Friske wins in windy John Bell Invitational

AURORA – Noah Friske brought home East’s only first-place medal Saturday in the cold, windy John Bell Invitational at West Aurora High School.

Friske ran a personal best 2:00.39 in the 800 meters and he needed it to edge Bennett Melone of St. Charles East, who came in at 2:00.48.

Friske added a fourth-place finish in the 1,600.

Jason Buis had the only other top-three finish, taking second in the discus with a throw of 136-0.

The 800-meter relay team did the best among the sprinters. Marquez Gray, Jada Shaw, Isaiah Rynders and Adrian Newell took fourth.

Posted on 04.14.19