3A Boys Pre-Season Relays Preview

4x800 Relay

2019 State Champion: Naperville Central 7:45.03

Key Teams and personnel with the best split or open times attached: 

St. Charles East

1:57.2 Luke Schildmeyer 

Aidan King 1:59.07

Logan Bell 2:04.03 

Andrew Brown 2:05.60 


1:57.5P Joseph Knanishu 

1:55.8 Damian Rodriguez 

1:54.1 Adam Kennedy 

Eamon Samsami  2:05.07



1:57.4P Hunter Subry 

1:57.9 Jason Langevin 

Griffin Pasha 2:00.04 

John Wiser 2:02.86 



1:56.2 Daniel Klysh 

2:02.2 Mickey Vreeland 

1:56.7 Ethan Kern

1:56.0P Michael Moriarty 


Lyons Township

1:56.5 Jocqael Thorpe 

1:57.8 Jack Ehlert 

Michael McDermott 2:05.13 

Quinn Rivera 2:06.91 



2:00.1 Sam Rodriguez 

Ismail Tineh 2:04.69 

Griffin Lehnhardt 2:08.35 

TJ Cosler 2:09.93 


Chicago Lane Tech

2:05.5P Charlie Drohomyrecky  

1:55.3P Jack Burns 

Jonathon Archer 2:06.30 

Nathan Polizzi 2:01.49 



2:00.9P Giacomo Conde 

2:04.5P Jeff Klamm 

1:59.5P Max Peterson 1:57.53 

Jack Rutstein 2:07.66 


Wheaton North

 Henry Frye 2:01.36

1:59.7P Maurico Xochitecatl 

John Logan 1:59.42 

Will Roth 2:04.93 



Aaron Sarkar  1:59.97

 Gavin Sarkar  2:00.19

 Patrick Furlong 1:58.57 

Joey Furlong 2:04.26 


Oswego East

 Luke Wentz 2:02.40 

2:01.5 Maverick Lange   

 Brad Wiggins 1:59.62 

2:02.8 Deonte Samuel 



Logan Mertes 2:02.5r

Erik Snell 1:57.1r

Jack Dechoudens 2:04.95

Gavin Kafkakis 2:06.54  


Evan Stonisch 2:02.82 

Adam Shaw 2:02.3r

Jason Hoffman 1:54.33 

Hector Ramos 2:02.90

Preview by Tony Jones: There were 19 teams that went under 8:00 last year which was lower than usual. Of the lot were just three in the top 50 nationally led by Naperville Central's 7:45.03. It now appears on the surface that the sea level has risen with maturity and with that we should expect to see some very fast marks from top to bottom.

Last year's state runner-up St. Charles East may have graduated some key parts but one would think after producing a dominant cross country season, the Saints will have more than enough to go around for this distance fueled event. 

York is everyone's team to watch. The Dukes return all four legs back from a season-best 7:51.23. This storied program has not won a state title since 2007- the 13 year drought is the longest in school history.

If there is any squad that can stop a York invasion it's Batavia. The Bulldogs return three legs and produced a sizzling 7:46.79.