Boys Track: Leyden easily wins Ridgewood Invitational
Leyden's Dawid Nowicki returns a serve against Elmwood Park, during a meet at West Leyden. | Rob Hart~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 4, 2012 11:02AM
Leyden’s boys track team dominated the competition Friday while winning the Ridgewood Invite.
The Eagles finished with 212 points, followed by Latin (130), Nazareth (99), Northridge Prep (83.5), Ridgewood (55.5) and CICS-Ellison (22).
“With the Conant invite (Friday), this meet was something we needed to shake out our legs in cold weather,” Leyden coach Tom Cartwright said. “We had solid performances all around from our kids. That’s all we want as coaches.
The Eagles swept the top two places in the 100-meter dash with Ryan Sarno (:11.10 seconds) and Krystian Chudoba (:11.20). Leyden also won the 3200 relay in 8:47.50.
Nazareth’s Cody Roll won the 110 high hurdles in 15.60; Leyden’s Lucas Gimier (15.70) and Raul Ryenoso (18.10) took the next two spots, respectively. The Eagles also placed second and third in the 800 run with Fabian Cabrera (2:01.80) and Paul Bosnyak (2:02.30).
After an 0-3 showing a week earlier against some of the season’s toughest competition, Leyden was nearly perfect in defeating Proviso East and Willowbrook in West Suburban Gold dual meets.
The Eagles were straight-set winners in all seven matches in a 7-0 win over Proviso East April 24. Leyden came back April 26 with a convincing 6-1 victory over Willowbrook. The only loss for the Eagles came at No. 2 singles where David Nowicki fell, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Winning in straight sets over Willowbrook were Bart Gagor at No. 1 singles, Mike Carini and Greg Panek at No. 2 doubles, Mike Augello and Bart Miskowiec at No. 3 doubles, and Sam Danek and Heber Vasquez at No. 4 doubles. The No. 1 doubles team of Krystian Drozdz and Patrick Piwowarczyk won in three sets as did Lukasz Kosakowski at No. 3 singles.
A first-place finish on still rings by Jethro DeLosReyes, who scored 8.35, was the highlight of Saturday’s West Suburban Conference Gold Division meet at Addison Trail.
The host Blazers won the team competition with 126.4 points, followed by Willowbrook (125.2), Hinsdale South (118), Leyden (112.45) and Downers Grove South (100.7).