Barrington High School boys’ track beats Central, loses to Classical

Barrington High School boys’ track beats Central, loses to Classical

Tom Barry (left), shown during a training run in the fall, won two events at the Metro Division Championship on Friday night.

Tom Barry (left) placed first in the 600 on Monday.
The Barrington High School boys’ indoor track team won one and lost one at a dual meet Monday evening, Dec. 17.

The Eagles posted a 67-42 victory over Central High School while losing 63-46 against Classical High School. Barrington’s dual meets record is now 3-1 on the season.

Senior thrower Charlie Ionata once again shined for Barrington. Ionata’s 71’10” showing in the 25-pound weight throw break his own school record set earlier this season. The previous record had stood for more than 40 years. Ionata’s first place finish was followed by sophomore thrower Adam Kelly. His throw of 64’1” was good enough for second against Classical and third against Central.

Barrington’s other bright spots included performances in the 3,000 and 1,500 meter runs. Sophomores  Lucas Bledsoe and Maximo Guerrieri finished first and second, respectively, while junior Maxwell Mitchell finished third against both Classical and Central. In the 1,500, senior Connor Royley lead the way in the first followed by fellow senior Will Casazza in second and junior Anteneh Kutenplon-Rayess in third. Once again, the trio took the top three spots in races against both schools.

Barry also placed first in the 600 against both schools while senior Christian Egglin finished third in both races.

In the high jump, junior Max Caro’s 5”4” leap placed first against Central and second against Classical. Kutenplon-Rayess added a first-place finish in the 1,000 against Central though his 2:54.8 time was second to Classical.

In the hurdles senior Jack Liang’s 9.6 run was first against Central but did not place against Classical.

The team competes again on Wednesday, Jan. 2 against Moses Brown and and Hope High School.