The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys track and field team’s talent and depth were on full display during Saturday’s Fenwick Invite at Concordia University Chicago.
First-place finishers George Cervanka, Jacob Wardzala and Devin Moody set the tone for the Bulldogs, who also won the team title.
Cervanka, a returning state qualifier in the 100- and 200-meter dash races, ran well in both on Saturday. He won the 200 with a time of 22.97 seconds and placed fifth in the 100 at 11.49.
In the 1,600 final, Wardzala coasted to a win by crossing the finish line at 4:36.07, well ahead of runner-up Emilio Jeremy of Notre Dame, who posted a time of 4:44.90.
Moody, who also played wide receiver on the football team, flourished in three field events. Moody placed first in the triple jump at 41 feet, 6-5 inches. He was a runner-up in the long jump (20-10) and high jump (6-2).
In the 400, RBHS junior Josh Ranft recorded a time of 53.45 to earn fifth place. Sophomore Corey Dishmon scored well in the hurdles, taking fifth in the 110 hurdles (16.98) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (44.70).
In the middle and long distance runs, RBHS showed off its depth. The Bulldogs’ Jason Noel, Jack Sagan and Chris Magno finished second through fourth in the 800. Noel ran the race in 2:04.36, while Sagan was 2:07.05 and Magno 2:07.26. Seniors Connor O’Brien and Ryan Hahn came in third (10:31.95) and fourth (10:33.56), respectively, in the 3,200.
RBHS had three relay teams notch a top-three showing. The Bulldogs won the 3,200 relay with a time of 8:19.64 and were second in the 1,600 relay at 3:38.37. The 400 relay team came in third (45.01).
Angel Alarcon, Ethan Clarkson, Vaughn Hilpp and Hunter Hughes have also contributed to the Bulldogs’ success this spring.
RBHS hosts a quad against Chicago Christian, Elmwood Park and Walther Christian and a Senior Night dual meet against Nazareth to wind up the regular season.
The Bulldogs will be vying for their sixth straight outdoor Metro Suburban Conference championship on Friday, May 11 at Fenton. The MSC meet begins at 4:30 p.m.