DeHaven, Mitchell Lead Geneva at Invite

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Byline: Daily Herald Report

Take 11 track and field teams, put them in Glenbard North's massive fieldhouse, run 20 events and what have you got?

A 5 1/2-hour marathon called the Panther Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

Friday's event not only tested the individual competitors' stamina (and their ability to dodge the people crossing the track), it tested each of the teams' ability to stay focused in the warm, closed atmosphere of the asphalt track.

In the end, it was host Glenbard North which proved it could overcome the evening's rigors with 152 points, 78.5 points ahead of second-place Glenbard South.

The Panthers' win was secured by their three winners: Mike Gynczinski's 45-11- 1/2 shot put, Kevin Jaglowski's :53.9 in the 400-meter dash and the team's 3:47.7 in the 1600 relay.

While many of the runs brought people in the stands to their feet, only one individual event had the same effect.

West Chicago's Arturo Robles' successful pole vault sparked the Wildcat fans, and - with the bar raised to 12 feet - his second perfect vault looked like it would secure first place. …