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Kranz takes valuable pole position

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2007 Kaneland graduate Sam Kranz (right), at the KHS pole vault summer camp June 27, is now a coach at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. Kranz gets a low-five from current Kaneland High School pole vault coach Andy Drendel (below, far right) after clearing 17 feet. Photos by Patti Wilk Knight track alum important…

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Excellence in action

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Boys track captures 2nd place in Class 2A State meet; boasts Barnes, Dyer as champs CHARLESTON, Ill.—It was a group of athletes that rose to the occasion all season long. One could probably say that about any incarnation of Kaneland boys track, but KHS resembled that remark with a vengeance in 2014. With 84 team…

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Fantastic Friday for KHS boys track

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Photo: Sophomore Austin Kintz was a surprising State qualifier for the Knights in the 1600m run, with a big run of 4:30.06. Photo by Marshall Farthing Success comes Knights way at BC boys track sectional BURLINGTON, Ill.—It’s come to be expected that the Kaneland boys track program will outdo themselves every so often. There was…

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Knights heights

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Four-decade tradition of PV State presence still going strong KANELAND—When you hit your 30s, you think you’ve seen most everything. With Kaneland High School’s boys track squad on its way to the State finals in Charleston, Ill., this coming Friday, the program hopes there’s still amazing things on the pole vault side it hasn’t seen.…

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KHS rolls to NIB-12 title

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Sectional meet challenge awaits Friday KANELAND—It was all in a conference season’s work on Saturday at Kaneland for the Northern Illinois Big XII boys track meet. A weather delay from Friday evening didn’t deter any Kaneland success, as the Knights finished first with a total of 146. Dixon was next with a distant 92, followed…

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Solving Streamwood

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Photo: Dylan Kuipers reacts after clearing 15-3.5 in the pole vault. Photo by Marshall Farthing Knights battle through Kane Co. field for first KANELAND—Judging by Friday evening’s Kane County Boys Track Meet held at Millennium Field in Streamwood, Ill., the Knights continued to put their stamp on this current Millennium. The Knights, with 128 team…

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Knights relay runs well at DyestatIL DMR

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ELMHURST, Ill.—On April 30, the Knights sent Nathaniel Kucera (center), Brock Robertson (right), Luis Acosta and Kyle Carter (left) to York High School in Elmhurst, Ill., for the inaugural DyestatIL.com Distance Medley Relay. The unique event, at least for Illinois teams, features the following distances: 1200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m. In the elite field that…

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Talent is Central for KHS boys track

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KANELAND—Opposing boys track outfits not only had to deal with threatening weather and a power outage that created a stoppage in action, but also the Kaneland Knights. With 160.5 points, KHS was well ahead of Burlington Central’s 91, CLC’s 69.5, Vernon Hills’ 68.5 and Dundee-Crown’s 53.5. Machesney Park’s Harlem (49), Antioch (47), South Elgin (44),…

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Boys track shows no-doubt clout

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Photo: Kaneland’s senior Brock Robertson (above) had a big day for the Knights Saturday, winning both the 110m hurdles (15.75) and 300m hurdles (40.30). Photos by Mary Paulson Peterson Prep No. 45 goes KHS way KANELAND—When you’re able to have an event be the fastest time in the state of Illinois as well as breaking…

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Boys track tests mettle

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Photo: Senior Brandon Bishop hands off to junior Isaac Swithers during the 4x200m relay Tuesday vs. Yorkville. The team ran 1:31.35. Photo by Mary Paulson April tour features NIB-12 triangular, Minooka Invite, Yorkville challenge KANELAND—Kaneland boys track is dependable for many things, but at this juncture of the season, it’s always finding something to improve…

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Triple jump

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April always time for KHS track atmosphere to shine KANELAND—KHS track always seems to rise to the occasion, no matter the location. For the month of April, the chance to rise, and go a little farther happens in a setting that has been home to top-of-the-class track competition. For a handful of years, the Jill…

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KHS adds to luck in Quad Cities

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Boys track hits the usual outdoor opener in East Moline, Ill. KANELAND—It doesn’t seem as if the learning curve for the Knights boys track roster will be that steep, if the East Moline United High School Boys Kiwanis Invitational held at the East Moline Soule Bowl is any indication. KHS, with a total of 113…

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Knight boys track makes presence felt at IPTT

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Prep Top Times meet action down in Bloomington, Ill., always serves as a barometer for a team’s progress before the outdoor track season begins in earnest. The Knights seemed to deflect the pressure. At the Shirk Center on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University, the Knights sent qualifying athletes to the event and…

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Joy Division: Knight athletes know what they’ve signed up for at D-I peak

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KANELAND—High school athletes’ talent can bring them amazing things: wins, titles and even the chance to keep playing the sport they love. With powerhouses like senior Joe Komel, future Central Michigan University Chippewa, it also brings certainty. “I think every kid wants to ideally compete at that next level,” Komel said. That’s echoed by speedster…

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Downright dominant

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Photo: Senior Dalvell Triplett placed third in the Long Jump and first in the Triple Jump for the Knights as they rolled to a conference victory Saturday in Sterling, Ill. Photo by Marshall Farthing Kaneland boys track talent on NIB-12 indoor display KANELAND—When a boys track outfit like Kaneland gets used to a certain level…

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Knights qualify 23 to Top Times meet

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Kaneland High School will be well-represented at this Saturday’s Illinois Top Times track meet at Illinois Wesleyan’s Shirt Center in Bloomington, Ill. The meet kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, and will reportedly be broadcast at www.usportstv.net. For more information on the meet, visit www.illinoistoptimes.com. For the meet program with seeds, click here. Below is a…

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2014 Boys Track & Field Preview: Sprint toward success

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Photo: Relay, distance and sprint runners resort to running laps through school halls due to poor weather so far this season. Photo by Patti Wilk Sixth-place finishers from a year ago, Knight boys track takes charge KANELAND—It looks to be more of the same for Kaneland High School boys track in 2014. That’s the last…

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Knights 3rd at Batavia

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Photo: Senior Dalvell Triplett was second in the Long Jump and third in the Triple Jump at Batavia Friday. Photo by Patti Wilk BATAVIA—Coach Eric Baron’s crew went just east to find some stout competition. But the Knights held their own against 3A powerhouse Lake Park’s 128 points and Batavia’s 108 with 83 of their…

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Tracksters roll to win

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Photo: Senior Issac Swithers runs the opening leg of the 4x160m Relay at Sycamore on Feb. 26. The relay won, and Swithers went on to place second in the 55m and 200m dashes. Photos by Ben Draper SYCAMORE—The Kaneland boys track team started the 2014 season with a team win at a four-team meet at…

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Kucera to run track and field at Stanford

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Kaneland High School senior Nathaniel Kucera announced Feb. 12 that he would continue his track & field career at Division 1 Stanford University of the Pac-12. The stand-out 800m runner had a breakout 2013 season, highlighted by his anchoring the school-record breaking 4x800m relay that won the Class 2A state title. He was also on…

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