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2019 Milesplit Illinois Power Rankings: Week 3 Pierre Nealon Feb 27, 2019

It is time for for the MileSplit Illinois team power rankings, Week Three Is Here! Power Weekend gave us major data which resulted in major change within each of the classifications. Our rankings are data driven and non-biased. THESE ARE NOT DUAL TEAM RANKINGS!

2016 Class 2A Boys Pre-Season Relays Preview Tony Jones Jan 31, 2016

We already know the dominance of Cahokia and their significance in Illinois track and field history. The Comanches have simply been the most dominant program in Illinois regardless of classification. One of the reasons why is relays.

Tony’s Take: A Final Look At One Of The Great Boys State Finals Tony Jones Jun 2, 2015

The 121st Annual Boys Track and Field State Championship had to be among the most anticipated meets in a very long time. Coming into the meet there were a lot of compelling questions that had to be answered. Among them were: 1) Could Kahmari Montgomery (Sr., Plainfield Central) win the rarely achieved " sprint triple crown" of track and field which entails 100-200-400; 2) Cahokia would be going for a historic fifth 2A title in a row. But are they really the best overall team in Illinois; 3) Jesse Reiser (Sr., McHenry) proved that he was the king of Illinois distance running over the past full season; 4) Who would come on late and surprise the Illinois track and field world; 5) Josh Eiker (Sr., Galesburg) is a great sprinter in his own right. He wants a piece of the sprint accolades as well. Can he upstage Montgomery?

Class 2A Girls State Recap: Cahokia Repeats With Hudson and Lewis Tony Jones May 25, 2015

f there was such a change for a reformat of the state championship, it could be now. The IHSA could reconstitute the scoring or elect some other method like individuals vs. individuals or team vs. team apart from the current system. Cahokia won their second consecutive state championship on the strength of two girls. Let's repeat this again. Cahokia won their state championship on the strength of two girls.

The B-Side: This Is... New Balance Indoor Nationals Bob Jelks Mar 18, 2015

Athletes are being directed to the track quickly. As they set their blocks, the announcer reads each ones name and resume of accomplishments earned prior to this meet, like a current U.S. ranking or state title. You soon realize this is not a regular meet.

Illinois Milesplit Workout Wednesday: Proviso West Invite Odyssey Abe Jones Mar 4, 2015

Here is a different take on the normal "Workout Wednesday".... more of interviews and race action from the 50th Annual Proviso West Boys Invitational. Check out interviews from Eric Walker (Chicago St. Rita), Jamante Steward (Proviso West), Matt Plowman (York), Ty Moss (Neuqua Valley), Ja'mari Ward (Cahokia), Kahmari Montgomery (Plainfield Central)

Illinois MileSplit Presents Flashback Friday: Boys 2014 State Final Analysis Tony Jones Feb 13, 2015

Last season was a banner year in boys track and field. The great regular season performances would go on and translate well in the state series. The state championship in particular was especially fun to follow and analyze. Check out the select coverage from the Milesplit IL team. They break down several events and two guest hosts assist them in Downers Grove North's Zack Smith and Ryan Clevenger.

Class 2A Boys Indoor Virtual Scores: Cahokia Is Overwhelming Choice Tony Jones Feb 4, 2015

Cahokia uses the indoor season as a set up for the all important outdoor campaign. The Comanches will be aiming for their 5th consecutive state title in May.These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 20 deep for individuals and 20 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place.Athletes whose graduation years are unknown were left out of the list.

2015 Class 2A Boys Relays Pre-Season Preview Tony Jones Jan 30, 2015

Relays are a vital part of running track and field- especially in high school and at the state level. It often can make or break one's team chances of winning a meet. It doesn't matter if it is a dual, invitational, and especially the state championship

Tony’s Take: The Club Season Reaches Its Peak This Weekend Tony Jones Jan 16, 2015

The Chicago Winter Vortex also known as the North Polar Vortex has taken a break for the time being. While it is supposed to be a welcoming 30s in the Fahrenheit department, the climes down south in Fayetteville, Arkansas is supposed to reach the lower to mid-50s. Those temperatures are warm enough to contest outdoor meets but…

Milesplit Illinois Athletes Of The Week: Week 9 Tony Jones May 1, 2014

The athlete (s) of the week has become a weekly staple for Milesplit Illinois in honoring the outstanding achievements of a worthy male and female athlete. This past week was significantly harder than in any time this season. There were so many potent performances that we could have named multiple athletes of the week! This only means one thing about Illinois track and field in general: times and marks with the assistance of good coaching and above average weather for this spring as a whole are the key contributors.

Tony's Take: Edition Six Is Here Tony Jones Apr 30, 2014

It seems like I always lead my column off with a comment regarding the weather. Well guess what? I’m going to do it again. It has been a solid spring so far compared to last year and the climes have been more than adequate for the coaches who stand and coach in the elements. Well don’t let me jinx things…

Milesplit Illinois Weekend Four Preview Tony Jones Mar 7, 2014

The Illinois indoor season is finally in full swing as all parts of the state will be hosting key meets from now until the Monday if you count that day as part of the weekend extravaganza. Take a look at the key weekend action from around the state (editor note: additional info may be added Friday evening and night to preview).

First Annual Thornwood Boys Open Leads BIG Weekend Charge Tony Jones Feb 28, 2014

The First Annual Thornwood Open should one great event this Saturday inside the cozy Olivet Nazerene Student Life and Recreation Center on the campus of Olivet Nazerene University. Meet director Brian Evans has always had something interesting as well as controversial to say about the sport that he loves so much. He and several other area coaches worked on a unique concept to bring more participation in a giant field but quality meet for nearly two years ago.  The dream is now here.

Normal West Boys Invitational Preview Tony Jones Feb 27, 2014

Last weekend Principia College hosted a low-key invite with Troy (Triad) High School that turned out to be a solid indoor co-ed affair.  In that meet, there were two all-time records set in the field events. Lena Giger (Sr., Highland) broke the girls mark in the shot put with an enormous 49-9 effort.  On the boys side, it was Ja’Mari Ward of Cahokia who took matters a step further in the triple jump.  Ward broke the national sophomore record with an unbelievable 50-2.50 leap.

Milesplit Illinois: Week 2 recap Tony Jones Feb 24, 2014

Track and field is a glamorous sport that many people have come to enjoy since the days of the ancient Romans and Greeks. In Illinois, high school track and field is one of the most popular sports for student-athletes.  So, it should be no mystery that in the third week of February, this state is finally waking up and ready to make a serious dent in the state and national leaderboard marks...

2014 Class 2A Boys Relays Pre-Season Preview Tony Jones Feb 3, 2014

The relays will be fun to watch this season as all four events will feature traditional power Cahokia managing the food chain from now until infinity. However, there will be some teams on the scene to disrupt the flow.  The Chicago Public League is ready to shine again and put their names in the medal chase hat. Chicago Dunbar trades places with brethren North Lawndale Charter in the two sprint relays- 4×1, 4×2.  Two-time 4x1 champions Jacksonville will experience the feeling of a free fall after Reggie Bratton and gang gone to graduation.  However, relays are very unpredictable as to who will be coming back and committing to the team cause.  So let the fun begin

2014 Class 2A Boys Sprints And Hurdles Pre-Season Preview Tony Jones Feb 2, 2014

2014 is going to be vastly different from 2013 because of classification defections. For example, Martel Hunter moves up from 1A and should be a dominant force in his league in all three flat races.  Several other highly touted speed demons and hurdlers climbed the stairs to 3A.  As well, the graduated talent such as DJ Duncan, Reggie Bratton, and Marcus Greer will be felt.  At the same time, it gives a bevy of emerging athletes an opportunity to step forward and make a name for themselves and their schools.

2014 Class 2A Boys Field Events Pre-Season Preview Tony Jones Feb 1, 2014

The field event arena will experience some growth and growing pains this season. The jumps and pole vault will be must see all year long with the likes of superstars Ja’Mari Ward of Cahokia and Alex King of Massac County.  But on the other side of the spectrum, the throws will be very lean due to heavy graduation losses.

2014 Class 2A Girls Pre-Season Relays Preview Tony Jones Jan 30, 2014

The most difficult events in Class 2A to predict are relays. It seems that there are so many classification changes that it keeps the head spinning. It will be interesting to see how well Springfield Southeast will perform and load their relay units without graduated legend Charday Crawford. Upstart Kankakee will be a team relying heavily on teamwork in their chase for a team championship. We can’t forget the likes of E. St. Louis Senior who moved up to 3A this season. Also, can former power Chicago Morgan Park return to glory? This season has lots of possibilities and it should be interesting to explore.

Happy Holidays: 2014 Sneak Peek Track And Field Preview Tony Jones Dec 25, 2013

If you never met him before you probably wouldn’t like him.  He is like an acquired taste (a liking for something that is at first considered unpleasant). Yes, this person is Angelo Brown, the very opinionated head sprint coach and associate head girls coach at Frankfort Lincoln-Way East High School. He is perhaps the most loved and hated coach in the state of Illinois.  But he would not have it any other way.

Class 2A Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Ja'Mari Ward Tony Jones Jul 16, 2013

At least once a year at the beginning of the school year Cahokia head coach Leroy Milsap goes over his inventory for the season. He mentioned the name “Ward.” I cut him off and said ‘La’Derrick Ward? I thought he graduated.’ Coach Milsap retorted: “he did. I’m talking about his younger brother Ja’Mari Ward. 

Boys 2A State Championship Recap Tony Jones May 28, 2013

Cahokia won their third state championship in a row and fifth in school history scoring an IHSA record 99.50 points to outdistance runner-up East Saint Louis Senior HS who copped 40 pts.  Bloomington earned the third place trophy by tallying 37 pts.

Boys AA State Preview: Cahokia, ESL Once Again Lead the Way Scott Bush May 20, 2008

It's finally here.  The Illinois Boys State Track and Field Championship is finally upon us.  Despite windy, cold and wet conditions over the course of the outdoor season, the weather finally looks perfect just when it's needed most.  As the top athletes assemble in Charleston this coming weekend, speculation abounds over most of the events.  Will Dan Block throw 210 feet in the discus, can Kraig Appleton break the state record in the 300m hurdles and how about Chris Derrick having a shot to win both the 1600m and 3200m?  Those are the questions, add in nearly a dozen more, competitive fields all around and a tight team battle and we have the making of one of the best state track and field championships Illinois has ever seen.  Start getting excited and check out our AA state preview.