York clinches team title in final four events on home track
Eloe earns the spotlight in “new” Stan Reddel Invitational with meet record in the 55m Dash
By Michael Newman
Elmhurst, Ill – Friday evening’s meet inside York’s Joe Newton Fieldhouse was renamed the Stan Reddel Boys Invitational in 2023 honoring the long time York Hall of Fame coach. Reddel was the head coach for the track team that produced two state championships from 2001 to 2014. Reddel was also the program’s sprint coach for more than 30 years.
In a meet that has traditionally had great races in the distance events, it was a coincidence that a sprint event stole the spotlight in front of Reddel who was in attendance for this meet.
Danny Eloe of Naperville North was in the field for last year’s race at 55-meters where he finished second behind Joshua Duncan who had run 6.49 to break the meet record.
It was a moment that the Naperville North senior had tucked in his memory as he went into the blocks for the start of Friday evening’s race. Eloe got off to a great start. The race was over at 30-meters as Eloe had already separated himself from the field. His time was a personal best of 6.43 (IL #2) that won the race and set a new meet record. Aidan Orlando of Prospect and Josh Evans of St. Charles East both ran 6.62 tying for second.
“Last year I ran 6.59 in this race. I had plenty of injuries before that and was ready to give up track. I decided to work harder to get better,” Eloe said. “I came back my junior year and I could not believe that I was all-state (in the 100 Meter Dash). I’ve just worked harder than I have before to get to this point.
Eloe ran a leadoff 23.0 split to put Naperville North in contention in the 4x200m Relay. York came from behind to run 1:33.03 to capture the win ahead of the 1:33.66 time that Naperville North ran in the race. St. Charles East ran 1:35.36 to finish third. Eloe was scheduled to run the 200 Meter Dash but had some slight muscle cramps forcing him to not run the event.
York scored 125 to win the team title with 125 points finishing ahead of Prospect (101.5 points), Naperville North (83 points), and St. Charles East (55 points). The Dukes clinched the team title in the four events.
Danny O’Shaughnessy helped by moving from fourth starting the final lap to finish second in the 1600 Meter Run. Cash Langley ran 23.14 to win the fourth section of the 200 Meter Dash. He…
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