Sandburg High School Orland Park, IL, USA

Sandburg High School

Orland Park, IL, USA

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Tony's Take: Nike Cross Nationals Is Pinnacle To A Long Season Tony Jones Dec 6, 2015

I once heard a trusted and well respected coach say "cross country is a short season." Much to the reality of what he said, he was right. The coach I am referring to was speaking to a group of inexperienced runners near the end of a summer camp training run. For them August through the month of October is prime cross country season.

MileSplit Illinois Week 1 Team Rankings Tony Jones Aug 31, 2015

The 2015 Illinois cross country season is now underway and although most teams have yet to compete in a meet, we have decided to designate the pre-season rankings as the first week rankings. A new batch of rankings will translate every Tuesday morning until the week of regionals (unless noted otherwise).

3A Boys Cross Country Team Preview: #15-#1 Raymond Lewis Aug 24, 2015

The last several years at the top of the 3A food chain has seen Hinsdale Central (enjoying the spoils of victory above last year) eating mighty good. The Red Devils fought off their key would be hunter in Orland Park (Sandburg) in earning a second consecutive state championship.

Downers Grove South Mustang Relays Recap: Checkmate! Tony Jones Mar 10, 2015

"There is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in win." This was the sentiment of one coach after an amazing evening of top notch performances at the Al B. Carius Indoor Track and Field on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. The "I" simply refers to one getting check mated like a chess match. Game over.

Tony's Take: NXN Diaries- The 2014 Experience Tony Jones Dec 10, 2014

Arguably the best time of the year for cross country is December. December is the month of which some of the best individuals and teams in the nation were rewarded for the hard efforts and dedication to the sport. NIKE of course went out of their way in making sure each kid had the weekend of their running lives…

Illinois Shows And Proves At NXN Midwest Regional Tony Jones Nov 18, 2014

Indiana has always shown love to its guests when it comes to sports. Cross Country over the years has been a big beneficiary in that department. It started with the AAU, TAC, and USATF post-season regional and national meets  for the tots, leading all the way up to the NCAA national championships and the professional ranks. Nike Cross Nationals got in on the action in 2007 and has never looked back. 

NXN Midwest Preview: Jesse Reiser And Illinois Mates Look To Advance Tony Jones Nov 15, 2014

The record breaking field of entrees (over 1700) is expected to be the deepest and best in meet history. It was just last weekend that Illinois produced an all-time great state meet and residuals of that affair trickle down in Terre Haute.  With that being said there will be two automatic team and five individual coveted spots to Portland, Oregon to be obtained. 

Class 3A Boys State Championship Cross Country Preview Raymond Lewis Nov 7, 2014

State week! Historic Detweiller Park in Peoria has held a special place in my heart ever since I first ran there my sophomore year during the season but I don’t think I’m the only person in Illinois who feels that way. I’ve been to the state meet both as part of a qualifying team and to watch individuals from our school, and it is hard to parallel the excitement and energy at the park. 

Orland Park Sandburg Boys Heads Final Power Rankings Tony Jones Nov 3, 2014

Power rankings explanation: This week’s rankings are taken in with consideration to where teams are at in their current situations. Respect is given to said teams who have injuries, sickness, byes, or multiple key personnel holdouts. Contact the MileSplit Illinois team for inquiries: Tony Jones- tjones@milesplit.com and Alex Goodlad agmoneymeister@gmail.com  (Class A rankings editor)   

Peoria Notre Dame Richard Spring Invite Preview: It's More Than A Name Tony Jones Sep 19, 2014

his is the reason that the commonly phased Peoria Notre Dame Invitational or PND will be officially referred as the Richard Spring Memorial Invitational on paper: “Richard Spring, a 1981 graduate of Bergan High School in Peoria, ran cross-country, the mile, and the two-mile. Participating on two state championship teams, Richard personally finished third in the single-class IHSA state tournament in his senior year. Richard died running at Augustana College in 1982.”

Class 3A Boys: Super 30 Pre-Season Preview Tony Jones Aug 26, 2014

"There are so many good teams but not enough time"- a wise quote from a high school historian who proclaimed that when a sport is good there is not enough time to really enjoy it. The upcoming boys large classification may fit that bill. A new star was born last year when Hinsdale Central joined the elite class and won their first state championship going away. This year it should be another great cast of scenarios for us all to follow and enjoy.... strap it up and make the time!

3A Girls Team Cross Country Pre-Season Preview: #25-#16 Tony Jones Aug 24, 2014

This season teams will experience a log jam along the food chain... their will be some traditional mainstays such as Prospect, Lyons Twp., and Sandburg looking to get back to their rightful place in Peoria in November. They are going to have their hands full with emerging teams from the conference level all the way through the sectional round. Only those poised enough to handle the treacherous path will earn a spot on the famed Detweiller Park starting line.

Will Becker Joins Dad's Alma Mater Xavier University Todd Grasley Jan 21, 2014

Carl Sandburg senior Will Becker grew up rooting for Xavier University. His father ran collegiately for the Musketeers and now Will will follow in those same footsteps and head to the Cincinnati campus. See how the recruiting process played out, where he visited and what he is looking forward to the most about running collegiately.