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On Saturday, February 25, 2006, the Northside College Prep Freshman Track and Field took on Foreman, Kenwood, South Shore, Maine West, Waukegan, Northside Country Prep, Fenger, Tilden, Luther North, and Crete-Monee at the Niles West Invitational. The Mustangs WON the entire meet, edging Niles West for the Freshman title, by a score of 139-136! Albert Lin lead the Mustangs in points with a record 32 points! Lin won the Long Jump (15'11.5) and 55m Low Hurdles (9.8), and placed third in the High Jump (4'4), and 55m High Hurdles (11.31). Eric Nelson scored 20 points for the Mustangs, by winning the High Jump (5'8), placing 2nd in the 400m Dash (63.5), and anchored the 4x160m Relay (22.04 split) to second place! Wemi Jemine scored 14.5 points for the Mustangs, by placing second in the High Jump (4'8), placing 4th in the Long Jump (15'8.5), and helped the 4x400m Relay win the Freshman division. John Ko placed second overall for the Mustangs in the Shot Put with a throw of 29'6.5! Ko also helped the 4x160m Weightmen Relay place second overall in the Freshman Division. Ryan Walach placed second overall for the Mustangs in the 3200m Run with a time of 13:25, represting a 5 second time drop off his season best. Brandon Cooper and Tyler Johnson placed 5th and 6th respectively for the Mustangs in the 1000m Run. Cooper also placed 5th overall in the 800m run with a time of 2:34. Simon Vecchioni placed 6th overall in the 800m run with a time of 2:38. Vecchioni also competed in the Shot Put, placed 6th in Long Jump, and lead-off for the 4x160m Weightmen Relay (21.93 split) to help the Freshman place 2nd in the Relay. Sam Vergara (1:57), Brian Chhun (2:02), and Coleman Gailloreto (2:16) placed 3rd, 4th, 5th respectively in the 600m Run. Brian Chhun also placed 3rd in the 200m Dash (28.70). Sam Vergara placed 6th in the 200m Dash (29.41), placed 5th in the 50m Dash and anchored the 4x400m Relay to victory in the Freshman division. The Mustangs Freshman Track and Field Team now has a season record of 11-0! The following are the individual point totals for the Freshman Division: Albert Lin 32 Eric Nelson 20 Wemi Jemine 14.5 Sam Vergara 11.5 John Ko 10 Ryan Walach 10 Brian Chhun 10 Brandon Cooper 6.5 Sammy Caronongan 6 Simon Vecchioni 4 Shaheed Ghogha 4 Dilraj Sekhon 4 Tyler Johnson 3.5 Nathan Michaelson 2 Coleman Gailloreto 2 The Mustangs scored 139 points, but only won the Invitational by 3 points, which is another example, that every point scored in a Track Meet is vital to the success of the TEAM and has a major impact on the outcome of the Meet. If you didn't score a point this meet, continue to focus on running, throwing, or jumping your personal best, and as you set new PRs, the points will naturely come with it. The Mustangs took a major step today towards winning the Freshman/Sophomore City Track and Field Championships, and several members of this Freshman Team will have a major impact this season on the Varsity at IHSA Sectionals and State Championships. The Northside College Prep Freshman Track and Field Team is now 11-0 and Undefeated!!!
On Saturday, February 25, 2006, the Northside College Prep Sophomore Mens Track and Field took on Foreman, Kenwood, South Shore, Maine West, Waukegan, Northside Country Prep, Fenger, Tilden, Luther North, and Crete-Monee at the Niles West Invitational. The Mustangs placed 4th overall with a total of 89 points!! Jerry Tran lead the Sophomore TEAM with 14 points, by placing 4th in the High Jump, 55m High Hurldes, 55m Low Hurdles, and helping the 4x160m Relay place second overall. Hiro Joho, scored 11.5 points, by placing 2nd in the 55m Low Hurdles, 5th in the High Jump, and helping the 4x160m Relay and 4x400m Relay place 2nd overall. James Casper-Shipp scored 11 points, by placing 1st overall in the 3200m run, and 6th in the Mile run. James Casper-Shipp, Brad Eben, and Irfan Hussain swept the top 3 places in the 3200m Run. Eric Ullrich scored 10 points, by placing 3rd overall in the High Jump, 5th in the 1000m Run, and 5th in the Mile run. Ullrich showed incrediable mental toughness hanging on in the Mile race to secure vital points for the Team despite severe stomach pain. Erik Flores ran an impressive 2:28 800m run to place 3rd overall, and placed 6th in the 200m Dash, and helped the 4x400m relay place 3rd overall. Joseph Kanikunnel ran a personal best time in the 600m run to place 4th overall, and helped the team place 3rd overall in the 4x160m Weightmen Relay. Kyle Diep placed 5th overall in the 400m Dash, and helped the 4x160m Relay place 2nd overall. Santino Merino competed in the 1000m run, and helped the 4x160m Relay place 2nd overall and the 4x400m Relay place 3rd overall. The Sophomore season record is now 8-3! The following are the individual points totals for the meet: Jerry Tran 14 Hiro Joho 11.5 James Casper-Shipp 11 Eric Ullrich 10 Brad Eben 9.5 Erik Flores 8.5 Irfan Hussain 7.5 Joseph Kanikunnel 5.5 Walid Mohammad 4 Kyle Diep 4 Santino Merino 3.5 The Mustangs scored an impressive 89 points to place 4th overall out of 12 schools at the Niles West Invitational. It was a very close meet, the difference between Niles West and Northside was only 19 points. This is another example, that every point is vital to the success of the TEAM. If you missed the bus and the meet today, Coach Gordon will provide you with an Alarm Clock at Monday's practice. We need a full TEAM every meet. Inches and tenths make a Champion. If you did not score a point, do not worry. It is very difficult to score a point in Track and Field, only 6 athletes in each event can score on a given day. Every meet, focus on running, jumping, or throwing your Personal Best, and as you set new "PRs", points will naturely take care of themselves. The Mustangs took a major step towards bringing Northside College Prep its first Freshman/Sophomore City Track and Field Championship Title today. Keep it up! We already have one Sophomore having a major impact on the Varsity, and will be adding several more for IHSA Sectionals and State Championships. The Sophomore season record is 8-3!
On Saturday, February 25, 2006, the Northside College Prep Varsity Mens Track and Field Team placed 4th overall at the Niles West Invitatinal. The meet featured 12 schools, including Niles West, Foreman, Kenwood, South Shore, Maine West, Waukegan, Northside Country Prep, Fenger, Tilden, Luther North, and Crete-Monee. Senior Daniel Kittaka scored 18.5 points for the Mustangs by winning the 3200m run, placing 3rd in the Mile (5:02), and helping the 4x160m Relay place 5th overall, and the 4x400m Relay to a dramatic 3rd place finish. Sophomore Preston Buehrer scored 8 points for the Mustangs by placing third in the 3200m run, and anchored the 4x400m Relay to a dramatic 3rd place finish. The Mustangs dominated the 3200m run with Daniel Kittaka placing 1st with a time of 11:07 and Preston Buehrer placing 3rd overall with an outstanding time of 11:27.8. Ryne Tobin (23.87), Manraj Bains (24.28), Daniel Kittaka (24.12), and Nick Florence (24.33) placed 5th overall in the 4x160m Relay. Senior Nick Florence in his first High School Track and Field meet of his career ran an Outstanding time of 2:27.5 to place 6th overall in the 800m Run. Florence also anchored the 4x160m Relay to 5th place overall. In the 4x400m Relay, Senior Joseph Terdik ran an outstanding 59.18 on the first leg of 4x400m Relay. Daniel Kittaka made a nice exchange and ran a 66.31 on the second leg of the 4x400m Relay. Junior Joey Paquette ran a 66.97 on the third leg of the 4x400m Relay. Sophomore Preston Buehrer came from behind with a dramatic kick to finish with a 64.41 final leg of the 4x400m Relay to edge Fenger High School by .2 of a second at the line to secure 3rd place for the Mustangs in the 4x400m Relay. The Mustangs scored an impressive 33 points at the Niles West Invitational. The Individual point leaders for the Niles West Invitational were: Daniel Kittaka 18.5 Preston Buehrer 8 Joey Paquette 2 Joseph Terdik 2 Nick Florence 1.5 Ryne Tobin 0.5 Manraj Bains 0.5 SEASON VARSITY POINT LEADERS (2 Meets): 1. Daniel Kittaka 24.5 2. Preston Buehrer 8 3. Patrick O'Connor 7 4. Joseph Terdik 5 5. Bobby Ziegler 4 6. Joey Paquette 2 7. Nick Florence 1.5 8. Ryne Tobin 0.5 9. Manraj Bains 0.5 The above is the Varsity Season Point leaders through February 25, 2006. Any athlete that scores a point against Varsity competition at any point in the season will be awarded a Varsity Letter in Track and Field. If you have not scored a point in a meet, do not worry about it. The most important statistic is the "PR" (Personal Record). If you talk to anyone of the above athletes, they will tell you that if you focus on running, jumping, or throwing your personal best every meet, and making it to every practice, you will see dramatic improvment, and points will take care of themself. All athletes that "PR" in any event in any meet will be awarded a starburst at the next practice. The Mustangs will travel to Bensenville, Illinois on March 7, 2006 for the Fenton High School Invitational.
On Saturday, February 25, 2006, the Northside College Prep Women's Track and Field Team arrived on campus at 6:30 am to travel to the Gold Medal Invitational in Sterling, Illinois. The meet featured over 12 Teams from throughout the State. All of the Northside Athletes competed in the Varsity Division. Northside Varsity Women took 3 out of the Top 5 places in the 3200m Run. Rachel Kittaka placed second with an outstanding time of 13:12.30. Maruja Yoshimura placed 4th with an outstanding time of 14:07.18 Sophomore Julia Shimada placed 5th with an outstanding time of 14:19.26 Rachel Kittaka lead the Varsity in scoring, with 16 points, by placing 2nd in both the 3200m Run (13:12) and the 1600m Run (6:27). Maruja Yoshimura scored 8 points, by placing 4th in the 3200m Run (14:07) and 4th in the 1600m Run (6:29.7). Freshman Anna Parks placed 5th overall in the 400m Dash with an outstanding time of 69.57. Sophomore Kelly Varney placed 6th overall in 55 Meter Low Hurdles with an outstanding time of 10.67. Freshman Maria Torres placed 4th overall in the Varsity Division in the Triple Jump with a Jump of 29'8.75! Women's Varsity Season Point Leaders Rachel Kittaka 16 Maruja Yoshimura 8 Maria Torres 4 Anna Parks 2 Julia Shimada 2 Kelly Varney 1
In 2005, Justin Harbor ran a personal best 4:12 in the Mile, and ran a 9:11 Two Mile at Nike Outdoor Nationals. In the Fall, Justin Harbor lead his high school Cross Country Team to the Florida State Title. After the 2005 Florida High School State Cross Country Championship, Justin qualified for Footlocker Nationals for the second consecutive year with a 15:01 5k time. After Nationals, a reporter asked Justin about what it takes to get to Nationals, and Justin responded, "Dude, work hard. There is nothing you can take to get here. Nobody you can know to get here. It's legit. You go to a regional, finish in the top, and you come. The biggest thing for me is my parents. They have been really good role models." After Footlocker Nationals, Justin Harbor signed a partial scholarship to run for the University of Oregon. A few months later, his Father, Randy Harbor, passed away after a heart attack. A memorial scholarship account/fund has been set up for Justin Harbor and his family in his late father's name. The account will benefit both Justin and his younger brother Zack. It is designed to offset any expenses incurred while attending college. Justin did not receive a full scholarship. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Make Checks payable to: Cindy or Justin Harbor Send Checks to: Jennifer Champion-Asst. Manager C/O Randy Harbor Family Scholarship Account Bank of America, FL8-153-01-01 2 Old Kings Road - North Palm Coast, FL 32137 Any questions, thoughts or ideas please email his High school coach at firstname.lastname@example.org At the 2006 Class 4A Florida High School State Track & Field Championships, Harbor won both the 800m run (1:55) and the Mile (4:15).