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Glenbard West High School

Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

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Re-live The WSC Silver Boys Championship Race Tony Jones Oct 22, 2015

Every state in the Union can brag about their best team or set of best teams. That is a given and a nature birth right to do so. However, when it comes to boys cross country, it would be incredibly hard to argue against the West Suburban Conference (Silver Division) not being the premier league in Illinois.

3A Girls Cross Country Team Preview: #15 to #1 Countdown Tony Jones Aug 23, 2015

The Illinois girls have stormed on to the national stage in recent years with respect. It was last November that two elite teams qualified for the Nike Cross Country National in Portland, Oregon. Naperville North took 4th place and Palatine, an at-large entry, copped a very respectable 12th after being stiffed a year prior. Without going any further, this could be one of the most memorable years state and national wide for Illinois girls.

Palatine Girls Take Downers Grove North Ritter Invite Amid Warm Climes Tony Jones Apr 18, 2015

The extended above average climes in the Chicago land area has been a welcome relief to what most of us experienced during the usual cold winter. So it would behoove teams and individuals to take advantage of the situation before Mother Nature decides to flip the switch back to icy temperatures. The competitors at the Ritter Invitational hosted by Downers Grove North made good use of the situation and put in quality performances all around.

Downers Grove North Girls Bruce Ritter Invitational Preview Tony Jones Apr 17, 2015

Friday night is going to be a great night either way… you may be out and about enjoying the beautiful spring time weather that is expected to reach near 80 degrees on the Mercury. Or if you are near a track and field stadium in the Downers Grove area, grab something to eat and head to Carstens Field on the Downers Grove North High School campus.

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.

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. 

Class 3A Girls State Championship Cross Country Preview Tony Jones Nov 7, 2014

Every state championship seems to bring out the best in Illinois runners. Could it be that historic Detweiller is the reason? Perhaps it is to an extent, but the real reason has to be better coaching of girls for the three-mile distance. Two seasons ago Madeline Perez of Glenbard West set the all-time record of 16:02. That performance and the other 86 girls who broke 18:00 confirmed the fact that girls can indeed run the same distance as boys with relevance and respect. This year times are fast and we all should see some wonderful team and individual performances on Saturday afternoon

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)   

Milesplit Illinois Week #9 Power Team Rankings Tony Jones Oct 24, 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) 

Milesplit Illinois Week #8 Power Team Rankings Tony Jones Oct 14, 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 MileSplit Illinois team for inquiries: Tony Jones- tjones@milesplit.com and Alex Goodlad  agmoneymeister@gmail.com  (Class A rankings editor) 

MileSplit Illinois Week #7 Power Team Rankings Tony Jones Oct 9, 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 MileSplit Illinois team for inquiries: Tony Jones- tjones@milesplit.com and Alex Goodlad agmoneymeister@gmail.com (Class A rankings editor) 

Illinois MileSplit Week #6 Power Team Rankings Tony Jones Oct 4, 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. 

Illinois MileSplit Week #5 Power Team Rankings Tony Jones Sep 23, 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 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 First To The Finish Invitational Preview Tony Jones Sep 12, 2014

Last weekend at the Hinsdale Hornet-Devil Invitational, the competition and atmosphere was incredible and at a post-season fever pitch. It is hard to think anything can top that just a week later. Let’s go out on the limb and at least predict the level of production and excitement on all levels will be of equal proportions.

Hinsdale Central Boys, Glenbard West Girls Proves They Are Ready For Title Defenses Tony Jones Sep 7, 2014

They say the hardest thing in sports to do is defending a championship. In Hinsdale Central Boys and Glen Ellyn Glenbard West’s Girls case, they are the respective 3A state championship team title holders. They both come into their season openers with ample artillery to stave off any would be hunters. Beautiful Katherine Legge Memorial Woods Park in Hinsdale provided just the right setting.

3A Girls Team Cross Country Pre-Season Preview: #1-#15 Tony Jones Aug 25, 2014

The cross country scene on Illinois' biggest stage is expected to be MAJOR this season. Consider the fact that defending state champion Glenbard West lost only one girl in its top seven (albeit the great Madeline Perez) and did not even contest themselves after the IHSA season. The Lady Hilltoppers will be in the proverbial catbird seat once again with the likes of a hungry and national teams like Naperville North and New Trier on their heels. Thus the pre-season hype is ready to explode. Don't forget about the hunters lurking just down under and waiting for their opportunity to pounce on those who they catch slacking.

Cross Country 2014... On The Verge! Tony Jones Aug 8, 2014

The build up to the official start date of the 2014 cross country season has already been in effect. It actually started as soon as the 2014 track and field season ended for the vast majority of the returning teams and individuals.  Of course each new season begins with its own set of hypeness. Well MileSplit has dedicated to lauch its own hypeness attack.

Lindsay Graham: Summer Training Tony Jones Jul 31, 2014

Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) junior standout Lindsay Graham was already an emerging talent when she transferred from cross county rival Glenbard East in the fall of 2013. Graham proceeded as an individual force for the Hilltoppers. The damage that Graham created was to the tune of two state all-state honors in cross country and track. The Hilltoppers copped the team title in the 3A classification as well. Lindsay has been training well and injury free. As a result she agreed in kind to share some of her summer running experience.

Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Girls Distance Brandon Miles May 29, 2014

Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.

2014 Class 3A Girls Relays Pre-Season Preview Tony Jones Feb 6, 2014

    When it comes to big league relays things can be fierce. Over the past several years Illinois has made a name among the national conscious. For example, in 2012, Wheaton-Warrenville South and Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) proved that a friendly rival can produce dividends for all. It produced a state record and national spotlight for the land of Lincoln in the 4x800m relay. Relays can also be used as a prop for coaches to lull their competition in for other causes. For years, teams like E. St. Louis, Chicago Morgan Park, and Evanston would use relays in their quest to win a state championship. Sometimes the tactics worked and sometimes it didn’t. The 800m medley was an event that smart coaches with deep pockets would use as a throw away event. To them it didn’t make sense to run their best athletes in an event that would tax them too much later. Evanston coach Fenton Gunter has always felt that using a top 400 runner on a medley would kill that athlete’s ability to perform up to standard in other events later. For a team battling for a team trophy, quick decisions have to be made. Remember that relays only count for 10 points in Illinois- not 20 as they do in Texas. But then again that same runner could also be used to bait other teams in thinking they will be spent on a relay when it isn’t true. But remember that every quality sprinter must be able to run the 4×400 relay.

3A Girls State Championship Preview Tony Jones Nov 7, 2013

The state championship is the pinnacle for almost every team in the land of milk and honey.  It will certainly be the pinnacle for defending state champion Naperville North who has fared dominant against Illinois foes.  Although the Huskies appear to be the team to beat, it is never easy winning a state title. As well, there are going to be a ton of starving teams out to quench their hunger by trying to obtain one of the three state trophies given out at the Detweiller Park awards ceremony.

New Trier Pulls Upset Of York; Madeline Fuels Glenbard West Attack Tony Jones Nov 3, 2013

The weather cooperated long enough for the competition to exercise their demons on a new course on the grounds of Lake Park High School’s east campus. The Lancer staff and community finally got their opportunity to host a sectional championship after putting in bids for years.  They responded with an awesome presentation and display.  Kudos!

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 6 Aaron Rich Oct 23, 2013

Conference, District, Regional and State meets are upon us and teams will begin resting up to compete well at their championship meets before gearing up for the post-season championship meets.  Therefore the rankings haven't changed much this week with the exception of a VERY strong Davis squad moving up to #1 and a few more teams added to the watch list.  

What's Up With Maddie Perez? Glenbard West Senior Breaks Her Silence Tony Jones Sep 30, 2013

It’s a lazy Saturday evening after a long day of coverage at a cross country meet followed by some perusing of meet results from around the state. Then it was on to watching some college football before dozing off into a nap for several hours.  Upon waking up there would be a message on the Bat phone from superstar senior Madeline Perez of Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West).  The first thoughts running through my head were ‘uh oh I hope everything is alright.’ In this day and age with numerous streams of media access available to young people, the psyche can be pulled in many different ways.

3A Girls Individual Preview: Don’t You Dare Call Her ‘Maddie’ Tony Jones Sep 2, 2013

Madeline Perez is going to be mad serious about leading a super class of girls who are destined to be even faster than last year’s record breaking year in which 87 runners broke 18:00 in the state championship! In addition to the deep field returning is the prospect of team aspirations for some of the top returning girls. Still, talent breeds fast times and that undoubtedly is going to be what’s on the menu.

3A Girls Team Preview: #5- #1 Tony Jones Aug 21, 2013

2012 was the deepest year on record for the girls at the state championship that saw an amazing 87 girls break 18:00 for three-miles. As well there two home land teams that qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals in Winnetka New Trier (11th) and Naperville North (15th)- a fantastic year on the girls' side for both for individuals and for teams to say the least. This season should see more of the same. Let’s take a peek into the pre-season outlook:

Top XC Returners: 3A Girls Individuals Todd Grasley Jul 31, 2013

The 2013 cross country season is right around the corner. We kick off our preseason coverage by ranking the top returners in each class. Madeline Perez had an awesome junior season that culminated in the 3A state title and several national meets. Can she do it again and lead Glenbard West to the team title? 

In Her Own Words: Lisa Luczak Lisa Luczak Feb 27, 2013

For the 2013 track and field season, MileSplit Illinois is proud to announce that we will once again have a group of bloggers much like we did for the cross country season. Several of the top athletes in Illinois will take you on a journey throughout their seasons. We believe it is a great way for the running community to all get together and share experiences. Lisa Luczak is a sophomore at Glenbard West and one of the top young distance runners in the state. This past cross country season she finished sixth with a new personal best of 16:45.00 for three miles.

Where Are They Now? Maddie Nagle Todd Grasley Nov 6, 2012

Maddie Nagle was a standout track and field runner for Glenbard West as a member of the runner-up 4x800 meter team. She also was a member of the cross country team where she finished 69th at states last year. She is currently a redshirt freshman at Iowa State University. She talks about making that transition to college running and is excited to see where her future with the Cyclones will take her. Find out more about what Nagle has been up to in our Where Are They Now feature.

Flanagan Posts Fastest Time Ever At Detweiller 16:21 Todd Grasley Sep 15, 2012

The states' best headed to the state meet course at Detweiller Park for a preview of what is to come in the coming months. It was a sunny Saturday morning with temperatures in the low 70's with little wind. Ideal racing conditions that would set the state for some blazing times.

Athletes Of The Week: Yunk, Perez Todd Grasley Sep 7, 2012

Belvidere North senior Tyler Yunk and Glenbard West junior Madeline Perez are this week's Athletes of the Week. Yunk won two races this week including a new personal best best time of 15:14.20 to take the Crystal Lake South Invitational. Perez won the Hinsdale South Hornet Invitational in a new personal best time of 16:59.40 leading her squad to a team title over nationally ranked New Trier.