Chicago City State Meet is going to be a great one
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Class 3A is incredibly deep this season. Check out this next group of teams!
The opening bell of the 3A boys pre-season previews
It should be a magical evening in Naperville at the Naperville Twilight Invitational
Palatine Invite Meet Of Champions preview
It was an unseasonably cold morning that greeted a throng of supporters for the Chicago Public League championship at Washington Park....
The 3A portion of Boys Cross Country preview session is now here! We will be taking a look at the top 30 3A Boys in Illinois, as well as some of the other teams who might crack that top 30.
Let’s ditch the pronouncements such as “Sectional of death” or this is “the most anticipated meet in the state” and simply call the Niles West Sectional a cross country meet to watch.
Cross Country is a beautiful sport because it encompasses all of Mother Nature’s elements during the fall campaign. Many times races will feature sun, wind, rain, snow, and even mud on any given day. Saturday morning at Washington Park on the campus of The University of Chicago, the elements of wind, rain, and mud was fully illustrated.
The million dollar question is "What does Allstate have to do with cross country?" Find out inside
In the NCAA ranks, this will be the first weekend that invitationals will count toward their "countable season". The countable season basically means results will count toward at-large consideration into the NCAA Championships. The IHSA does not have this (perhaps they should and that is a discussion for another day)...
"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!
It was a historical Saturday afternoon for the Yorkville Boys and Girls cross country programs at the legendary Detweiller Park. For the first in the IHSA three classification annals, Yorkville became the first school to take home both gender titles. It is the first time since 2007 that any team had successfully pulled off the feat. Winnebago won the Class A titles with Joe and Janet Erb as co-head coaches. Chris Muth did the same anchoring both Foxes programs.
The 2A race will be interesting with Jones Prep defending their title. But Illiana Christian has been on a roll this season. Yorkville has been strong too. Mahomet-Seymour is ranked #2. Can they win it all? Come to Detweiller Park and see at high noon.
Chicago Jones lose a bevy of talent anchored by the Public League’s best ever distance runner Jamison Dale (now at Loyola University). However, Coach Andrew Adelmann will return a ton of talented youngsters to fill spots. Can the likes of Illiana Christian and Glenbard South move up and take hold of the mantle?
Steve Underwood previews the action from the Midwest regional in the Nike Cross series! Kroy (York IL) could qualify for their 9th National! (2011 File Photo by Paul Everett)
Coach Chris Quick and Coach Joe Parks of Palatine breakdown the 2012 Palatine Invitational.
Jones College Prep out of Chicago finished sixth at last year's 2A Illinois State Cross Country Champs. All seven of the boys are back for 2012 and are poised to make the podium. The group is led by a talented senior class including Jamison Dale, Luke O'Connor, and Kirby Lawson. Dale finished sixth last year and will be a contender for the individual title. O'Connor and Laweson held down the number two and three spots finsihing 36th and 40th.
Jamison Dale is one of the top distance runners in Illinois. As a junior, Dale finished sixth at the 2A state meet and helped Jones to a top ten finish. Find out what he has to say about his training, the team outlook, what meets he is looking forward to, and much more in this Spotlight Athlete feature.