Ramping up their intensity, the Deerfield High School track team finished third out of nine teams at the 47th annual Maine East Invitational Saturday in Park Ridge.
The Warriors’ 78 points put them behind New Trier with 180 and Schaumburg with 84. Glenbard East was fourth with 60 points in what Coach Jeremy Kauffman considered a close battle for the three spots behind the Trevians.
Without an indoor track of their own and getting limited use of the facilities at Highland Park High School, Kauffman was happy with the team’s performance. He longs for the outdoor season. “Once we get outdoors and can start using all the athletes on this team it could be a very exciting outdoor season,” he said.
Alex Gold was Deerfield’s top individual performer winning the 3,200 meter run and taking second in the 1,600. Second place honors went to Chris Douglas in the 50 high hurdles and 50 low hurdles as well as Dominic Dibenedetto in the shot put.
The 3,200 relay team of Shai Farhi, Jordan Abosch, Evan Linton and Patrick Brunk took third in the 3,200 relay. Matt Pigott was third in the shot put and sixth in the 50 low hurdles while Farhi was sixth in the 1,600. Jack Sherman placed fourth in the triple jump.
In the 4x1 lap relay, Brett Freedberg, Sam Levin, Sam Modro and Jacob Balder gave the Warriors sixth place points. Freedberg was also sixth in the 50. Jack Sherman placed fifth in the 50 high hurdles and Tai Okada did the same in the 400.