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On Friday, February 17, 2006, the Northside College Prep Mens and Womens Distance squads were challenged to do 4x800m Cutdowns starting at their 3200m pace, and drop a second on every 800m Interval. Athletes that completed the challenge by dropping a second or more on each consecutive interval were awarded a jug of PowerAde. Athletes that were able to do 5x800m Cutdowns were awarded an additional Quart of Gatorade. Daniel Kittaka, Patrick O'Connor, Preston Buehrer, and Eric Ullrich all earned a jug of PowerAde and a Quart of Gatorade by running 5x800m cutdowns, and dropping a second or more on each interval. Alumni Andrew Watson, Maruja Yoshimura, and Anna Parks were also awarded a jug of PowerAde for completing the 4x800m Cutdown challenge. Joey Paquette also had incredible 4x800m Cutdown times, and came within seconds of winning the Powerade challenge. James Smith Grattan, Bobby Ziegler, Robert Garcia, Brandon Cooper, Irfan Hussain, James Casper-Shipp, Tyler Johnson, Calvin Lam, Coleman Gailloreto, Julia Shimada, David Velasco, John Ko, Julie Bujnowski also ran outstanding during the PowerAde Challenge. Who will win the next PowerAde Challenge?
On February 11, 2006, the Northside College Prep Varsity and Sophmore/Freshman Teams made their season debut in one of the most competitive indoor meets in the State. The meet was hosted by Track and Field powerhouse Evanston high school, and featured New Trier, Morgan Park, Stagg, Schaumburg, Danville and the Northside Mustangs. In the very first race of the day, Junior Patrick O'Connor opened up a lead for the Mustangs in the Varsity 4x800 Relay with a 2:14 800m. Senior Daniel Kittaka made a nice exchange, and maintained the lead with a 2:22 800m in the second leg of the 4x800m Relay. Senior Bobby Ziegler ran an outstanding 2:32 800m in the third leg of the 4x800m Relay. Senior Joseph Terdik anchored the 4x800m Relay to victory with a 2:20 800m in the final leg of the 4x800m Relay, for a final time of 9:28. The members of the 4x800m Relay showed great mental toughness against intense competition, for the Mustangs first Varsity 4x800m Victory of the 2006 season. In the Sophmore/Freshman 4x800m Relay, Irfan Hussain stayed within striking distance of the lead pack for the Mustangs with a 2:46 800m, and made a nice exchange to Santino Merino. Santino Merino dramatically closed the gap through 640m with an impressive 2:01. However, he accidentently made the exchange a lap early, disqualifying the Sophmore/Freshman 4x800m Relay. Tyler Johnson ran a very impressive third leg of the 4x800m Relay with a 2:40 800m. Eric Ullrich anchored the 4x800m Relay with an outstanding 2:39 in the final 800 meters. In the Sophmore/Freshman 3200m Run, the Mustangs swept the top four places, lead by Freshman Jonathan Kittaka (11:45), followed by James Casper-Shipp (12:32), Brad Eben (12:41), and Ryan Walach (13:30). In the Varsity Long Jump, Senior Bobby Ziegler, a distance runner, scored for the Mustangs by placing 8th overall with an outstanding jump of 14'10.5. This was one of the most amazing highlights of the meet. Ziegler just learned "steps" for the long jump the day before the meet, and a week ago he was on crutches. In the Sophmore/Freshman High Jump, Hiro Joho placed 6th overall with a jump of 4'6. Jerry Tran placed 7th overall with a personal best jump of 4'4. In the Sophmore/Freshman 50 Yard Dash, Sophmore Jose Choto placed 6th overall with a 6.01. Teammates Jerry Tran (6.45), Kyle Diep (6.78), Christian Okoye (6.79), Sam Vergard (7.11), and Nathan Michaelson (7.70) also ran outstanding for the Mustangs. In the varisty 50 Yard Dash, Junior Manraj Bains ran an impressive 7.16. In the Sophmoore/Freshman 800m Run, Freshman Simon Vechhioni lead the Mustangs with an outstanding 2:43. Sophmore Faraz Khan ran a personal best time of 3:20. Freshman Coleman Gailloreto ran a personal best time of 3:21. In the varsity 800m run, David Velasco ran a personal best time of 3:11, and Junior Aamir Khan ran a personal best time of 3:16. In the Sophmore/Freshman 4x160m Relay, the Mustangs placed 4th overall with a 1:32.21. Jerry Tran lead off with a 23.14 160m. In the second leg of the relay, Santino Merino ran an outstanding 22.75 160m. Kyle Diep ran a 24.16 on the third leg of the relay, and Hiro Joho anchored the relay with an outstanding 22.16 in the final 160m. In the Sophmore/Freshman 400m Dash, James Casper-Shipp ran a personal best time of 72.38. In the Sophmore/Freshman 600 Yard run, Freshman Sam Vergara and Brian Chhun both had two of the most impressive performances in the meet. Sam Vergara placed 4th overall with an outstanding time of 1:46.7. Brian Chhun placed 5th overall with an outstanding time of 1:47.8. In the Sophmore/Freshman 60 Yard Low-Hurdles, Sophmore Hiro Joho placed 6th overall with an outstanding time of 9.76. Freshman Benjamin Garcia ran a personal best time of 10.40. Sophmore Christian Okoye ran a personal best time of 11.01 In the Freshman Mile, Jonathan Kittaka had a dramatic finish against Schaumburg's top miler to finished 2nd overall with a time of 5:32. Freshman Tyler Johnson placed 8th overall with a personal best time of 6:13. In the Sophmore Mile, Eric Ullrich recovered quickly after a fall on the first lap, and placed 7th overall with a dramatic kick with an outstanding time of 5:55. Irfan Hussain ran a personal best time of 6:16. Brad Eben ran a personal best time of 6:20. In the Varsity Mile, Patrick O'Connor (5:04) and Daniel Kittaka (5:05) placed 5th and 6th overall with an outstanding finish to hold off New Trier. Joseph Terdik (5:20), and Bobby Ziegler (5:51) both ran an excellent first race of the season. In 300 Yard Dash, Christian Okoye lead the Mustangs with a 41.41. Sam Vergara ran a personal best time of 43.70. Kyle Diep ran a personal best time of 43.78. Freshman Nathan Michaelson ran a personal best time of 49.78. In the Sophmore/Freshman 4x400m Relay, the Mustangs placed 7th overall with a 4:20.50. Benjamin Garcia lead the Mustangs with a personal best time of 62.36. Hiro Joho followed with a 67.13 400m on the second leg of the relay. Santino Merino followed with a 67.22 on the third leg of the relay. Joso Choto anchored the 4x400m relay with a 63.31 in the final 400 meters. In the Varsity 4x400m Relay, the Mustangs placed 7th overal witha 4:22.87. Joseph Terdik lead the Mustangs with a 62.08. Daniel Kittaka followed with a 66.75 on the second leg of the relay. Bobby Ziegler followed with a 72 on the third leg of the relay, and Patrick O'Connor anchored the relay with a 62.29 in the final 400 meters. The Varsity 4x800m Relay (Patrick O'Connor, Daniel Kittaka, Bobby Ziegler, Joseph Terdik) was Awarded the "IT" Award by the coaching staff at the conclusion of the meet, and will be awarded T-shirts at practice on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at 4 pm.
VARSITY SEASON POINT LEADERS 1. Patrick O'Connor 7 2. Daniel Kittaka 6 3. Bobby Ziegler 4 4. Joseph Terdik 3 The above is the Varsity Season Point leaders through February 11, 2006. In our first meet, there were seven schools, so points were awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event only. Relay points scored were divided equally among all 4 athletes that participaied in the Relay. If you did not score a point in the first 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. Our next meet is February 25, 2006 at Niles West High School.
The following is our Roster for the first meet only (Events entered will change every meet). The bus will leave on Saturday, February 11, 2006, at 9:45 am for Evanston High School. The meet will start at 11:00 am. Uniforms will be distributed on Friday, February 10, 2006 at practice. EVERYONE on the Boys Team will be competing in the meet. If you do not see your name listed anywhere, let Coach Gordon know. The host school has decided not to keep Team scores, because it is the first meet of the season, and was intended to be a small meet. Therefore, all Sophomores and Freshman will compete in the Sophomore/Freshman Division instead of the Varsity Division because points will not be a factor. However, I will keep track and give all athletes credit to their season totals for all points scored in the meet. If this meet was to be scored, the Top 8 places in each event would all qualify for points. The meet will feature 7 teams, Evanston, New Trier, Morgan Park, Stagg, Schaumburg, Danville, and the Northside College Prep Mustangs. We will be missing several key athletes in the first meet due to IHSA Wrestling Sectionals, Basketball tournament, Swimming City Championships, ACT Exam, and Family commitments. However, we will have a full team by our second meet. We will have a Team Huddle at 10:45 am. It is important for the Team energy levels to be high throughout the Meet, and we will be relying on our Field Events and 4x800 Meter Relay Teams to get us started. Go Mustangs!!! Sophomore/Freshman Shot Put Varsity Shot Put 1. Benjamin Garcia 9th 1. Joe Buchheit 12th Long Jump Long Jump 1. Christian Okoye 10th 1. Manraj Baines 11th 2. Santino Merino 10th 2. Daniel Kittaka 3. Brandon Cooper 9th 3. Bobby Ziegler 4. Brian Chhun 9th 5. Simon Vecchioni 9th High Jump High Jump 1. Christian Okoye 10th 1. Manraj Baines 11th 2. Brian Chhun 9th 3. Dilraj Sekhon 9th 4. Shaheed Ghogha 9th 5. Benjamin Garcia 9th Pole Vault Pole Vault (No Entries this Meet) (No Entries this Meet) Triple Jump Triple Jump (No Entries this Meet only) (No Entries this Meet only) 4x800m Relay Order 4x800m Relay Order 1. Irfan Hussain 10th 1. Patrick O'Connor 11th 2. Santino Merino 10th 2. Daniel Kittaka 12th 3. Tyler Johnson 9th 3. Bobby Ziegler 12th 4. Eric Ullrich 10th 4. Joseph Terdik 12th Alt. Alt. Two Mile Run Two Mile Run 1. Jonathan Kittaka 9th (No Entries this Meet only) 2. James Casper-Shipp 10th 3. Ryan Walach 9th 4. Brad Eben 10th 60 Yard HH 60 Yard HH 1. Christian Okoye 10th (No Entries this Meet only) 2. Jerry Tran 10th 3. Hiro Joho 10th 50 Yard Dash 50 Yard Dash 1. Jose Choto 10th 1. Melvin Thomas 11th 2. Eric Flores 10th 2. Manraj Baines 11th 3. Kyle Diep 10th 3. Tuan Lee 11th 4. Nathan Michaelson 9th 5. Benjamin Garcia 9th 6. Joseph Kanikunnel 10th 7. Sam Vergara 9th 8. Adrian Bonifacio 9th 800 Meter Run 800 Meter Run 1. Brandon Cooper 9th 1. David Velasco 11th 2. Simon Vecchioni 9th 2. Aamir Khan 11th 3. Calvin Lam 9th 3. John Dickonson 11th 4. Shaheed Ghogha 9th 5. Faraz Khan 10th 6. Coleman Gailloreto 9th 4x160m Relay Order 4x160m Relay Order 1. Jerry Tran 10th (No Entries this Meet only) 2. Santino Merino 10th 3. Kyle Diep 10th 4. Hiro Joho 10th 400m Dash 400m Dash 1. Jose Choto 10th 62 1. Tuan Lee 11th 2. James Casper-Shipp 10th DNR 3. Tom Skawski 10th DNR 4. Dilraj Sekhon 9th DNR 5. Adrian Bonifacio 9th DNR 600 Yard Run 600 Yard Run 1. Muhammad Akhtar 10th (No Entries this Meet only) 2. Sam Vergara 9th 3. Brian Chhun 9th 4. Sammy Caronongan 9th 60 Yard LH 60 Yard LH 1. Christian Okoye 10th (No Entries this Meet only) 2. Jerry Tran 10th 3. Hiro Joho 10th 4. Adrian Bonifacio 9th One Mile Run One Mile Run 1. Irfan Hussain 10th 1. Joseph Terdik 12th 2. Eric Ullrich 10th 2. Patrick O’Connor 11th 3. Jonathan Kittaka 9th 3. Daniel Kittaka 12th 4. Tyler Johnson 9th 4. Bobby Ziegler 12th 5. Brad Eben 10th 300 Yard Dash 300 Yard Dash 1. Kyle Diep 10th 1. Tuan Lee 11th 2. Sam Vergara 9th 2. Melvin Thomas 11th 3. Brian Chhun 9th 3. David Velasco 11th 4. Joseph Kanikunnel 10th 5. Eric Cerrano 10th 6. Tom Skawski 10th 7. Nathan Michaelson 9th 8. Sammy Caronongan 9th 9. Calvin Lam 9th 10. Coleman Gailloreto 9th Weight Man’s Relay Order Weight Man’s Relay Order (No Entry) (No Entry) 4x400m Relay 4x400m Relay 1. Benjamin Garcia 9th 63 1. Joseph Terdik 12th DNR 2. Hiro Joho 10th 65 2. Daniel Kittaka 12th 63 3. Santino Merino 10th 66 3. Bobby Ziegler 12th DNR 4. Jose Choto 10th 62 4. Patrick O’Connor 11th 58
On Thursday and Friday, February 2-3, 2006, the Northside College Prep Track and Field Team had a King of the Quarter competition, in which 35 members of the Team participated in a 400 Meter Time Trial. 1. Patrick O’Connor 58 11th 2. Preston Buehrer 61 10th 3. Jose Choto 62 10th 4. Joey Paquette 63 11th 4. Erik Flores 63 10th 4. Daniel Kittaka 63 12th 4. Benjamin Garcia 63 9th 5. Hiro Joho 65 10th 6. Brandon Cooper 66 9th 6. Santino Merino 66 10th 7. Eric Ullrich 67 10th 7. Irfan Hussain 67 10th 7. Jonathan Kittaka 67 9th 8. Jerry Tran 68 10th 8. Tyler Johnson 68 9th 8. Kyle Diep 68 10th 9. Shaheed Ghogha 69 9th 10. Manraj Baines 70 11th 11. Sam Vergara 71 9th 12. Ryne Tobin 72 11th 13. Simon Vecchioni 73 9th 13. Brad Eben 73 10th 14. Ryan Walach 75 9th 14. Brian Chuun 75 9th 15. Joseph Kanikunnel 77 10th 15. Melvin Thomas 77 11th 16. Calvin Lam 78 9th 17. David Velasco 82 11th 18. Coleman Gailloreto 84 9th 19. Aamir Khan 85 11th 20. Nathan Michaelson 85 9th 21. Faraz Khan 88 10th