Dan Horyn Invite Is Slated To Be A Mid-Week Classic

Niles North High School brass pause to honor their late great coach Dan Horyn in 2017

Date: April 17, 2019
Location: Niles North HS; Skokie
Schedule of Events:
3:15- Teams may arrive
4:00 Coaches Meeting in Press Box with Hospitality
4:15 Scratches Complete
4:30 Competition Begins w/Field Events

Running Events-
4:30  4 x 800 Frosh/Soph (1 heat)
4:45 4 x 800 JV (1 heat)
5:00 3200m Frosh/Soph Heat (will adjust if 2nd heat is necessary)
5:15 3200 M Heat 1 Varsity
5:25 Ceremony honoring the memory of Dan Horyn National Anthem. The timetable is a tentative estimate, and we will run ahead if possible. All races will be run in the order of Frosh/Soph, JV, and Varsity

Entries and Heat Sheet: MEET PROGRAM

Boys Power Team Rankings: Week 9

Boys Premium Individual 50: Week 9

Main Fare-
5:30p  Varsity 4 x 800 (1 Heat)
5:45p  400 Meter Relay (6 Heats)
6:05p  3200 Run Varsity (1 Heat)
6:20p  110 High Hurdles (8 Heats)
6:40p 100 Meter Dash (8 Heats)
7:00p 800 Meter Run (4 Heats)
7:20p 800 Meter Relay (6 Heats)
7:40p 400 Meter Dash (8 Heats)
8:00p 300 Meter IM Hurdles (8 Heats)
8:20p 1600 Meter Run (4 Heats)
8:40p Dan Horyn Mile (1 Heat)
8:50p 200 Meter Dash (8 Heats)
9:15p 1600 Meter Relay (6 Heats)

Some pre-meet thoughts-

Typically and traditionally the early to the middle portion of the week has been reserved for duals, tri's, and quad meets. But occasionally you will get an invitational that stirs the pot. The 6th Annual Dan Horyn Invitational has been held on various days during the week and this year because of the Jewish Passover holiday that host Niles North HS, Wednesday is the chosen day to compete.

It is rare for track and field enthusiasts to get a mid-week treat of great proportions not named a conference meet or a dual meet battle. Well, this installment will feature loaded 3A #2 Crete-Monee and #6 Deerfield squads. The Warriors have tremendous depth in sprints, relays, and jumps. Deerfield on the other hand with counter with distance running, relays and throws. It should be a great one indeed.

Individually, look for the Crete-Monee senior trio of Victor Cameron, Ricky Johnson, and Jamal Safo. They are so good they can carry a team in an invite. We are talking major points put on the board. Safo will take a break in the jumps today and run a few relays and the 400. Johnson is the middle man of the group. But today he is only slated to race the 4x100. Finally, we will get to Cameron. The state leader in the 110HH is ready to run fast. He should break Chris Douglas' meet record of 14.59. The 4x1 should fall as well. Lane Tech's 42.98 mark is good as gone if the Warriors want it.

Deerfield will counter with super thrower and state shot put leader Sam Liokumovich. He had a competition a few days ago and tossed the ball over 60-feet. He does not need to perform at that level here to win or cop his own meet record 57-8.5. But he may want to get the discus throw prize of 159-10 held by teammate Henry Boudreau. Additionally, there is Bradley Brodsky in the 1600m. He will be the favorite and will seek the fabled "Dan Horyn" title.

Keep an eye on the 800m with three runners who could potentially run 1:57 or faster. Jack Burns (Lane Tech), Julian Higueros (Lane Tech), and Jay Patel (Niles North) are the key figures ready to show and prove.