Got Cabin Fever Yet? Here Is Last Chance To get Rid of It

This could be one of the final times to run or jump against extreme high caliber competition for awhile




Feeling restless? How about irritable? What about claustrophobic or prison in your own home? These could be signs that you are suffering from "cabin fever."

Although the weather in Chicagoland and the Midwest has been pleasantly above normal recently, the fact remains most of it has been stuck in the doldrums of winter.

You do remember the foot of snow and arctic temperatures that had us blanketed a few weeks ago? How about the Covid-19 lockdown that lasted over a month? 

Don't get fooled by the feel of early spring because Old Man Winter is not quite done with us. Yes, unfortunately, we are due for at least one more deep freeze and snow-capade before the April showers and May flowers arrive. In the meantime, cabin fever has already set in, and what better way to release it with a high-caliber track and field meet? Look for a well-run meet equipped with pacers, and high-valued entertainment.

Perhaps one of the final indoor meets in the country will take place inside of the brand new Gately Indoor Track & Field Center. Already, the den has gotten a reputation of producing outstanding marks. Recently, we witnessed Brandon Battle of Edwardsville produced one of the most exciting feats in the sport.

Other key action produced from Gately:

Roisin Willis (Stevens Point, WI)- National 1K leader recently ran #2 all-time in the event; she will take aim at the Olympic Trials qualifying mark of 2:02.50

Drew Rogers (Herscher IL)- State leader in the 3200m is ready to break the 9:00 mark- clocked 9:02.08. He is also ranked #1 in the 1600m (4:11.77)

Josephine Welin (Oak Park-River Forest IL)- #2 in the state for 1600m drops down to contest the 800m

Nicolas Dovalovsky (Neuqua Valley IL)- state leader in the 1k is ready to improve on his adidas all-american 800m status 

Kalil Johnson (Evanston IL)- #1 in the state for 60H and ranked in the top 30 nationally

New England Elite Track Club returns to Chi-town with cagey veterans Katharine Duren and Matthew Griffin.