Date: November 7th, 2020
Location: Three Sisters Park; Chillicothe, IL
7:15am- Facility Opens
10:45am- Warm Up Course opens for Flight 1 (#6 and #7)
11:15am- Boys Flight 1 (#6 and #7) Check in at Start Line
11:15am- Warm Up Course opens for Flight 2 (#4 and #5)
11:30am- Boys Flight 1 (#6 and #7) RACE
11:45am- Boys Flight 2 (#4 and #5) Check in at Start Line
11:45am- Warm Up Course opens for Flight 3 (#2 and #3)
12:00pm- Boys Flight 2 (#4 and #5) RACE
12:15pm- Boys Flight 3 (#2 and #3) Check in at Start Line
12:15pm- Warm Up Course opens for Flight 4 (#1 and Individuals)
12:30pm- Boys Flight 3 (#2 and #3) RACE
12:45pm- Boys Flight 4 (#1 and Individuals) Check in at Start Line
1:00pm- Boys Flight 4 (#1 and Individuals) RACE
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Final Season Rankings: HERE
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Teams: (this is officially a club sponsored event, but for clarity purposes for the media and fans, we are using high school names)- #1 Chatham-Glenwood, #2 Morton, #3 Metamora, #4 Chicago (St. Ignatius), #5 Crystal Lake Central, #6 Lisle (Benet Academy), #8 Wheaton St. Francis, #9 Mascoutah, #10 Marion, #11 Mahomet-Seymour, #12 Peoria Notre Dame, #13 Burlington Central, #14 Hampshire, #15 Sycamore, #16 Oak Lawn (Fenwick), #17 Aurora (Marmion Academy), #20 Bartonville (Limestone), #21 Olney (Richland County), #22 Rochester, Riverside-Brookfield, Geneseo
Outlook: When the powers that be made a determination to limit the season to the sectional round, it opened the door for any entity in the best interest of the kids, to put on a championship end of the season meet. Brad Henz and Adam White, the pillars of Shazam Racing, delightfully stood up and put in a bid to get it done. After several months of strategic planning and following all the right protocols, here we are!
The Individual race will be an exciting one that will be possibly dominated by the heavy favorite, Wilson Georges of Limestone. Georges has been undefeated this season and has been dominating each race by over 10 seconds each race. Peter Walsdorf of Woodstock Marian could be a potential dark horse in the race this weekend. Much like Georges, he is also undefeated on the season but has faced almost no true competition. He has been flying under the radar for the entire season up to this point. Also, make sure to keep an eye out for Ian O'Laughlin of Metamora who will be near the top of the race.
The team race will be a little bit more interesting as 6-7 teams could walk away with a trophy when all is said and done. Metamora and Morton have been duking it out between the two giants with the score currently being 3-2 Metamora. The Runnin' Redbirds may have a slight edge here as they enter as the favorites. Last week Mascoutah overcame the #1 ranked Chatham-Glenwood team, both will look to challenge for a trophy. Of course, we can't forget about Chicago (St. Ignatius) who was our #1 team in the state for most of the season before top runner Liam Linnen went down with an injury. He will not be back this week, can they still come away with a trophy?