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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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Kahmari Montgomery of Plainfield Central HS wins the - Proviso West Boys Invitational 2015 - DyeStat IL
Lauren Van Vlierbergen of Jacobs HS wins the 3A Girls 1600m - Illinois Top Times 2015 - DyeStat IL
Bryce Richards of Mundelein HS finishes 2nd in the 3A Boys 1600m - Illinois Top Times 2015 - DyeStat IL
Cory Hertz of Lakes HS talks about his win in the 3A Boys 400m - Illinois Top Times 2015 - DyeStat IL

Previously on DyeStatIL

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

 Vote for the DyeStat IL Performance of the Week!

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

NEW!  Vote for the DyeStat Illinois Performance of the Week!


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



Summertime at DyeStat Illinois


2014 DyeStat IL Athletes of the Year


Congratulations to Parker English and Luke Winder as the 2014 DyeStat Illinois Athlete of the Year. Girls Announcement | Boys Announcement





US Junior Championships - Jonathan Wells wins HJ, qualifies for World Junior Championships on July 22-26 in Eugene. Former IL Prep stars Shamier Little and Hope Schmelzle also make US Team. Little wins the 400 Hurdles; Schmelzle finishes second in 3k Steeple. Anthony Peters of Bartlett HS wins the Men's 10k Racewalk. Results 


DyeStat Illinois Relay Ratings - St. Charles East on top of 2014 Girls ratings; Cahokia's balance makes them tops in 2014 Boys Ratings | BOYS | GIRLS


Sub 5 / Sub 6 Challenge Final Lists - Over 800 boys were under sub 5, over 300 girls were sub 6. Thanks to all the schools who participated! BOYS LISTS | GIRLS LISTS  | Noah Lawrence's Analysis


IHSA Track & Field Team Championships? - There is a movement that could see discussion on this subject in September's Track Advisory Committee. Mike Newman has some thoughts on this. Read it HERE


Separating Public & Private State Meets - Prinicipals from the West Suburban Conference are drafting up a proposal to repeal IHSA Policy 17 reports Daniel Makarewicz on qconline.com |   IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman Statement


New Balance Outdoor Nationals


Sunday - Luke Winder duals Devin King in PV, finishes 2nd | Emma Spagnola finishes 3rd in 400H from Lane 8 | Lena Giger finishes 4th in HT.

Saturday - Maya Neal earns All-American honors by finishing 4th in Heptathlon | Lane Tech runs IL#1 7:39.76 to finish 6th in Boy 4 x 800 Meter Relay behind 1:49.97 anchor by Pavlo Hutsalyuk Watch Doug Binder's interview with Lane's quartet | Mary Blankemeier bounces back to finish 3rd in Emerging Elites 2 Mile Run. 

Friday -  Zach Dale runs 14:29.95 to finish 3rd in the 5000 Meter Run Friday Night at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Dale was eighth with six laps to go but moved up nicely in the last mile. He ran the last 400 in 60 seconds.

 NBON Results | Emerging Elites | Freshman Illinois Recap - Dale enters national spotlight with 5k finish 


Matt Pereira misses Freshman National Record in Mile at Wisco Mile

Matt Periera finishes second at the Wisco Mile in Milwaukee by only one hundredth of a second behind Taylor Floyd-Mews. Pereria's 4:15.36 misses National record of Andrew Perkins 4:15.07 in 2005. Results


Coming up on DyeStat Illinois:

  • The final Sub 5 / Sub 6 Challenge Charts - How did your school finish?
  • DyeStat Illinois Athletes of the Year by Classification and Discipline
  • What happened if we had a team state meet? Mike Newman investigates what could have happened.
  • Foxes Summer Classic - Nathaniel Kucera attempts to go for 1:50 Saturday Morning - Details



Ja'Mari Ward 25-6 3/4 Long Jump at Great Southwest Classic!!!


  • The Cahokia sophomore jumps that with a slight tailwind (+2.2) in his first round attempt.
  • William Session wins 110 Hurdles into a 2.1 headwind (14.12).
  • Brittny Ellis runs 23.81/54.52 double
  • Maya Neal finishes 3rd in Heptathlon | Results


Perrier leads three Illinois runners under 4:10 at Festival of Miles


  • Patrick Perrier runs US #3 4:06.70 to finish second behind Spencer Haik at Festival of Miles in St. Louis. Matt Plowman US#8 4:09.13 in 6th; Zach Dale US #10 4:09.96 in 7th.
  • Mary Blankemeier wins Girls Emerging Mile Run - IL #1 4:55.58
  • Kevin Vroegh finishes 4th in Boys 800 - 1:54.51 | 1A Champion Cassie Mundekis runs IL #5 2:12.89 to finish 2nd in Girls 800; Morgan Schultz and Karina Liz finish 3rd & 4th.


Coming this Fall - DyeStat IL is proud to be part of the Hoka ONE ONE 2 Mile Postal - PRESS RELEASE

June 30 - July 1 : 2014 Lake Park Clinics | Horizontal Jumps | Throws

Coming Up - New Balance Nationals Illinois Preview | Updated Entries



IHSA Boys State Track & Field Championship

3A  York ends Lake Park streak; wins team championship for retiring coach Stan Reddel | Luke Winder repeats in PV; sets new IHSA record 17-3 | Jonathan Wells wins on last jump in LJ; Clears 7-0 to win HJ | Marcus Jegede wins one for team in TJ | Martinus Mitchell wins SP 61-0.75 | Stephen Hubona in control in DT | Kahmari Montgomery under 47 to win 400; outduals Cole Henderson to win 200 | Fast start difference for Cole Henderson 100 win | Despite flu, Johnny Leverenz repeats 800 state championship |Jesse Resier 59 sec final 400 outlasts Patrick Perrier in 3200 | Patrick Perrier gets his state championship winning a swift 1600 | Antonio Shenault holds off Ti'fonte Hunt for 110H title | Conor Dunham under 37 seconds to win 300H | Revamped lineup the key for Neuqua Valley winning 4x8 just ahead of Sandburg | Classic 4x1 as Edwardsville nips York by 2 hundredths of a second | Schaumburg holds off Thornton to win 4x2 | ESL-Sr "repeats" in 4x4

2A - Cahokia wins 4th team title with 4x4 win, holds off Kaneland | Ben Barnes wins LJ in final attempt | Ja'Mari Ward in control in TJ win | Logan Zeman 6-9 clearance wins HJ | Tyler  Jourdan wins PV in 15-6 | Nate Dyer 558-5.25 SP win | AJ Marmion captures DT | JD Lafayette sets 2A record in 800; Ben Moehrdieck wins first state championship for Vernon Hills in 1600 | Gary Hickman wins emotional 110H; Lucas Ege dominant in setting 2A record in 300H | Demoria Harris double win in 100 / 200 | Jeremiah Watson seven hundredths of a second win ahead of Devante Clark in 400 | Joe Singleton pulls away in final 800 to win 3200 | Cahokia dominates 4x1; places 2nd in 4x2 by determined Phillips quartet | Illiana Christian runs away with 4x8 in new 2A record

1A - Aurora Christian duplicates Girls Team title behind Johnathan Harrell | Jonah Walker captures wins for Aur Christian in DT | Eureka places 2nd behind Brett Charlton performance in winning 100, and anchoring 4x1, 4x2 | Jon Davis captures triple crown in winning 3200 / 1600 | Final surge gives Michael Brown repeat in 800 | Corey Kersey double winner; repeats in TJ, wins LJ | Jack Denby gets 1A record in PV | Derek Wegman wins HJ 6-9 | Jason Fry 56-8.25 SP wins title | Pleasant Plains holds off Urbana University to win 4x8 | Tommy Lovett's win special in 110H | Jason Pokalsey erases last year disappointment with 400 win | Jacob Sholl prevents Charlton sprint sweep winning 200 | Matt McCoy wins first title for school in 300H since 1896 | Mooseheart captures 1st school title in winning 4x4



1A Prelims - 2 weather delays stretch prelims into the evening in Charleston

Highlights: Aurora Christian qualifies 8 to the finals; Sterling Newman, Teutopolis, Tuscola next with 7 | Aurora Christian top prelim times in 4x1, 4x2 | Corey Kersey leads LJ, TJ lead with 47-2.5 jump | Great showdown ahead in distances: Jon Davis and Nick Hess only seperated by 11 hundredths in 1600 prelims; Michael Brown and Tye Sutherland only seperated by 12 hundredths in 800 | Jonah Walker 165-10 throw in DT leads Blaze Murfin by only six inches | Jason Fry almost 3 foot lead in SP | Broc Smith & Jacob Scull lead all qualifers in 200 | Andre McGill fastest qualifier in 100 | 5 runners under 50 in 400 prelims led by Jason Pokalsey 49.54 | Close 110H ahead; Tommy Levett - Nick Matthews only three hundredths apart | Matt McCoy leads all qualifiers in 300 H| Shelbyville, Byron, Pleasant Plains within two seconds in 4x8| Mooseheart leads close pack of qualifiers in 4x4 | MMFL 1A Video Recap | 1A Boys Recap


2A Prelims start at 8AM with Long Jump / Track starts at 9:00 AM / 3A follows on track at 12:55 PM | 2A Prelims Webcast | 3A Prelims Webcast


State Meet Prelim Results - 1A | 2A | 3A

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


IHSA Girls State Track & Field Championships

3A - Lincoln-Way East dominates to win back to back state championships

LWE sets state record in winning 4x1, then 1-2 finish in 100 by Meghan Marias and Alexis Hyshaw propels team to state championship ; LWE also gets win in 4x2 | Emma Spagnola wins in 100H & 300H gets W Aurora 2nd and first team trophy | 4x8 & 4x4 wins by St. Charles East gives team third place | Madeline Perez ends HS career with state championship in 3200 | Parker English double win in 200 & 400 | Janille Rogers holds on to lead for win  in LJ | Lauren VanVlierbergen runs away with 800 title | Anne Zaher surprise winner in tactical 1600 | Erin Reese comes from behind to win Discus | Emma Haugen gets 2nd career state title in HJ | Freshman Courtney Morgan captures Shot Put title | LaJarvia Brown state champ in TJ

2A - Cahokia Girls starts trend of own with team championship

400 Meter win by Mariya Hudson along with overall depth gives Cahokia Girls program first state championship | Normal U-High places 2nd behind Sydney Billingsley 1600 win, Gabi Jacobs win in Discus, and dive to finish by Chante Stonewall in 300H | Ryan Preacely sets 2A record in 100, 200 win and anchor in 4x1 win gives Johnson College Pre 3d and school's first state trophy | Lindsay Murray sets new IHSA record with 13-4 vault | Karina Liz gets 2A 800 record by .05 | Kankakee holds off Johnson College Prep for win in 4x2 | Katelyn Hill holds off Grace Cronin for 100H win | Lena Giger ends IL HS career with Shot Put win | Haleigh Knapp repeats in HJ |  Lexy Duncan easy win in LJ | Peoria Notre Dame gets pair of wins by Maryjeanne Gilbert in 3200 and Vicky Gruszka in TJ | Washington holds off Montini for 4x8 win | Springfield on top in 4x4 in city battle

1A - Overall depth gives Aurora Christian state title

Natasha Brown's 200 win clinches state team championship | Amelia Glueck's 100 / LJ wins helps Tremont with 2nd and 1st trophy | Amanda McClain 400 win and anchor on 4x2 earns Sullivan 3rd place | Spectacular finish in 3200: Kelsey Hildreth passes fallen Anna Sophia Keller in last 5 meters; Keller comes back to win 1600 | Cassie Mundekis repeats in 800 | Morgan Zacharias clears 12-10 to set 1A record in PV |  Illini West picks up relay win in 4x2; Williamsville nips IW in 4x4 | Jenny Kimbro double wins 100H / 300H | Novice jumper Nichyria Byrd wins TJ | Krissa Roman clears 5-8 for HJ win | Freshman Kathleen Young double win in Shot Put / Discus


IHSA Girls State Meet: 2A /3A Prelim day


2A Friday Morning


  • Cahokia advances 10 to finals; Springfield & Normal U-High next with 8
  • Montini runs 2A State best 9:30.03 in 4x8; Karina Liz 2:12.69 leads 800 field
  • Preacely / McClendon showdown set for Saurday final in four events
  • Katelyn Hill-Chante Stonewall one hundredth apart in 300 Hurdles setting up great final


3A Friday Afternoon

  • Lincoln-Way East storms to 46.24 4x1 prelim best; Palatine top 4x8 9:14.98 just ahead of Loyola 
  • Emma Spagnola hammers a 13.90 in 100 Prelims;
  • Close 100 for Saturday final - Megan Marias leads with 11.89; three within a tenth of her



IHSA Boys Sectionals

  • What a Thursday Night! Khamari Montgomery 47.42 IL#1 leads qualifying charge at Joliet West | New Trier 7:43.65 1 4x8 at Loyola | Conor Dunham 14.15 110H at St. Ignatius | Fantastic 800 at HF: Johnny Leverenz 1:51.14-Matt Aniywo 1:51.95 | Recaps coming!
  • Sectional Results: 1A | 2A | 3A


IHSA Girls State Meet: 1A Prelims off to fast start


  • Anna Sophia Keller leads qualifiers in 1600 with 4:54.96 tie; Kelsey Hildreth 5:02.21 next.
  • Amelia Glueck qualifies in three events - wind legal 18-7 leads in Long Jump, also has fastest time in 100 (12.26) with Kathlyn Pearson.
  • Amanda McClain scorches 56.63 to lead all qualifiers in 400; also qualifies in 200 & LJ
  • Illini West qualifies in all four relays; jumps into chase for team championship
  • Jenny Kimbro in charge in hurdles: 14.60 wind legal in 100 hurdles.


Illinois Girls Sectionals


3A - Lincoln-Way East set to defend 3A team title; qualifies 15 in sectional win at HF | Distances highlight sectional meet at WWS | Emma Spagnola 13.83 100H prelim at Metea, wins 3 individual events; St. Charles East state best 3:57 in 4x4 | Parker English 3 individual wins lead Evanston to sectional title at Niles West | Briyana Desrosiers double winner at St. Ignatius Prep | Cary-Grove dominates team race at DeKalb

3A Sectional Highlights  | WWS Sectional Recap


2A - Cahokia qualifies 13 in Herrin Sectional win | Ebony McClendon wins 100/200 but Ryan Preacely leads Johnson Prep to 4x1 and 4x2 wins at Chicago University Sectional | Rich South wins team crown at Hillcrest | Double wins by Sydney Billingsley, Gabi Jacobs, and Chante Stonewell lead Normal U-High to Macomb Sectional win | Tyra Buss wins 3 indv races at Matoon Sectional; Mahomet-Seymour captures team title. | Maura Beattie 10:50 at Woodstock Sectional; Meghan Carroll qualifies in all 3 distance events

2A Sectional Highlights


1A - Anna Sophia Keller 10:37/5:08 double win at Lawrenceville Sectional | Amelia Glueck triple win at Tremont Sectional | Miranda Marry wins 100 / 200 /300H at PBL Sectional

1A Sectional Highlights


Perrier 4:07.51 highlights fast day at Collinsville


  • Patrick Perrier pulls away from Johnny Leverenz for 4:07.51 IL #1; Leverenz 4:10.00; Fast 4x4 as Belleville West edges ESL-Senior by one hundredth (IL#1 3:18.38).
  • Controvesy at DuPage County Meet 1600 - Recap
  • Carlin Nalley Inv - Benet's Stephen Hubona IL #1 189-6 DT
  • Thornton Classic - Host Thornton scorches IL #1 41.44 in 4x1; comes back with IL #2 1:27.32 4x2


Conference Meet Highlights

  • SWSC Blue - Lincoln-Way East ready to defend 3A State title; 4x1 46.23 state best (US #7); 4x2 1:40.68 - Alexis Hyshaw 11.69/24.08 200; Megan Marias 11.71/24.27 - Ololade Ayoola, Julia Junkroski clear 5-8 (IL #1) in High Jump
  • WSC-Silver - DGN 9:21.00 IL#1 holds off GW 9:22.57 in 4x8 - Madeline Perez back; finishes third in 1600 behind Mary Blankemeier 5:01 win - Norma Abdur-Rafia double win in 100/200.
  • DVC - W Aur wins team title, Emma Spagnola wins 4 indv events - Tamia Rayford holds off Simone Carr in exciting 400; Naperville North sweeps distance races - Recap
  • Corn Belt - J.D. Lafayette wins 800 in meet record 1:51.72 ( IL#1, US#6) 
  • MSL Girls - Palatine IL #1 9:17.40 4x8; Kelly O'Brien holds off Christina Santiago in fast 1600
  • CPL Championships - Bryanna Desrosiers queen of Chicago sprints - 55.09 in 400 win; three runners under 25 in Girls 200 as Desrosiers wins ahead of Ebony McClendon and Ryan Preacely. Watch race here. McClendon 11.87 Preacely 11.92 in Girls 100 - Demoria Harris 100/200 win; Imani Payton new city record in 300 H; Phillips city record in 4x2; fast 4x1 as North Lawndale runs 42.06


Winder sets all time state best in Pole Vault


  • Thursday at Plainfield Central's Hunt Invite, Luke Winder cleared 17-3 3/4 to established a new all time Illinois best in the Pole Vault. What the record setting vault here.


Weekend highlights

  • Prospect - Schaumburg 41.54 4x1; 1:26.60 4x2 (IL #1's) - Lane Tech 7:49. 57 IL#1 4x8 - Zach Dale 4:12.09 win in 1600, 4 runners 4:16 or faster.
  • Gene Ward - Imani Payton 37.55 300 H IL#1, US#15, Terry McGee 10.62/21.94 double win
  • Red Ribbon - Erik Miller 6-10 HJ, ties #1 with Jonathan Wells - Minooka 42.63 4x1 in high winds
  • Palatine Relays - Lane Tech Girls 9:25.23 4x8 IL #2; Lauren Van Vlierbergen 2:13.49 800 - Parker DeLoye wins HJ 6-8 IL #5.
  • Kane County Girls - St. Charles East sweeps all 4 relays keyed by 4:00,41 IL #2 4x4 - Emma Spagnola wins three events; 14.24 IL #1 100H in prelims
  • Pekin Inv - Kyrin Tucker 60-5 IL#1 SP; Cole Henderson wins 4: 10.89-22.05-50.24 &22-0 LJ
  • Jim Arnold (GW) - Antonio Shenault IL #1 14.11 110HH; Edwardsville 81-69 over Lake Park for team title
  • WWS Girls - Lindsey Graham 5:03.30 IL#7 1600; Norma Abdur-Rafia 25.10 200 win
  • Marion Freeman (MO) - Cahokia IL#1 3:18.19 4x4 in prelims - ESL-SR right behind in 3:18.38
  • Sandburg Pete Struck - DGN goes 1-2-3 in 1600 Smith (4:14.93) Zea (4:15.96) Clevenger (4:17.54)
  • SJO Boys Spartan Clsc - Nick Hess 9:19 3200 win 1A #1; Jon Davis edges Hess in 1600 4:29-4:30


Weekend action heats up IL HS track & field


  • Ja'Mari Ward  jumps US #1 50-6.5 wind legal in the Triple Jump at Winston Brown Inv. He also wins the Long Jump US#5 24-5.5.
  • Lockport Girls Inv - Emma Spagnola suffers first regular season loss in 100H in 3 years to Jayla Stewart 14.33-14.46; Spagnola comes back with IL#1 43.74 in 300H; Brittany Thomas sprint double win 12.59/25.49.
  • Eastern States - Danville's Johnny Leverenz runs 4:15 anchor for IL #1 DMR win 10:24.6; Leverenz comes back to win mile 4:12.48 US#6
  • McHenry County - Jessie Reiser double 9:08 / 4:14.92 IL #1.
  • Peterson Prep - Kaneland wins windy 4x8 ahead of Yorkville; Kaneland runs IL#1 7:50.27
  • Lanphier Inv - Kyrin Tucker wins Shot (59-0) and DT (183-1) in IL state bests.
  • Oregon (IL) Inv - Kelsey Hildreth runs solo IL #1 3200 - 10:37.19


Coming Up:

  • Tuesday starts off busy week in Illinois with MSL Divisional Meets in North; St. Clair County and Madison County Meets in South
  • Wednesday - DyeStat IL DMR starts at 5:00 PM at York HS. Previews coming.
  • DyeStat IL Meet of the Week - Wall to wall coverage of the 48th Wanner-Knights Invitational


Hitting the Board - Lake Park Jumps Coach Tom Kaberna starts to dissect the different parts of the Triple Jump. In this week's blog, Kaberna looks at the Triple Jump set up.


Lafayette kick takes win in IL#1 800 at Cap City


  • U-High senior moves by Johnny Leverenz in last 50 meters to run IL #1 1:52.49 | Tucker double winner in Shot / Discus (Meet Record) | Chatham Glenwood 3:21.11 4x4 Meet Recap
  • Kansas Relays - Luke Winder US#3 17-1.5 PV Meet Results 
  • Midwest Prep Inv - Ebony McClendon 11.81 100; Briyanna Desrosiers 24.12 200 lead IL Girls sprinters at Indy; Jonah Wiley IL #2 23-6 LJ; Imani Payton 38.74 300H IL#4 Meet Results
  • Bud Mohns Inv - York edges Lake Park in team title; Mike Prestigiacoma 178-2 DT IL#2; York 1:28.88 4x2 IL#5; Matt Plowman 1:55.68 IL#5 800; Antonio Shenault 14.48 110HH
  • Dick Beebe Inv - Matt Aniywo 1:54.63 IL#3 800; Conor Dunham 38.70 IL#3 300H
  • Rock Island Girls Inv - Rock Island 1:41.6 4x2 IL#2
  • Emma Spanola jumps IL #2 18-9 LJ, wins 100, 100H, 300H to boost W Aurora to team championship at DGN. | Lane Tech run s IL#1 4:01 4x4 | DGN 9:25 IL #1 Girls 4x8 Recap
  • Gus Scott Co-Ed - New Trier Boys IL #1 7:54 4x8 solo; Lauren Van Vlierbergen 4:56 Girls 1600 IL #1
  • Granite City Inv - Hot times down south; Cahokia edges Belleville W in 4x4 3:20 winning time; Devante Clark 6-8 HJ; Martinus Mitchell 58-1 SP IL#1


  • Check out great videos from Capital City, Downers Grove North, Belleville West, Illinois Top Times, and more in our loaded video section!


DyeStat IL Meet of the Week - We wil be at two meets this weekend. On Friday, we head to Downers Grove South for the Bob Cohoon Invitational.  Saturday morning, it is off to scenic Lake Ellyn for Glenbard West's Sue Pariseau Invitational. Videos of every race plus interviews and recaps of the meet will be up on DyeStat IL after the meet! Hope to see all of you there!


3200's run wild for Illinois athletes


  • Five Illinois athletes 9:10 or under at Arcadia Invitational Saturday. Jesse Reiser runs 8:54.31 to finish ninth. Zach Dale under nine. Patrick Perrier just at 9:00. Dan Lathrop and Zack Smith run under 9:10 in seeded race. 
  • Jake and Luke Hoffert finish 1-2 in Gans-Zeedyk 3200 at Niles West. Both runners between 9:10-9:11

DyeStat IL Meet of the Week: Belleville West Invitational

  • Relays run wild: Edwardsville 42.09 lead four teams under 43 seconds in the 4x1; Cahokia holds off Minooka in state leading 1:28.44 4x2; Cahokia storms to four second win in 4x4.
  • Winds help sprints: William Session state leading 14.20 110H; Isaiah Michal catches teammate Craig James on last hurdles for IL #1 37.99 300 IH. Adam Nelson 10.92 100 win; Keveion Akins 21.84 200.
  • Ward's jumps: Ja'Mari Ward wins LJ with 23-10 3/4 with wind in face; Wind shifts to back; Ward jumps 49-6 to win Triple Jump.
  • Results  | Recap | Video Home page: Check out the races at Saturday's meet

Meet Highlights

Metamora Co-Ed - Cole Henderson 10.55/21.81 double | Saxon Inv - Schaumburg strong relays: 41.81 IL#1 4x1; 1:28.59 4x2 | NLCP Girls Inv - Ryan Preacely 11.85 IL#1 100; Briyana Desrosiers 57.82 400; Brooks 48.84 / 1:44.19 relays | Hinsdale Relays - Lane Tech 10:32 IL #1 DMR - 18:02 IL #1 4x16 | H-F Girls -  Rock Island IL #1 48.03 4x1 1:43.86 4x2 | Lincoln Way Cen Girls - Alexis Hyshaw 24.1h 200; LW East 48.1h 4x1; 1:44.1h 4x2 ; Asia Brown 58.5h 400


"1st" outdoor weekend produces some top marks


  • O'Fallon Relays -Host O'Fallon wins 4x8 in IL #1 7:59.73; then comes back with IL #1 DMR 10:39.13 - Patrick Perrier anchors 4:17 in race | Edwardsvile IL #1 4x4 3:26.96
  • Gene Shipley Inv - Josh Eiker continues dominance in sprints - double win in 100 (11.06) - 200 (22.04) in calm conditions; anchors team to 4x2 win (1:30.58) with 21.3 anchor | Mystique Thompson 100 (12.16)/ 200 (25.52) double win; also wins 400 and anchors 4x1 to win. | Zach Hird 9:20 / 4:25 distance double Recap
  • Belleville W Lady Maroon Inv - Aliyah Covington IL #1 double win in Shot / Disc | Claire Buck 12- PV IL #1 | Larjarvia Brown 37-10 IL #1 TJ
  • Greenville Co-Ed Inv - Anna Sophia Keller opens outdoors with 10:45 / 5:07 double; Jack Denby 16-0 PV
  • Youth Olympic Trials - Brittny Ellis finishes second in 400 US#6 54.67; finishes fifth in 200 with IL#1 24.52w Interview with NSAF's Steve U


Weekend Recap  | Monday Morning Finish Line

 Mike Newman looks at the story behind the story in the latest Newms Notes


Rogers rocks Shirk Center with monster Long Jump

3A Meet Highlights - Results

  • Janille Rogers' 4th round 19-10 3/4 Long Jump - Meet Record - US#4
  • Lauren Van Vlierbergen Meet Record 2:11.80 IL#1 | Skyler Bollinger outkicks LVV in 1600 4:56.09
  • Cole Henderson wins LJ / 60 (IL #1 6.85 in pre and finals) second in 200 behind Jordan Duncan
  • Yorkville surprises Lane Tech in Boys 4x8; Jake Hoffert wire to wire 1600 win
  • Hannah Swift IL #2 12-8 1/4 Meet Record | Banki Oginni 48-0 SP US#5 Meet Record
  • Bryanna DesRosiers controls 400; wins 200 after Annette Broughton DQ; Broughton Best in 60

2A Meet Highlights - Results

  • Controversial Boys 4x8 finish when 3 teams are put on line early for exchange; Kaneland wins
  • Ebony McClendon two IL #1's in sprints - 7.45 US#6 / 24.58 IL#1
  • Josh Eiker sprint sweep in 60 / 200 | Cahokia holds off Glenwood in thrilling 4x4
  • JD Lafayette come from behind win in 800 (IL#4); Simon Thorpe wire to wire win in 1600 (IL #5)
  • Karina Liz amazing 800/400 double win - 2:17.48 / 58.87
  • Sydney Billingsley back in 5:06.59 1600 win | Maura Beattie 10:49.44IL #5 3200 win
  • Lyndsey Murray IL #1 13-0 Girls Pole Vault win

1A Meet Highlights - Results - Recap

  • Amelia Glueck sets Girls Long Jump on Second Round
  • Morgan Zacharias sets Girls 1A Pole Vault meet record
  • Miranda Marry double winner 200 / 400, 3rd in 60 Meters
  • Brett Charlton breaks 1A meet record in 60 running 7.00; comes back to place second in 400 & 200
  • Jon Davis outkicks Nick Hess in exciting Boys 1600


Winder again! 17-5 PV ups his state indoor record

Sets record at Bolingbrook Fast Times Invitational; US #2, eighth best indoor vault ever by a US high school athlete

  • Gene Armer - Leverenz 9:16 / 4:17 double; DesRosiers wins 200, Giger SP
  • Charleston Boys - Smokin' 55 - Cole Henderson 6.39 Craig James 6.40; Henderson also winn LJ/200
  • Carthage - Jesse Resier 9:14 3200 ; Parker English 18-6 LJ Friday night
  • Silver Streak - Zach Hird 9:16 / 4:23 double, Josh Eiker 7.00 60

Read about some of the top invites in our weekend recap.


Thursday / Friday highlights:

  • Mimi Smith 11:08 3200 at CSL South | Patrice Jones triple win gives Hononegah repeat NIC 10 Girls win | W Aurora wins DVC Girls in final event; Emma Spagnola 2 conference records  Recap |
  • WSC-Silver Boys: York wins 10 of 17 events to win team title; capture all 3 relays including 8:00.5 4x8 win; Matt Plowman edges Ryan Clevenger by .03 in 800; Clevenger comes back to win 1600 over Bashqawi, Smith.  | WSC-Silver Girls: Lyons Township edges Hinsdale C by 3 for team title; Emma Haugen 5-8 HJ US#7; Lindsay Graham leads three runners under 11 with 10:45.37 3200 win  | DVC Boys :Antonio Shenault wins 55HH & 55m with pair of IL #1's; Lake Park 1st year in conference results in team title;  Marcus Jegede double win in jumps; Nolan McKenna 9:17/ 4:20 wins in distances | UEC Boys : Neuqua Valley wins title by 18 over Waubonsie Valley; James Travis 47-5.5 IL #3 TJ

Read recaps of each of the conference meets in DyeStat Illinois' Conference Meet Central - Catch the latest results in TFX Meet Central    


6 Illinois athletes earn All American honors at NBIN


  • Jack Denby responds after he cleared 16-6 to  finish 2nd in the Championship Pole Vault Saturday afternoon
  • Emma Spagnola jumps PR 19-2 1/2 in Long Jump to finish 5th
  • Lena Giger becomes first IL Girl to break 50 foot barrier indoors. Her 50-0 Shot Put places fourth in loaded field Doug Binder Interview
  • Maya Neal finishes fifth in 1-day Pentathlon
  • Anthony and Alex Peters of Bartlett HS finish 1-2 in the 1 Mile Race Walk.
  • Ja'Mari Ward suffers leg injury on his third round attempt in the Triple Jump; He finishes seventh.

NBIN Championship Results | NBIN Emerging Elite Results

   Action across the state:

  • St. Charles E - Jessie Reiser runs IL #3 9:14 on 160 Meter Track in flats
  • Byron - Erin Zappia clears US#6 5-8 in Long Jump; Jonathan Wells wins Long Jump in 23-1
  • Edwardsville Boys - Host Tigers run IL #1:30.60 4x2; Martinus Mitchell IL #4 56-11 SP
  • Plainfield North - Kyrin Tucker 58-7 IL#1 Shot Put Win

Catch the latest results in TFX Meet Central  | Monday Morning Finish Line Part 1 | Part 2 | Weekend Recap

Hitting The Boards - Lake Park Coach Tom Kaberna is back for another season of his insight on the horizontal jumps. Today's blog focuses on if your athlete is over training. Read Crunch Time


Lane Tech sets 4x8 meet record at Mustang Relays

  • Lane Tech storms out to a five second lead, holds off  Downers Grove North  to win Boys 4x8 championship; Both teams under meet record
  • Lincoln-Way East goes wire to wire in setting meet record in Girls 4x2; Strong anchor by Jordan Shead gives St. Charles East Girls 4x4 Championship; Downers Grove North gets classy in winning Girls 4x8 championship
  • Plainfield East wins Boys 4 x 2 championship; Neuqua Valley powers to Boys 4 x 4 win
  • Results | Recap | Watch Monday's races in our video section


Winder sets all time state best in Pole Vault

Plainfield Central's Luke Winder clears 17-2 1/2 to set all time IL best in Pole Vault Saturday at Windy City Pole Vault Summit. Morgan Zacharias clears personal best 12-6 to win Girls Pole Vault.

Watch Winder's record vault | Interview with Luke Winder  | Results | Meet Recap

Distance Events heat up Illinois weekend

  • Centennial Charger Inv - Johnny Leverenz cranks 2:05 last 800 on way to meet record 4:16.57
  • SIU Boys - Patrick Perrier US #11 9:12.51 3200, comes back to win 1600 in 4:21.15
  • York Inv - Nolan McKenna US #5 9:09.91; York 4x8 8:06.24 IL #2 Recap
  • SIU Girls - Anna Sophia Keller opens HS track career with 5:04 1600 win
  • PW Girls - Naperville Central IL #1 9:35 4x8; Madeline Perez 10:34.48 US#8; doubles with 5:03 1600

Check out all the results on Meet Central | Hononegah Girls Classic Recap | Monday Morning Finish Line -  Part 1   Part 2   Part 3


Jonathan Wells 7-2 in High Jump! US#1 at Wheeling Invitational

Watch his 7-2 Jump!


Thornwood Boys Open - Recap  | Watch videos and interviews from meet 


  • It's a draw in the jumps - Ja'Mari Ward wins Long Jump, Marcus Jegede wins Triple Jump
  • Ti'fante Hunt 7.44 IL#1 55HH; Antonio Shenault second in 7.45
  • Thornton edges Cahokia in 4x2 with 1:30.88 winner; Cahokia dominates 4x4
  • Johnny Leverenz wins 800/1600 double; 800 win over Ty Moss only .03 difference (1:55.90-1:55.93)


Ward warms up with double win in the jumps at Normal

  • Ja'Mari Ward named Normal West Boys Invitational Outstanding Athlete after his wins in the Long and Triple Jump along with leading off his team's winning 4x4 relay
  • Cahokia dominates 4x8, 4x4 relays; Edwardsville wins 4x2
  • Kyrin Tucker wins third Shot Put meet title in a row

Meet Results Meet Recap Meet Videos


New! The Road to New Balance Indoor Nationals - Read Lena Giger's first NSAF Blog about her season so far!



Ja'Mari Ward's 50-2 1/2 Triple jump makes history

Third round jump makes him longest sophomore indoor athlete in Triple Jump in US History. Ward becomes #2 US indoor in 2014; 2nd longest jump ever in Illinois behind Troy Dorris.

Other action this weekend

  • UK Inv - Johnny Leverenz runs US#9 1:54.09 800 to place third; Brittny Ellis dips under 25 in 200; Maya Neal pops IL#1 18-10 3/4 LJ to finish 2nd
  • Triad Inv - Ja'Mari Ward has sensational day in jumps; 50-2 1/2 third round jump makes him US #2 TJ, Longest Indoor TJ indoors ever by Soph in US; 23-11 1/2 LJ US#4; Lena Giger gets IL indoor best in Shot Put with 49-9 effort. US #4 overall.
  • DGN Quad - Madeline Perez opens up season running 4:58.8 1600 on 160 Meter Track
  • Proviso West Boys Inv - Lane Tech IL #1 in 4x8, Shenault 55HH/55m double within 10 minutes; York wins team title on win in 4x4 over Neuqua Valley. Meet Recap


Take a look at a summary of this weekend's action in DyeStat Illinois' Weekend Recap . Check out races and interviews from the Proviso West Invitational in our video section.

Monday Morning Finish Line - Part 1  |  Part 2

New! The Road to New Balance Indoor Nationals - Read Lena Giger's first NSAF Blog about her season so far!

Sub 5 / Sub 6 Challenge Performances - Update #1 is now up. Next update 3/4/14


Luke Winder 17-0 3/4 PV Sunday!

He becomes second IL athlete to clear 17' indoors. Winder's vault moves him to US #3. Story

Watch his attempt at 17-0 3/4 HERE!


Other Weekend highlights

  • York Girls 6 Team - Banke Oginni starts her season with a US #4 46-11.5 SP; Hoffman Estates wins team title by sweeping distance races.
  • Proviso West Boys Quad - David Rodriguez nips Matt Plowman at line in 3200 9:32.7-9:32.8; 14 runners make IL TFX Leaderboard in that race.

Read this weekend's DS IL recap . Another edition of Monday Morning Finish Line is now up. Check out the latest show here.


Sub 5 / Sub 6 Challenge Performances - We will be publishing the first lists of the Sub 5 / Sub 6 challenge either February 17 or 18. Send us your performances so that we can include them on our lists. Send to either mike@dyestat.com or NLawrence@hinsdale86.org. Find out more information about the Sub 5 / Sub 6 Challenge HERE.


2014 DyeStat Illinois Season Previews


3A Boys Teams - Lake Park looks for one more title for the thumb

3A Boys Sprints/Hurdles - May 31, 2014 -  3A 400 Meter Dash Final

3A Boys Distances - Torch could be passed to Perrier; Another fast year in 3A

3A Boys Field Events - Winder shoots for the stars in Vault


1A Boys - Teams Sprints/Hurdles  |  Distances Field Events

2A Boys - Teams  |  Sprints/Hurdles Distances Field Events


2014 DyeStat Illinois Girls Track & Field Previews

1A Girls - Teams  | Sprints/Hurdles  | Distances | Field Events

2A Girls - Teams  |  Sprints/Hurdles  |  Distances Field Events

3A Girls - Teams  |  Sprints/Hurdles  |  Distances Field Events


Monday Morning Finish Line 2/10/14 - Check in every Monday Morning to get Mike Newman's perspective on the previous week of action in Illinois track & field plus ?You never know what will be discussed on MMFL!


DyeStat Illinois Introduces Sub 5 / Sub 6 Challenge

The brainchild of Hinsdale Central's Noah Lawrence, DyeStat Illinois starts the Sub 5 / Sub 6 Challenge promoting athletes breaking those barriers during the 2014 Track & Field Season

What you need to know about the Challenge


Winder, Ward, Desrosiers in Illinois Spotlight

January 19 Weekend Recap


New Indoor Track at Olivet Nazarene opening eyes

Story   |   Video Tour


Coming Soon: 2014 DyeStat Illinois Track & Field Season Previews

  • In depth looks at each of the 3 Classes in Boys and Girls for 2014
  • Event by Event analysis of what to look for in this coming season
  • Analysis of Top teams in each class


Winder, Ward, Desrosiers in Illinois Spotlight


  • Luke Winder clears 16-8 to place 4th at Reno Pole Vault Summit
  • Briyanna Desrosiers retakes US #1 in prelims of 400 (55.04) at the Arkansas HS Inv. She wins finals by .01 seconds over TX Danyel White; Brittny Ellis finishes third
  • Ja'Mari Ward has great jumps day: wins TJ in US #2 49- 3/4; Jumps US #5 23-1 1/4 in placing second in the Long Jump; He also leads off Cahokia's 3:26 4x4 team.
  • Emma Spagnola runs US #4 8.64 in finishing second in 60 Hurdles;

Weekend Recap   |  Steve U talks to Luke Winder after the Reno Pole Vault Summit 


New Indoor Track at Olivet Nazarene opening eyes

Even though it has been open for a year, there has been only one meet run on the new 200 Meter Indoor Oval at Olivet Nazarene. Mike Newman took a tour of the facility and tells you what he thinks of Illinois newest under roof track.  Story   |   Video Tour

Coming Soon: 2014 DyeStat Illinois Track & Field Season Previews

  • In depth looks at each of the 3 Classes in Boys and Girls for 2014
  • Event by Event analysis of what to look for in this coming season
  • Analysis of Top teams in each class

Join us Wednesday Night for a Google Hangout with Sarah Brown

Join us on Wednesday, January 22 at 8 PM ET for a live Google Hangout with 2013 World Championships 1500m semi-finalist & Team New Balance member, Sarah Brown! Tweet  @runnerspace_com with your questions for Sarah now! More Info HERE


Giger, Desrosiers step to the head of the class


  • Briyanna Desrosiers runs US#2 55.50 in 400 Meter Dash prelims at Texas A&M Classic. She finishes second in the finals.
  • Lena Giger Shot Put Performance at Big River Qualifer in Columbia, MO is US#2.
  • Patrick Perrier negative splits to 9:35 in 3200 to start his season in Missouri


Texas A&M HS Classic Results  |  Big River Series Meet #1 ResultsWeekend Recap


Coming Soon: 2014 DyeStat Illinois Track & Field Season Previews


  • In depth looks at each of the 3 Classes in Boys and Girls for 2014
  • Event by Event analysis of what to look for in this coming season
  • Analysis of Top teams in each class



One Way, Uphill Only: Cross Country Dreams and the Journey to a State Championship Season - Mike Newman's review of Chris Quick's book. Read the review here.


Field events main attraction at Shirk Center


One Way, Uphill Only: Cross Country Dreams and the Journey to a State Championship Season - Mike Newman's review of Chris Quick's book. Read the review here.


DyeStat IL  2013 XC Season Awards


Overall Runner of the Year - Anna Sophia Keller and Patrick Perrier   STORY

3A Runners of the Year - Alexa Haff   |   Patrick Perrier

2A Runners of the Year - Mailin Struck   |   John Wold

1A Runners of the Year - Anna Sophia Keller   |   Jon Davis

5th Runners of the Year -   GIRLS   |   BOYS

Most Improved Runner of the Year -   GIRLS   |   BOYS

Coaches of the Year -   GIRLS   |   BOYS

Newms Notes - 2013 XC Reflections


Happy New Year! Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!


Have a great new year from all of us at DyeStat IL, DyeStat, DyeStat Cal, and RunnerSpace!


Here is one more look at what made the 2013 Cross Country Season great. Newms Notes: 2013 Reflections


DyeStat IL  2013 XC Season Awards


Overall Runner of the Year - Anna Sophia Keller and Patrick Perrier   STORY

3A Runners of the Year - Alexa Haff   |   Patrick Perrier

2A Runners of the Year - Mailin Struck   |   John Wold

1A Runners of the Year - Anna Sophia Keller   |   Jon Davis

5th Runners of the Year -   GIRLS   |   BOYS

Most Improved Runner of the Year -   GIRLS   |   BOYS

Coaches of the Year -   GIRLS   |   BOYS


DyeStat Illinois Cross Country Awards


Congratulations to Anna Sophia Keller and Patrick Perrier as the 2013 DyeStat Illinois Cross Country Runners of the Year  Story


Runners of the Year By Classification



2013 DyeStat Illinois Award Winners




Foot Locker Nationals end cross country season...

  • Mailin Struck finishes 18th in Girls Championship Race; Watch the Race Replay Here
  • Jesse Reiser 33rd, Patrick Perrier 37th in Boys Championship Race; Watch the Race Replay Here
  • Results - Illinois Recap


...and Ted Haydon Holiday Classic starts 2014 Track Season

  • Alexis Hyshaw runs US #3 7.19 in 55m Dash
  • Results


2014 Midwest Distance Festival will not be held. Announcement. December 9 announcement.


Nike Cross Nationals - Recap   -   Results

Foot Locker MW Regionals - RECAP   RESULTS  

NXN Midwest Regionals   - Meet Home Page   Meet Recap   Results

 IHSA State Cross Country Meet


With the devistating tornadoes that hit the towns of Washington and Coal City, it is time to help. You can make a donation to the Red Cross, or help through the Salvation Army, or check the Washington IL Tornado Recovery Facebook page to see how you can help out. Thanks for helping during this holiday season.


Reiser All-American at Nike Cross Nationals


  • Jesse Reiser finishes 13th to earn All-American honors in the Boys Championship Race; Zack Smith places 30th; Nathan Mroz 35th.
  • Hinsdale Central finishes 22nd; hampered by falls by Billy Magnesen and Kevin Huang in first mile of the race.
  • Naperville North finishes 13th in Girls Championship race; Mimi Smith highest IL finisher (33rd).
  • Results  | Recap


NXN - 2 Teams + 4 individuals from IL set for the challenge


Good Luck to Hinsdale Central Boys and Naperville North Girls who will compete in the team competition, and to Jesse Reiser, Zack Smith, Nathan Mroz, and Mimi Smith who will be competing at Portland Meadows on Saturday. Watch the webcast HERE beginning at 11:30 AM CST. NXN HOMEPAGE

Ten National Storylines to watch on Saturday - Read Race Results Weekly's View HERE!


Foot Locker MW Regionals - Jessie Reiser, Patrick Perrier, and Mailin Struck qualify for San Diego. RECAP   RESULTS  

NXN Midwest Regionals   - Meet Home Page   Meet Recap   Results

IHSA State Cross Country Meet


With the devistating tornadoes that hit the towns of Washington and Coal City, it is time to help. You can make a donation to the Red Cross, or help through the Salvation Army, or check the Washington IL Tornado Recovery Facebook page to see how you can help out. Thanks for helping during this holiday season.



NXN Midwest Regionals - Naperville North Girls going to Portland!

  • Carmel IN wins Girls Team Title; Naperville North, Palatine finish 2/3
  • Anna Sophia Keller finishes 6th; Mimi Smith 7th, Mary Blankeship 8th, Elly DeTurris 9th.
  • Hinsdale Central finishes third behind Carmel IN, St. Xavier OH; York 6th, Downers Grove North 7th
  • Evan Stiffel (St Xavier OH) individual winner; Jesse Reiser (2nd), Zack Smith (5th), Nathan Mroz (6th) qualifying individually for NXN.
  • NXN Midwest Homepage - Get all the information on the meet here.   RESULTS


IHSA State Meet Recaps

  • 1A Girls - 30 Minute meet delay; Keller commands race, St. Teresa wins 4th straight 1A title
  • 1A Boys - Davis kicks to title; Elmwood-Brimfield wins close battle over Winnebago, Monticello
  • 2A Girls - Yorkville captures 3rd straight team, Struck finds her way to indv title
  • 2A Boys - Yorkville doubles with Boys team title; Wold fast pace gives him state title defense
  • 3A Girls - Smith come from behind state title; Glenbard West captures team title
  • 3A Boys - Hinsdale C wins team - 4 out of top 5 from WSC-S, Perrier's tactical win


Monday Morning Finish Line - Mike Newman looks back at the state meet including his views on the delays at the beginning that turned the meet upside down. Part 1  Part 2  Part 3


3A Meet - West Suburban Silver Dominance

  • Girls -Glenbard West has 4 all state runners, wins team title over Naperville North, New Trier; Mimi Smith comes from behind fo state championship; Alexa Haff 2nd, Madeline Perez 3rd.
  • Boys - Hinsdale Central packs it up, 3 all state runners to win state  championship; Four WSC-Silver schools place in top 5 (Downers North 2nd, Lyons Township 4th, York 5th); Patrick Perrier fights wind, competition to win close race over Jesse Reiser, Zack Smith.


2A Meet - Yorkville sweeps team titles

  • Girls - Mailin Struck dominates individual race, runs 16:35 to win by 29 seconds over Maryjeanne Gilbert; Yorkville runs tight pack to win team title over Glenbard South; Vernon Hills 3rd.
  • Boys - Jake & Luke Hoffert finish 3-4; 3 all staters give Foxes team title over Illiana Christian; Vernon Hills 3rd; John Wold defends state championship, holds off Johnny Leverenz for win.


1A Meet - Power Outage Delays Start of Meet, not Keller

  • Girls - Power Outage delays start of race by 25 minutes, helps Anna Sophia Keller win individual race in 16:35- Kelsey Hildreth 2nd 45 seconds back. St. Teresa wins 4th state championship in a row, Rochester 2nd, Chiacgo Latin 3rd.
  • Boys - Jon Davis surge with 800 meters left gives him state championship; Nick Hess second; Elmwood wins team title over Winnebago, Monticello.



Sectional Saturday

Class 3A - New Trier beats #1 York at Lake Park

  • Lake Park - New Trier pack wins Boys title, York's Mroz wins; Glenbard West 5 in 11 for easy Girls win; Perez storms to indv championship | Hinsdale C - Hins C Boys puts 5 in first 15 for team win over DGN, Smith captures indv race; Haff crusies to 16:50 win, Lockport surprise team winner | Edwardsville -  O'Fallon convincing team win, Perrier sets course record; Minnoka's pack wins girls team title,  Syndey Neal surprises in individual race | Schaumburg - Hersey holds off Buff Grove for boys team title, Reiser outkicks Dale for Boys title; Palatine controls girls team race, Opatrny over Ko in Girls indv race.| Waubonsie Val - WW South places 4 in first 7 for boys team win, Emmanuel wins individual; Nap N dominates girls team race, Van Vierbergen wins by 12 over McDaniel & DeTurris

Class 2A - Illiana wins on 6th runner tiebreaker at Wheaton Academy

  • Wheaton Academy - Illiana ties Yorkville to win Boys title; Wold rolls to indv title; Yorkville packs it up to win girls team; Struck dominates individual race | Belvidere - Vernon Hills, CLC's Pitner dominate in boys race; CL Central girls team winner. Beattie wins by 3 over Schrader |  Dec MacArthur - Leverenz wins boys race by 28 seconds, Mahomet-Seymour wins team; Springfield wins by 5 over Chatham-Glenwood for Girls team, Zobrist over Whitehouse in indv race | Normal West - Metamora wins team over Normal U-High, Hird wins by 27 seconds; Washington surprise team winner over Dunlap; Gilbert tunes up with 48 second win | Chi University - Jones puts 6 in 10 for easy boys team win, Schaible wins indv title; Jones over Payton for Girls Team, Kenig Zeiseler wins indv race

Class 1A - Decatur St. Teresa dominates, Keller runs 16:45

  • St. Teresa - Host Bullogs dominate girls team race, Keller wins by 50 seconds, 16:45! | Monticello by 4 over Tolono for boys team, Davis surprises Hess for individual title | Oregon - Winnebago wins Boys team, Kewanee-Wethersfield wins Girls team; Pitcock, Hildreth give Byron sweep in indv races | Elmwood - 8 points seperate first four teams in Boys race with Pleasant Plains win, Ehnle back to win; Rochester, PORTA's M Brauer win Girls races| Edwardsville MEL - Freeburg, Carmi's Brown win in Boys; Carterville, Red Bud's Deterding win girls | Lisle - Latin School sweeps team titles, Khat, Bianco win

Class 3A Previews

  • Girls - Naperville North Girls leads a strong field at the Waubonsie Valley Sectional; Glenbard West faces New Trier at Lake Park Sectional; Palatine favorite at Busse Woods; Will Hinsdale Central have home course advantage over Downers Grove South?; O'Fallon pack will try to conquer Edwardsville Sectional
  • Boys - York favorite over loaded Lake Park Sectional field; Hersey tries to pack it up towards a sectional championship at Schaumburg; Three-way between O'Fallon, Edwardsville & Lincoln-Way Central at SIU-Edwardsville; Hinsdale Cntral leads five top teams at Katherine Legge Memorial; Wheaton-Warrenville South class of the field at Waubonsie Valley.

Class 2A Previews

  • Girls - Top two teams clash at Wheaton Academy; Crystal Lake Central favorite in loaded Belvidere Sectional; Normal University slight favorite over Dunlap, Washington at Maxwell Park; CS8 rivals Chatham-Glenwood, Springfield chase after team title at Hickory Point; Chicago University, Jones Prep favorites at Washington Park
  • Boys - Wold / Hoffert Brothers rematch in close Wheaton Academy battle; Defending 2A champ Jones College Prep clear favorite in Chicago; Vernon Hills to pack it up at Belvidere; Mahomet-Seymour, Leverenz favorites at Decatur

Class 1A Previews

  • Girls - Loaded St. Teresa Sectional features top team, top individual in state; Kewanee-Wethersfield, Hildreth in spotlight at Oregon, Rochester the favorite at Elmwood; Latin School, Bianco looks to storm to sectional title at Lisle; Deterding, Carterville favorite at Edwardsville.
  • Boys - 6 of top 11 teams hope to leave Decatur St. Teresa meat grinder alive - Hess leads loaded individual field; Top ranked Winnebago takes next step to state at Oregon; Team title up for grabs at Edwardsville; Elmwood-Brimfield, Rochester race for title at Elmwood; Wal Khat, Latin School favorite at Lisle


Saturday's regionals serve as tune-ups for next week's sectionals

3A Regionals - Meet Highlight Page

  • Madeline Perez cracks under 17 at Schiller Woods, wins Fenwick Regional by 20 seconds ; #1 York tempos to easy Boys team win
  • Alexa Haff misses course record by six seconds, #7 Hinsdale C nips Downers S by one point at Lyons Regional | Smith, Clevenger win easily in Boys race; #2 Hinsdale Central packs up for win.
  • #1 Naperville North, Elly DeTurris win at West Chicago Regional | #7 WW South comes from behind in last mile to win team race; Nolan McKenna 16 second win.

2A Regionals - Meet Highlight Page

  • Defending 2A Champ John Wold wins Wheaton Academy Regional in 14:54 for 3.1 miles; #6 Yorkville puts 3 in 5 for boys team win | #3 Glenbard South surprises #2 Yorkville for Girls team title.
  • #3 Vernon Hills puts 4 in first seven; wins Boys team over #5 Crystal Lake Central at Burlington Central Regional; Ryan Pitner wins individual title | #4 Crystal Lake Central, Vernon Hills' Vivian Overbeck win girls titles.

1A Regionals - Meet Highlight Page

  • Big Day at Tuscola Regional - Monticello sweeps team title; #2 Boys win by 4 over #3 Tolono Unity, Nick Hess wins high powered individual race over Jon Davis, Eric Ponder | #2 Girls win by 9 over SJO; Annemarie Michael wins individual race.
  • Anna Sophia Keller wins Robinson Regional, wins by 106 seconds running 17:12
  • #1 Decatur St. Teresa girls scores perfect 15 at Shelbyville Regional; #4 Shelbyville 42-52 over #10 Mt. Zion in Boys team Race; Curtis Reed individual winner.
  • #1 Winnebago Boys roll to team win at Winnebago Regional; Kelsey Hildreth wins Girls individual title.


The road to Detweiller Park starts Saturday


IHSA Regional Meets will take place on Saturday. Here is what you have to do to advance another week:

  • In Class 1A, the top 7 teams and top 5 individuals not on a qualifying team qualify for next week's sectional meets.
  • In Class 2A & 3A, the top 6 teams and top 5 individuals not on a qualifying team qualify for next week's sectional meets.


DyeStat Illinois Regional Previews

  • Class 1A - Tuscola will be the toughest regional in 1A. Read Mike Newman's preview about each of the 1A regional meets.
  • Class 2A - Good teams will not be making it out of the Wheaton Academy Regional. Mike Newman looks at the 2A regionals.
  • Class 3A - York, Naperville North start their defense of their state championship. Read the preview about the 3A regional meets.


Coming Saturday

  • Follow updates on the IHSA Regional Meets on Twitter: @DyestatIL
  • Summaries and full results of each of the IHSA Regionals will be up on Saturday night on DS IL.


Conference Weekend in Illinois!

York nips Hinsdale Central; Haff, Smith win individual crowns at WSC-Silver

  • Zack Smith wins Boys indv title; #1 York runs down #2 Hinsdale Central in last quarter to win team
  • #4 Glenbard West puts 5 in first 7 to win girls team; Alexa Haff runs away from Madeline Perez in last 1k to win girls indv race. Recap Results


Conference Meet Highlights

MSL - Zach Dale wins by 19 seconds in Boys Race; #3 Hersey packs to Boys title; #3 Palatine puts 7 in 17, easily wins team title; Ko wins Girls indv race DVC - Joseph Emmanuel nips Nolan McKenna for boys race win; #10 WW South wins Boys title; #1 Naperville North 20 second split key to Girls team win; Elly DeTurris wins indv race SWC - Patrick Perrier sets course record; #4 O'Fallon barely wins 27-29 over #25 Edwardsville; #8 O'Fallon girls win team with 5 in 7; Allie Sweatt wins girls individual CPL - #5 Lane Tech wins boys city championship; Peter Schaible wins indv boys race; Lane Tech wins girls team; Joanna Podosek wins Girls indv race. CSL - New Trier sweeps team championships; Mimi Smith, Jack Carpenter indiviual winners CCL - #11 Loyola wins over #12 St. Ignatius 34-38; Daniel Santino indv winner; GCAC - #20 St. Ignatius 32-33 winner over Loyola Academy UEC - Nick Bushelle wins by 15 seconds in Boys race, #8 Neuqua Valley wins Boys team; #10 Geneva wins girls team, McKenzie Altmayer wins close girls race NIB 12 - Yorkville sweeps team titles, Skyler Bollinger wins over Kelsey Schrader in Girls race; Jake & Luke Hoffert go 1-2 in Boys race MSC - #1 Illiana Christian dominates Boys team race, John Wold easy win; #3 Glenbard South wins Girls team; Mailin Struck wins by over a minute; CS8 - 1A #3 Rochester wins girls team, Taylor Bartolozzi wins close girls race; 2A #10 Springfield, Tyler Owens win boys titles  

See all the results in Meet Central  | Monday Morning Finish Line  Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 Pt 6

Conference Meet Highlights

Okaw Valley - 1A #1 St. Teresa dominates Girls team race; Rachel Devereux rolls; #2 Monticello holds off #3 Tolono Unity, #4 Shelbyville in boys team; Eric Ponder wins boys race.|SIRR- 1A#11 Carterville wins girls Mississippi Div; #21 Nashville wins Mississippi Div boys championship over #20 Sparta by 1 point | ISL - Latin sweeps team titles; Jacob Meyer, Victoria Bianco individual winners| Apollo -Megan Shaffer wins girls race; #16 Mattoon wins team | Taylor Garrett upset winner in Boys race; #10 Mt. Zion boys team title over Charleston | South 7 -David Modert nips Mitchell Rushing for Boys Individual race; Mt. Vernon wins Boys team title; Savannah Ames wins indv grils race, Marion wins Girls team title.


Individual statements made before Conference Week

  • W Aurora Stampede - Nolan McKenna runs 15:25 5k to win Boys Individual race; #10 WW South wins team title | #16 Neuqua Valley win Girls team title; Ayako Higuchi of Fremd wins Girls indv race
  • Sterling Inv - Mailin Struck runs 17:02 - wins race by 52 seconds over Kelsey Schrader; #15 Minooka wins team title by four points over #12 Schaumburg | Zach Dale runs 14:50 - wins by 9 seconds over Alleman's Zach Hird; Pleasant Valley IA wins Boys team title, Conant finishes second
  •  Cumberland Inv - Anna Sophia Keller remains undefeated - runs 17:24 to win Girls title by 66 seconds over Annemarie Michael; 1A#5 St. Joseph-Ogden wins team title over #4 Tolono Unity - #1 Monticello does not run all of top 7, finishes 5th | Eric Ponder wins indv race by 45 seconds over Matt Norvell; 1A #4 Monticello wins Boys team over #1 Tolono Unity, #6 St. Joseph-Ogden
  •  Metamora Inv - Defending 2A champion John Wold outkicks Alex Keeble, Joe Singleton to win Boys indv race - runs 14:48 for 2.94 miles ; #2 Mahomet Seymour wins team title | #3 Palatine runs without seniors, win girls team title by two points over 1A #2 Decatur St. Teresa; Maryjeanne Gilbert wins race by 15 seconds over Rachel Devereux
  • Wheeling Inv - Barrington sweeps team titles; Kaitlyn Ko, Angel Estrada individual winners
  • Saturday recap coming soon ; Follow all of Saturday's results on IL MEET CENTRAL


Mid-week Action throughout Illinois

  • Naperville Twilight - #1 Naperville North places 6 in top 10 to win Girls meet led by Elly DeTurris individual win | Nick Bushelle wins individual, leads #9 Neuqua Valley to 24-32 win over #14 Naperville North in Boys Team Race. Recap
  • Madison County - Edwardsville sweeps team titles; Allison Zobrist, Ben Richter individual winners
  • Normal University Inv - 1A #2 St. Teresa edges 2A #2 Normal University 31-34; Rachel Devereux 40 second winner over Jess Clarke | 2A #6 Normal University places 6 in first 10 for easy team win; JD Lafayette runs 15:13 for individual win


Smith and Smith capture major Illinois races Saturday

  • Wheaton North Classic - Mimi Smith comes from eight seconds back in the last mile to win by six seconds over Skyler Bollinger to win the championship flight; #2 New Trier's four flight wins difference in three point win over #1 Naperville North. Read the full recap here!
  • Zack Smith uses a second mile surge for a ten second win over Hinsdale Central's Kevin Huang; #9 Lyons Township uses a 25 second split to win team championship over shorthanded #2 Hinsdale Central. Recap

Other Meets

  • Parkway Central MO Inv - 3A #3 O'Fallon Boys places third without #1 runner Patrick Perrier.
  • Peoria Central Inv - Jesse Reiser nips Alleman's Zach Hird to win Boys race; 2A #3 Vernon Hills wins team title over split team from #8 Sandburg. #1 York's JV places third | Olivia Ryan wins Girls race by two seconds over Haley Albers; #22 Downers Grove South places five runners in first thirty to win team championship over #10 Hoffman Estates.
  • St. Charles North Inv - Alexa Haff wins girls varisty, #5 Hinsdale Central holds off #24 Geneva for team title | Nolan McKenna easily wins individual race, #13 WW South places four in first nine to nip #6 New Trier 57-60.
  • Wheaton Academy Inv - 2A #1 Illiana Christian places 4 in first 7 to win Boys team championship, Nick Fiene wins individual race | Wheaton Academy wins Girls team, Daly Galloway wins Girls indv race.
  • Jacksonville Inv - 1A #3 Rochester wins 3 flights, places 2nd in four others to win girls team championship; PORTA's Maria Brauer wins the championship flight | #14 Chatham-Glenwood wins Boys team championship; Olympia's Ryan VanDyke wins Boys championship flight race.
  • Pat Savage Inv - #20 Loyola defeats #11 St. Ignatius on sixth man tiebreaker; St. Viator's Nick Brey wins indv race by 8 seconds over Daniel Santino | Loyola also wins girls team title; Maura Beattie wins indv race by more than 30 seconds.


Thursday dual meets

  • At York - #1 York nips #2 Hinsdale Central (without Magnesen) 23-32. Bashqawi, Mroz finish 1-2. Recap
  • MSL East - #4 Hersey outkicks #5 Buffalo Grove 19-42 to win MSL East Division; David Rodriguez outkicks Kevin Salvano for individual win; Hersey goes 1-3-4-5-6-7-8. Andy Philipose healthy and back and running for Hersey. Watch highlights from the race HERE!
  • MSL West - #17 Palatine Boys win dual meets 74 & 75 in a row in defeating #24 Hoffman Estates 19-40 and Schaumburg 15-50. The Pirates capture the MSL West divisional title. #3 Palatine Girls win MSL West.


Bashqawi, York roll at Palatine

  • Alex Bashqawi kicks down McHenry's Jesse Reiser to win the Boys Varsity Race; #1 York places 5 in the first 25 to easily win team title over St. Xavier KY, Hersey.
  • #2 Palatine does not place a runner in the first 10, but their 12 second split is the difference in winning the Girls team title over defending champion Assumption KY. Centerville OH, Wheaton-Warrenville South, and Daviess County finish next. Whitney O'Bryan pulls away in the last mile to defeat Kaitlyn Ko by five seconds. Skyler Bollinger finished third.
  • Read the complete recap of the Palatine Meet of Champions along with videos from the meet in our video section.

Other Saturday action:

  • St. Joseph-Ogden Classic - Anna Sophia Keller runs 10:30 on the two mile road course to win by 40 seconds over Rachel Devereux; #2 St. Teresa defeats #1 Monticello 40-48. | Eric Ponder sizzles 14:39 to win the Boys individual race; #6 Tolono Unity wins team title over #10 Shelbyville, #1 Monticello.
  • Roy Griak Inv - #1 Naperville North finishes third in championship race behind Wayzata MN, Cherry Creek CO.
  • Culver Acad Inv - 2A#1 Illiana Christian finishes 4th, #16 Lyons Township finishes 5th behind Indiana powers Carmel and Columbus North; Zach Panning runs 15:26 for 5k to win individual race.
  • Roy Gummerson Inv - Mailin Struck holds off Mimi Smith to win the girls race; #3 New Trier runs 5 in first 9 to hold off #7 OPRF, #11 Hoffman Estates | Steven Salvano fights off illness, brother Kevin to win Boys individual race; #6 Buffalo Grove 1-2-6 finish difference in team win


Perrier cruises to individual boys title; Palatine Girls, York Boys pack it up for team titles at Detweiller

  • Patrick Perrier's middle race surge in the triangle key to eleven second win (14:24- 14:35) over Dan Lathrop. Alex Bashqawi, Nathan Mroz, and Matt Plowman place intop 9 to lead #3 York to team title over #2 O'Fallon; #5 Hersey, #13 Lane Tech, #18 Sandburg in top 5. Boys Recap
  • McKenzie Yanek takes control after the mile - Pleasant Valley IA sophomore wins girls individual title in 16:48; Lindsay Graham, Mimi Smith second-third; #3 Palatine places 6 in first 30 for team win over #4 New Trier, #2 Glenbard West. Girls Recap
  • Monday Morning Finish Line looks at the meet plus last weekend's action across the state.


Other Meets around Illinois

  • Minooka Flight - Zach Dale breaks Chris Derrick course record in winning championship flight; Skyler Bollinger wins by 55 seconds in Girls Championship race; DG North Boys, WWS Girls win team titles
  • Kaneland Eddington - Geneva girls, CL Central boys take home team championships
  • Tuscola Classic - Anna Sophia Keller runs 17:08, wins by over a minute; Eric Ponder convincing win on home course; Monticello sweeps team championships.
  • RB Inv - Mailin Struck crushes field running 17:12 winning by over two minutes
  • Edwardsville - Chris Kaminski nips Brydon Groves-Scott at line for indv win; Sophia Racette runs 18:10 to win girls race; Lincoln-Way C Boys, Nenix Hall MO girls win team titles
  • Check all of your results on the DyeStat Illinois TFX Page




First to The Finish Invitational - A wild day at Detweiller

  • Confusion at the end of the Girls 2A race; Maura Beattie "wins" race - "I didn't win this race" states the Woodstock senior; Yorkville wins team title.
  • Hinsdale Central Boys dominate 3A Team Race placing 3 in the first 7; Indiana's Calvin Kraft nips Billy Magnusen at line for win. | Naperville North girls wins 3A team title easily placing 7 in the first 21; Kaitlyn Ko wins by 2 seconds over Alexa Haff in individual race.
  • Monticello wins both 1A team races; Girls nip St. Teresa by 2 points ; Boys win team race over Winnebago
  • Kelsey Hildreth wins by seven seconds over Annmarie Michel in girls 1A individuals ; Curtis Reed wins Boys 1A individual race.
  • Jake Hoffert runs state fastest time 14:31 in winning 2A indv race ; Illiana Chrsitian wins team title by 16 over Yorkville | Recaps Coming! | 3A Results     2A Results  1A Results


Elsewhere Saturday

  • Lake Park Inv - Glenbard W wins Girls team; Lindsay Graham pulls away in last mile for win | Billy Thomas runs 14:38 for indv boys win; Lake Park out packs St. Charles East for boys team win
  • Forest Park MO - Patrick Perrier runs nation best 15:02 for 5k win; O'Fallon Boys win team title | O'Fallon Girls finish fourth in team race.
  • Wauconda Inv - Lane Tech runs 11 sec split to win team title over WWS; Jesse Reiser wins by 8 seconds over Nolan McKenna for indv win | Lake Zurich nips Cary Grove, CL Central for Girls team title; Meghan Gelinas wins indv race; CL Central's Sami Staples reinjures foot during race.
  • Lee Halberg Inv - Mahomet Seymour runs 5 in first 9 to win Boys team; Sam Doud wins Boys individual race | Springfield wins Girls team; Megan Schafer wins girls indv race.
  • Shelbyville Inv - Anna Sophia Keller runs incredible 16:55 (3 miles) for easy win | Shelbyville easy winner in Boys team race
  • Joliet Inv - Jones College Prep packs it up for team win; Dan Lathrop wins Individual race | Olivia Ryan wins Girls indv race; Neuqua Valley wins team race



Magnesen, Haff keep individual titles home in Hinsdale

  • Hornet-Red Devil - Billy Magnesen runs away from field in last mile for 14:50 win in Boys Race; #7 Hinsdale Central wins over #3 New Trier, #6 Wheaton-Warrenville South | #3 Palatine Girls run 39 second split to win team title over #1 Glenbard West (without Madeline Perez); Freshman Alexa Haff of Hinsdale Central runs away from New Trier's Mimi Smith, West's Lindsay Graham to win individual race.
  • Lions Pride @ Lyons Twp - Riverside-Brookfield's Mailin Struck shatters Emma Fisher's course record by 13 seconds for individual win - 16:50! | #16 Lincoln-Way Central slips by #13 Sandburg, #4 Lyons for Boys Team title ; Zach Dale wins individual Boys race in 14:40
  • Fenton Early Bird - Billy Thomas of Hoffman Estates sets meet record of 15:04 for boys individual win;  Lake Park wins Boys team title over #14 Buffalo Grove, #20 Glenbard West. Hersey finishes sixth without full top 7 | #8 Downers Grove South places 4 in first 11 to win 56-69 over Oak Park-River Forest to win the Girls team title; Kaitlyn Ko wins individual race.
  • Leavey Inv @ St. Charles - #11 Downers Grove North wins Boys team race; Zack Smith individual winner | Lauren VanVlierbergen wins Girls indv race.
  • Pleasant Valley IA Inv - #2 Naperville North girls place 6 in first 11 to easily win team title over US rated Eagen MN & Pleasant Valley IA.
  • Granite City Inv - #1 O'Fallon Boys wins on tiebreak over Edwardsville ; Dorrian Gordon easy winner | #5 O'Fallon girls roll to team title.


NEW! Week 1 Team Rankings - DyeStat IL Rankings up on our Rankings PageITCCCA Coaches Poll

Monday Morning Finish Line - Michael Newman reviews the past weekend's action  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Throwback Thursday - A look back at the journey towards a state championship in 1978. Read the blog here.


Surprises at Sycamore & Lake County spark Tuesday action

  • 2A #12 Vernon Hills wins Boys team at Sycamore over #8 Belvidere North & #5 Jones Prep; Peter Schaible comes from behind to win individual race | 2A#2 Normal University wins over Belvidere North w/o Sydney Billingsley. RESULTS
  • 3A #10 Barrington places 5 in first 19 for easy win at Lake County; Angel Estrada wins indv race | Unrated Libertyville packs it up to defeat 2A #10 Vernon Hills & 3A #17 Lake Zurich; Vivian Overbeck wins by a tenth over Kortney Schardt RESULTS
  • MSL Dual Action - #3 Palatine Girls & #5 Palatine Boys win openers over Prospect at Deer Grove East | #9 Hersey Boys place 1st 11 to win over Schaumburg; #20 Schaumburg Girls run first 4 in win | #14 Buffalo Grove Boys defeat Conant 23-33 | Hoffman Estates sweeps Boys & Girls over Rolling Meadows.
  • Other Meets - #17 Lane Tech cruises at St Patrick Inv; Rochester sweeps Boys and Girls at Carlinville Early Meet | Bartlett Boys, St. Charles North Girls win at Elgin City Classic |#9 Naperville North wins over Waubonsie Valley & Oswego in Boys triangular.


Weekend highlights

Monday Morning Finish Line - Mike Newman looks at the past weekend's action. Video

Newms Notes - A further look at Anna Sophia Keller | Changes at Katherine Legge? Blog

Coming Up - Throwback Thursday - Your Hand On Seven: A look at a championship Cross Country Season. Read the first five installments here. Each Thursday there will be a new chapter.



Keller's 18:08 at Mud Mountain steals the show on Saturday

  • Edwardsville-MEL Debut Meet - Heat index of 102 degrees forces cancellation of Boys Race. In Girls Race, Effingham St. Anthony's Fantastic Freshman Anna Sophia Keller wins girls race with an incredible 18:08.02 on SIU-Edwardsville's hilly 5k course. Red Bud's Deanna Deterding finishes 2nd. 1A #1 St. Teresa wins team championship. Girls Results | Race Recap  
  •  Other Saturday Meets   McHenry County - Jesse Reiser cruises to 15:33 5k win ; Maura Beattie 45 second win over Lauren VanVlierbergen | Aurora City Meet - Waubonsie Valley runs 25 second split to win Boys team; Connor McCue individual winner; Thunderstorms cancel Girls race | Normal W Inv - Dan Lathrop wins by 53 seconds in Boys race to lead Plainfield S to team win; Minnoka 4 in first 6 scores 28 to win Girls team. Saturday XC Roundup


Illinois teams in National Ratings - Rob Monroe releases his nationals ratings. York #10, O'Fallon #16, Illiana Christian #39 in Boys National Top 40 Watchout's Top 120 | Glenbard West #8, Naperville North #12, Palatine #26 lead Illinois schools in Girls National Top 40 Watchout's Top 120.


 Monday Morning Finish Line - Season 2 starts with Mike Newman looking at the ratings and upcoming meets this weekend. Watch it HERE!

Newms Notes  - Read about Mariah Brown of Bartlett HS and what she is trying to accomplish in this 2013 XC season in the latest Newms Notes



IHSA XC Season starts (sort of). Excessive hot weather says NO!

  • Yorkville Invitational, Rock Falls Opener cancelled. No make up dates announced
  • Check the current results that we have received on DyeStat IL TFX.


DyeStat Illinois XC Season Previews


Newms Notes NEW! - Read about Mariah Brown of Bartlett HS and what she is trying to accomplish in this 2013 XC season in the latest Newms Notes

Coming Up - Season 2 of Monday Morning Finish Line premieres on Friday!


ITCCCA XC Coaches Poll comes to DyeStat Illinois

  • In an agreement with the Illinois Track & Cross Country Coaches Association, The ITCCCA XC Coaches   2A & 3A polls will appear on DS IL and itccca.com beginning September 4.
  • Polls will appear every Tuesday during the XC season until the state series. Thank you ITCCCA!




Destination Detweiller : The Road To Peoria 2013


It's Here! The road to Peoria and the IHSA State XC Meet has officially started. All Cross Country athletes, coaches, and fans have circled one day on their calender: NOVEMBER 9 to end their season at Detweiller Park. DyeStat IL will provide you wall to wall coverage of the 2013 HS XC season throughout Illinois and beyond.

  • Michael Newman gives you his daily "Thought of the Day" in Illinois Track Talk
  • Meets in Illinois can start on August 26. Check out the DS IL 2013 XC Meet Schedule
  • Monday Morning Finish Line has its seasonal debut on August 30.
  • NEW! Check out the Illinois XC Record Book, EXCLUSIVELY on DYESTAT IL. It gives you top 50 lists at the IHSA State Meet compiled by Michael Newman along with a list of all Boys runners 15:00 or under and all Girls runners 18:00 and under at state. Record Book links page


DyeStat Illinois preview week starts this Sunday!

  • It's time to feed your brain with IL XC knowledge. Beginning on Sunday for the next week, DS IL will take a look at the upcoming season.
  • Included will be Exclusive Top 25 team ratings and in depth team and individual previews.
  • Coming Sunday - Girls 1A Team and Individual Previews


ITCCCA XC Coaches Poll comes to DyeStat Illinois!

  • In an agreement with the Illinois Track & Cross Country Coaches Association, The ITCCCA XC Coaches 3A poll will appear on DS IL and itccca.com beginning September 4.
  • Polls will appear every Tuesday during the XC season until the state series. Thank you ITCCCA!




Detweiller at Dark - Bollinger dominates Girls Race

  • Skyler Bollinger of Yorkville destroyed the Girls field under the lights at Detweiller Park running an incredible 16:52 on the state meet course. Malyka Abramson of Avon IN finished 52 seconds behind.
  • Patrick Campbell of Wauwotosa WI surprises with win in 15:04 in Boys 14-19 race. 2012 3A 3rd place finisher Alex Riba finishes 2nd in 15:09.
  • Connor Ehnle of 1A Tremont was the first High School finisher in 4th (15:13).
  • Meet Website with Full Results


DyeStat IL special report on High school track & field in Illinois

Mike Newman looks at some of the changes that could be made when the IHSA Advisory Committee meets in September. Look at some of the views in Track & Field in Illinois: Should there be changes?


The track season winds down with Junior Olympics Championships

  • Brandon Lombardino wins YM/YW Discus at USATF JO's in Greensboro | Shamier Little finishes 2nd in the 200m Finals | Emma Spagnola runs PR 13.84 to finish 4th in 100 H finals | Marcus Jegede jumps 49-1 for 2nd place YM/YW TJ.

  USATF Junior Olympics Results page


Coming in August

DyeStat IL Cross Country Previews - In depth previews for teams, individuals in for both Boys and Girls including TOP 25 Pre-Season Team Ratings for each class!


DyeStat Illinois 2013 Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Shamier Little & Jack Keelan as the DS IL AOY for 2013

Read the announcement here 

2013 DS IL Athlete of the Year announcements

   Minooka tops the Boys Relay Ratings | O'Fallon on top of Girls Relay Ratings


 USA Youth Championships @ SIU Edwardsville

  •  Claudette Day wins an exciting G17-18 100H in 14.18 - Emma Spagnola 3rd in 14.20 | Spagnola also places in three other events
  • After winning LJ/TJ, Ja'Mari Ward leads off winning Cahokia 15-16 4x4 to a win; splits 50.2
  • Field event success for IL as Jake Denby wins B17-18 PV, Matthew Martinson wins B17-18 HJ
  • Ricky Hurley of Cary-Grove wins the Boys 15-16 DT with a PR 177-6 | Sarah Bell wins G17-18 PV
  • 15-16 Results  | 17-18 Results | IL Athlete Highlights
  •  Newms Notes: Thoughts about the USA Youth Championships.

World Youth Track & Field Trials - Monroe & Giger named to USA Team

Gatorade IL Athlete of the Year announced

Kyle Landon 2013 Boys winner  | Emmonnie Henderson 2013 Girls winner



 USA Youth Championships @ SIU Edwardsville

  •  Claudette Day wins an exciting G17-18 100H in 14.18 - Emma Spagnola 3rd in 14.20 | Spagnola also places in three other events
  • After winning LJ/TJ, Ja'Mari Ward leads off winning Cahokia 15-16 4x4 to a win; splits 50.2
  • Field event success for IL as Jake Denby wins B17-18 PV, Matthew Martinson wins B17-18 HJ
  • Ricky Hurley of Cary-Grove wins the Boys 15-16 DT with a PR 177-6 | Sarah Bell wins G17-18 PV
  • 15-16 Results  | 17-18 Results | IL Athlete Highlights (updated Sunday night)
  • Coming Monday - Newms Notes: Thoughts about the last week.

World Youth Track & Field Trials - Monroe & Giger named to USA Team

  • Mike Monroe wins the High Jump clearing 6-10 3/4  | Lena Giger finishes 2nd in Shot with a put of 56-4 1/2 (3g shot). Performance = to a 50 foot HS shot. | Peyton Wade finishes 2nd in HJ clearing 5-7 | Giger & Monroe are selected to compete in the World Youth Championships beginning July 10.
  • Brittny Ellis finishes third in 400 with PR 54.00 (IL #2, US#17)
  • USATF Team Announcement   |  Full Results on TFX   | DyeStat IL Recap


DyeStat Illinois Post Season Awards

Inaugural Relay Ratings - Minooka is on top of the Boys Ratings Announcement & Ratings   | O'Fallon surprises in Girls Ratings ahead of St. Charles East & Lincoln-Way East Announcement & Ratings

Coming Monday - Class 1A Boys & Girls Awards including Athlete's of the Year


Kyle Landon & Emmonnie Henderson named Gatorade IL AOY for 2013

Read the press releases from Gatorade   Landon release   Henderson release


World Youth Track & Field Trials - June 25 & 26 @ SIU Edwardsville

  • DyeStat IL on site for IAAF Youth Championship qualifying.

Meet Entries   |   Watch the meet on USATF.tv  


US Junior Nationals @ Des Moines

  • Shamier Little runs all time prep best (52.59) in placing 4th in 400 Meter finals. Her time surpasses Alexandria Anderson's 52.62. She currently has the US#3 best time.
  • Waubonsie Valley graduate Morolake Akinosun (now at University of Illinois) wins the 100 Meter Dash; Aaliyah Brown finishes 5th in finals. Brown finishes 6th in 200 Meter Dash finals.
  • Scott Filip finishes 3rd in Decathlon; Jonathan Wells (4th) & Alex King (6th) place in HJ clearing 6-10 1/4.

TFX Results   |   USATF Full Results

USATF Junior Olympic Illinois Associaton@ Benedictine University  - Results

Newms Notes - A look back at some of the stories behind the stories ; Lindsay Graham transfers to Glenbard West; Len Kiselius memoriam - Read the Blog Here




New Balance Outdoor Nationals

  • Jack Keelan ends his IL prep career with 2nd place finish in 1 Mile Run
  • Cole Henderson earns All American Status with 5th place in Long Jump
  • Justin Kretchmer an All American with 3rd in High Jump
  • Wheaton-Warrenville South wins Girls Emerging Elite Distance Medley - sets meet record in new event
  • Ryan Njegovan 4th in Discus, earms All-American  | Luke Vaughn double sixth place finishes in Shot & Discus
  • Lena Giger an All-American with 3rd place in Girls Shot Put

Other New Balance Highlights

  • Jack Keelan runs 14:29.20 to place fourth in 5,000 Meter Run. His time is one of the fastest times ever for an IL prep athlete on the track
  • Billy Bund wins Emerging Elite Boys Mile in PR 4:15.47 | Luke Schorer wins his section in the race, places 8th overall in PR 4:19.66
  • Brooke Catherine places 3rd, Kassadee Ifft places 5th in Emerging Elites Girls Pole Vault
  • Wheaton-Warrenville South finishes 8th in 4 x 8 Relay with 9:15 season best

NB Outdoor Championships Results     NB Outdoor Emerging Elite Results       DS IL Recap


Midwest Distance Festival - Recap of the meet at Benedictine University   RECAP

IHSA announces classification changes for 2013-2014 school year - Read it here

Newms Notes - Reflections of the Boys State Track Meet - Read the blog here

Coming up

  • New editions of Monday Morning Finish Line & Newms Notes
  • DyeStat IL Year end awards




800 Surprise at Midwest Distance Festival


  • Kaneland's Nathaniel Kucera comes from fifth in the last 200 to win Midwest Distance Festival in state best 1:51.33. Watch race here
  • Jack Keelan moves in last 400 to win Boys Mile in US#10 4:07.50 | Marc Maton next Illinois finisher in fifth. Watch race here
  • Michelle Dobbs survives fast early pace to win Girls 800. Race Here
  • Marcelo Burbano repeats 2012 2k steeple win. Winning time 6:04.36 US#3 | Fremd's Harry Winter, DGS Peter Fish go 2-3. Watch race
  • Read Mike Newman's recap here


All Star Senior Spotlight

  • Alex Gold kicks a last 400 in 60 to easily win the 1600
  • Bloom's William Williams leaps 23-10 3/4 to win LJ | Shawn Koch wins TJ in 48-9
  • Results


IHSA announces classifications for 2013-14 school year - Read about it here


Coming this week

  • New Balance Nationals kick into high gear at Greensboro. Check the entries here
  • Mike Newman previews the meet with an Illinois spin...coming Thursday!
  • The Final Monday Morning Finish Line of the Year - - maybe talking about the Boys state meet and what happened that weekend? Stay tuned!




Post Season action in Illinois


Fast times expected at Midwest Distance Festival Saturday Night

Boys Mile expects to be memorable with Jack Keelan, Billy Bund, Riley McInerney, and Marc Maton pushing for sub 4:10. Boys 2 Mile looks for a sub 9:00 with Addison DeHaven the favorite. Zach Smith, Nolan McKenna, Alex Gold, and Jamison Dale look to run near that barrier.

Girls 800 Meter Run could dip under 2:10 with Michelle Dobbs and McKenna Kiple the race favorites.


All Star Senior Spotlight this Saturday at Joliet

  • Athletes from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin converge on Joliet Memorial Stadium


Coming next week

New Balance Nationals kick into high gear at Greensboro. Check the entries here


The Road to the Big Blue Oval - 2013 Boys State Track & Field Meet

 Wet Saturday at EIU - IHSA decides to speed up meet schedule due to "threatening weather"


3A Boys - Lake Park wins fourth straight team title by 30 points scoring in eight events

  • Providence Catholic places second behind Helmin, Weaver & Monroe  | Cole Henderson's three individual wins paces Pekin to third place finish; Junior wins LJ, 100, 200
  • Jack Keelan scores memorable distance double win: 8:57.67/4:12.11 within 90 minutes
  • Luke Winder adds to family legacy in winning Pole Vault 
  • Matt Burns surprises in 400 | Barrington 7:45.94 4x8 win | Thornton 4x1 42.24                            

2A Boys - Cahokia captures thrid straight team title with monstorous 99 1/2 point total

  • Ja'Mari Ward sets 2A LJ record  | Phillip Thompson upset winner in TJ over Moore/Ward
  • HJ goes indoors- Alex King 7-1 over Justin Kretchmer 7-0
  • Riley McInerney holds off Marc Maton to set 2A record in 3200
  • John Wold overcomes odds, wins 800 | Chris Martin runs away with 1600 title
  • East St. Louis-Sr finishes second behind Marcus Greer 300IH, 4x4 wins
  • Reggie Bratton anchors Jacksonville dramatic 4x1 win; sets 2A 100 record.

1A Boys - Sterling Newman wins team title behind Nick Rude

  • Grant Nykaza ends prep career with 3200 / 1600 wins  | St. Thomas More 7:57.96 4x8 win
  • Monmouth-Roseville 2nd behind Martel Hunter 200 / 400 wins
  • Rain hampers field events | Kyle Landon 6-10 HJ in rain, also wins LJ
  • Frosh Adam Coulon wins PV 15-9


Recaps coming Sunday

1A Prelim Recap  |  2A Prelim Recap | 3A Prelim Recap


The Road to the Big Blue Oval - 2013 Boys State Track & Field Meet

                                   Championship Saturday


3A Boys - Lake Park goes after fourth straight team title, qualifies 11 to final

  • Cole Henderson qualifies in four finals, fastest times in 100 -200
  • Jamison Dale blisters 4:11.99 prelim 1600
  • Minooka 7:49.49 top qualifier in tough 4x8 field


2A Boys - Cahokia advances all athletes (17) to finals - BIG favorite to capture third straight

  • Reggie Bratton top 100 qualifier, leads Jacksonville to come from behind 4x1 win
  • Ryan Njegovan sets new 2A Discus Record  188-4
  • Riley McInerney leads qualifiers in 1600
  • Ward / Moore lead LJ  | Moore / Ward lead TJ


1A Boys - Erie, Pleasant Plains, and Sterling Newman top teams aftter prelims

  • Martel Hunter Triple Qualifier 10.92/ 22.01 / 48.97 | Tarance Roby top 200 qual 21.86
  • Ryan Pearce leads Shot (58-7 3/4) and Discus (162-1) after prelims
  • Grant Nykaza fastest qualifier in 1600 - 4:23.45

1A Prelim Recap  |  2A Prelim Recap | 3A Prelim Recap


FINALS START AT 10:00 AM   |  IHSA Webcast   |  Live Results   1A   2A   3A


The Road to the Big Blue Oval - What a championship Saturday in Girls Meet!!!

3A Finals - Lincoln-Way East wins first state championship by 10 1/2 over defending champion Edwardsville

  • Lincoln-Way East sets IHSA record 4x2 1:36.86; Aaliyah Brown double win in 100/200/ anchors winning 4x1
  • Emmonnie Henerson sets new 3A shot record 50-9 1/2 - wins Discus in come from behind victory
  • Courtney Clayton breaks 30 year old IHSA 800 record in 2:07.05 win
  • Madeline Perez doubles win 3200/1600; Her 20 points helps Glenbard W finish third
  •  Last second change pushes New Trier to dominating 4x8 win

2A Finals - Springfield Southeast dominates to again win 2A title;Carbondale/Walther Lutheran tie for 2nd

  • Shamier Little wins 3 - smashes 2A record in 100H 13.87; dominates in 400 for win; Markitra Rush sets 2A record in upset over Little; Little responds with big 200 win
  • Sarah Bell vaults 12-9 to set 2A record;Haleigh Knapp repeats HJ title with 5-8 jump
  • Michelle Dobbs sets 2A record to win 800

1A Finals - Moweaqua Central A&M repeats team title by 4 over Erie.

  • Peyton Wade has big day - upsets Kandie Bloch to win HJ; wins 100H, anchors 4x2 to win
  • Decatur St. Teresa wins 4 x 8 in 9:45 ; Cassie Mundekis wins 800 in 2:14.27
  • Amelia Glueck double wins in 100, Long Jump

Recaps coming Sunday


 IHSA Boys Sectionals -   IHSA Sectional Results  Boys


  • Cahokia rocks Salem Sectional ; qualify 17 for state | Justin Kretchmer 7-1 HJ | Cahokia in relays 7:54/42.36/1:27.96/3:17.02
  • Jack Keelan 9:12/4:13 double | Read Recap  John Wold comeback / NCLP 7 big qualifiers Recap 
  • Minooka qualifies 11 at Joliet West | Sam Bransby 48.93/22.17 double | Alex Pierce 1:54.23
  • Buffalo Grove Sec - New faces top wins | Matsen Dziedic 59-8/174-10 | 6 qualify in 4x8 led by Barrington 7:50.76 | Billy Bund qualifies in 1600...from Section 1 Read about the race HERE



(Week Ending 5/19/13)


2013 Girls IHSA Sectionals


Boys Conference Meet Week

  • Southwest Conference - O'Fallon wins first team title  | Alex Riba 3200 / 1600 double | Belleville West runs 42.18 4x1, 3:18.62 4x4, both IL#1 | Patrick Perrier 1:54.21 IL#2 
  • Southland Athletic - Bloom wins team title | William Williams 23-8 LJ IL#4
  • SWSC Blue - Sandburg wins first conference title in 14 years | Nick Malliaris 10.96-22.06 100/200 double win | Austin Corydon 110HH/300 IH double win
  • Mid Illini - Cole Henderson 4 wins including IL#2 48.82 400 | Dunlap defeats Metamora by 1 for conference team championships
  • Suburban Christian Conference - Marmion rolls to team title | Matt Meyers 1:58.62-Kevin Grahovec 1:58.68 in 800


Ben Bishop looks at late season adjustments in his latest Throwing Between the Lines blog


(Week ending 5/11/13)


Boys Weekend Highlights

  • Carlin Nalley Inv -Palatine run 7:50.00 for new IL#1 in 4x8 | Kyle Hauser sizzles 1:53 for IL#1 in 800 | Keelan cruises in 3200 | Ryan Nvegovan double win in Shot / Disc
  • Collinsville Inv - Alex Riba 4:10 Patrick Perrier 4:13 for O'Fallon 1-2 in 1600 | Lyons Township heads south to capture team title over Cahokia
  • Lake County Inv - Barrington captures all 4 relays enroute to team title | Fantastic throws: Matsen Dziedzic 62-7.5 Shot; Brandon Lombardino 196-1 in Discus


Chicago Public League Championships

  • Jones College Prep runs 7:54.7 4x8 | Jamison Dale 4:20 1600 win
  • Lane Tech sweeps both Boys / Girls Team titles
  • Shamier Little triple win in 200, 100H (14.15), 300 H



Girls Conference Meet Highlights

  • CSL-South - New Trier wins team | Jessica Ackerman 3200 / 800 win  | Parker English 200,400, LJ win
  • WSC-Silver - Madeline Perez 4:57 winer in 1600 | Emma Fisher 10:38 3200 | Lyons Township wins team title
  • MSL Girls - Christina Santiago triple one of the keys to Prospect team win
  • DVC Girls - WWS wins team title by 2 over W Aurora despite two lightning delays
  • NSC Girls - Brittany Ellis three wins leads Warren to team title
  • Southwestern Girls - Emmonie Henderson 49-10 1/2 Shot, O'Fallon 3:55.45 4x4  | O'Fallon nips Edwardsville by 1 point for team title.
  • Check TFX Meet Central for more results


(Week ended 5/3/13)


Little wins Penn Relays 400H title

  • Lindblom senior wins title; 58.80 winning time US#1
  • Lincoln-Way East qualifies for 4x1 relay finals; 46.82 time #8 qualifier


Fast times at Pete Struck Eagle Classic

  • Sandburg wins team title; DGN's Zack Smith runs 4:13.32 IL#2 for 1600 win. Results coming!


Kyle Landon jumps 7-2 at Columbia!

  • Chester senior clears US#3 at Monroe-Randolph Bi County Meet; Justin Kretchmer 2nd at 6-11  | Brendan Duncan 61-8 Shot IL#2 US#6   Results
  • Sarah Bell clears US #6 13-1 at InterCity Championships at Bloomington Monday   Results


 Weekend Heat sheets

Wanner Knights Inv  Tiger Inv Girls @ WWS  | Niles North Girls Inv  |  Kane County Girls  |  Oswego Boys


State bests for Perez in 1600  and Glenbard West in 4 x 8  at Sue Pariseau Invitational

  • Glenbard West wins team title as meet is moved from flooded Duchon Field in Glen Ellyn to Benedictine University in Lisle. Lady Toppers win meet in last event as they hold off tough Whitney Young quartet to win 4x4.
  • Madeline Perez runs solo 4:54.40 to win 1600 in meet record
  • Reich, Perez, Majewski, and Reifel run 9:28.68 for state leader in 4 x 8
  • Emma Fisher runs away early to win 3200 in IL#2 10:30.80
  • Sydney Keith of Wheeling double winner in 100/200.   Meet Recap

Saturday Highlights

  • Carol Koszola Classic @ Lake Park - Courtney Ackerman double win 10:51/4:58  | Ackerman holds off Kaylee Flanagan and Courtney Clayton to win 1600.  | Clayton runs 2:12 to dominate 800  
  • Winston Brown Inv @ Edwardsville - Cahokia dominates team title over O'Fallon  |  Ja'Mari Ward double win in horizontal jumps 23 2 1/4 - 47-0  |  Patrick Perrier runs solo 9:09 to win 3200  |  DJ Duncan double hurdle winner - 38.63 300 IH win IL #2.
  • Kansas Relays - Aaliyah Brown dominates 100 with 11.60 win (2.1 wind); Alexis Hyshaw finishes third 11.98  | Lincoln-Way East dominates to win 4x1  | Garrett Lee finishhes third in 1600; Tyler Yunk 2nd in 3200   Results 
  • McHenry County Meet BOYS - McHenry sizzles 8:00.38 to win 4x8 IL #1  | Alex Baker double win 1:57 / 4:22  | Isaiah Mosier wins 100/200/LJ  |  Huntley ties McHenry for team title
  • McHenry County Meet GIRLS - Omo Tseumah 5-8 HJ ties IL #2  | Katie Adams cruises to 10:54 PR in 3200  | Lauren VanVlierbergen holds off Sami Staples to win 1600 in 5:05  | Cary-Grove wins tem title

Find your results at TFX Meet Central  - E mail results to mike@dyestat.com


(Week Ending 4/20/13)

Improv meet gives Jack Keelan IL #2 1600

Meets were being cancelled throughout Illinois. It did not stop St. Ignatius & Jones College Prep putting together a last second mini-meet. Jack Keelan runs a 58.7 last 400 to win the 1600 in 4:15.1 in freezing conditions. Watch the race HERE.     Recap   Results


Cancelled Meets

Check the latest status for meets in Illinois HERE


Heat Sheets

Lanphier Inv 4/20  |  Carol Koszola Classic @ Lake Park 4/20  | Streamwood Sabre Classic 4/20   |  Sue Pariseau Inv 4/20 @ Benedictine


Emmonnie Henderson achieves All-Time State Best 167-8 in Discus

  • Henderson achieves state best mark on her third throw at the Edwardsville Lady Tiger Relays. Her series of throws is the best series in state history, five out of six throws over 150', first three over 160'. Recap coming   Results
  •  Ben Bishop (Henderson's Coach) continues his blog series about the throws. His latest blog focuses on The Power Throw
  •  Hitting the Board looks at the Long Jump. Tom Kaberna finishes the end of the jump with Long Jump Corrections and Errors
  •  Marengo's Katie Adams updates us on her races at ITT in her lastest BLOG

Weekend Highlights

  • Bud Mohns Inv - Luke Winder jumps state lead 16-6 to win PV; Tim Ehrhardt 2nd in 16-1  | Scott Filip three event winner including 100 win over 3A 100 Champ Tavaris Binion   Recap  Results 
  • Capitol City Classic - Jake Brown 9:12.33 wins 3200 over Riley McInerney; Charleston star comes back  to win 1600 in 4:16.68  | Johnny Leverenz runs state best 800 1:56.72  | Cole Henderson 10.84 / 21.91  | Malik Harrison comes back to defeat Henderson in 400 49.65 | Defending 2A Champ Josh Augusta throws IL#1 60-8 in 1st meet of season   Results
  • Cahokia in MO - Comanches complete sucessful weekend by winning Corey Siebert Inv in Missouri  | Run IL #1 4x4 3:20.68 in getting 2nd to Hzlwd Cen   Results 
  • Schaumburg Girls Inv - Simone Carr defeats Courtney Clayton in 400 57.61-58.51 after finishing 2nd in 800 behind Shianne Baggett's 2:20.76 win
  • BATE Inv - Alex Baker 9:34-4:26 double win  | Matt Dziedic SP/Disc wins 55-6 / 150-1   Results


Luke Winder clears state best 16-6 in PV at Downers South

  • Bud Mohns Inv - Winder and Tim Ehrhart put on show at DGS; Winder IL #1 16-6, Ehrhart IL #2 16-1  | York wins 4 x 8 with state outdoor best 8:04.70  | Scott Filip triple winner HJ-LJ-100m ; Upsets defending 3A Champ Tavaris Binion to win in 11.04  |  Recap  |  Results


Other Saturday Highlights

  • Capitol City Classic - Jake Brown 9:12.33 wins 3200 over Riley McInerney; Charleston star comes back to win 1600 in 4:16.68  | Johnny Leverenz runs state best 800 1:56.72  | Cole Henderson 10.84 / 21.91  | Malik Harrison comes back to defeat Henderson in 400 49.65 | Defending 2A Champ Josh Augusta throws IL#1 60-8 in 1st meet of season   Results
  • Cahokia in MO - Comanches complete sucessful weekend by winning Corey Siebert Inv in Missouri  | Run IL #1 4x4 3:20.68 in getting 2nd to Hzlwd Cen   Results 
  • Schaumburg Girls Inv - Simone Carr defeats Courtney Clayton in 400 57.61-58.51 after finishing 2nd in 800 behind Shianne Baggett's 2:20.76 win
  • BATE Inv - Alex Baker 9:34-4:26 double win  | Matt Dziedic SP/Disc wins 55-6 / 150-1   Results


Friday Highlights




(Week Ended 4/6/13)


Arcadia Invitational

  • Shamier Little wins 400, places 4th in the 100 Hurdles, finishes 6th in 200 Meter Dash running out of Lane 1
  • Great Girls 800 - Courtney Clayton dictates race only to be outleaned by Utah's Shea Martinez   | Her 2:09.30 is IL #1
  • Jack Keelan finishes 5th in 3200   | Breaks school record in running 8:50.74   | Keelan is part of 16 runners to go under 9 minutes in the race
  • Garrett Lee finishes 3rd in Invitational Mile   | 4:13.28 time in top 10 in US
  • Maya Neal finishes 3rd in Heptahlon on Friday
  • Results   |   Illinois Recap


Weekend Highlights - Weather dictates meets, but some great windy performances

  • Wheaton North Best 4 - Scott Filip jumps state #1 23-8 1/2 in LJ, Wheaton North's Zach Gordon close behind in 23-5 1/2   |   Gordon wins 100 in 10.87
  • Belleville West Inv - Cahokia's Chris Moore has breakout day - wins TJ in state leading 48-1 1/2, upset winner in 300 Hurdles with state best 38.50   | Cahokia wins convincing team title over O'Fallon   | Trey Story wins windy 200 in 21.46 - state lead   |   Brendan Duncan Shot / Disc winner in 57-9/173-9.
  • Metamora Co Ed Inv - Cole Henderson triple winner highlighted with wind-aided 10.53
  • Downers South Girls Inv - Madeline Perez dips under 5 incredibly in 1600 despite strong winds
  • Lincoln-Way C Inv - Lincoln Way East wins by 9 over Naperville North in team race  | Aaliyah Brown wins gusty 100 in 11.7h  | Alexis Hyshaw double winner in 200 / 400
  • Schaumburg Saxon Inv - Timing malfunctions slow meet down, meet called by lighting with 3 events remaining   | Minooka wins team title over Neuqua Valley
  • York / Palatine Boys Dual - York runs 10:26.8 for state leading DMR  | Alex Bashqawi wins 1600 4:24.3 in driving rain
  • ACC Charger Nation Inv - State leading Discus performance: Coleman Nelson of Rockford Christian 192-1 for win
  • Arthur Inv - Kandie Bloch ties all-time state best with 5-11 clearance in HJ

Coming Up - Weekend recaps including IL view of Arcadia  - Follow results on TFX Meet Central


Luke Winder starts the weekend action early with 16-0 PV!

  • The Plainfield Central does it at a triangular meet at his home pit  Results Coming!


Arcadia Invitational


This Weekend

  • DyeStat IL will be out and about the next two days. Follow the action on Twitter @DyeStatIL to see where Newman ends up! (Besides an ambulance!)
  • Follow the results on IL Meet Central  | E-mail your results to mike@dyestat.com
  • Heat Sheets - Schaumburg Saxon Inv  | E Moline ABC  |  


Coaches Corner

  • Edwardsville's Ben Bishop starts off your weekend with his latest blog in his "Throwing Between the Lines" series. Ben talks about Programming a Peak. Read more here!
  • Hitting the Board - Tom Kaberna discusses the Long Jump Model in his latest blog!



The outdoor season kicks off in Illinois

The weather is breaking and the sounds of starter's pistols will be heard throughout the state as the outdoor season kicks off this week. Keep checking DyeStat IL for the latest stories. Check the latest results on DyeStat IL Meet Central.

Don't see your result in Meet Central? Send your results to mike@dyestat.com and we will get them up!


NEW! Hitting the Board - Tom Kaberna discusses the Long Jump Model in his latest blog!


Last weekend

  • Texas Relays - Lincoln-Way East runs new US#1 in 4x2   | Brown wins 100 Meter Dash   |  Results
  • Gene Shipley Invite - Whtn-Wrnvl South , E Moline capture team tites  |  Recap  |  Results
  • Monday Morning Finish Line - Video Show recapping the past weekend action   |  Video
  • Newms Notes - Mike Newman's twist on the past weekend  |  Blog


DyeStat IL Interview - Jessica Jump discusses her ITT Meet injury and more here!

IMPORTANT - IHSA announcement by Ron McGraw. Read this on the ITCCCA site.

DyeStat Illinois Indoor Athletes of the Year 2013 Award winners announced!



(Week Ended 3/31/13)


Lincoln-Way East sets all time state record in 4x2 at Texas Relays

Aaliyah Brown, Alexis Hyshaw, Asia Brown, and Alexis Pierre-Antoine run 1:37.55 to set IL all time state record in winning 4x2 at Texas Relays; quartet comes back to win 4 x 1 in 46.59  |  Brown wins big school 100 Meter Dash in wind legal 11.63  RESULTS


Gene Shipley Inv - Hope Schmelzle interesting double highlights day at Moline  RECAP   RESULTS

Other Results - O'Fallon Relays Belleville W Girls  | Springfield Open   |   IL Meet Central

DyeStat Illinois Indoor Athletes of the Year 2013 Award winners announced!


IMPORTANT - IHSA announcement by Ron McGraw. Read this on the ITCCCA site.

DyeStat IL Interview - Jessica Jump discusses her ITT Meet injury and more here!

Monday Morning Finish Line - Review of last weekend's action on video! Show Video


  • Tom Kaberna of Lake Park HS continues his blog series with the technical execution of the jump. Read about it here!
  • Brandon Lombardino of Grant HS had a great weekend at the Illinois Top Times Championships winning the 3A Shot Put. His latest blog tells you about his experiences!
  • Ben Bishop is the Throws Coach at Edwardsville HS. Among the athletes that he coaches are Emmonnie Henderson and Aliyah Covington, two of the top throwers in the state. Ben starts his new blog Throwing Between the Lines with "The Value Of Training". Read it here!
DyeStat Illinois Indoor Athletes of the Year

As we transition from indoor track to outdoor track. DyeStat Illinois looks back at some of the top athletes that excelled in their area of expertise. We recognize athletes in each class divided into sprint/hurdles, distances, and field events. Read about the DyeStat Illinois Indoor Athletes of the Year here!

IMPORTANT - Announcement from IHSA's Ron McGraw concerning teams that participated in last weekend's Illinois Top Times Championships. A must read for the coaches and schools that were there. Read this on the ITCCCA site.


Illinois Top Times Championships


  • Meet Results:   1A   |   2A   |   3A
  • Monday Morning Finish Line:  Mike Newman recaps the weekend's action  Video


DyeStat IL week in review: Recaps of the meets in Illinois along with the Nykaza / Perrier 3200 at the Florida State Relays   |   Recap   | Full video of FSU Relays 3200 Meter Run

Newms Notes - A look at some of the other stories and thoughts from last week. Blog




Goodbye indoor season...hello outdoor season?

DyeStat IL feels your pain Central & Southern Illinois! Just when you were ready to run on a 400 Meter track, mother nature hits you when 17+ inches of snow! So while you wait for the snow to melt, sit back and read about the sport that you love and adore!


  • NEW! Tom Kaberna of Lake Park HS continues his blog series with the technical execution of the jump. Read about it here!
  • NEW! Brandon Lombardino of Grant HS had a great weekend at the Illinois Top Times Championships winning the 3A Shot Put. His latest blog tells you about his experiences!


Illinois Top Times Championships


  • Meet Results1A   |   2A   |   3A
  • Monday Morning Finish Line:  Mike Newman recaps the weekend's action  Video

DyeStat IL week in review: Recaps of the meets in Illinois along with the Nykaza / Perrier 3200 at the Florida State Relays   |   Recap   | Full video of FSU Relays 3200 Meter Run


Missing a performance or result on TFX? Send them to mike@dyestat.com and we will update!




(Week Ended 3/24/2013)


Times / Heights / Distances go crazy Saturday at Illinois Top Times


  • 2A Meet - Sarah Bell ups State Indoor Pole Vault Record to 13-3 | Shamier Little sweeps 60 HH, 200, 400  Cahokia Boys sweep relays | Riley McInerney kicks to 4:18 1600 win | Katie Adams becomes 9th runner to go under 11 minutes in 3200 win  | Jonathan Boey 6.79 / 22.18 double win, US #8 in 60  Freshman Ja'Mari Ward of Cahokia 23- 4 1/2 on sixth jump to win Long Jump.

          Boys 2A Recap   |   Girls 2A recap   |   2A Results

  • 3A Meet - Glenbard West sweeps Girls Distances: Lisa Luczak 10:37.04, Emma Reifel 2:14.85, Madeline Perez 4:53.60   | Minooka Boys sweep Relays   | Lake Park wins team title behind wins by Scott Fillip in LJ & and Antonio Shenault in 60 HH  | Tyler Yunk 9:11 / Jamison Dale 4:17 key distance wins  Brandon Lombardino wins in 6th round with 62-1 Shot PR  | Cole Henderson 6.85 / 22.55 double winner, 2nd by half an inch in Long Jump

          Boys 3A Recap   |   Girls 3A Recap   |   3A Results


  • Monday Morning Finish Line - Mike Newman reviews the ITT Championships and other action in Illinois Video


Friday Night 1A Action - Morrow, Jump, Bloch double winners

  • Carlinville Boys , Erie-Prophetstown win Meet's first team titles   RESULTS
  • Jessica Jump double winner in 60, 200 despite hamstring injury   |   Kandie Bloch dominates High Jump, surprise winner in Triple Jump   |   GIRLS RECAP
  • Joe Morrow surprise winner in 60HH, 200   |   Jake Denby wins PV over  Adam Coulon in 15-6 Jumpoff   | Crazy finish in 1600 gives Nick Hess the win   |   Ryan Pearce 56-6 Shot dominates event  |   Kyle Landon breezes to win with 6-9 HJ   |   BOYS RECAP

Meet Previews



(Week Ended 3/17/2013)


Sarah Bell New Girls Indoor State Record in Pole Vault: 13-2!!!!

 Bell achieves record on home runway at Shirk Center during Clinton Last Chance Meet   RESULTS


The Road to Bloomington - Illinois Top Times Championships Fields Announced 1A | 2A | 3A

  • Previews begin on Thursday!


CCL - Marlon Britton runs clean 55 High Hurdles to win over Morrow & Helmin   RECAP   RESULTS

What a weekend! - Winder's 16-10; Landon's 7-0, Bell's 13-1.5 , Lombardino's 61-1.5, Fisher's 10:26.08  are a few reason's of why this weekend was the one of the best in state indoor history...and it's only March!  Read about the weekend recap HERE

  • Fisher / Perez / Hardies at WSC Silver Girls - Read about the recap of Friday's races HERE
  • Newms Notes - DyeStat Editor Mike Newman and a few reflections. Blog


Athlete Blogs - Brandon Lombardino 61 1 1/2 at Lake Michigan Inv last Saturday. Read about his thoughts about that and his training HERE!


NEW! Hitting the Board - Last week, Lake Park Jumps Coach Tom Kaberna looked at the beginning of the approach of the horizontal jump. This week, he looks at the end of the approach. Tom Kaberna



Illinois Top Times
Fri, 27 - 28 Bloomington, IL
Southwest Illinois Relays
Sat, 28 Edwardsville, IL
Belleville West Girls Invitational
Fri, 03 Belleville, IL
Gene Shipley Invitational
Sat, 04 Moline, IL
Belleville West Boys Invitational
Sat, 11 Belleville, IL
Wheaton North Best 4 Invitational
Sat, 11 Wheaton, IL
Edwardsville Girls Tiger Relays
Wed, 15 Edwardsville, IL
Barrington Girls Invitational
Fri, 17 Barrington, IL
Bruce Ritter Invitational
Fri, 17 Downers Grove, IL
Granite City Boys Invitational
Fri, 17 Granite City, IL
Gus Scott Co-Ed Invitational
Fri, 17 Naperville, IL
Minooka Invitational
Fri, 17 - 18 Minooka, IL
Bud Mohns Invitational
Sat, 18 Downers Grove
Capital City Classic
Sat, 18 Springfield, IL
Homewood-Flossmoor Boys Invitational
Sat, 18 Flossmoor, IL
Metea Valley Boys Invitational
Sat, 18 Aurora, IL
Midwest Prep Invitational
Sat, 18 Indianapolis , IN
Rock Island Girls Invitational
Sat, 18 Rock Island, IL
McHenry County Invitational
Thu, 23 - 24 Huntley, IL
Bob Cohoon Invitational
Fri, 24 Downers Grove, IL
Lockport Girls Invitational
Fri, 24 Lockport, IL

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