Top featured stories and articles on MileSplit's state sites over the past week.
“FAIR IS FAIR” is from the movie The Legend of Billie Jean. This is one of my most favorite quotes ever to be said. It’s short, simple, and to the point. It doesn’t take a lot of thought; it means what it says- what is fair is fair. I am a firm believer of standing up for what you believe in and fighting for what is right. That is why I am writing this blog- to take a stand .
Last Thursday Milesplit Illinois announced the first recipients of the athletes of the week. Let’s just say that it drew a large attention. Our goal each week is to inspire someone to step up and perform to the best of her or his ability.
In this episode of Spikes & Flats we touch on the importance of indoor track in Illinois, Milesplit subscription alert/changes, as well as the upcoming weekend. In Cailin's Corner she will go over the coach-athlete relationship. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
Check out meets across the state for the week of March 6 - March 9, 2014. We will have on-site coverage as well as results and performances!
The moment of truth finally arrived and I feel that it has arrived at the right time for me to expound on a few things. I wanted to debut my personal feelings on the state of affairs in our beautiful state of Illinois. I wanted to do it last week but my conscious was in a bad spot and I knew I could not put out a product that wasn’t me. Ahh, what a difference a week makes...
Are you the best freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior? Where do you stack up against your peers? Find out in a rankings feature we like to call Head Of The Class. (Rankings as of 3/5/2014)
Varsity – the principal team representing a school, university or college in sports, games or other competitions. I was reading the preview to the Thornwood Open last week. It said it was involving as many athletes as possible; this was not going to be a limited meet. It got me to thinking about my days of running “varsity” in high school. Things were done differently then. You “earned” a spot on the varsity squad it was not automatic.
See how Illinois alumni fared in college meets across the country for the week of February 24 - March 2, 2014.
Are you the best freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior? Where do you stack up against your peers? Find out in a rankings feature we like to call Head Of The Class. (Rankings as of 3/4/2014)
Hello track world, Eric Walker back at you with blog number two. It has been a very difficult seven days for me since I wrote my last blog. Why you ask? I had a minor injury from my hurdle race in Kentucky and my coach decided to hold me out of competition this past weekend as well as have a modified practice.
This winter season remains as the #worsteverwinter clime-wise as it is the third coldest and snowiest on record, but inside things are beginning to heat up as the 2014 calendar turns over to March.
On 12/12/12 at 12:12am the Douglas E. Perry Student Life and Recreation Center officially open its doors to the student body of Olivet Nazerene University. That was historic day number one. But on 3/1/14 just after 10am the action hit the floor in the field events.
Live results from the Thornwood Open
The First Annual Thornwood Open should one great event this Saturday inside the cozy Olivet Nazerene Student Life and Recreation Center on the campus of Olivet Nazerene University. Meet director Brian Evans has always had something interesting as well as controversial to say about the sport that he loves so much. He and several other area coaches worked on a unique concept to bring more participation in a giant field but quality meet for nearly two years ago. The dream is now here.
The Thornwood Open Have you heard about the Thornwood Open? It’s a new track meet that is taking place on Saturday March 1st, 2014. There are so many exciting things about this new meet that it is worth taking a minute to tell you all about it.
Ah yes, Track Hack. It is just one of the many unique features of the indoor track season.
Last weekend Principia College hosted a low-key invite with Troy (Triad) High School that turned out to be a solid indoor co-ed affair. In that meet, there were two all-time records set in the field events. Lena Giger (Sr., Highland) broke the girls mark in the shot put with an enormous 49-9 effort. On the boys side, it was Ja’Mari Ward of Cahokia who took matters a step further in the triple jump. Ward broke the national sophomore record with an unbelievable 50-2.50 leap.
Normal Community West Boys Indoor Invite Meet Program
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee Relays 2014
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- Steve Sismelich to North Central College
- Will Giroux to Eastern Illinois University
- Alexis Hyshaw to Northern Illinois University
- Winston Provost to The Master's College
- Ashley Knott to University of St Francis
- Savannah Ames to Western Kentucky University
- Kristen Dowell to University of Nebraska
- Nathaniel Kucera to Stanford Olympia High School
- Kendall Cast to University of Nebraska
- Marcus Jegede to University of Louisville