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1997 Schedule
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Kaneland Boys 1997 State Qualifiers

Day Date Opponent Time Location
Sat March 15 Byron Invitational 9:00 Byron
Tue April 08 Oregon 4:30 Maple Park
Sat April 12 Stagg Invitational 1:00 Palos Hills
Tue April 15 Yorkville, Rockford Christian Life 4:30 Maple Park
Sat April 19 Knight Relays 12:00 Maple Park
Tue April 22 Morris, Evergreen Park 4:30 Morris
Fri April 25 Aurora West, Elgin (Freshman) 4:30 Aurora
Sat April 26 Peterson Prep Invitational 11:00 Maple Park
Tue April 29 Lemont, Westmont 4:30 Maple Park
Fri May 02 McHenry Relays 3:30 McHenry
Tues May 06 Ridgewood, Elmwood Park 4:30 Norridge
Fri May 09 Kane County 5:00 Carpentersville
Fri May 16 Suburban Prairie Conference 5:00 Yorkville
Mon May 19 Wheaton North F/S Inv. 4:45 Wheaton
Tue May 20 Aurora Central Catholic 4:30 Maple Park
Fri May 23 IHSA Sectional 5:00 Richmond-Burton
Mon May 26 Freshman Invitational 4:30 Maple Park
Fri May 30 IHSA State Meet 9:00 Charleston
Sat May 31 IHSA State Meet 12:15 Charleston


In the 1997 IHSA Richmond-Burton Sectional Meet, the following Kaneland Boys Track and Field individuals and relays qualified to compete at the IHSA State Track and Field Meet, held in Charleston, Illinois. In order to qualify for state competition, place finishers were required to place either first or second in their respective event, or perform at a qualifying time or distance (as defined by the IHSA).

Long Jump - P.J. Fleck (2nd - 20' 4");
Intermediate Hurdles - P.J. Fleck (2nd - 41.2);
Pole Vault - Kurt Long (12' 6") and Marty Kiefer (12' 6");
Triple Jump - P.J. Fleck (2nd - 41' 0.25");
400m Relay - Dan Kenny, Bill McKeown, Kyle Schrader, Paul Aspengren (1st - :44.2);
100m Dash - Bill McKeown (11.2) and Paul Aspengren (11.2);
800m Run - Joe Reynolds (2nd - 2:02.8);
800m Relay - Luke Putzler, Shaun Kramer, Bill McKeown, Paul Aspengren (2nd-1:32.9);
400m Dash - Dan Kenny (2nd - :52.2);
1600m Run - Tim Eickhoff (2nd - 4:36.2); and
1600m Relay - Joe Reynolds, Dan Kenny, Luke Putzler, Shaun Kramer (1st - 3:28.6).

Additional team members will be selected to participate in the state meet as alternates in the relay events.


Byron Invitational

In the first track meet of of the year for the boys, Kaneland took 6th place in a 12 team field at the Byron Invitational.

Junior Marty Keifer won the pole vault at 12'6", with sophomore Kurt Long second at 12 feet even. In the 1600-meter relay, Bill McKeown, Shaun Kramer, Joe Reynolds and Paul Aspergren came in second with an impressive 3:50.3. Kaneland also took third in the 800-meter relay and forth in the 3200-meter.

Oregon Meet

The dual meet with Oregon was canceled due to winter-like weather conditions.

Stagg Invitational

The Stagg Invitational was canceled due to freezing weather conditions.

Yorkville, Rockford Christian Life Meet

The Knights scored 106 points to easily defeat Rockford Christian Life (62) and Yorkville (18). Ten first place finshes were awarded for the following events:

400m Relay - 45.4 (McKeown, Putzler, Schrader, Aspengren);
3200m Run - 10:46.3 (Pulford);
100m High Hurdles - 15.8 (Fleck);
Long Jump - 19'0" (Reuland);
100m Dash -11.50 (Aspengren);
800m Relay - 1:37.7 (McKeown, Miller, Schrader, Aspengren);
Pole Vault -13'0" (Keifer);
400m Dash - 53.2 (Kenny);
200m Dash -23.8 (Putzler); and
1600m Relay - 3:41.4 (Reynolds, Miller, Dieckman, Kenny).

Knight Relays

In the third annual Knight Relays, Kaneland boys placed in the top five for all eighteen events.

Eleven first place finshes were awarded for the following events:

Intermediate Hurdle Relay - 3:00.6 (Fleck, Overhaug, L. Peterson, West);
Hendrix Relay
- 4:56.9 (Aspengren, Dieckman, Kenny, Reynolds);
Varsity Sprint Medley
- 1:41.6 (Thomas, Reuland, Putzler, Woolsey);
Frosh/Soph 800 Meter Relay
- 1:37.4 (McKeown, Long, Fleck, Schrader);
Class 1600 Meter Relay - 3:39.7 (Schmidt, Miller, Kramer, Putzler);
High Hurdle Shuttle
- 1:10.8 (Bird, Fleck, L. Peterson, Overhaug);
Varsity 400 Meter Relay
- 46.2 (McKeown, Reuland, Schrader, Aspengren);
1600 Meter Relay
- 3:33.3 (Kramer, Putzler, Kenny, Woolsey);
Triple Jump - 151'3" (Fleck, Reynolds, Putzler, Schmidt);
Long Jump
- 73'1/2" (Miller, Kramer, McKeown, Reuland); and
Pole Vault - 43'6" (Keifer, Long, Weydert, L. Peterson).

Two second place finishes were earned:

3200 Meter Relay - 8:47.3 (Pulford, Reynolds, Eickhoff, Banholzer), and
Weightman Relay
- :26.5 (Needham, Capella, Pozen, Frederick).

Two third place finishes were tallied for the following events:

6400 Meter Relay - time not available (Pulford, Morris, Eickhoff, S. Peterson) and
High Jump
- 22' (Keifer, Hardy, Miller, Schrader).

Fourth place finishes were scored for the two eight events:

Shot Put - 142'9.5" (Capella, Pozen, Frederick, Staker) and
- 378'5" (Capella, Needham, Frederick, Staker).

Fifth place was earned in one event:

Frosh Sprint Medley - 1:54.6 (Gibbons, Baert, Heidelmeier, Schmidt).

NOTE: No team awards were calculated for the Knight Relays.

Morris, Evergreen Park Meet

Kaneland boys track team scored an impressive 109 team points in a triangular meet with Morris and Evergreen Park. Morris and Evergreen Park scored 73 and 1 team points respectively.

First place finishers for the Knights included:

400m Relay - 45.4 (McKeown, Putzler, Schrader, Aspengren),
800m Relay
- 1:36.9 (McKeown, Miller, Schrader, Aspengren),
1600m Relay
- 3:37.7 (Reynolds, Miller, Dieckman, Kenny),
3200m Relay
- 9:07.6 (Banholzer, Overhaug, Zielinski, Peterson),
100m Dash
-12.0 (Aspengren),
200m Dash
- 24.2 (McKeown),
800m Run - 2:07.7 (Reynolds),
1600m Run
- 4:56.9 (Eickhoff),
3200m Run
- 10:37.5 (Pulford),
110m High Hurdles
- 17.0 (Fleck),
Intermediate Hurdles
- 42.9 (Fleck),
Pole Vault
-12'6" (Keifer), and
Triple Jump
- 40'6" (Fleck).

The Knights placed second in the following events:

200m Dash -Kramer,
400m Dash - Kramer,
800m Run - Kenny,
110m High Hurdles
- Bird,
Pole Vault
- Long, and
Triple Jump
- Reynolds.

Placing third for Kaneland were the following:

100m Dash - Schrader,
400m Dash
- Putzler,
800m Run
- Dieckman,
1600m Run - Peterson,
3200m Run
- Eickhoff,
Intermediate Hurdles - Overhaug,
High Jump
- Keifer,
Long Jump - McKeown, and
- Frederick.

Kaneland received fourth place in the following events:

200m Dash - Schrader,
400m Dash
- Banholzer,
800m Run
- Pulford,
1600m Run
- Morris,
3200m Run - Morris,
Pole Vault
- Weydert,
High Jump
- Miller,
Long Jump - Kramer, and
Shot Put
- Pozen.

Aurora West, Elgin (Freshman) Meet

Meet was canceled.

Peterson Prep Invitational

Kaneland boys track team scored sixth place overall at the Peterson Prep Invitational, held at Kaneland on Saturday, April 26, 1997. Top five scoring teams were West Aurora, Luther South, Dundee-Crown, Sycamore and Benet Academy, accumulating 92, 60, 42, 42, and 40 team points respectively.

Kaneland earned two places in the Pole Vault - 1st (Keifer - 13'3") and 5th (Long - 11'6"); and a second place in the Triple Jump (Fleck - 41'8").

Other place finishes included:

400m Relay - 3rd (McKeown, Putzler, Schrader, Aspengren - 45.2);
110m High Hurdles - 4th (Fleck - 16.3);
800m Relay
- 4th (McKeown, Aspengren, Schrader, Kramer - 135.7);
Intermediate Hurdles
- 5th (Fleck - 42.0); and
1600m Relay
- 5th (Putzler, Kenny, Fleck, Reynolds - 3:33.5).

Lemont, Westmont Meet

In a triangular meet with Lemont and Westmont High Schools, the boys track team scored a total of 127.5 team points earning them an unchallenged 1st place. Lemont and Westmont scored 30.5 and 28 points respectively.

In the field events, place finishers for the Knights included:

Shot Put- 2nd (Pozen);
Discus - 2nd (Frederick) and 4th (Pozen);
High Jump - 1st (Keifer - 5'8"), 2nd (Miller), 3rd (Hardy), and 4th (Schrader);
Triple Jump - 1st (Reynolds - 38'8.5"), 2nd (Fleck), and 4th (S. Kramer);
Pole Vault - 1st (Keifer - 13'9"), 2nd (Long), and 4th (Weydert); and
Long Jump - 2nd (Fleck) and 3rd (McKeown).

In the running events, Kaneland runners contributed the following place finishes to the team total:

400m Relay - 1st (McKeown, Putzler, Schrader, Kenny - 46.2);
800m Relay
- 1st (West, Miller, Schrader, S. Kramer - 1:42.6);
1600m Relay
- 1st (Reynolds, Miller, S. Kramer, Kenny - 3:37.4);
3200m Relay
- 1st (Banholzer, Diekman, Morris, Eickhoff - 8:59.4);
100m Dash
- 1st (McKeown - 11.5), 2nd (Schrader), and 3rd (Woolsey);
200m Dash
- 1st (McKeown - 23.8), 2nd (Putzler), 3rd (Overhaug), and 4th (C. Kramer);
400m Dash - 2nd (Kenny), 3rd (Putzler), and 4th (Reynolds);
800m Run - 2nd (Banholzer);
1600m Run - 1st (Morris - 5:02.5) and 2nd (Eickhoff);
3200m Run
- 1st (Peterson - 10:57.3), 2nd (Pulford), and 3rd (Zielinski);
110m High Hurdles
- 1st (Bird - 16.7), 2nd (Fleck), and 4th (Overhaug); and
Intermediate Hurdles
- 1st (Fleck - 42.5), 2nd (Overhaug), and 3rd (Bird).

McHenry Relays

Competing against eight other high schools at the McHenry Relays, the Kaneland Knights boys track and field team placed second overall. Competing at the meet were the following teams (and corresponding team scores):

Hoffman Estates (67), Kaneland (56), Lake Forest (28), Wheeling (27), Dundee Crown (25), Rockford Boylan (21), Elk Grove (18), and McHenry (18).

First place relay finishes were:

Intermediate Hurdle Shuttle Relay - 1:08.3 (Bird, Overhaug, L. Peterson, Fleck),
High Hurdle Shuttle Relay - 1:10.5 (Bird, Overhaug, L. Peterson, Fleck),
Long Jump (Team) - 54'10" (S. Kramer, McKeown, Reuland), and
800 Frosh/Soph Relay - 1:37.9 (McKeown, Schrader, Schmidt, S. Kramer).

Second place finishes included:

Triple Jump (Team) - 111'5" (Fleck, Putzler, Reynolds),
400m Relay - 45.6 (Kenny, McKeown, Schrader, Aspengren), and
1600m Relay - 3:35.6 (Kenny, Putzler, Reynolds, S. Kramer).

Placing third in their respective events were:

800m Varsity Relay - 1:36.3 (Kenny, Putzler, Miller, Aspengren),
100m Dash - 11.9 (McKeown),
Sophomore Sprint Medley - 4:07.2 (Schmidt, Long, Schrader, S. Peterson),
6400m Relay - 20:26.4 (Pulford, Morris, Eickhoff, S. Peterson), and
Varsity Sprint Medley - 3:58.0 (Woolsey, Thomas, Miller, Zielinski).

Contributing fourth place points for the Knights were:

Discus (Team) - 330'1" (Frederick, Needham, Pozen),
High Jump (Team) - 15'4" (Keifer, Schrader, Miller), and
3200m Relay - 9:03.2 (Reynolds, Dieckman, Eickhoff, Banholzer).

Ridgewood, Elmwood Park Meet

In a triangular meet against Ridgewood and Elmwood Park, Kaneland boys placed first overall, earning 101 team points. Elmwood Park and Ridgewood placed second and third earning 48 and 25 points respectively.

Placing in the running events for Kaneland were:

400m Relay - 1st (McKeown, Schrader, Aspengren, Kenny - 45.1);
800m Relay - 1st (McKeown, Schrader, Aspengren, Kenny - 1:34.7);
1600m Relay - 1st (West, Putzler, S. Kramer, Miller - 3:39.8);
3200m Relay - 1st (Reynolds, Dieckman, Morris, Zielinski - 8:59.4);
100m Dash
- 1st (Aspengren - 11.5), 2nd (Kenny), and 4th (Schrader);
200m Dash - 1st (McKeown - 23.6), 2nd (Kenny), 3rd (Aspengren), and 4th (Schrader);
400m Dash - 1st (Woolsey - 54.7) and 3rd (Miller);
800m Run - 1st (Reynolds - 2:07.0);
1600m Run - 4th (Morris);
3200m Run - 3rd (Eickhoff);
110m High Hurdles - 1st (Fleck - 16.4), 2nd (Bird), and 4th (Overhaug); and
Intermediate Hurdles - 1st (Fleck - 42.5) and 3rd (Overhaug).

Place finishers in the field events were:

High Jump - 1st (Keifer - 6'0"), 3rd (Miller) and 4th (Hardy);
Long Jump - 1st (McKeown - 19'3") and 4th (Reuland);
Triple Jump - 2nd (Fleck) and 3rd (S. Kramer);
Shot Put - 2nd (Pozen), 3rd (Capello), and 4th (Frederick); and
Discus - 2nd (Frederick) and 4th (Capello).

Kane County Meet

Competing against 14 area schools in the Kane County Meet, the boys track and field team placed fourth overall. Competing schools and their corresponding team points were:

West Aurora (130.3), St. Charles (128.3), Batavia (90.3), Kaneland (57), Dundee Crown (41), Aurora Central Catholic (34), Geneva (30), Elgin (12), Larkin (12), Marmion (8), Illinois Math and Science Academy (8), Streamwood (7), St. Edward (0), and Aurora East (0).

Scoring points in the field events for Kaneland were:

Triple Jump - 1st (Fleck - 45'5.5") and 4th (S. Kramer - 38'11.5");
Pole Value - 2nd (Keifer - 13'6");
High Jump - 3rd (Keifer - 5'9"); and
Long Jump - 4th (McKeown - 19'2").

Place finishers in the running events for Kaneland were:

400m Relay - 3rd (Kenny, McKeown, Schrader, Aspengren - 44.6);
1600m Relay - 4th (Kenny, Putzler, S. Kramer, Reynolds - 3:29.9);
800m Relay - 5th (Putzler, McKeown, Schrader, Aspengren);
400m Dash - 5th (Kenny - 52.1);
100m Dash - 6th (Aspengren - 11.3);
200m Dash - 6th (McKeown - 23.8);
110m High Hurdles - 2nd (Fleck - 15.4); and
Intermediate Hurdles - 6th (Fleck - 41.6).

Suburban Prairie Conference - White Division

Competing against seven other area schools, the Kaneland boys track and field team walked away with a first place conference title accumulating a total of 156 team points. Competing teams and their corresponding team points were:

Kaneland (156), Elmwood Park (104), Morris (103), Lemont (76), Yorkville (33), Ridgewood (20) and Evergreen Park (0).

Place finishers in the running events were:

100m Dash - 1st (Aspengren - 11.3) and 4th (McKeown - 11.7);
800m Run - 1st (Reynolds - 2:04.9) and 6th (Banholzer - 2:11.2);
1600m Relay - 1st (Putzler, Reynolds, Kramer, Kenny - 3:32.7);
110m High Hurdles - 1st (Fleck - 16.0) and 3rd (Bird - 16.3);
Intermediate Hurdles - 1st (Fleck - 42.3) and 5th (Overhaug - 44.3);
400m Relay - 2nd (Kenny, McKeown, Schrader, Aspengren - 44.7);
800m Relay - 2nd (McKeown, Schrader, Kramer, Aspengren - 1:34.3);
400m Dash - 2nd (Kenny - 52.1) and 4th (Putzler - 53.2);
200m Dash - 3rd (McKeown - 23.0) and 5th (Aspengren - 23.2);;
3200m Relay - 4th (Banholzer, Dieckman, Zielinski, Morris - 8:52.1);
3200m Run - 5th (Peterson - 10:32.9); and
1600m Run - 5th (Morris - 4:56.9).

Team points for the field events were earned in the following:

Triple Jump - 1st (Fleck - 41' 9") and 5th (Kramer - 37' 11.5");
Pole Vault - 1st (Keifer - 12' 6") and 2nd (Long - 12' 6");
Discus - 2nd (Frederick - 124' 2.5");
Long Jump - 3rd (Fleck - 20' 1"); and
High Jump - 4th (Keifer - 5' 10") and 6th (Miller - 5' 6").

Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshman
Paul Aspengren Adam Capella P.J. Fleck Robbie Baert
Mark Banholzer Jon Dieckman Neal Hutton John Carraher
Shane Bird Tim Eickhoff Shaun Kramer Jon Coulter
Chad Joseph Tim Frederick Kurt Long Connor Gibbons
Dan Kenny Judd Hardy J.T. Murray Brian Heidelmeier
Luke Putzler Marty Keifer Mark Needham Bill McKeown
Matt Reuland Josh Miller Scott Peterson Will Schmidt
B.J. Staker Jason Morris Josh Rogers Mike Voirol
Phil Studdard Reed Overhaug Kyle Schrader
Rick Varley Luke Peterson Jason Stayner
Nick Weydert Russ Pozen Paul Szachnit
Jason Woolsey Ray Pulford Brian Tegtmeier
Jason Reyes
Joe Reynolds
Tim Royer
Ian Thomas
Adam Wallace
Ryan West
Tim Zielinski

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