Beacon-News boys track notes

1. Best in state. With three returning members of its Class 2A state champion 3,200 relay running to perfection, Kaneland established the new benchmark — regardless of class — Saturday at its invitational with a time of 7 minutes, 50.27 seconds. Yorkville, powered by junior twins Luke and Jake Hoffert, was four and a half seconds behind the Knights’ pace.

2. Dash for success. Oswego East senior Mike Delaney emerged victorious at Kaneland last Saturday by eclipsing 50 seconds to win the 400. Delaney and his Wolves teammates will be at one of the top meets this weekend as Waubonsie Valley welcomes 13 teams to its Red Ribbon Invitational.

3. Future looks bright. In its final year in the DuPage Valley Conference, West Aurora is cementing a solid foundation with its highly talented group of underclassmen. The Blackhawks won the conference frosh-soph indoor championship, and sophomore Connor McCue won his second major title with his win in the 1,600 (4:27.08) at Kaneland last week.

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