Glenbard West Regional Turns Out Some Pleasant Surprises

Katelynne Hart was all smiles during the aftermath of her sensation individual performance


Glen Ellyn, IL-

The Glenbard West Regional emphasized the power of running as a team and left much anticipation to see what the advancing teams can do at sectionals. Although Camera Park is only an unusual 2.88-mile course, the hills and muddy conditions made it just as mentally tough as a full 3-mile race.

Glenbard West super senior Katelynne Hart closed out her home race career with a dominating performance that pitted her far in front of the pack and ultimately to a time of 15:57- breaking the old course record of 16:09 and leading the Hilltoppers to a regional title over Wheaton Warrenville South 41-43.

The Tigers were led by Sam Poglitsch and Kaitlyn Nenninger placed second and fifth with times of 17:12 and 17:36.

York's first 5 runners were all in the top 15 with strong performances from Katelyn Winton and Lydia Hickey in 17:57 and 18:01 respectively. Wheaton North, Willowbrook, and Glenbard East also advanced to sectionals. 

1Glenbard West High School411+3+4+12+21 (25+36)3:03 1-5 Split | 17:36 Avg
2Wheaton Warrenville South High School432+5+7+13+16 (22+27)1:21 1-5 Split | 17:55 Avg
3York High School568+9+10+14+15 (17+24)0:34 1-5 Split | 18:10 Avg
4Wheaton North High School1076+18+23+28+32 (37+41)2:11 1-5 Split | 19:01 Avg
5Willowbrook High School14519+26+31+34+35 (42+45)1:11 1-5 Split | 19:41 Avg
6Glenbard East High School17020+33+38+39+40 (47+48)1:15 1-5 Split | 19:56 Avg


In the boys' race, Wheaton-Warrenville South was all business to claim the first place spot over York 25-31. With the majority of the Tiger's team being seniors, they appeared to come in with a sense of urgency, William Hauenstein and his mates pushed the pace together for much of the race in getting a strong decision against the Dukes. Hauenstein was the individual titlist in 14:36.

Daniel Klysh of York led their team with a 14:46 while their top 5 team spread was only 21 seconds apart. Wheaton North took third place over Glenbard West, even without their top runner Josh Gorup who is expected to run next week.

Glenbard East and Glenbard North both advance to sectionals as North's tie for 6th with Lake Park was decided over the 6th runners finish. 

1Wheaton Warrenville South High School251+3+4+6+11 (13+30)0:33 1-5 Split | 14:55 Avg
2York High School312+5+7+8+9 (10+15)0:21 1-5 Split | 15:00 Avg
3Wheaton North High School9612+19+20+21+24 (36+40)0:40 1-5 Split | 15:33 Avg
4Glenbard West High School9814+16+18+22+28 (33+41)0:40 1-5 Split | 15:33 Avg
5Glenbard East High School14925+26+27+32+39 (44+45)0:40 1-5 Split | 16:05 Avg
6Glenbard North High School20223+37+46+47+49 (52+56)1:39 1-5 Split | 16:44 Avg

As the teams move on to next week's Lake Park Sectional, they'll face a tough match-up with the advancing teams from the Niles West Regional as well as the Whitney Young Regional.