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No. 1: Stage is set.

The Jacobs-Huntley rivalry will be personified Friday at the Fox Valley Conference championship in the form of Josh Walker and Connor Boos. The Fox Valley Conference sprinters had almost identical times last weekend. Walker, the Jacobs sophomore, won the 100 and 200 titles at Bolingbrook in respective times of 11.18 and 22.65. Boos’ times of 11.26 and 22.78 were worth runner-up showings at Hoffman Estates last Friday.

No. 2: Last dance.

With 20 points, St. Edward tied Montini for ninth in the last Suburban Christian championship Wednesday at Aurora Central Catholic. Devontae Elam, the Green Wave senior leader, anchored the 400, 800 and 1,600 relays to runner-up, third- and fifth-place finishes in the three events in 45.1, 1:35.16 and 3:36.28. St. Edward will join the Metro Suburban Conference next fall.

No. 3: Lost in shuffle.

The throwing legacy at four-time defending Class 3A state champion Lake Park has been well-documented. The Lancers had two exceed 180 feet in the discus last week in Naperville at the DuPage County Championship. But Bartlett junior Dan Danak was also well above the state-qualifying standard after his third-place showing at 160-10. Dan Cotton was third in the 3,200 at 9:29.53.

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