The schedule said it was time for Carl Klamm to drop down from his usual distance — at 800 meters — for Evanston’s track team to focus on speed work.
Klamm’s need for speed produced Evanston’s only victory Saturday at the 35th annual Glenbard West Jim Arnold Invitational. He won the 400 meter-dash with a time of 50.44 seconds, more than a full second faster than runnerup Adrian Walkosz of Lockport, clocked in 51.63.
ETHS high jumper Maliq Banks scored a personal best effort for the second week in a row, placing 2nd in his specialty at 6 feet, 4 inches. Chris Wright-Madison of Oak Park-River Forest won that event at 6-6.
Evanston mustered only 26 team points and placed 10th overall in the 15-team field. Edwardsville captured the team title with 81 points.
Also earning top finishes for ETHS were Reggie Murphy, 5th in the 100 in 11.12; Malachi Adams, 6th in the 200 in 23.31; and Ramon Hayes, 6th in the 400 in 52.65.
Evanston’s best relay finish was a 4th in the 1600, with the team of Aremon Alagheband, Hayes, Josh Hopson and Klamm combining for a time of 3:25.76.