Boys track competes against state champs at Plainfield South


Courtesy of Minooka Boys Track & Field

The Minooka boys had their first track meet of the indoor season at Plainfield South with Neuqua Valley on Feb. 9. No team score was kept.

Aiden Juarez, Sports Media class

The Minooka boys track and field team had their first track meet of the season at Plainfield South on Feb. 9.  Neuqua Valley, the defending state champions, were also there to complete the triad meet. 

Head coach Nicholas Lundin was happy how the team competed, especially with the field events.

Giving our field event guys a chance to experience sand pits, pole vault pits and an actual shot put ring” was good for Minooka since they don’t have any of those in an indoor facility, Lundin said.

Minooka freshman Malik Armstrong jumped 19 feet, 4.5 inches to win the long jump.

“It felt great to win it , I’m just trying my best,” Armstrong said. 

Shot Put thrower sophomore Even Berti  threw his personal record of 32 feet, 7 inches.

“It felt great to beat a personal record and to be able to get above 30,” Berti said. 

No team score was kept at the meet.