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Pendergast and Naperville North win at Twilight Invite


Judy Pendergast held off Lindsey Payne in the final mile to run 16:15 to win the Girls Race. Payne ran 16:29 to finish second; 3A #1 Naperville North wins 56-73 ahead of 2A #1 Yorkville | Eric Neumann's move in the final 300 meters gives him a nine second win; #3 Neuqua Valley outpacks #5 Hinsadle Central 32-56 - RECAP - Naperville Twilight Race Videos and Interviews  - Results


NEW! Tolono Unity Sweeps Okaw Valley Conference Meet - Recap | Results


Sandburg doubles up with two meet wins - #1 Sandburg sent most of the varsity squad to Peoria and came away with a convincing win; The Eagles placed 5 runners in the top 10 to win with 27 pts; #3 Lyons Twp 2nd with 65 pts; #2 Neuqua Valley places 3rd w/o #1 runner Connor Horn | Sean Torpy & Dylan Jacobs go 1-2 to lead "other" Sandburg squad to 67-76 ahead of #11 St. Charles East

Other Peoria C Inv News - Keagan Smith dominates 3A Boys race with 14:26 win - #17 Prospect places 4 in first 11 behind Brooke Wilson win to win team championship ahead of #22 Downers Grove South & #10 Oswego | Maryjeanne Gilbert torches 1A/2A Girls field running 16:34 in 80 second win; 2A #16 Carmel Catholic wins 110-113 over Peo Notre Dame | 2A #5 Normal University wins 1A/2A Boys Team title 119-153 ahead of #24 Peo Notre Dame behind Jack Franklin individual win | 1A/2A Results | 3A Results


Other Weekend Highlights

Whtn N Falcon Classic - 3A #2 Glenbard West wins team title behind Lindsey Payne 16:43 win by 46 secoonds; #11 New Trier & 2A #1 Yorkville 2nd & 3rd in Flight meet - Recap - Meet Video | St. Charles N Inv - #3 Batavia places 4 in first 14 to win 69-99 over #5 Lyons Township; McKenzie Altmayer runs 17:44 for 8 second win ahead of Caitlin Shepard on new Leroy Oakes course layout | Locktoberfest - #13 Whitney Young surprises #7 Buffalo Grove 73-88 for team win; Kevin Salvano wins in 15:34 at hilly Dellwood Park









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Judy Pendergast of Naperville North HS runs 16:15 to win the Girls Varsity Race - Naperville Twilight Invitational 2015 - DyeStat IL
Girls Varsity Race Highlights - Naperville Twilight Invitational 2015 - DyeStat IL
Lindsey Payne of Glenbard West HS finishes 2nd in the Girls Varsity Race - Naperville Twilight Invitational 2015 - DyeStat IL
Ashley Tutt of Minooka HS finishes 3rd in the Girls Varsity Race - Naperville Twilight Invitational 2015 - DyeStat IL

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#1 Sandburg splits squad for big wins at Peoria and St. Charles


#1 Sandburg sent most of the varsity squad to Peoria and came away with a convincing win; The Eagles placed 5 runners in the top 10 to win with 27 pts; #3 Lyons Twp 2nd with 65 pts; #2 Neuqua Valley places 3rd w/o #1 runner Connor Horn | Sean Torpy & Dylan Jacobs go 1-2 to lead "other" Sandburg squad to 67-76 ahead of #11 St. Charles East

Other Peoria C Inv News - Keagan Smith dominates 3A Boys race with 14:26 win - #17 Prospect places 4 in first 11 behind Brooke Wilson win to win team championship ahead of #22 Downers Grove South & #10 Oswego | Maryjeanne Gilbert torches 1A/2A Girls field running 16:34 in 80 second win; 2A #16 Carmel Catholic wins 110-113 over Peo Notre Dame | 2A #5 Normal University wins 1A/2A Boys Team title 119-153 ahead of #24 Peo Notre Dame behind Jack Franklin individual win | 1A/2A Results | 3A Results


Other Weekend Highlights

Whtn N Falcon Classic - 3A #2 Glenbard West wins team title behind Lindsey Payne 16:43 win by 46 secoonds; #11 New Trier & 2A #1 Yorkville 2nd & 3rd in Flight meet - Recap Meet Video St. Charles N Inv - #3 Batavia places 4 in first 14 to win 69-99 over #5 Lyons Township; McKenzie Altmayer runs 17:44 for 8 second win ahead of Caitlin Shepard on new Leroy Oakes course layout | Locktoberfest - #13 Whitney Young surprises #7 Buffalo Grove 73-88 for team win; Kevin Salvano wins in 15:34 at hilly Dellwood Park


Cobbley, Siltman slay the beast at El Paso-Gridley - Recap - Race Videos



York edges Hinsdale Central at Palatine Inv Boys Race


A final surge by #5 York was the difference as they edged #4 Hinsdale Central 88-97 to win the Boys Varsity Race - Jon Davis wins tactical boys race by three seconds ahead of Blake Evertsen. | A 12 second 5 runner split difference for 2A #1 Yorkville win in the Girls Varsity Race - Isabelle Sparreo runs 17:06.9 to win Girls Indvidual title ahead of Brooke Wilson

Recap | Boys Race Video | Girls Race Video | Joe Newton Interview | Jon Davis Interview | Isabelle Sparreo Interview | All Race Video and Interviews from Palatine | Results


Highlights from This Weekend

Roy Griak Inv - #1 Naperville North wins Championship race behind Judy Pendergast 2nd place finish | Culver Academies Inv - #3 Lyons Township dominates Boys Elite race behind Vince Zona 3rd place finish | Macnider Inv - Irwin Loud sizzles 14:44 5k to lead #6 Oak Park-River Forest;  #4 Minooka easily wins Girls title | SJO Spartan Classic - Anna Sophia Keller 16:14 in the streets of St. Joseph for 3 Miles; 1A #1's Urbana University Girls and Tolono Unity Boys crowned champs | Naperville Girls Inv - Naperville North steps up for team win; Rachael Lau wins indv race


Your source for the lastest results is TFX Meet Central. | IHSA Sectional Assignments Released - Story




Jon Davis 14:10.9 US #1 win at Richard Spring Inv


Jon Davis held off a late charge by Irwin Loud, then stormed away in the final 400 to win the Boys Varsity Race at the Richard Spring Invitational in an US #1 14:10.9 on the 3 mile Detweiller Park Course. Loud ran 14:20.0 to finish second | #1 Sandburg put 5 runners in the first 18 to win the team race with 51 points; #3 Neuqua Valley 2nd with 81 pts; #5 York & 2A #1 Mahomet Seymour finished 3rd and 4th | A move in the final 800 by Lindsey Payne was enough to win the Girls Race in 16:34.0; Maryjeanne Gilbert 16:52.9 to finish 2nd; Audrey Ernst, also under 17, finished 3rd | #3 Glenbard West scores 95 points to win the team championship; #13 Wheaton-Warrenville South & #17 Oswego finish 2nd and 3rd. 


Results | Richard Spring Recap | Boys Highlights Video | Girls Highlight Video 

Interviews: Jon Davis | Lindsey Payne | Irwin Loud | Maryjeanne Gilbert Team Interview with Sandburg Matt Pereira | Connor Horn | Alex Keeble


DS IL Weekend HS XC Recap | Monday Morning Finish Line - 9/21/15 | NEW! Behind The Rankings - 9/23/15


Your source for the lastest results is TFX Meet Central. | IHSA Sectional Assignments Released - Story



Peoria First to Finish Meet produces fast times


3A Girls - Judy Pendergast runs fourth fastest Girls time ever on fabled Detweiller Park Course (16:18.9) to win individual race.Top 4 girls under 17 minutes; 2A Yorkville packs it up to win team championship ahead of Batavia, Naperville North; Minooka places sixth. 3A Boys - Kevin Salvano wins in 14:22; Blake Evertsen 14:25 for second; #2 Lyons Township edges WSC-S #5 Hinsdale Central 80-96 for team title - 3A Full Results | 2A Girls - #3 Dunlap edges #9 Vernon Hills 163-167 for team title; Jenna Lutzow wins individual race 17:11.5; Vivian Overbeck 2nd 2A Boys - Jack Aho runs 14:35.6 for 6 second win ahead of Shane Williamson; #2 Grayslake Central puts 4 in first 17 to win; #3 Yorkville a strong second - 2A Full Results | 1A Girls - Daly Galloway runs 17:23 for 37 second win ahead of Arielle Summit; #3 Urbana University 5 in first 30 enough to win team title; 1A Boys - Cory Landon move with 800 to go gives him 8 second win in 15:24; #4 Elmwood-Brimfield win Boys team championship ahead of #10 Carlinville, #7 El Paso-Gridley - 1A Full Results | RECAP OF ALL SIX CLASS RACES!


Weekend Highlights

Lake Park Inv - Lindsey Payne runs 16:28, #3 Glenbard West wins Girls; Keagan Smith solo 15:04, #16 Hoffman Estates Boys win team; RACE VIDEOS - RECAP | Halberg Inv - Alex Keeble 7th runner under 15 at Springfield's Lincoln Park; 2A #1 Mahomet-Seymour rolls to win; Lauren Whitehouse wins indv Girls race; 2A #14 Chatham-Glenwood wins Girls team | PBL Inv - Tolono Unity Captures Boys & Girls team championship | PORTA Inv - Katelyn Robbins breaks Maria Brauer course record; runs 17:33 on 2.9 course for win; #5 Liberty scores 55 pts for upset win ahead of #8 Litchfield & #2 PORTA | Wauconda Inv - McKenzie Altmayer 17:38 win by 30 seconds; #17 Geneva wins 58-64 over 2A #5 Crystal Lake Central; Glenbrook South wins Boys 93-101 over 2A #6 Crystal Lake Central;Dustin Macuiba 15:09 Boys indv win | Joliet C Inv - #12 Neuqua Valley edges #16 Oswego 30-37 for Girls team; Caitlin Horn runs 18:39 for win | Monday Morning Finish Line | IL HS XC Weekend Recap | NEW! Behind the Rankings 9/16/15



Payne is the one to beat with 16:40 at Hornet-Red Devil Inv


Glenbard West's Lindsey Payne runs sizzling 16:40 for 3 miles at Katherine Legge to win Girls Race; #5 Minooka edges #3 Glenbard West by 3 points to win Girls Team Title | #2 Neuqua Valley puts 8 in first 15 to win Boys team title ahead of #4 Hinsdale Central; Blake Evertsen and Chris Brenk finish 1-2 | Results | Recap | Meet Videos

Leavey Inv - Jocelyn Long comes from behind for Girls Indv win; leads #21 Barrington past #9 Batavia 50-56; Alec Danner goes wire to wire for Boys win; Marmion edges #18 Downers North 85-90 - Meet Videos | Lions Pride Inv - #1 Sandburg edges #5 Lyons Township 35-36; Vince Zona, Connor Madell finish 1-2; Lyons Township wins Girls Team | John Kurtz Early Bird - Irwin Loud runs 14:52 to win Boys Individual; #8 Oak Park-River Forest wins team; Glenbrook South wins Girls Team | Pleasant Valley IA - #1 Naperville North Girls easily win team ahead of Edina MN; Judy Pendergast 17:45 5k for win


NEW! Monday Morning Finish Line 9/7/15 | Weekend Recap | TFX Meet Central | NEW! Behind the Rankings 9/9/15


NEW! 2014 3A State XC Champ Lindsay Graham looks to be back for track in 2016 - Press Release from her parents | NEW! Rockford Christian moved from 1A to 2A for the 2015 Cross Country Season - Read the story by Rockford Christian Coach Randy Moore here  | NEW! Chicago Northside/Southside Challenge moved to new date, new site - Mike Newman story.


Keller opens with 18:03 5k to win FTTF Kickoff


1A State Champion Anna Sophia Keller wins Girls Race at the FTTF Kickoff Meet at SIU-Edwardsville running 18:03; 2A #8 Rochester scores 58 to win team title; 2A #20 St. Teresa second with 79 | Salem puts four in first eleven to win Boys Team with 96; Cape Girardeau ND MO 2nd; Freeburg 3rd; Harrison Thomas runs 16:17 for individual title | Results | Recap | Boys Highlights Girls HighlightsAnna Sophia Keller Interview


Normal West Inv - Maryjeanne Gilbert runs 17:30 to hold off Minooka trio for win; Patrick Bruch wins Boys race; Minooka sweeps team titles | Results


Sandburg starts perfectly at SWSC-Pre Season


#1 Sandburg takes first 8 spots to easily win Boys team title; Jenna Diers leads 1-23 sweep for Lincoln-Way Central Girls win | Results | Boys Video | Girls Video | Recap


EIU Showdown - Julianna Stogsdill surprise in Girls win; DGN wins team title | Alec Danner last 800 move difference in his win; DGN wins on 6th runner tiebreak | Recap | Results Boys Highlights | Girls Highlights

Morris Early Bird - Daly Galloway opens season with 17:33.7 win | Results


Yorkville XC Invitational - 2A #1 Yorkville Girls score 20 points with 28 second split; Madison Ronzone under 18 outkicking Summer Pierson for win | 2A #5 Yorkville Boys puts 7 in 11 to win; Danny Rosen wins by 32 seconds | Results | Boys Video | Girls Video 



DyeStat IL Cross Country Season Previews


3A Boys Teams - Sandburg looks for redemption after 2014 finish at state

3A Boys Individuals - Coming Soon!


3A Girls Teams - Defending Champs Naperville North could be state's all time best | 3A Girls Individuals - Individual race wide open without defending champ Graham

2A Boys Teams - Mahomet-Seymour climbing to the top of the mountain | 2A Boys Individuals - Wide Open race for individual crown

2A Girls Teams - Yorkville goes for 5th straight 2A title | 2A Girls Individuals - Maryjeanne Gilbert on track to go sub 16 at Detweiller this fall 

1A Boys Teams - Tolono Unity looks for redemption; Rockford Christian & Shelbyville could have a say in that 1A Boys Individuals - It's Jon Davis...then the pack

1A Girls Teams - St. Joseph-Ogden looks to repeat but PORTA, Urbana University, and Seneca in way | 1A Girls Individuals - Can anyone stop Anna Sophia Keller?


The end of an era in Elmhurst: York forced out of legendary East End Park - Mike Newman story


Detweiller at Dark - Jared Borowsky and Indiana's Taylor Nicholson individual winners in the night race on the Illinois State Meet course. Recap | Results



DyeStat Illinois Track & Field Athletes of the Year 


Congratulations to Brittny Ellis and Ja'Mari Ward as the 2015 DyeStat IL Athlete of the Year



3A - Girls : Brittny Ellis | Boys: Kahmari Montgomery

2A - Girls: Mariya Hudson | Boys: Ja'Mari Ward

1A  - Girls: Amanda McClain | Boys: Jon Davis 

Field Events - BOYS | GIRLS

Hurdles - BOYS | GIRLS

Sprints - BOYS | GIRLS

Distances - BOYS | GIRLS


NEW! Sub 5 / Sub 6 Challenge Final Update - BOYS | GIRLS


IAAF World Youth Championships - Alton's LaJarvia Brown fails to make finals in Girls Triple Jump...but jumps all-time Illinois best 41-9.75 - RESULTS


2015 DyeStat IL Relay Ratings - Cahokia wins back to back overall Boys title including perfect 2A score - Boys Rankings | Lincoln-Way East climbs to top of mountain to win Girls Title - Girls Rankings



Alton's LaJarvia Brown makes US National Youth Team


LaJarvia Brown is named to the United States Youth Team that will compete at the World Youth Championships in Colombia after she finishes 2nd in the Triple Jump. Brown also placed third in the Heptathlon | Thomas Mosley runs a 2 second PR to finish fifth in the 800 | Gillian Urycki jumps 5-7 to finish second in the High Jump | Josh Eiker finishes fifth in both the 100 and 200.


World Youth Meet Recap | Day 1 Youth World Trials Highlights | Day 1 Photos | Storylines to Watch World Youth Trials Results 


USATF Hershey Youth Championships - Illinois dominates the 800's: Karina Liz wins the 17/18 Girls 800 - Liz Interview; Strong kick gives Connor McCue win in 17/18 Boys 800 - McCue Interview; Thomas Mosley cruises to 15/16 Boys win | Morgan Zacharias clears IL #1 13-5 to win 17/18 PV; Ties all time Illinois outdoor best with Emily Grove in 2011: Zacharias Interview | KD Young picks up national championships in the 15/16 Shot & Discus: Young Interview | 17/18 Results | 15/16 Results | IL Week Recap | Watch the Races from the USATF.tv Archives!



Illinois Athletes shine at Brooks PR Invitational


Brittny Ellis runs a season's best 54.05 to finish 2nd in the Girls 400 Meter Dash; Josh Eiker runs 10.61 to finish a close 3rd in Boys 100 Meter Dash; Jesse Reiser runs 8:56.55 to finish 8th in Boys 2 Mile Run - RESULTS


New Balance Outdoor Nationals - KD Young only Illinois All-American as she finishes 6th in Girls Championship Shot Put | Results: Championship - Emerging Elites - Freshmen



Illinois Athletes Coast to Coast this weekend


A large Illinois contingent heads to North Carolina for this weekend's New Balance Outdoor Nationals; Jesse Reiser, Josh Eiker, Brittny Ellis, and Pavlo Hutsalyuk head to Washington for Saturday's Brooks PR Invitational | Mike Newman's Weekend Preview


New Balance Outdoor Nationals - Watch the Live Webcast HERE! | Broadcast Details

Entires | Schedule | Results: Championship - Emerging Elites - Freshmen | NSAF Meet Website


IHSA Success Factor? Illiana Christian Assistant Coach Marty Wondaal on itccca.com writes on how the IHSA success factor could affect the Illiana Christian Cross Country Team that moved from 2A to 3A for the 2015 Season | Blog


Previous Meets


6/13 - Midwest Distance Classic | Meet Recap Results | Videos of Every Race 

6/5 - Chicago Mag Miles Meet Recap | Results | Replay of St. Ignatius Webcast

6/4 - Festival of Miles | Meet Recap | Grant Fisher Interview Results



Fast times despite rain at Midwest Distance Classic



Sean Torpy breaks away from pack in last 600 to win the Boys 1600 | Iowa's Thomas Pollard holds off Dylan Hodgson for 8:56.06 win; Jon Davis 5th 9:07.04 | Fantastic Boys 800! Shane Streich runs US #3 1:49.85 to win loaded 800; Ty Moss & Pavlo Hutsalyuk finish 3/4 | Michigan's Luke Anderson runs US #2 6:01.79 to win Boys 2k Steeple | Karina Liz comes from behind to win Girls 800 | Michigan's Audrey Belf goes wire to wire to win Girls 1600 in 4:44 ; Kathryn House finishes 2nd

Results | Videos from every race MDC Recap



Grant Fisher wins Boys Dream Mile at adidas Grand Prix; York's Matt Plowman finishes 11th | Results | Watch the Race



Illinois athletes compete at Saturday's Senior Spotlight Meet at the University of Dubuque | Meet Results




Richards, Davis lead Illinois Boys dominance at St Louis


The story of the meet was Grant Fisher's 3:59.38 at the end of the Festival of Miles in St. Louis. But Illinois did some damage in the Boys Elite races |  Meet Recap Grant Fisher Interview | Results


  • Bryce Richards wins Boys Elite Mile coming from seventh in the last 100 meters; Heath Warren places seventh | Richards Interview | Warren Interview
  • Jon Davis takes lead in last 300 to win Boys Developmenal Mile in 4:11 PR; Wes Schoenthal finishes fifth | Davis Interview
  • Michaela Hackbarth finishes 3rd in Girls 800; Karina Liz finishes 6th
  • Madison Ronzone runs PR 4:59.46 to place 6th in Girls Championship Mile
  • Luis Davilla finishes 5th, Nick Fiene 6th in the Boys 800


Magnificient Miles at St. Ignatius College Prep


Friday night meet a success with tons of PR's performed. Sandburg's Sean Torpy wins the Boys High School Elite Race; Prospect's Brooke Wilson Girls High School Elite winner

Meet Recap | Results | Replay of St. Ignatius Webcast



IHSA Boys State Track & Field Championships


3A Boys - Khamari Montgomery completes sprint sweep; 46.24 New IHSA Meet record in 400 | Edwardsville wins team championship; Neuqua Valley & Evanston tie for 2nd | Ty Moss gets state 800 title | Sandburg wins 4x8; 1st winner from Sandburg since Tom Graves in '78 | Evanston sweeps 4x1, 4x2 relays | East St. Louis dominates 4x4 | Jesse Reiser repeats in 3200 | Pavlo Hutsulyak surprises in winning 1600 | Fontez Davis wins LJ |Chris Walker on top in Triple Jump | Ricky Hurley gets gold in Shot | Ricky Nelson wins Discus on final attempt | Jake Larocca completes magical season winning PV | Kenny Brown wins HJ | William Session on top 110 Hurdles | Chris Douglas wins in 300 H | 3A Results

2A Boys - Cahokia scores whopping 119 points to win 5th straight 2A title; Ja'Mari Ward sweeps jumps including IHSA State Record in LJ | Ward part of new 4x1 IHSA state record; Cahokia sweeps all 4 relays; Sam Sikon wins both Shot & Discus | Josh Eiker sets new 2A records in 100 / 200 } Alexander Bruno new 2A record in 1600 | Colin De Young kicks in for 3200 title | Connor Stine wins 800 | Tyler Higgins top in 400 | Lucas Egesweeps hurdles including 2A record in 300H | Danny Walker surprises in PV | Hunter Johnson 6-9 wins HJ | 2A Results

1A Boys - Jon Davis repeats distance triple crown; sets new 1A record in 3200 | Marcus Sitko triple winner in LJ, TJ, & 100 | Andre McGill gets his title in 200 | Jacob Sholl holds off Jordan Rowell for 400 crown | Tolono Unity wins 1A title holding off Illini West | Aaron Luesse wins 110H; Josh Kirby on top in 300H | Riley Smith wins wild PV | Noah Adams clears 6-10 to win HJ | Arcola wins 4x1, 4x4; Tolono Unity wins 4x2, 4x8 | Andrew Gardewine in control in winning 800 | Blaze Murfin 59-8.5 to win Shot Put | Stephen Gibson comes from behind to win Discus | 1A Result


Saturday Finals - MEET STARTS AT 10am with Section 1 of 3200's. Rolling schedule from that point on with hopes of completing meet before storms hit.

Final Results - 1A | 2A | 3A   Watch the meet webcast HERE!


3A Prelims - Edwardsville advances 12 to Saturday's finals | Ty Moss has great day qualifying in 800 and leading Neuqua Valley to top qualifying times in 3200 Relay and 1600 Relay | Kahmari Montgomey qualifies in all three sprint events | 3A Highlights | 3A Results


2A Prelims - Ja'Mari Ward sets new IHSA State Meet record in the Long Jump! Cahokia jumps record in 3rd prelim attempt; also jumps 50-6 (+2.4) to lead the Triple Jump. Watch Record Long Jump HERE!  | Cahokia on track to win 5th straight championship advancing 17 to Saturday's finals | Josh Eiker leads qualifiers in the 100 & 200 | 2A Highlights | 2A Results


1A Prelims - Tolono Unity qualifies ten to Saturday finals including all four relays | Jacob Sholl runs 1A best in the 400 | Arcola qualifies three relays including 1A leading 1600 | Blaze Murfin leads both Shot Put and Discus | Corey Kersey on opace for 3rd straight TJ crown; leads by over a foot | 1A Highlights | 1A Prelim Results 


IHSA Boys State Meet Previews  - 1A | 2A | 3A



Stars of Illinois Girls Track & Field shine at State Meet


3A - Lincoln-Way East gets points on final 3 scored events to capture 3rd straight state championship | Brittny Ellis completes sprint triple to help Warren tie for second with Barrington | Jayla Stewart 100H win & 100 2nd place in 100 within 30 minutes excites crowd | Miya Dorsey edges Grace Cronin in 300H fantastic finish | Naperville North starts off meet with 4x8 and Judy Pendergast winning 3200 | Bolingbrrok edges Lincoln-Way East by .01 in 4x1 | Patience the key in Gabby Sanchez win in 1600 | Michaela Hackbarth dreams come true with 800 win | Recaps coming | Results | Photos

2A - Cahokia wins back to back state championships behind Mayia Hudson / Rayneesha Lewis 4 individual wins; Hudson sets 2A record in 400 along with 100/200 win | Success with 4x1, 4x2 & 4x4 wins gets Morgan Park 2nd place |  Jaimie Robinson sets 2A record in the Triple Jump | Imani Carothers wins 100H in close finish | Montini accomplishes goal in win in 4x8 | Maryjeanne Gilbert runs away with 3200 win | Team work nets 1-2 finish in 1600 by Rosary's Emily Martin & Madison Ronzone | Karina Liz wins 2nd consecutive 800 | Results

1A - Illini West strength in relays including 4x4 end of meet win gives them 1st state championship | Jenny Kimbro 1A records in 100H-300H along with all-state in 200 / LJ paces Sidell Jamaica to 2nd place | Amanda McClain ends prep career with 200, 400. LJ wins giving Sullivan 3rd place finish | Anna Sophia Keller wins 3200, wins close 1600 with Brauer sisters | Morgan Zachirias sets 1A record in Pole Vault | KD Young sweeps Shot and Discus for 2nd year in a row | Luther Northpowerful in 4x1, 4x2 wins | Tolono Unity come from behind win in 4x8 | Cassie Mundekis wins 3rd straight 800 title | Results


Plenty of excitement at Sectionals sets up great Boys State Meet

Jesse Reiser 9:04/4:09 double at Rockford Guilford | Kahmari Montgomery triple win including IL #1 46.87 400; Hofferts double thier pleasure with 1-2 finishes in 1600 / 3200; Plainfield East IL #1 4x2 1:26.78; Neuqua Valley wins team title behind Ty Moss win in 800 and anchoring winning 4x8 & 4x4 | Andy Jatis clears IL #1T 16-6 in PV at HF | Evanston wins team championship at Loyola | Keep up with the latest results on DyeStat TFX Meet Central Boys State Meet Final Qualifiers - 1A | 2A | 3A



IHSA Girls State Track & Field Meet


3A Prelims - Lincoln-Way East in command for 3rd title as they have 11 advance to Saturday finals | Brittny Ellis has fastest Prelim times in 3 sprint events; 10 runners under 5 in 3A 1600 prelims led by Torree Scull | Highlights


2A Prelims - Morgan Park has big day qualifying top ranked 400/800 Relays, 1600 Relay, and four individuals to finals; Defending champion Mariya Hudson IL #2 55.65 leading 400; Cahokia qualifies 6 indv to finals | Jaimie Robinson sets new 2A Record in Triple Jump | Highlights


1A Prelims - Jenny Kimbro qualifies in 4 events; runs IL #1 43.06 300H | Amanda McClain qualifies in 200, 400; leads LJ | KD Young in control of Shot / Discus | Anna Sophia Keller under 5 in 1600 prelims | 1A Highlights




IHSA Girls Sectionals - The Road to the Big Blue Oval


Barrington wins sectional at Fremd; Brittny Ellis sweeps 100, 200, 400; Palatine runs US#5 9:11.96 to win 4x8 | Defending 3A State Champion Lincoln-Way East qualifies 14 in sectional win at Homewood Flossmoor; Jayla Stewart runs 13.66 state best in 100H prelims; Lincoln-Way East edges HF in 400 Relay 47.31 - 47.42 | Judy Pendergast runs state best 10:34.55 to win 3200 at Naperville North | Oak Park has great day in winning St. Ignatius Sectional including 1:40:44 IL #1 4x2 | Michaela Hackbarth runs IL #1 2:11.27 in 800 at Downers Grove North | Watch races from the Homewood-Flossmoor Sectional via RunnerSpace Plus HERE!


Sectional Recaps : 1A 2A | 3A |  STATE FINAL QUALIFIERS (via ihsa.org) - 1A | 2A | 3A


NEW! Eric Hofmann talks to the Voice of the State Meet Matt Piecisinski


Boys Conference Meets - Jesse Reiser runs US#5 8:49.4 3200 at FVC, comes back to win 1600 in 4:14 | Barrington takes MSL Crown; Scotty Miller sweeps 100, 200; Barrington US #2 7:43.51 4x8 |  Neuqua Valley wins UEC in final meet before moving to the DVC;  Edwardsville rolls to SWC Championship - Check out the Latest Results in DyeStat IL TFX Meet Central

Boys Conference Meets Recap


Newms Notes - Celebrating breaking 5 minutes in the 1600 at Hinsdale Central's Distance Under the Lights - Watch the final race - Interview with DGN's Brandon Lockerby who broke 5 minutes in his first 1600 race




Barrington reigns in MSL Girls Championships


MSL - Barrington rolls to team title after 3 hour weather delay; Nina Hodges double win in the 100/200; Kelly O'Brien double win in the 800/1600 | DVC Girls - WW South captures team title; Naperville North sweeps the distance events; Allison Wahrman 18-9 LJ / 40-1 TJ | SWSC-Blue - Bolingbrook IL #1 47.61 4x1; LW East 1:41.44 IL #1 4x2; Jayla Stewart wins 100,200,100H; LW East wins team title |NSC Brittny Ellis wins 100, 200, 400 | FVC - Lauren Van Vlierbergen 2:14 800 / 5:03 1600 wins | WSC-Silver - Oak Park ties Downers Grove North for team title after OPRF's win in the 4x4 Relay | CPS Championships - Whitney Young sweeps team titles

NEW! Girls Conference Meet Recaps


Check out the latest meet results in DyeStat IL TFX Meet Central


Weekend Meets - Collinsville Inv Edwardsville edges Cahokia for team championships; AJ Epenesa US #7 194-3 DT; Wes Schoenthal 4:15.91 1600 | Lake County Boys - Scotty Miller IL #1 10.53 100; Cory Hertz IL #1 47.40 400 | Kane County Boys - Lucas Ege 14.24 110H / 38.08 IL #2 300H


Mid-week Results - KD Young takes over the US #1 Shot Put Rankings with a 50-10 performance at the Sullivan Redskin Invitational Tuesday Night! Noah Adams IL #1 6-10 in HJ RESULTS




Time stands still in epic Wanner Knights Invitational


Zach Dale runs US#6 4:09.72 in classic 1600 race; 10 runners under 4:20! | York wins 4x8 in US #6 7:45.60 | Lakes wins team title behind Corey Hertz IL #1 48.03 400 win | Results | Meet Recap: 1600 fails to disappoint at Wanner Watch the 1600 Meter Race HERE! | Video from the rest of the meet available on RunnerSpace Plus+!



Liz runs IL #1 800 at frigid Kane County Girls Championships


Karina Liz pulls away from Torree Scull in last 300 to run IL #1 2:11.80; Geneva edges St. Charles East for the team championship Results | Brittny Ellis triple winner in sprints at Lake County Girls Meet (12.14, 24.85, 56.66) Results | Kahmari Montgomery 10.68 / 21.16 at Hunt Invitational Results KD Young US #5 159-8 Discus at Home Quad Results


Ward at it again as he jumps US #1 Long Jump at St. Clair County


Ja'Mari Ward jumps US #1 25-6.5 to win Long Jump at Belleville West; Also runs 46.2 anchor in 4x4 to give team win | MSL Divisional Championships - Barrington wins Boys West behind Scotty Miller 10.63/21.57 double win; Palatine edges arrington by 3 points in MSL West | Edwardsville sweeps team titles at Madison County Championships | Tuesday Recap



Moss sets new meet record at Bob Cohoon Invitational


Ty Moss pulls away from Chris Torpy in final 150 to win 800 in meet record 1:53.26 | Zac Espinosa 48.58 meet record in 400 | Final kick gives Sean Torpy win in 1600 | Irwin Loud outkicks Jack Lalonde to win 3200 | Double win for Cary Lockhart in 100/200 | Minooka wins tight team attle ahead of Bloomington, Neuqua Valley, and Oak Park- River Forest | Results | Race Videos via RunnerSpace Plus+


Friday Action - Dan Horyn Inv - Jon Davis comes back from injury to win 1600 in IL #3 4:15.80 | Tuscola Open - Anna Sophia Keller IL #1 10:36.26 3200, comes back to win 1600 5:00.36; Riley Smith IL #2 16-3 PV; Eric Ponder sweeps 800,1600 & 3200 | Lockport Girls Inv - Emma Moravec IL #3 2:14.69 800; Jayla Stewart 14.23 100H | McHenry County - Jesse Reiser doubles 9:03.39 / 4:20.85; Kyle Hedge 59-5.5 SP IL #3; Huntley 42.11 Boys 4x1; Morgan Schulz edges Lauren Van Vlierbergen in Girls 800 2:14.93/2:16.44; Schulz comes back to win 300H, Van Vlierergen wins tactical 1600 | Red Grange - Kahmari Montgomery runs wind legal 10.78 100; Carl Klamm 800/400 double win; Evanston 42.62 4x1 | Glenwood Co-Ed - Heath Warren 1:55.95 800; Elle Alexander 143-7 IL #3 DT


Saturday Meets - Palatine Girls - Kelly O'Brien runs IL #1 4:54.0 | Sue Pariseau Inv - Barrington wins team title; Judy Pendergast IL #2 10:43.36 3200; Lindsay Graham 5:01.03 IL #6 1600 | Winston Brown Inv - Kevion Akins double win in 100 / 400 48.59 IL #4; Ja'Mari Ward wins jumps; AJ Epenesa 182-0 DT


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Plowman kick takes him to Kansas Relays 1600 win


York's Matt Plowman runs a 60 second final 400 to win the Kansas Relays 1600 Meter Run in 4:11.43. Win qualifies him for the adidas Dream Mile in June; Mundelein's Bryce Richards PR's with 4:13 3rd place | Results | Journey worth it for Plowman - Mike Newman article


Cahokia Relays run wild at Granite City!

Cahokia runs state leadiing 41.31 in 4x1, IL #1 1:27.31 in 4x2, IL #2 3:19.22 in 4x4 | Kevion Akins IL #6 48.96 400, also wins 200 & 2nd in 100 | Wes Schoenthal IL #3 4:18.83 1600 | Ricky Nelson double win in weight events


Saturday -  Bud Mohns - Kahmari Montgomery runs IL #1 48.24 in 400; IL #1 T 21.05 (1.7) to win the 200; Antiono Shenault runs 14.65 in 1st race back from injury; York's Alex Teague 10.72 100 ; Mike Prestigiacoma 191-10 IL #1 DT | Argo Girls - Emma Haugen IL #1 5-9 HJ |  Capitol City - Heath Warren 1:55.05 IL #4, Josh Cable 1:56.39 US #1 Frosh in event | Minnoka Boys Inv - Minooka 4x1 42.11 IL #2, 4x4 3:22.94 IL #5


Friday - Ritter Inv - Kelly O'Brien solo 5:04.40 IL #3, runs 2:12.5 anchor for Palatine win in 4x8 by .01 ahead of DGN ; Tineja Foy sweeps hurdles, new meet record in 300H; Dominique Lewis wins 200, IL #2 56.98 in 400 | Gus Scott - Lauren VanVlierbergen runs IL #1 4:54.98 to edge Judy Pendergast in fast 1600; Morgan Schulz IL #2 43.73 300H, IL #3 2:14.92 800 | Galesburg - Josh Eiker wind legal 10.58 IL #1 / 21.05 IL #1T in 200



Ja'Mari Ward jumps to US#1 Triple Jump at Belleville West


Ja'Mari Ward jumps US#1 51-11 Triple Jump (2nd best ever in IL); US#2 24-10 LJ; also anchors 4x1 to come from behind win; leads off 48.6 for team's win in 4x4; Cahokia romps to title | William Session wins 110H 13.91 US #9 | Andre McGill 10.70 Kevion Akins 10.72 in 100; Akins comes back to win 200 | Great double by Wes Schoenthal 1:55.00 IL #2 800 / 4:22.68 1600 | Darryl Sullivan IL #1 6-10 HJ | Results | Belleville West Inv Race VideoMeet Recap


Reiser wins Arcadia 3200

Final 61 second 400 difference as Jesse Reiser wins Invitational 3200 in US #1 8:52.00; Zach Dale close behind 8:52.62 fourth | Ty Moss 3rd in tactical 800 1:52.30 IL #1 | Neuqua Valley 3:18.21 IL #1 to finish 4th in 4x4 | Abby Kargol 10:45.53 IL #2 3200 | Friday: Ty Moss 1:51 anchor brings Neuqua Valley up to 4th in 4x8 - 7:52.74 | Blake Evertsen, Sammy Oh, and Connor Horn all under 9:20 in 3200 races led by Evertsen's 9:14.39 | Yorkville Girls run 9:22 to finish 9th in 4x8, come back to run 21:10 to finish 9th in 4x16 | Maya Neal has great Friday to finish third in Heptathlon | Neal Interview | Results | Multi Results


Weekend MeetsProspect Girls Relays - Minooka wins team title; Brittny Ellis splits 24.0, 23.9, and 56.6 in three relays in frigid conditions | East Moline - Josh Eiker steps up to 400, hits IL #1 48.39 | Springfield Southeast - Jamari Drake US #13 5-8.5 HJ; Spr SE pair of IL #2's in 4x2 (1:43.98) & 4x4 (4:00.67) | York Tri - Jake Larocca IL #1 16-6 PV | HF Girls - Barrington 3:55.11 IL #1, LW East 4:00.98 IL #3 4x4; Hmwd Flsmr IL #1 48.22, Barrington IL #1 1:43.05 4x2 | Shelbyville Girls Open - Anna Sophia Keller IL #1 5:06.29, also wins 800; Amanda McClain 25.35 200, 58.17 IL #2 | DS IL Weekend Recap


Josh Eiker faster than the wind at Moline Gene Shipley Invitational


Galesburg junior runs state season bests 10.42 / 21.06 with a little help from the wind at the Gene Shipley Invitational Saturay in MolineResults / NEW! Weekend Recap

  • Holt Inv MO - Mariya Hudson triple sprint win led by IL #1 56.85 400
  • Springfield Boys Open - Heath Warren IL #1 4:22.50 1600; Barrington Wade 49.49 IL #1 400
  • O'Fallon Relays - William Session IL #1 14.21 110H
  • Belleville W Girls Inv - Postponed due to weather; rescheduled to Monday 4:00 PM



On Demand videos from every race and interviews from the Illinois Top Times Championship are now available. Check them out! | More details on RunnerSpace Plus+


Illinois Top Times - 1A Recap2A Recap | 3A Recap




Congratulations to Kahmari Montgomery of Planfield Central HS as the winner of  the DS IL Performance of the Week (3/29/15)!  Who will be this week's POW? Vote HERE! Poll closes at 11:59 PM Thursday night!




NEW! Monday Morning Finish Line - A look back at the Illinois Top Times Championships. Recap of the past weekend.






Illinois Top Times Championships


3A Meet - Lindsay Graham runs US#1 10:22.52 3200 | Brittny Ellis wins 60/200 in IL #1, DQ in 400 for False Start | Lauren Van Vlierbergen edges Gabby Juarez in close 1600 finish 4:53.83 IL #1 | Kahmari Montgomery runs 6.84 IL #1 60, runs 48.1 anchor to get his team 3rd in the 4x4 | Cory Hertz 49.02 IL #1 400 | Evanston Boys win 4x2, 4x4 | Morgan Schulz last minute entry in Girls 800, wins in IL#3 2:13.15 | Cierra Pulliam ties Meet record with IL #1 40-2 TJ | Jayla Stewart 8.64 IL #1 3A Meet Record 60H - NEW! 3A Meet Recap!


2A Meet - Cahokia sweeps Boys Relays, Ja'Mari Ward only needs 3 jumps to win LJ & TJ | Josh Eiker double win in 60/200, runs 21.2 anchor to get team 2n in 4x2 | Jaimie Robinson 39-9 IL #2 TJ, 2A Meet Record | Imani Carothers 9.05 IL #8 60H | Dominique Lewis wins 60, IL #2 7.64 NEW! 2A Meet Recap!


1A Meet - KD Young sets meet record on final attempt - 49-1.5 US #2 | Reaction to Record | KD Young Interview | Amanda McClain wins LJ 18-4.75 IL #4, 57.52 IL #2 400, 26.23 200 | Andre McGill wins 60m 6.93 IL#1 tie, 22.54 200 | Morgan Zacharias sets 1A Girls Meet Record 13-0 PV | Cassie Mundekis wins 800, finishes 2nd in 400 | Jon Davis leads from start to win 1600 | Eric Ponder almost laps field in 3200m win | Anna Sophia Keller final 69 sec 400 gives her win in 1600 | Tolono Unity Boys win 4x8, 4x2 | Aaron Leusse wins 60mH | Logan Ross, Tessa Holland win HJ titles NEW! 1A Meet Recap!


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Super performances on an action packed Saturday


New Illinois #1's by Jesse Reiser in 3200, Zach Dale in 1600, Ryan Ashenbremer in PV, Sam Sikon in SP,  and William Session / Eric Walker in 60H among the many great performances in Illinois meets on Saturday

Saturday Highlights

Lake Michigan Boys - Jesse Reiser 9:02.48 US #4 3200; Bryce Richards 9:19.45 | MSL - Zach Dale solo 4:14.11 US#2 1600; Shandel Thomas 6.35/Scotty Miller 6.36 55; Kevin Salvano 9:10.05 IL#2-Graham Brown 9:14.88 in 3200; Kelly O'Brien 2:17.42/5:05.91 doubleSWSC Boys - Sean Torpy 9:19.33 IL #5 3200; Dwight Johnson 22.33 IL#3 200Gene Armer - Jonathan Stokes 6.93 IL#1 60-Adam Nelson 6.94; Sam Sikon IL #1 60-0 SP; Dominique Lewis 60/200 Girls double winner | Charleston Boys - Ryan Ashenbremmer HUGE 16-5 PR for IL #1 PV; William Session 8.04 60H IL #1T | CCL - Eric Walker 8.04 IL #1T 60H; Marcus Jones 6.95 IL#4 60; Sal Flight 4:20.46 1600 | GCAC - Anna Sloan 7.73/25.52 double win; Briana Driver 59.48 400 / 17-11 LJSilver Streak Inv - Josh Eiker 21.81 IL #1 200; UEC Girls - Gabby Juarez 4:58.66 Torree Scull 4:58.92 1600WSC-S Boys - OPRF nips York by 1 point for title; Matt Plowman 9:28.45/1:59.14 double; 3rd in 1600 behind Connor Madell 4:19.98 & Ryan Clevenger 4:20.70; Alex Teague 6.48 55 / 22.66 200; Chris Wright-Madison 6-8 HJ

Wednesday - Friday Meets

UEC Boys - Top 3 400 times in state run in meet; Ty Moss wins in IL #1 49.96 30 minutes after he ran IL #2 1:56.78 to win 800; Neuqua Valley win team championship in last year in conference; Chris Walker double win in jumps 22-8.5 / 47-1.5 | Lake Michigan Girls WI - Brittny Ellis has big night sweeping the sprints- 7.13 55m IL #1, 25.14 IL #1 200m, 57.22 400  WSC-S Girls - Lindsay Graham runs IL #1, US #3 10:30.85; Downers North wins team title behind Emma Moravec 800 / 400 double winSWSC Girls - Lincoln-Way East wins team title; Asia Brown 25.20 IL #2 200; Jessica Watkins 7.67 IL #1 60mWSC-G Girls - Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker wins 4 individual events (55m, 55H, 200m, High Jump) as Downers South wins team title | DVC Boys - Wheaton North wins team title behind double wins by Steven Connor in 55H/400 & Ben Moore 55m/200 | DVC Girls - Judy Pendergast wins 800 in 2:17.05 (IL #4), then comes back 40 minutes later to win the 1600 (5:02.42) | Naperville Central's 1-2 finishes in 55, 55H, and 200 key in winning team championship | Recap | Pendergast interviewFVC Boys - Ricky Hurley 55-9 SP; Keegan Smith 4:32 1600 | CSL-S Girls - Cheyenne White double jumps win; Mimi Smith 5:11.76 | NIC-10 Girls - Nicky Althoff Triple Win in 200, 400, and 800



Cahokia's Ja'Mari Ward: Double National Champion


The Cahokia captures national championships in both horizontal jumps events; Saturday wins Long Jump with 25-7.25 effort (IL #1 indoors AT); Comes back with 51-7.25 Triple Jump Win (IL #1 indoors AT) | Ward LJ Interview | Ward TJ Interview


Other IL action at NBIN - Zach Dale runs 8:59.76 to finish 2nd in his section, 6th overall in the 2 Mile - Zach Dale Interview | Kathleen Young All-American with 4th place finish in Shot Put | Brooke Catherine clears 13-0 to finish 3rd in PV earning All-American honors | Maya Neal earns All-American Honors with 3rd place finish in the Pentathlon |  Karina Liz runs 2:11.70 IL #1, Cassie Mundekis 2:12.01 IL #2 in 800 | Championship Results | Emerging Elites Results


Edwardsville Inv- Fantastic 60 Hurdles - Eric Walker 8.11 IL#1, Isaiah Michl 8.12 IL #2, William Session 8.15 IL #3 | Deshon Buchanan wins 60m 6.97 IL #3 - Adam Nelson 6.99 - Results | Batavia Distance Madness - Great 1600's!: Keagan Smith wins Boys 4:17.47; Jake Hoffert 4:19.83 | Judy Pendergast wins Girls 1600 5:00.98; Skyler Bollinger 5:04.78 | Proviso E Girls Inv - Anna Sloan IL #1 7.19 55; Jamari Drake & Ololade Ayoola both clear 5-8 in HJ - Tie for US #6 ; Rachael Lau 10:55.50 / 5:12.00 double win | Fast 1600's on 160m tracks : Bryce Richards runs 4:21.9 solo at Glenbrook North; Jesse Reiser makes season debut 4:24.27 win just ahead of Jon Davis 4:25.33 at Bergeson Co-Ed (Watch Race Here) | Edwardsville Recap | Weekend Recap | Monday Morning Finish Line

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Midwest Distance Digest - #5-March 12, 2015



2 Meet Records fall in fast and furious DGS Mustang Relays


4x8 Boys - RACE OF THE NIGHT! Sandburg breaks meet record 7:53.49 US #11; lead changes four times in last 800 meters | 4x8 Girls - Loyola Academy IL #1 9:25.02 come from behind win  | 4x2 Boys - Plainfield East dominates for win | Girls 4x2 - Lincoln-Way East wins 3rd event title in a row | Boys 4x4 - Neuqua Valley comes from behind to win championship | Girls 4x4 - Lincoln-Way East shatters meet record by 4 seconds to win 2nd race of night

All Race Videos Up via RunnerSpace Plus | Results | Meet Recap

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A Busy weekend led by another IL #1 by Lindsay Graham

New! Weekend Recap | Monday Morning Finish Line | WC PV Summit - Brooke Catherine wins Girls Meet with 13-1 Meet Record; 2014 Champion Morgan Zacharias 2nd | Andy Jatis clears PR IL #1 16-3 to win Boys Meet ; Adam Coulon 2ndResults | Recap |  Proviso W Girls - Lindsay Graham runs US #3 4:55.19 1600 | Centennial Charger Classic - Jon Davis cruishes field with state leading US#11 4:16.77 1600 | ISU HS Inv - Josh Eiker IL #4 7.01 60m; Kathleen Young 48-5 SP | SIU Boys - Cahokia sweeps relays led by IL #2 1:31.30 4x2 | Hononegah Girls - Morgan Schulz IL #6 2:19.12; Grace Cronin IL #4 8.67 55H | |York Boys Inv - Zach Dale 4:21.32 IL #2 1600; Matt Plowman 800/600 double leads York to team win | Batavia Didomenico Inv - Connor McCue 1:56.46 IL #1 800; Dylan Schierich 57-10 IL #1 SP | Lyons / OPRF Dual - Adan Shaufelberger sets Lyons school record 57-2.5 IL #2 SP; Chris-Wright-Madison 6-9 HJ IL #2 | SIU Girls - Anna Sophia Keller IL #2 5:02.80 1600 | NCC Cardinal Classic - Lindsay Graham wins 3200 Meter Run with 10:34.13 US #7 performance; Judy Pendergast 10:49 US #21 | Torree Scull 5:05.21 1600 IL #4 | Michaela Hackbarth 2:18:13 IL #4 800 | Oswego surprises with 3200 relay win - 9:47.85 IL #3 | Natajah Simmons 55 / 200 Double win | Soren Umali 8.68 IL #3 55 Hurdles | Naperville Central nips Bloom for team title by 1 point | Recap | Race Videos via RunnerSpace Plus!


Brooke Catherine sets meet record at Windy City PV Summit


Brooke Catherine wins Girls Meet with 13-1 Meet Record; 2014 Champion Morgan Zacharias 2nd | Andy Jatis clears PR IL #1 16-3 to win Boys Meet ; Adam Coulon 2ndResults | Recap


Lindsay Graham runs state best 10:34.13 3200 at NCC

Lindsay Graham wins 3200 Meter Run with US #7 performance; Judy Pendergast 10:49 US #21 | Torree Scull 5:05.21 1600 IL #4 | Michaela Hackbarth 2:18:13 IL #4 800 | Oswego surprises with 3200 relay win - 9:47.85 IL #3 | Natajah Simmons 55 / 200 Double win | Soren Umali 8.68 IL #3 55 Hurdles | Naperville Central nips Bloom for team title by 1 point | Recap | Race Videos via RunnerSpace Plus!

Saturday - Rolling Meadows Coach Frank Schweda previews the Windy Pole Vault Summit Saturday afternoon at Rolling Meadows HS  - Preview ; Live Webcast of both eventsBOYSGIRLS | Great meet action through the state including the ISU Invitational, SIU Invitational, Hononegah Girls Classic, Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational, and the Centennial Charger Classic. Keep checking DyeStat IL TFX Meet Central for the latest results


Distance races spotlight inaugural NCC HS Girls Invitational


3200 Meter Run Match-up between Lindsay Graham and Naperville North's Judy Pendergast /Elly DeTurris top race in new meet hosted at North Central College's Res Rec Center Thursday afternoon beginning at 4:45 PMPreviewMeet Program | Meet Info

Ja'Mari Ward jumps US #2 50-5 Triple Jump at Proviso West


Cahokia dominates for team championship | Jamante Steward IL #1 6-10 HJ | Kahmari Montgomery double win 6.47 55/ 22.22 200 | Ty Moss blazes 1:22.66 IL #1 600 | Konrad Eiring IL #2 1:57.51 800 | Matt Plowman double win in 3200 / 1 Mile | Results | Recap | Video of races including Ward's jump on DS IL via RunnerSpace Plus!


Normal West Boys Inv - William Session IL #1 8.21 60H; Andre McGill 6.95 IL #3 60; Heath Warren 4:24.50 IL#3 1600 | Lockport Boys Open - Carl Klamm IL#3 1:58.27 800 | ICOPS - Andy Jatis IL #1 16-2 PV; Dan Santino IL #1 4:21.77 1600 | Steve Coffman Inv - Josh Eiker IL #1 21.96 200 |  Glenbard West Girls Quad - Lindsay Graham IL #1 4:59.2 1600; Lindsey Payne IL #1 10:56.4 3200 |  Plainfield North Girls Relays - Maya Neal runs IL #1 8.43 in 55H; also wins 200, Rachel Lau 5:11.16 1600 IL #7; Neuqua Valley wins team title - STORY | Hinsdale Central Boys Open - Alex Lima runs IL #2 1:23.8 600WWS Girls Inv #3 - Kelly O'Brien 2:19.01 800 IL#4 |  York Tri - Matt Plowman runs IL#3 in 600Urbana Uni - Andrew Warnes IL#2 800 1:58.66; Arielle Summitt 2:17.66 IL #3 800 Race Video


Monday Morning Finish LineWeekend Recap

New ! Midwest Distance Digest - #4-March 4, 2015



Big weekend ahead for Illinois High School meets


Action gears up this weekend with big meets throughout the state. Keep checking DyeStat Illinois for all the meet updates!


Proviso West Boys Information - InfoMeet Preview | Normal West Boys Invitational - Meet Info- Meet Program | Lockport Boys Open @ ONU - Meet Info  - Meet Program | ICOPS - Info - Meet Program


February 21 Weekend action

U of KY INV - Lincoln-Way East has big day in Lexington; Girls 4x4 Relay finishes 2nd with IL#1 3:56.16 | Julia Junkroski wins PV | Ololade Ayoola (2nd) & Junroski (4th) both clear 5-5 in HJ | Cassie Mundekis runs 2:13.12 (US#12, IL#1) to finish 3rd in 800 | Kathleen Young wins Shot with 47-9.5 put | Peyton Chapman runs huge 1:56.94 (IL#1) in 800 | Maya Neal 8.85 IL#1 in 60H | Eric Walker 8.30 IL#2 in 60H | Big River Championships MO - Kathleen Young concludes big weekend with 2nd in Shot: 48-6.75 US#3, IL#1 | Greg Foster Inv - Elijah Douglas IL#1 7.64 55H; Franklin Hunt IL#1 6.54 55mProviso West Friday Meet - Zach Dale runs IL #1 9:14.7 in 3200LT Boys Quad - Adam Shaufelberger of Lyons Township gets IL #1 55-6 SP; Kahmari Montgomery runs 6.4 55 and 22.8 200 handtimed on 160 meter track | DeLaSalle Inv #2 - Anna Sloan runs IL#1 7.20 in 55m; Jaimie Robinson IL#1 38-7.75 TJ | WWS Girls Inv #2 - Judy Pendergast runs Nap North indoor record 2:20.27 800 (IL#3) | Cicero Inv - Annie Zaher 11:08.80 IL #1 3200 | Glenbrook S Boys Meet - Bryce Richards runs 4:25.8 1600 on 160m track (IL#3) | DGN Girls Quad - Kelly O'Brien leads 3 under 5:12 in 5:07.3 1600 win (IL#3) | Plainfield S Inv - Adam Coulon 15-3 PV IL#3; Kerry Gschwendtner 4:25.2 1600 IL#2 | Illinois Weekend RecapMonday Morning Finish Line

NEW! Midwest Distance Digest - #3-February 25, 2015




Andy Jatis clears 16' in Pole Vault at Lonnell Poole Invitational


Jatis clears a PR 16-0 to remain IL #1 in Pole Vault Leaderboard at Lonnell Poole Invite | Bartlett wins team title | Results


Other Illinois action

  • Alex Lima leads Lyons Township to two wins at inaugural Proviso West Panther Relays; Lane Tech doinates Girls meet with two wins | Recap | Results | Video up of every race on Runnerspace Plus.
  • Defending 3A State Champ Annie Zaher opens with IL#1 5:03.7 1600 in meet at Hinsdale Central; Judy Pendergast IL #2 5:05.50 - Results
  • Graham Brown runs IL #1 4:24.1 at Proviso Boys Quintangular | Video | Results
  • Ty Moss runs IL #1 1:25.6 600 on 160m track at Morton | Results



Week Ending 2/14/15


Ja'Mari Ward jumps US#1 in Long Jump at Mizzou


  • Ja'Mari Ward jumps US#1 24-7.25 at Big River Series meet at the University of Missouri. Ward comes back to finish third in the Triple Jump
  • Cahokia's Anthony McRoberts jumps IL#1 6-8.5 in High Jump - Results


Other Illinois Meets - DS IL Weekend Recap

  • Andy Jatis wins Bloom Vaultpoleooza with IL #1 in 15-6; Morgan Zacharias wins Girls Meet with 11-6 - Results
  • Josh Eiker runs IL#3 7.03 60 at Rockford Auburn Invitational - Results



Week Ending 2/7/15

Friday - 3A Boys


Thursday - 2A Boys

  • Field Events - All eyes on the runway when Ward steps up
  • Sprints/Hurdles - Hooker, Eiker, and Ege highlight events
  • Distances - Who steps into the 2015 Distance Spotlight?
  • Teams - Cahokia goes for 5 straight; who will get second?


Wednesday - 1A Boys




Week ending 1/31/15


Friday - 3A Girls

  • Field Events - Could Catherine rewrite the IHSA PV record books?
  • Sprints/Hurdles - Ellis & Stewart brightest stars in 3A horizon
  • Distances - Could records fall in 2015?
  • Teams - Is there anyone that stop Lincoln-Way East from winning their third straight?


Thursday - 2A Girls

Wednesday - 1A Girls

  • Field Events - Defending champs are the name of the game in 1A
  • Sprints/Hurdles - McClain & Kimbro names to watch
  • Distances - Keller leads a strong 1A group
  • Teams - Who will step to the top of the podium in 2015?



Week Ending 1/25/15


Ja'Mari Ward double jumps winner at Arkansas HS Invitational


  •  Ja'Mari Ward jumps 23-5 US#2 to win LJ; comes back to jump US#3 49-9.5 to win TJ | Cahokia sizzles 3:21 to place 2nd in 4x4 | Cassie Mundekis wins 800 in IL #2 2:16:25 | Results
  • Karina Liz runs IL #1 2:16.17 to win 800 @ AAU Northern Championships | Results coming
  • Brooke Catherne establishes new state Girls All-Time Indoor Best with 13-4 clearance | SJO's Matthew Knipfer clears IL #1 15-4 at Reno Pole Vault Summit | Adam Coulon returns to clear 14-10 in 1st competition in over a year | Results


NEW! Newms Notes - A look at stories outside of the headlines - Blog

COMING UP - 2015 Track & Field Season Previews




Week Ending 1/11/15

Coaches Clinics jump start the 2015 Season


  • ITCCA North Coaches Clinic @ Oak Park-River Forest HS - Saturday 

          INFO | Speakers Schedule

  • Central Illinois Track & Field Coaches Clinic @ Tolono Unity HS - Saturday


  • Bureau County Track & Cross Country Coaches Clinic @ Bureau Valley HS, Manlius - February 7 INFO


COMING UP - 2015 Track & Field Season Previews



Congratulations to Maryjeanne Gilbert and Jesse Reiser as the 2014 DyeStat Illinois XC Runners of the Year!   Girls Award Story | Boys Award Story

New! Maryjeanne Gilbert wins the 2014 Gatorade Illinois Girls XC Runner of the Year - Info

DyeStat IL XC Runners of the Year: Boys - 1A | 2A | 3A   Girls - 1A | 2A | 3A

DyeStat IL  Coach of the Year: Boys | Girls

DyeStat IL Most Improved Runner of the Year: Boys | Girls

DyeStat IL 5th Runner of the Year : Boys | Girls


 Newms Notes - Reflections of 2014 - Blog


Week Ending 12/14/14

Gilbert & Reiser earn All-American Honors at Foot Locker


Maryjeanne Gilbert places 12th in the Girls Race, Jesse Reiser finishes 8th to earn All-American honors at the Foot Locker Nationals - Jon Davis places 37th 

Results | Girls Race | Boys Race | DyeStat IL Meet Preview  


Coming Soon - DyeStat Illinois XC Seasonal Awards


Mooseheart this season starts their Girls XC Program with the help of the Winged Foot Foundation. Eric Hofmann looks at how this happened in From the Old Comes The New


NXN National Coverage: Girls Race | Boys Race | Results DS IL NXN Preview | Interviews: Naperville North Girls | Palatine Girls | Sandburg Boys | Jesse Reiser | Matt Pereira

Foot Locker MW Interviews: Reiser | Davis | Gilbert : Race Highlights:  Girls | Boys : Recap | Preview

NXN MW Interviews:  Reiser | Keller | Pereira | Clevenger | Naperville North Girls | Palatine Girls | Sandburg Boys | York Boys | NXN MW Results | Race Recap


2014 IHSA State Cross Country Meet


Week Ending 12/7/14

Naperville North Girls finish 4th at NXN, Reiser finishes 6th


  Naperville North Girls finish 4th in NXN Team Championship; Judy Pendergast top Illinois Girls finisher in 22nd; Palatine Girls finish 12th; Anna Sophia Keller places 72nd. Jesse Reiser finishes 6th in Boys Individual Race; Matt Pereira places 30th; Ryan Clevenger 81st; Sandburg Boys finish 15th in Team Race 


Mooseheart this season starts their Girls XC Program with the help of the Winged Foot Foundation. Eric Hofmann looks at how this happened in From the Old Comes The New

Girls Race | Boys Race | Results DS IL NXN Preview 

Interviews - Naperville North Girls | Palatine Girls | Sandburg Boys | Jesse Reiser | Matt Pereira


Week Ending 11/30/14

Reiser, Davis, and Gilbert qualify for Foot Locker Nationals


  • Maryjeanne Gilbert finishes 3rd to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals . Anna Rohrer dominates Girls Championship Race running 16:57 winning by 30 seconds.
  • Jesse Reiser 3rd, Jon Davis 8th qualify for FL Nationals; Grant Fisher easy win in 15:00


FL MW Recap | Boys Race Highlights | Girls Race Highlights 

Reiser Interview | Gilbert Interview | Davis Interview


Palatine Girls Get Call, earn at-large bid to NXN Nationals - List of Qualifying Teams


New!   Mooseheart this season starts their Girls XC Program with the help of the Winged Foot Foundation. Eric Hofmann looks at how this happened in From the Old Comes The New



Week Ending 11/22/14

NXN Midwest Regional - Sandburg, Reiser win in Boys Race


  • Jesse Reiser wins Boys Individiual race in quick 15:01.9 - Matt Pereira 4th, Ryan Clevenger 5th qualify for NXN Nationals. Zach Dale finishes 7th. | Sandburg runs 8 second 5 runner split to win Boys Team; York shocks field with 3rd place finish. Neuqua Valley 5th; Hinsdale Central 6th (Evertsen falls 900m into race).
  • Naperville North finishes second behind Carmel IN in team race qualifying for NXN Nationals. Palatine a close 3rd - will wait to see if they get at large bid. Anna Sophia Keller a close 3rd in individual race qualifying for NXN Nationals. Kelly O'Brien next IL runner in placing 7th.


NXN MW Interviews: Reiser | Keller | Pereira | Clevenger | Naperville North Girls | Palatine Girls | Sandburg Boys | York Boys | NXN MW Results | Race Recap


Mid East XC Championships - Results

 2014 Fall National Signing  - Illinois List  | List of former IL HS runners competing in D1's, D3's & NAIA's

2014 IHSA State Cross Country Meet


NXN Midwest Regional - A big Sunday ahead for Illinois


Top athletes and teams from Illinois head to Lavern Gibson National Course in Terre Haute for hopes to qualify Sunday for the NXN Nationals. Naperville North and Palatine will aim for qualifying bids in the Girls Championship Race. Anna Sophia Keller will be among the front runners in the race. Jesse Reiser leads a high quality list of Illinois individuals in the Boys Championship Race. Hinsdale Central and Sandburg could sweep the Boys top two spots. Mike Newman gets you ready for Sunday's races with his NXN MW Regional Preview.


Can't make it to Terre Haute on Sunday? Watch the live webcast here.


Week Ending 11/8/14

2014 IHSA State Cross Country Meet - 6 Amazing Races


  • 3A Boys - Jesse Reiser's 4:27 last mile breaks away from pack for 14:11 win; Top ranked Hinsdale Central rebounds from sectional loss to win 2nd consecutive state championship; Sandburg 2nd; Lyons Township edges Neuqua Valley by 1 point for 3rd | Recap | Race | Reiser Interview | Hinsdale Central Team Interview
  • 3A Girls - Naperville North's pack better than Palatine, defending champ Glenbard West in what could be best Girls team race in state history; Lindsay Graham state champion in 16:23; 25 seconds ahead of Lauren Van Vlierbergen | Recap | Race | Graham Interview | DeTurris Interview
  • 2A Boys - Yorkville defends state title ahead of Mahomet-Seymour, Illiana Christian; Hoffert's become first brothers to go 1-2 in a IHSA State XC Final | Recap | Race | Jake & Luke Hoffert Interview
  • 2A Girls -Domination in Individual, Team Races: Maryjeanne Gilbert 16:12; wins by 1 minute; Yorkville wins 4th straight team championship | Recap | Race | Gilbert Interview
  • 1A Boys - Jon Davis repeats just missing 1A record with 14:20 victory; wins by 40 seconds. Monticello packs it up for program's first state championship | Recap | Race | Davis Interview
  • 1A Girls - Anna Sophia Keller repeats in 16:27; Daly Galloway 2nd in 16:52. St. Joseph-Ogden 3 all-state runners gives Spartans convincing state title | Recap | Race | Keller Interview


NEW! Monday Morning Finish Line ! NXN Midwest Regional Previews Coming Soon!


National signing day for XC / Track is today. Send pics of you signing your NLI to mike@dyestat.com | National List | Illinois List


The road to Detweiller ends Saturday with the State Meet. The 1A Girls race kicks it off at 9:00 AM with races every hour culminationg with the 3A Boys race at 2:00 PM


1A - Boys Preview | Girls Preview

  • Anna Sophia Keller the favorite in the Girls Race; Team title up for grabs with St. Joesph-Ogden the slight favorite
  • Can anyone catch Jon Davis in the Boys Race; Top ranked Monticello goes for state championship against 6 hungry teams

2A - Boys Preview | Girls Preview

  • Maryjeanne Gilbert the big favorite in the Girls Individual race; Does Yorkville make it 4 in a row?
  • Yorkville, Hoffert borthers favorites in Boys race; Can Illiana Christian catch the Foxes?

3A - Boys Preview | Girls Preview

  • Lindsay Graham the favorite in Girls race; can Alexa Haff and Mimi Smith catch her? | Defending champs Glenbard West the favorites in what could be the best Girls team competition.
  • Jesse Reiser/Zach Dale showdown for individual championship; Will Ryan Clevenger upset the showdown? | Sandburg the favorite after huge sectional win; Could this team race be closer than people think?



Week Ending 11/1/14


Sectional Saturday produces fast times


3A - Sectional Recap | Niles W Recap | Schaumburg Recap | Monday Morning Finish Line

  • Sandburg 9 second split produces easy team win at Marist; Haff, Hinsdale C win Girls
  • Graham 16:34; Glenbard West Girls wins at Niles West | Carroll outkicks Kern; New Trier Boys pack edges Glenbard West; York ties for 5th
  • Reiser 14:32  kick wins at Schaumburg | Naperville N Girls pack dominates at SCE | Gordon wins at Quincy

2A - Sectional Recap | Monday Morning Finish Line

  • Gilbert 16:41 wins by over a minute @ East Peoria; Illiana Boys pack on top at Whtn Academy
  • Yorkville rules Boys & Girls Races at Kaneland; Jake Hoffert, Jenna Lutzow individual winners

1A - Sectional Recap | Monday Morning Finish Line

  • Fast times at Hickory Point; Jon Davis 14:43; Anna Sophia Keller 16:43 | Monticello Boys, St. Joseph Girls win at St. Teresa
  • PORTA Girls on top with Maria Brauer 17:38; Elmwood Boys ready to defend with home sectional win
  • Rockford Christian, Nick Monkemeyer win at Oregon | Kirstie Ramsey & Wethersfield win Girls


TFX Meet Central | IHSA Qualifiers   1A Boys   1A Girls   2A Boys   2A Girls   3A Boys   3A Girls



Destination Detweiller: Sectional Saturday


Dreams could continue or end on Saturday at IHSA Sectional Meets at 14 sites throughout the state. The top 5 teams and top 7 runners wo are not part of a qualifying team will advance from one of the 30 sectional races to next Saturday's IHSA State Meet at Detweiller Park.


  • 1A - Individual showdowns feature Davis vs. Ponder and Keller vs. Summitt at Decatur; team battles at Decatur and Oregon should top the Saturday competition. Mike Newman previews the action in 1A. Preview
  • 2A - Sectional at Kaneland tops the 2A Action with top ranked Yorkville teams in action; Maryjeanne Gilbert heads a good field at East Peoria. Mike Newman looks at what could happen on Saturday. Preview
  • 3A - Top 4 Boys teams face off at Midlothian Meadows; 1st meeting of Reiser vs. Dale at Busse Woods; Does York Boys make it out of the Niles West Sectional; Defending champion Smith faces Lindsay Graham at Niles West Girls Race; Mike Newman previews the Saturday action at the 5 3A Sectional sites. Preview


Regional Recaps | Monday Morning Finish Line

FINAL DS IL TEAM RANKINGS : GIRLS   1A |   2A   |   3A     BOYS   1A   |   2A   |   3A


Week Ending 10/25/14

On to Sectional Week


Regional Recaps | Monday Morning Finish Line

FINAL DS IL TEAM RANKINGS : GIRLS   1A |   2A   |   3A     BOYS   1A   |   2A   |   3A


Regional Highlights

  • 3A - Jesser Reiser edges Matt Pereira 14:47 to 14:52 at Palatine | #9 York Boys edges #5 Glenbard West 35-35 on 6th runner tiebreaker; #1 Glenbard West rolls behind Lindsay Graham 16:44 | #3 Neuqua Valley Boys runs their 6 to 12 runners, still win at Lockport | #17 Naperville Central edges #11 Naperville North 46-48 at West Chicago Boys Race | #10 Wheaton-Warrenville South Girls edge #8 Geneva at Glenbard North.
  • 2A - Maryjeanne Gilbert runs 17:47 5k at rugged Galesburg Lake Storey Course; #2 Dunlap Girls holds off #10 Peoria Notre Dame 43-50 | Lemont wins tough Rosary Regional Girls race; #18 Rosary finishes 7th not making it out | Top Ranked Yorkville wins both races at tough Woodstock Regional | #2 Mahomet-Seymour 1-2 finishes enough to hold off #5 Metamora at Normal U-High Boys race.
  • 1A - #1 teams go down at St. Thomas More; #2 Monticello nips #1 Tolono Unity 35-44 in Boys race; #5 St. Joesph dominates in Girls Race-#1 Urbana University finishes third; Jon Davis runs 14:52 to set course record | #3 Rockford Christian edges #4 Winnebago 40-40 in Winnebago Boys race on 6th runner tiebreaker #6 Johnsburg 3rd with 48 points; Nathan Smith edges Nick Monkemeyer by 1 second | Anna Sophia Keller tunes up for sectional running 17:22 on home course to win by more than 2 minutes.


TFX Meet Central | IHSA Website for Qualifiers   1A Boys   1A Girls   2A Boys   2A Girls   3A Boys   3A Girls

Coming Friday: Get ready for this weekend's action with previews for every IHSA Sectional Meet. 


Week ending 10/18/14

Conference Weekend in Illinois


Saturday Highlights

  • WSC-Silver - State's #1's survive - Hinsdale C wins Boys; Glenbard West places 6 in 8 to win Girls; Graham, Clevenger individual winners | Recap | Boys Race | Girls Race
  • MSL - #8 Hersey wins Boys; Dale champ ; #4 Palatine repeats as Girls champ with O'Brien winning | Boys Video | Girls Video
  • NIB-12 - 2A #1's Yorkville sweeps team titles; Skyler Bollinger and Jake Hoffert roll to easy wins
  • Big 12 - Maryjeanne Gilbert 16:43 wins Girls Race to lead Peoria ND to title; Caleb Hummer 14:42 to win Boys race; Normal Community wins Boys Title.
  • SWSC-Blue - #2 Sandburg 5 in first 6 wins Boys title; #10 Lockport captures Girls title
  • Patriot Inv -1A #3 Tolono Unity wins Boys race ahead of #1 Monticello behind Andrew Warnes win; 1A #3 St. Joseph-Ogden wins Girls teams; Daly Galloway runs away with Girls Race

Check out the latest results on TFX Meet Central | Monday Morning Finish Line - Boys Show | Girls Show | Weekend Recaps coming Monday.


Friday Highlights

  • DVC - #3 Naperville North wins Girls Team Title on 6th runner tiebreaker over #6 Naperville Central; Rachel Hoffman wins individual race | #7 Naperville North wins Boys Team led by individual win by Jon Klaiber | Meet Recap | Boys Race | Girls Race
  • SWC - O'Fallon sweeps team titles; Dorrian Gordon leads #16 O'Fallon with individual win; O'Fallon Girls place 5 in first 7 for team win; Edwardsville's Lizzie Lynn wins individual race


NXN National Course moved!


NXN National Championships moved from Portland Meadows to Glandoveer GC in Portland Details Official Press Release


Amboy Inv - #1 Monticello wins Boys team title with 63 points. #10 Sterling Newman second. Tanner Chada pulls away in final mile to win individual race | Daly Galloway runs 4th fastest time ever on course (16:52) to win Girls Race; 2-3 finish by Maria & Adrienne Brauer leads #4 Petersburg PORTA to Girls team championship ahead of #8 Annawan-Wethersfield 

Meet Recap | Girls Race Video | Boys Race Video | Race Interviews up on DyeStat IL's video page!


Maryjeanne Gilbert runs 16:09 for the 2.94 Black Partridge course to smash the course record by 36 seconds to win the Metamora Runnin' Red Invitational | Zach Dale crusies to win at Sterling | Highlights of Saturday's action in our  Weekend Recap | Monday Morning Finish Line looks back at the weekend action


Palatine's Graham Brown and Megan Beach win individual races at Northside / Southside Challenge | RESULTS


NEW! Watch the inspirational speech Dr. Joe Vigil gives to the York HS XC team! Interview with Dr. Vigil and Coach Joe Newton!


Week ending 10/11/14

Gilbert smashes course record at Metamora's Black Partridge Park


Maryjeanne Gilbert runs 16:09 for the 2.94 Black Partridge course to smash the course record by 36 seconds to win the Metamora Runnin' Red Invitational | Weekend Recap


Other Highlights:

  • Zach Dale wins Boys race, Ashley Tutt Girls at Sterling; #14 Schaumburg wins Girls, #24 Oswego wins Boys
  • Only one point the difference in team races at Wheeling; Lake Zurich edges #5 New Trier in Boys Race; #13 Barrington edges #22 Libertyville Girls Race | Matt Periera, Lauren Conroy individual winners.
  • Kyle Cepeda & Gabby Juarez individual winner on West Aurora's fast new course at Stuart Sports Complex
  • Anna Sophia Keller dominates at Toledo Cumberland; Tolono Unity 5 in first 8 wins Boys team.


This Weekend - Sunday: North Side / South Side Challenge (Part of the Chicago Marathon) on the last 2.62 miles of the marathon course. Monday: Columbus Day Invitational at Amboy; Top 5 1A Boys Teams there! Keeping checking DyeStat Illinois for the latest updates!

Lindsay Graham runs course record 16:35 at KLM


#2 Hinsdale Central edges #1 Glenbard West 25-30 in WSC-Silver Girls Triangular in Hinsdale; Lindsay Graham pulls away from Alexa Haff in the last half mile to run 16:35 breaking course record by 17 seconds.  Haff was second in 17:02 | Recap | Video Highlights


Naperville Twilight Invitational - Tutt, Horn grab individual wins


DS IL HS XC Course Project - Black Partridge Park and Furrow Farm are our latest additions. Check them out!


Week ending 10/4/14

Weather or not, great performances this weekend in Illinois


It was the third earliest date in Chicagoland history that it snowed. It did not bother the athletes that toed the line Saturday morning throughout the state.



  • Glenbard West wins four of seven flights to win the Wheaton North Flight Classic. Ohio's Annie Heffernan pulls away from Lindsay Graham to win the championship race. Race Videos | Results
  • Ryan Clevenger wins easily at Locktoberfest Invitational; #1 Hinsdale Central does not run varsity, #3 Neuqua Valley wins team race. Recap | Clevenger interview | Results 
  • Jesse Reiser wins by 7 seconds ahead of Keagan Smith to win at Peoria Central; #2 Sandburg wins Boys team title putting 7 runners in the first 16 | Maryjeanne Gilbert runs 16:43 to win ahead of Olivia Ryan; Hoffman Estates dominates team race by 90 pts ahead of Fenwick Results
  • 1A #2 Elmwood-Brimfield places 4 in first 10 to win Boys team race; Hunter Cobbley of El-Paso Gridley Indv race winner | Eureka edges Annawan-Wethersfield 68-70 to win Girls Team; Kirstie Ramsey wins Girls indv race
  • Alexa Haff wins by 10 seconds ahead of Audrey Ernst at St. Chares North Invitational; #2 Hinsdale Central wins Girls team | Naperville Central runs 26 second split to win Boys team title; Filip Pajak 1 second win ahead of Dhruvil Patel  Results
  • Oswego East edges Woodstock 88-92 in Pat Savage Invitational at Niles West; Christine Mujica runs 18:11 to win Girls Ind race | #7 St. Ignatius puts 4 in first 8 to win Boys team title ahead of #6 Loyola; Jack Carroll wins individual race Results

Coming up: Monday Morning Finish Line, DS IL & ITCCCA Rankings, DyeStat IL onsite coverage of Naperville Twilight Invitational


Big weekend meets rock in October throughout Illinois


The first weekend of October gives us big meets at Lockport, Peoria, Wheaton North, and St. Charles as well as other meets throughout the state. Mike Newman previews these four meets as well as a list of meets that you can find throughout the state - PREVIEW


DyeStat Illinois will be onsite this weekend at the Locktoberfest Invitational and the Wheaton Falcon Classic. Check back on Saturday night with great video, interviews, and recaps from these meets. Also keep checking TFX Meet Central for the latest updates from this weekend's action!


DyeStat Illinois HS XC Course Project - This week take a video tour of Dellwood Park in Lockport and St. James Farm in Warrenville.


Last week:

Palatine Inv Recap BOYS GIRLS | Palatine Race Video: G FS B Frosh B Soph Girls VAR Boys VAR | Monday Morning Finish Line | Ranking Analysis: 3AB 3AG 2AB 2AG 1AB 1AG


Reiser & O'Brien on top at Palatine Invitational


Girls Race - Kelly O'Brien's final surge edges Mimi Smith by three tenths of a second to win individual title; Palatine packs it up to win team title ahead of Yorkville & New Trier | Video Race Highlights | O'Brien Interview

Boys Race - Final surge in last 600 meters difference in win by Jesse Reiser ahead of Jake & Luke Hoffert; St. Louis University MO edges Loyola Academy by five points for the team title; top six teams within 20 points. Video Race Highlights | Reiser Interview | St. Louis University Team Interview | Results



  • Culver IN - Lyons Township captures Team Championship on strong last mile; Illiana Christian wins Boys Open team title RESULTS
  • Roy Griak MN - Naperville North Girls finishes third despite #1 runner Elly DeTurris forced out of race RESULTS
  • SJO Spartan Classic - Anna Sophia Keller 10:24 on 2 mile road course for win; St Joseph-Ogden wins Girls Team title ahead of St. Teresa, Urbana University | Monticello 4 in first 10 wins Boys team; Eric Ponder win Individual race RESULTS


Palatine's Meet of Champions to bring out the best Saturday


Jesse Reiser heads a strong field in the Boys race; team race is up for grabs | Palatine, New Trier challenge for the Girls team title against out of state Centerville and Assumption. Mike Newman gets you ready for this meet with his preview.


DS IL HS XC Course Project - This week looks at Deer Grove East in Palatine and Sunrise Park in Bartlett


Top meets this weekend in East Peoria, Sterling, Aurora Central Catolic, Busse Woods, and Washington Park in Chicago. Keep checking TFX Central for the latest meet results.


#4 Lyons Township five in first nine stops #7 York and #8 Downers Grove North in a WSC-Silver Triangular. Ryan Clevenger runs 13:50 to win on 2.84 course at East End Park -  Recap | Video Highlights


Sub5 2 Mile Challenge - A unique approach the week after the state meet at Lewis University. Times will go towards track season and can be used in the Hoka Hoka One Postal Nationals - Details



Gilbert runs 16:30 on "home course" to win at Richard Spring


  • Girls Race - Maryjeanne Gilbert pulls away from Lindsay Graham in last half of race to run 16:30 to win the Individual Race | Even without 2 of their top 5, #1 Glenbard West still wins team title ahead of #4 Palatine 70-80 - Recap | Gilbert Interview | Graham Interview | Race Highlights
  • Boys Race - #2 Sandburg places 5 in first 21 to easily win the team championship; 2A #2 Mahomet-Seymour surprising second ahead of Loyola, Hersey, and York | Zach Dale's 4:46 last mile the key in individual win - Recap | Dale Interview | Rodriguez Interview | Race Highlights | RESULTS

Other Meets

  • Flash Rock XC Inv - 3A #2 Hinsdale Central Girls edged by Avon IN 67-71; Alexa Haff runs 17:49 for 5k to win by 14 seconds - Results
  • Kaneland - #10 Glenbard W wins Boys Team | Jenna Lutzow wins indv Girls race; #19 Geneva wins team title ahead of 2A #3 Crystal Lake Central - Results
  • Tuscola Classic - Anna Sophia Keller runs 17:02 to win Girls race by more than a minute ahead of Arielle Summit | 1A #8 Shelbyville ties #1 Tolono Unity in Boys Team; wins on sixth runner - Results


Monday Morning Finish Line, Weekend Recap coming Monday - Catch up on the latest results in TFX Meet Central


Could it be faster this weekend in Peoria?


The Richard Spring Invitational could answer that question as 78 schools invade Detweiller Park. Mike Newman previews both the Girls and Boys Race. Preview  | Tour the Detweiller Park course


Newms Notes - A preview of some of the top meets in Illinois along with a reflection on the IHSA sectional assignments - BLOG


DS IL HS XC Course Project - A video tour of the Channahon Park XC course that will host the Minooka Invitational on Saturday. View the course here.


Reiser 14:20, Haff 16:41 at First to the Finish



  • Jesse Reiser pulls away from Ryan Clevenger in last half to run 14:20 on soggy Detweiller course; Hinsdale Central runs 21 second split to win Boys Team title.
  • Alexa Haff surge just after the 2 Mile give her individual win 19 seconds ahead of Lauren VanVlierbergen; #3 Hinsdale Central places three in first four to win team championship ahead of #2 Naperville North.


  • Jake and Luke Hoffert go 1-2 for Boys race win; #1 Yorkville on top ahead of #5 Vernon Hills & #Illiana Christian
  • Skyler Bollinger under contol to win Girls 2A race 11 seconds ahead of Karina Liz; #1 Yorkville places 5 in first 20 to doinate team race, Belvidere North second.


  • #5 Urbana University 1-4 finish by Arielle Summitt and Annemarie Michael gives them win ahead of #1 St. Teresa; Summitt nips Daly Galloway by three tents of a second for individual win
  • #3 Rockford Christian nips #12 Johnsburg by one point for team title; Eric Ponder wins indv race



FTTF Meet at Detweiller in spotlight this weekend


Five of the six top ranked teams in the DyeStat Illinois rankings head to Detweiller Park for this Saturday's First to the Finish Invitational.  More than 180 schools will compete in what could be called a "Pre-State Meet" on the Detweiller Park course. Meet Preview


Newms Notes - A look at a few stories that did not make the news along with previews of some of the meets this weekend. Blog


DyeStat IL Classic HS XC Courses - Get ready for this Saturday's meet by taking a video tour of Detweiller Park.


Barrington Boys stop Palatine's 75 dual meet win streak 27-28 Wednesday afternoon. Mike Eaken's Daily Herald story.

Charlie Kern named new track & field coach at York - Mike Newman story.

Last week: Hornet-Red Devil Recap | Leavey Invitational Recap | Weekend Recap | Rankings Analysis  | Monday Morning Finish Line


Find all of your IL Meet Results in TFX Meet Central | National TFX Search Results |Email mike@dyestat.com if you do not see your team's results


Defending state champs Hinsdale C & Glenbard W reign at KLM

3A #1 Glenbard West Girls dominate Hornet-Red Devil with 5 in first 15; Alexa Haff individual winner | 3A #1 Hinsdale Central edge #5 Neuqua Valley 39-54; Graham Brown wins Boys race Recap  | Results 

Other Illinois Meets

  • Leavey Inv - Classic dual goes to Lauren VanVlierbergen in Girls race; St. Charles East packs it up for team win | Ryan Clevenger gets easy win in Boys Race; 5 in first 20 gives DGN win Recap
  • Lions Pride Inv - #2 Sandburg holds off host Lyons for team title; Sean Torpy edges Connor Madell in team race | Maryclare Leonard wins by 14 seconds; Valparaiso tops Lyons for team title.
  • Fenton Early Bird - #15 Glenbard West Boys pack surprises field in Boys Race ahead of #3 Buffalo Grove & #10 Buffalo Grove; Kevin Salvano wins | Olivia Ryan powerful win in Girls race; DGN edges cross town rival DGS in team battle
  • Pleasant Valley IA #2 Naperville North Girls place 7 in first 14 for team win ahead of Edina MN; Elly DeTurris leads Lady Huskies with 3rd place finish.
  • Chrisman Cow Chip Classic - Defending 1A Champs on top in flight meet; Anna Sophia Keller wins by 40 seconds ahead of Arielle Summitt | Jon Davis pulls away from Andrew Warnes for Boys race win Dave Behm Recap Video
  • Granite City Inv - Dorrian Gordon leads #7 O'Fallon to team win | Edwardsville tops in Girls Race
  • Silver Streak Inv - 2A #5 Dunlap dominates Girls Meet | Alleman surprises in Boys race ahead of #4 Metamora; Brady Carius indv winner

Find all of your IL Meet Results in TFX Meet Central | National TFX Search Results |Email mike@dyestat.com if you do not see your team's results


Ernst pulls surprise win at Elgin City Classic

  • St. Charles North freshman Audrey Ernst pulls away early from Streamwood's Gabby Suarez to win the Girls Indv race at Elgin. North places five in first ten for team title | East Aurora again dominates in Boys race. Led by indiv. winner David Galvan, E Aurora places five in the first six for easy team win
  • Sycamore Inv - Vernon Hills dominates Boys Race; Eryk Yunk wins indv race in close battle with Tyler Smith | Jenna & Carley Lutzow go 1-2, but its Normal University front pack that gives them Girls team title
  • Kickapoo Kickoff - Tolono Unity romps in Boys team with 5 in first 9. St. Joseph-Ogden wins by 6 over Urbana University in Girls team race; Caleb Hummer, Arielle Summit individual winners.
  • MSL - Palatine Boys runs dual meet streak to 75 with win over Rolling Meadows; #10 Hersey holds off #12 Barrington 25-31 in Boys dual action. Details Coming!

Tuesday Recap

Last Weekend

  • Jesse Reiser runs nation's best 14:53 5k. Read about the McHenry County Meet along with others in our Weekend Recap. Leana Goldman wins Aurora City Meet. Read Eric Hofmann's recap HERE
  • TFX Meet Central is the home of all IL HS Meet Results. Latest results HERE
  • Monday Morning Finish Line - Mike Newman kicks off the season with a look at the previous weekend's action throughout the state. MMFL 9-1-14

NEW! - Paxson's Mike Brehm gives some suggestions on the disparity of 1A Sectionals is his Blog FIXING THE GAP BETWEEN SECTIONALS

Coming Up:

  • DS IL HS XC Course Project - Tours of Katherine Legge Memorial and Leroy Oaks FP
  • Preview of some of the top meets in Illinois this weekend
  • Newms Notes - a look at some of the stories that did not make the front page


Reiser opens season with 14:53 5k at McHenry County Meet


Jesse Reiser rips a fast 14:53 on the flat 5k Lippold Park Course in Crystal Lake. Reiser wins by 37 seconds ahead of Prairie Ridge's Filip Pajak | Lauren Van Vlierbergen tops a tough girls field to win in 17:51. She wins by 31 seconds ahead of Woodstock's Kate Jacobs and Marengo's Kitty Allen RESULTS - WEEKEND RECAP - MONDAY MORNING FINISH LINE


Other Illinois Meets

  • Aurora City Meet - East Aurora surprise Boys Team winner ahead of Waubonsie Valley &  3A #24 Marmion; Connor McCue wins the individual race | Metea Valley wins Girls Team Title behind Leana Goldman individual win RESULTS | Eric Hofmann Recap
  • Debut Inv @ SIU-E - Anna Sophia Keller starts her season winning by 90 seconds ; 1A #1 St. Teresa places 5 runners in first 20 for team win | Corbin Kakac wins individual Boys race; 1A #21 Rochester surprises 1A #13 Freeburg for the team title RESULTS
  • Normal West Inv - Minooka's Mackenzie Callahan & Ashley Tutt go 1-2, but 2A#5 Dunlap edges 3A#18 Minooka 33-35 | Gabe Ceballos wins Boys Indv race; Plainfield South takes team title RESULTS


EIU Showdown @ Green Valley FP - Lauren VanVlierbergen runs to a sizzling 17:26 at Green Valley FP, wins by 81 seconds ahead of Rachael Lau; 3A#12 Downers Grove North wins team title | Ryan Clevenger cruises to easy win in Boys Race ahead of teammate Alec Danner; 3A#21 Downers Grove North scores 28 points ahead of Jacobs with 55 pts. RESULTS

SWSC Pre-Season Meet - Lincoln-Way Central's Tommy Kolacki wins the Boys race running 15:38 for 3 miles on a rain drenched Channahon Park course; 3A #2 Sandburg puts 5 in the first 10 with a 26 second split to win meet ahead of 3A #11 Lincoln-Way Central | 3A #7 Lockport runs Morgan Bollinger in F/S race, still wins team title with 52 points. Lincoln-Way Central finishes second. Natalie Waters wins individual race in 18:46. RESULTS


NEW! - In his latest blog Hitting the Board, Lake Park jumps Coach Tom Kaberna discusses why Double Relay Points in the state meet could hurt the sport. Read about his thoughts HERE

Hoka One One 2 Mile HS Postal Nationals

The 2 Mile Postal is back! Hoka One One will be sponsoring the 2 Mile Postal where a national champion & state postal champion will be crowned for both Boys and Girls along with Varsity, Sophomore, and Freshman divisions. Illinois - Let's dominate this! For more details, Click HERE!


DyeStat Illinois XC Season Previews - 3A Boys


Teams - Hinsdale Central loses three all-state runners, but reloads and tops the 3A rankings in what could be a wide open 3A team race. Mike Newman looks at the 3A Boys top teams in 2014 in our 3A Boys Team Preview  


Individuals - Jesse Reiser and Zach Dale could be among the top individuals in the country. They will go after the 2014 3A Boys title. Ryan Clevenger, Matt Periera, and Graham Brown could be close on their heels.  Mike Newman looks at some of the top 3A Boys runners in the 3A Boys Individual Preview



DyeStat Illinois XC Season Previews - 3A Girls


Teams - Glenbard West is back to defend their 3A team championship. Naperville North, New Trier, and Palatine will be there for the challenge. Mike Newman looks at the 3A Girls top teams in 2014 in our 3A Girls Team Preview  


Individuals - The 3A Girls state field could be one of the fastest ever. Mimi Smith goes for back to back titles, but Alexa Haff and Lauren Van Vlierbergen would like to think otherwise.  Mike Newman looks at some of the top 3A Girls runners in the 3A Girls Individual Preview


DyeStat Illinois XC Season Previews - 2A Boys


Teams - Yorkville peaked at the right time to capture the 2A state title a year ago in a close battle with Illiana Christian and Vernon Hills. Illiana and Yorkville are set to battle again for the 2A state championship or will another team move up? Mike Newman looks at the 2A Boys top teams in 2014 in our 2A Boys Team Preview  

Individuals - Will any of the 2A Boys runners be able to catch Yorkville's Jake and Luke Hoffert? Mike Newman looks at some of the top 2A Boys runners in the 2A Boys Individual Preview


DyeStat Illinois XC Season Previews - 2A Girls


Teams - Yorkville survived injuries last season yet won another state championship. Now their 2014 season starts with a key runner transferring. Will that effect the Foxes this year or will their depth take over? Mike Newman looks at the 1A Girls top teams in 2014 in our 2A Girls Team Preview  

Individuals -  2A Girls is loaded this fall with a deep field of talent. Maryjeanne Gilbert will look to take another step to the top after winning the 3200 this spring. Skyler Bollinger and Victoria Clinton also will look to challenge. Mike Newman looks at some of the top 2A Girls runners in the 2A Girls Individual Preview


DyeStat Illinois XC Season Previews - 1A Boys


Teams - It was a close battle in 2013 with Elmwood-Brimfield coming up on top; EB has six returning, will they repeat? Mike Newman looks at the 1A Boys top teams in 2014 in our 1A Boys Team Preview.  

Individuals -  Jon Davis achieved the 1A distance crown in the 2013-2014 school year. Does he make it two in a row? It starts this fall at Detweiller Park. Mike Newman looks at some of the top 1A Boys runners in the 1A Boys Individual Preview


DyeStat Illinois XC Season Previews - 1A Girls


Teams - Decatur St. Teresa did not get bumped up to 2A this year; Can they add another state championship trophy to their trophy case? MIke Newman looks at the teams that will look to bump St. Teresa off the top of the mountain in the 1A Girls XC Teams Preview  

Individuals - Does any 1A runner come close to Anna Sophia Keller in 2014? Mike Newman looks at some of the top runners in the 1A Girls Individuals XC Preview






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