Beatty, Perry Win Twice as Sequoits Edge 'Stangs
Newton, Jeff, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent
Veteran Antioch track coach Norm Hahn knew that this season would be a learning experience for all involved on the Sequoits roster. After all, the bulk of the team is sophomores and juniors. Only three seniors are on the roster.
The Sequoits on Tuesday showed signs that they growing, as they picked up a 73.5-71.5 win at Mundelein.
"We are a young team that is starting to get better," Hahn said. "We have a lot of young kids that are contributing right now and we are getting some good things out of them. It will just take some time."
One of the young kids who Hahn referred to is sophomore Jim Beatty. The Antioch distance specialist raced to wins in his only two events of the day - the 3,200 and the 1,600 meters.
His 1,600 time (4:55.8) was below the 5-minute mark for he first time this season. Beatty's 3,200 time of 10:36.4 was nearly 6 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
Junior Mike Perry was another two-event winner and is quickly becoming a potential threat in the hurdles races. Perry took the 110 highs in 16.7 and won the 300 intermediates in 42.6, just off his season best of 42.0. Perry also contributed to wins in the 800 and 1,600 relays.
Chris Coleman, John Ferris and James Kubisiak made up the 800- relay team while senior Ryan Moxley and freshman Anthony Baruffi ran on the winning 1,600 relay (3:42.2).
Antioch's 3,200 relay team also was victorious in 9:11.6. Junior Mike Addison joined sophomores David Dee and Andy Napier along with Moxley for the win. The Sequoits' only other win came in the discus, as junior Ryan Jordon won with a throw of 134 feet, 2 1/2.
Mundelein was not shut out on the track, as it earned wins in its strongest events - the sprints. Junior Adrian Herry was a surprise winner in the 100 dash, edging out junior Jamie Hawkins 11.2-11.4.
Herry coupled that later with a win in the 200 (23.2).
The Mustangs' 400 relay team was the lone relay win in 46.6. The relay ran again without injured senior sprinter Amon Ross, who is nursing a hamstring. He looks to be back on the track this Saturday when the Mustangs run at the Lake Forest Invitational.
Brian Leav was the only other double-event winner for Mundelein, as he captured the triple jump (39-2) and the high jump (5-6).
Mundelein junior Rachel Cleaveland pitched her third no-hitter and second perfect game of the season, as the Mustangs defeated visiting Carmel 10-0 on Wednesday in nonconference action.
Cleaveland struck out 8 batters in 6 innings. Brandi Simon had 5 hits, including a pair of doubles, for Mundelein (14-2-1). Cleaveland and Megan McEvilly also doubled.
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