The team twitter previews: Edition #2 coming right at you!
Articles with Normal Community West High School
Let's play the pre-season rankings game
The battle for the team title is going to be fierce
2A girls rankings to #11
Cross Country season is now here! Over the next couple of days, we will be taking a look at the top 25 2A Boys in Illinois, as well as some of the other teams who might crack that top 25.
Being middle-class always come with changes. For this year more than any other time since the three-classification system was adopted in 2007 there has been more shuffling than in any time. For example, Chicago Jones moves to 3A because of enrollment changes as does Lisle (Benet Academy). Initially Hinsdale South was slated for 3A but an oversight by the IHSA will keep in 2A for at least another season. Chicago Latin, a tiny private school, makes the jump from 1A. They earned a trophy on the girls side last year.
When Champaign Centennial Head Coach Greg Walters and his staff created this ABC style meet over three seasons ago, the goal wasn’t about which team could score the most points in the three-tiered meet. Rather it was more prudent for them in giving athletes an opportunity to experience success in an invitational format with like opponents.
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
We continue our countdown of top 2A girl’s squads with another five girls teams. If you missed this morning’s article, here are our #20-#16 ranked teams.