joey Paquette 4.25 8. Bobby Ziegler 4.00 9. Wemi Jemine 3.00 10. Manraj Bains 2.50 11. Erik Flores 2.00 12. Tuan Lee 2.00 13. Nick Florence 1.50 14. Geoffrey Edwards 1.00 15. Brandon Cooper 1.00 16. Tom Skawski 0.75 17. Aamir Khan 0.75 18. Benjamin Garcia 0.50 19. Jose Choto 0.50 20. Christian Okoye 0.50 21. Sam Vergara 0.50 22. Ryne Tobin 0.50
On Tuesday, March 21, 2006, the Freshman-Sophomore Boys Track and Field Team traveled to Fenton High School to compete against 7 of the best Freshman-Sophomore Teams in Illinois. Final entries for the meet were due March 14, 2006, with no substitutions allowed. Fenton Head Coach and Meet Director, John Kurtz, showed great sportsmanship allowing the Mustangs to make substitutions one hour before the Meet for missing athletes. The Mustangs were without, Eric Nelson (sick), Hiro Joho (did not show up to the bus), Daniel Priemer (did not show up to the bus), and Kyle Diep (unavailable). The Meet was the best organized meet that the Mustangs attended during the 2006 Indoor season. The meet was named after two former Fenton athletes, who earned All-American honors during their collegiate careers. Jim Nichols (All-American in 800m run) and Emil Ostberg (All-American in the 200m Dash). To earn All-American honors, a collegiate athlete has to place in the Top 8 in the Country at the NCAA National Track and Field Championships. Fenton awarded Team Trophys to the Top 3 Teams, and Plaques for the Top 5 finishers in every event. The Mustangs had a convincing victory over St.Joseph and took home 10 Plaques in 4x800m Relay, 3200m Run, 800m run, 4x405 Yards Relay. In the Shot Put, Benjamin Garcia became the second athlete on the squad to break 30 feet this season, with a personal best throw of 30'1. Frehsman John Ko also had a personal best throw of 29'9.5 In the Long Jump, after making an adjustment in his take-off approach, Albert Lin jumped a personal best 17'3.5. Lin also jumped a personal best 33'10 in the Triple jump! Wemi Jemine jumped 15'11.25 for the Mustangs. Jemine also tied for 6th place in the High Jump with a jump of 5'2. In the 50 Yard High Hurdles, Albert Lin ran a personal best 8.93! Lin also ran a personal best 8.90 in the 50 Int. Hurdles. Albert Lin set personal bests in four events on the same day! Sophomore Jerry Tran injuried his arm after he collided with the second High hurdle, and was unable to complete the race. However, Tran wrapped his arm in ice, in an effort to come back for the 4x135 Yard relay, but was wisely scratched from the race. In the 3200m run, the race went out at a record setting pace, with both Preston Buehrer and Jonathan Kittaka showing great determination, running a 5:28 for the first Mile. The final 5 laps featured an incredible battle between Mike Siemer (Fenton), Edgar Chaidez (Fenton), Eric Maher (Buffalo Grove), Tim Griffiths (Lake Park), Tim Loftus (West Chicago), Preston Buehrer, and Jonathan Kittaka, as the rest of the field was lapped. Fenton's Mike Siemer won the race with an outstanding time of 10:49.6. Simer was followed by Chaidez, Mahler, and Griffiths. During the final mile, West Chicago's Tim Loftus and Northside's Preston Buehrer changed leads back and forth, with 9 different lead changes, fighting for the vital points and a Plaque. With 2 laps to go, Buehrer made his final move and Loftus tried to stay with Buehrer, and Buehrer showed great mental toughness, running an impressive 21 second split in the final 135 yards to break away from Loftus to finish 5th overall with a personal best time of 11:21.7. Loftus finished 6th overall with an outstanding time of 11:24.9. Freshman Jonathan Kittaka dropped 14 seconds off his personal best time with an outstanding time of 11:31 to finish 7th overall. In the 4x800m Relay (Brandon Cooper (2:27), Santino Merino (2:40), Simon Vecchioni (2:40), Eric Ullrich (2:40)), the Mustangs won their heat by a wide margin, and earned Plaques by placing 5th overall. However, the Mustangs had difficulty racing at their best without being challenged by another team in their heat. As the Mustangs gain more experience they will become more consistent. In the 800m run, Eric Ullrich ran an impressive 2:28, with a dramatic kick in the finals 2 laps to win the first heat by a wide margin, and came within one second of 6th overall. In the second heat, Brandon Cooper ran a 2:26 to place 5th overall and earn his second plaque of the day. In the 4x405 Yards Relay (35 yards less than 400 meters), Brandon Cooper opened up a lead over host Fenton, with a 58 second 405 yard split. Wemi Jemine ran an impressive 59.67 405 yard split on the second leg of the relay and made a nice exchange to Sam Vergara. Vergara ran a 61.35 second 405 yard split, and passed the baton to Benjamin Garcia. Garcia anchored the Mustangs to 5th overall, earning the 4x405 Yards Relay, plaques.
On Sunday, March 19, 2006, the Northside College Prep Varsity Mens Track and Field Team competed against all of the Chicago Public High Schools in the largest meet of the year. The meet featured over 1,000 athletes. In the 3200m run, Daniel Kittaka won with a personal best time of 10:35. Initially, it appeared he placed second, but the Mustangs learned after the race, that the leader was not in the meet. Kittaka dropped 17 seconds of his 3200m time to become 2006 3200m CPS Indoor Champion! In the 4x800m Relay, the Mustangs placed 4th in the City Championships with the fastest 4x800m Relay of the season, 9:12.97. Senior Joseph Terdik ran a 2:16 800m Split on the first leg of the relay before making the exchange to Freshman Brandon Cooper. Cooper ran a 2:20 800m Split on the second leg of the relay before making the exchange to Sophomore Preston Buehrer. Buehrer ran a personal best time of 2:22 on the third leg of the 4x800m Relay. Buehrer dropped 7 seconds of his personal best time. Senior Patrick O'Connor anchored the relay with an outstanding 2:14 800m split to secure 4th place for the Mustangs. Sophomore Hiro Joho ran personal best times in the 55m Hurdles and 200m Dash. Junior Joey Paquette ran a 2:24 in the 800m run, dropping 6 seconds of his personal best time. In the 4x200m Relay, the Mustangs ran a 1:49.00. Joseph Terdik ran a 27.37 on the first leg of the relay. Sophomore Christian Okoye ran a 28.62 on the third leg of the relay. Freshman Benjamin Garcia ran a 26.31 on the third leg of the relay. Sophomore Preston Buehrer anchored the relay with an outstanding time of 26.70. Junior Patrick O'Connor placed 2nd in the Mile in the City with a personal best time of 4:49!! O'Connor dropped 15 seconds off his season best time and is now within 25 seconds of the automatic State qualifying time in the Mile (4:24), and the Mustangs haven't even started Outdoor Track and Field season yet. The Mustangs ended the meet on a high note with an impressive victory in their heat of the 4x400m Relay. Joseph Terdik ran a 57 400m split on the first leg of the 4x400m Relay. Brandon Cooper ran a 62.26 on the second leg of the 4x400m relay. Benjamin Garcia ran a personal best of 61.19 on the third leg of the 4x400m relay. Preston Buehrer anchored the 4x400m Relay to victory with a personal best time of 59.88. Mens Team Scores (Including 3200m run): 1. Mather 70 2. Julian 56 3. South Shore 32 4. Lincoln Park 24 5. Northside College Prep 22 5. Taft 22 5. Fenger 22 6. Robeson 20 7. Simeon 18 8. Prosser 18 9. Marshal 16 10. Chicago Vocational 15 11. Clark 14 12. Chicago Ag Science 12 13. Harper 8 14. Bogan 8 15. Payton 6 16. Foreman 6 17. Schurz 4 18. Crane 4 19. Dunbar 4 20. Lane Tech 4 21. Corliss 2 22. Steinmetz 2 23. Orr 1 24. Brooks 1 25. Curie 1 26. Phillips 1 POINTS SCORED: 1. Daniel Kittaka 10 2. Patrick O’Connor 9 3. Joseph Terdik 1 4. Preston Buehrer 1 5. Brandon Cooper 1 SEASON VARSITY POINT LEADERS (4 MEETS): 1. Daniel Kittaka 40.75 2. Patrick O'Connor 19.75 3. Preston Buehrer 11.75 4. Joseph Terdik 8.75 5. Eric Nelson 4.75 6. Joey Paquette 4.25 7. Bobby Ziegler 4.00 8. Manraj Bains 2.50 9. Eik Flores 2.00 10. Tuan Lee 2.00 11. Nick Florence 1.50 12. Brandon Cooper 1.00 13. Tom Skawski 0.75 14. Aamir Khan 0.75 15. Ryne Tobin 0.50
On Sunday, March 19, 2006, the Varsity Women's Track and Field Team competed in the CPS Indoor Championships at Proviso West High School. Senior Maruja Yoshimura placed 3rd in the City Championships in the 3200m run with an outstanding time of 14:20. Yoshimura also placed 6th in the Mile with a time of 6:45. In the 4x800m Relay, the Varsity Women placed 4th in the City with a time of 11:22. Rachel Kittaka ran a 2:38.52 800m Split on the first leg of the 4x800m Relay, and made a nice exchange to Julie Shimada. Shimada ran a 3:04 800m split on the second leg of the relay. Julie Bujnowski ran a 3:03 800m split on the third leg of the relay. Freshman Anna Parks anchored the relay with an outstanding time of 2:37. In the 4x200m Relay, the Varsity Women ran a season's best 2:00.03. Jennifer Kane ran a 29.48 200m split and made the exchange to Maria Torres. Torres ran a 30.55 200m split on the second leg of the 4x200m Relay. Adoara Achufusi ran a personal best 30.87 200m split, on the third leg of the 4x200m Relay. Kelly Varney anchored the relay with a personal best 28.83 200m split. In the 800m run, Jennifer Noinaj ran a personal best time of 3:15. In the 4x400m Relay, Kelly Varney ran a personal best time of 66.99 on the first leg of the relay. Rachel Kittaka ran a 75.69 on the second leg of the 4x400m Relay. Maria Torres ran a personal best time of 76.16 on the third leg of the 4x400m relay. Freshman Anna Parks anchored the relay with an outstading time of 68.76, for a total time of 4:47.50.
The official results were released today from the 2006 CPS Freshman-Sophmore Indoor Championships. Although the meet was an ALL STAR Meet, and only featured 7 Events, and was not intended to be scored, the following is the final totals: 1. Lane Tech 32 2. NORTHSIDE 29 3. Mather 28 3. Fenger 28 4. Clark 18 5. Chicago Vocational 14 6. Phillips 12 7. Dunbar 11 8. Harper 10 9. Hancock 8 10. Lincoln Park 7 11. Hubbard 6 12. Manley 4 13. Hyde Park 4 14. Simeon 2 15. Hope Academy 2 16. Schurz 0 17. Payton 0 18. Curie 0 19. Brooks 0 20. Bogan 0 21. Gage Park 0 22. Crane 0 23. Chicago Ag Science 0 24. Corliss 0 25. Orr 0 26. Lakeview 0 27. King 0 POINTS SCORED BY NORTHSIDE ATHLETES 1. Eric Nelson 10 2. Wemi Jemine 6 3. Jonathan Kittaka 4 4. Preston Buehrer 2 5. Eric Ullrich 1.5 5. Simon Vecchioni 1.5 5. Santino Merino 1.5 5. Brandon Cooper 1.5 6. Albert Lin 1