Matt Cless accounted for three individual wins Saturday and led Evanston’s boys track team to a runner-up finish in the team standings at the Thornton Invitational meet.
Cless captured the high jump title at 6 feet, 6 inches and scored sprint victories in the 100 meters (11.29) and 200 (22.79) against the south suburb’s top speedsters. Overall, Evanston scored nine first place finishes, but that wasn’t enough to overcome the depth displayed by meet champion Homewood-Flossmoor.
The Vikings capitalized on a meet rule that allowed three individual entries per event and outscored the Wildkits 263.83 to 236 to rule the 10-team field. Next in order were Crete-Monee (125.33), Brother Rice (98.33), Thornwood (81), Evergreen Park (61), Oak Forest (54), Thornton (52.5), Thornridge (47.5) and Rich Township (32).
Also contributing individual victories for Evanston were Solomon Greene, 10 minutes, 12.68 seconds in the 3200; Evan Siegel, 16.49 in the 110 hurdles; Vorn Ellis, 51.86 in the 400; Skyler Lee, 42.28 in the 300 hurdles; and Tim Russell, 41.08 meters in the discus throw. Evanston also won the 3200 relay in 8:46.59 behind the foursome of Dylan Eyler, Essay Tolosa, John Leibforth and Luke Ng.