Glenbard South looks to improve on their runner-up finish in 2011 at the Illinois Cross Country Championships. The Raiders finished just 18 points behind Belvidere North. They return five of their top seven runners from last year's team and should be pretty strong again in 2012. Coach Doug Gorski's squad is led by a pair of juniors in John Wold and Joe Singleton. Wold finished 4th at state meet, but missed a few weeks of summer training due to traveling with his family. Gorski says when he returned you could still tell he was training and is mentally tough, and does not like to lose. Singleton will also be up there in the top of this rotation after finishing 11th at state lsat year. He attended the Wisconsin Cross Country Camp over the summer where was one of the top performers. Gorski says that Singleton is stronger and more confident than ever and should have a great year. Rounding out the roster will be seniors Mark Cizek, Eric Greenwell, and fifth man of the year Tommy Stoffels. Coach Gorski also expects great things out of sophomore Colin Meade who didn't miss a day of summer training and has been running well.
No Wold early on has left the team with some holes to fill and hasn't let them see their full potential. However, it is going to be a tough rode to the top of the podium with teams like Jones, Belvidere North, and Yorkville, in their way.
Coach Gorski Says...
|Glenbard South High School||1017|
|1) John Wold||14:40.00||5|
|2) Joe Singleton||14:59.00||24|
|3) Andrew Kladiva||15:54.00||226|
|4) Tommy Stoffels||15:58.00||246|
|5) Erik Greenwell||16:34.00||516|
|Average Time: 15:37.00 -- Total Time: 1:18:05.00 -- 1-5 Split: 1:54.00|
|6) Mark Cizek||16:34.10||518|
|7) Joe Meade||16:57.00||742|
Boys 1600 Meter Run
|4:24.10||Singleton, Joe||Glenbard South Open||
|4:24.20||Wold, John||Metro Suburban Boys Conference Championship||
|4:42.90||Kladiva, Andrew||Glenbard South Open||
|4:47.58||Jawad, Ibrahim||DuPage County Boys Championships||
|4:49.60||Stoffels, Tommy||Glenbard South Open||
|4:58.69||Hilliard, Ricardo||DuPage County Boys Championships||