CHARLESTON - Stan Reddel is retiring after 40 plus years of coaching.
And it just so happens that his York boys track team gave him the perfect gift on the way out.
Receiving points from five individual and two relays, the Dukes captured the Class 3A state title at the IHSA meet Saturday at Eastern Illinois University.
The squad tallied 40 points, finishing four points ahead of both Edwardsville and Lake Park.
York was led by the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Jeff Ostling, Josh Farrar, Greg Gornick and Itoro Akpakpan, which finished second.
Reid Smith added a third-place finish in the high jump.
Other highlights from the meet were:
Glenbard South's Joe Singleton captured the Class 2A 3,200 race in a time of 9:19.48. The senior was also fifth in the 1,600.
Stephen Hubona of Benet, who is a La Grange native, easily won the Class 3A discus title with a throw of 185-1.
IC Catholic's Jordan Rowell came in third in the 200 and sixth in the 100 in Class A.
Ryan Clevenger of Downers Grove North crossed the line in third place in the Class 3A 1,600.
York's 4 x 200 relay finished in third place in Class 3A.
Nkemjika Nwosu of Hinsdale Central was fourth in the triple jump in Class 3A.
Hinsdale Central's Billy Magnesen led for most of the Class 3A 3,200 before settling for fifth place.
York's Josh Farrar came in fifth in the Class 3A 100.
The 4 x 800 relay for Lyons Township placed fifth.