Northside Competes at State, Sara McCoy Podium Finish!

The Northside track team competed at the State Meet in Charleston, Illinois the last two weekends with great performances all around against the best athletes in all of Illinois.

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Sara McCoy on the podium.

 

Sara McCoy became Northside’s newest State medalist with a ninth place podium finish in the 1600m. Sara will be running for Northwestern University next fall.

 

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Gabriel Vara lining up for the 3200m

The boys State qualifiers included:

  • Guy Lohoua (100m and 4x400m)
  • Darius Deloye (4x400m)
  • Carel Jones (4x400m)
  • Noa Choi (4x400m)
  • Santiago Obispo  (4x400m)

  • Jeronimo Najarro (4x400m)

  • Ruben Escobar (4x400m)

  • Gabriel Vara (3200m)

  • Elias Decker (300m hurdles)

 

Other than the state-level track competition, the trip always has a few more interesting events…

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Erin Goldman and Ella Neurohr run the annual Under the Lights 1000m steeplechase.

 

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Late night ping pong and pizza tournament

 

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Live streaming Alumni Legend Danny Rosen’s NCAA National Championships race

 

Congratulations to all the State qualifiers!

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Uniform Return on Tuesday at 4:00 PM

All athletes not competing this weekend must return their (washed) uniforms on Tuesday at 4:00 pm. Please only turn in your own to avoid disputes about missing uniforms. If you can not turn in your uniform at this time, contact Coach Giberson to arrange an alternate time.

You will be charged for missing uniforms.

 

Boys State Meet Information

The following athletes qualified for the State Meet this weekend:

  1. Noa Choi – 4 x 400m

  2. Guy Lohoua – 4 x 400m and 100m

  3. Carel Jones – 4 x 400m

  4. Darius Deloye – 4 x 400m

  5. Santiago Obispo – 4 x 400m – relay alternate

  6. Jeronimo Najarro – 4 x 400m – relay alternate

  7. Ruben Escobar – 4 x 400m – relay alternate

  8. James Geevarghese – 4 x 400m – relay alternate

  9. Gabriel Vara – 3200m

  10. Elias Decker – 300m hurdles

The following seniors are also invited to make the trip down to State:

  1. Jacob Yosowitz
  2. Nick Brown

  3. Daniel Agbeo

  4. Mason Sotomayor

The bus will leave Northside at 4:30 pm on Thursday, and return Saturday evening.

We will be staying in the EIU dormitories within walking distance of the stadium.

To miss school on Friday, you must have the permission slip signed and turned into Andrew Mayer at the security desk Tuesday morning.

Download Permission Slip

 

2018 Girls State Sectionals!

HEAT SHEETS (NOT in order)

Girls Sectionals is this Wednesday, May 9th.

Bus leaves Northside at 2:30 pm. Print and fill out the early dismissal form.

We will be returning to Hanson Stadium at: 5501 W. Fullerton Avenue

See Sectional entries here.

Order of track events:

4 x 800 Meter Relay
4 x 100 Meter Relay
3200 Meter Run
100 Meter High Hurdles
100 Meter Dash
800 Meter Run
4 x 200 Meter Relay
400 Meter Dash
300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles
1600 Meter Run
200 Meter Dash
4 x 400 Meter Relay

The meet schedule was pushed back. The updated schedule is:

Field Events: 5:00 p.m.
Running Events: 5:45 p.m.

To qualify for the State Meet, you must place in the top two or hit the 2A qualifying standard.

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Information for Varsity City Championships on Saturday (5/5)

Important: Athletes on the infield must stay inside the white lines of the football field or risk disqualifying the athletes they are cheering for!

HEAT SHEETS

The championship field is set for the 2018 Chicago Public League Track and Field Finals at Hanson Stadium, which will be held on Saturday, May 5.  Results at ilpreptoptiming.com and the heat sheets show who qualified for Saturday.

Hanson Stadium is at Fullerton and Central. Entrance is through the parking lot of Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy at:

Bus leaves Northside at 8:30 am.

Due to inclement weather at the 2018 Boys’ Varsity Trials on May 2nd, the 300H, 1600M Run, 200M Dash and the Mile Relay were not contested and were pushed to Saturday.

Schedule and Order of Events:

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Gwen Casey Double City Champion in the 800m and 1600m!

Gwen Casey doubled in the 800m and 1600m last Saturday to win both events in the Sophomore City Championships.

Gwen ran times of 2:34.11 in the 800m winning by over four seconds. After her 800m, she ran a tactical 1600m waiting to kick until the last lap where she opened up a sizable lead to win by FIFTEEN seconds finishing with a time of 5:43.64.

Congratulations, Gwen!

Distance Training – Week 16

Varsity City Trials are being held on Tuesday for girls and Wednesday for boys. Finals for both will be held on Saturday for those who advance.

Freshmen and sophomores are still practicing until Sectionals even if you may not race at Sectionals because we will try to get as many people down to the State Meet as possible.

  • Monday:
    • Easy run
  • Tuesday:
    • Varsity Girls Trials: Bus at 3:10 pm
    • Boys in the Trials: 20-30 minute pre-meet
    • Everyone else: Fartlek on Tempo Loop/Mather Course + weight training
      • 10 x 30 seconds at 1600m effort, 60s jogs between
      • Weight training at same weight (or slightly heavier), but 50% fewer reps
  • Wednesday:
    • Varsity Boys Trials: Bus at 3:10 pm
    • Everyone else: 40 minutes easy
  • Thursday:
    • 30 minutes easy
  • Friday: Practice starts at 3:45 pm on Friday
    • Saturday Finalists: 20 minute pre-meet
    • Everyone else:
      • Time trials with Mather and Von at River Park Track
      • Boys will have a short workout after to prepare for Sectionals.
  • Saturday:
    • Varsity City Championships Finals: Bus leaves at 8:30 am
    • Everyone else: 40-50 minute easy run on your own
  • Sunday: Rest day
    • Off
  • Monday: TBD
  • Tuesday: TBD
  • Wednesday:
    • Girls Sectionals

Cool thing for the week:

Donald Sage and Tim Keller’s legendary 3200m race at the State Meet. Watch that last lap!

 

Full results of the meet

Info for Varsity City Championship Trials!

Entries for Varsity City Trials – Entries are not final until after the CPS Coaches’ Seed Meeting held Monday night. Check the heat sheets for final, accepted entries.

Girls Heat Sheets – Girls Varsity Trials will be held on Tuesday. All girls were accepted into trials in some event.

Boys Heat Sheets – Boys Varsity Trials will be held on Wednesday.

Buses leave Northside at 3:10 pm both days. Bring your student ID. They will be checking.

Hanson Stadium is at Fullerton and Central. Entrance is through the parking lot of Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy at:

Schedule and Order of Events:

Note: The 4×8 will not be run at the girls trials meet on Tuesday. They will go straight to Saturday. The 3200m is also held only on Saturday. The 800m medley relay is competed only by the girls.

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Finals Qualification Standards, Check-In Area, and Exchange Zones:

Track Event Check-In area Varsity Advancement Policy Exchanges Zones on the track.
100m Prelims – Starting Line area Semis and Finals -Infield Top 16 to semis Heat winners, next fastest 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest
200m Prelims – Starting Line area Finals – Infield Top 16 to semis Heat winners, next fastest 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest
3200m Infield Final run on Saturday
Sprint Medley Infield 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest 1st- yellow to yellow 2nd- yellow to yellow 3rd – blue to blue
2 Mile Relay Infield Run in super alleys 12 to finals on Saturday Blue to Blue
4x100m Infield 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest 1st- yellow to yellow 2nd- yellow to yellow 3rd – yellow to yellow
100/110 Hurdles Infield 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest
800m Infield Run in super alleys 12 to finals on Saturday Top 2 in heats, next fastest
4x200m Infield 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest 1st- black to black 2nd- black to black 3rd – yellow to yellow
400m Infield 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest
300m Hurdles Infield 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest
1600m Infield Run in super alleys 12 to finals on Saturday Top 2 in heats, next fastest
Mile Relay Infield 8 to finals on Saturday Heat winners, next fastest Blue to Blue
Field Event Check-In area Varsity Advancement Policy Notes
Long Jump Long jump pit Flights/Open Pit  TBD Top 12 jumps to finals on Saturday 3 jumps in prelims Mark carries over to championships
Shot Put Shot put circle Flights Top 12 throws to finals on Saturday 3 throws in prelims Mark carries over to championships
High Jump High jump pit 5 alive  Top 12 to finals on Saturday Starting heights Boys 5-2  Girls 4-2 Mark doesn’t carry over
Triple Jump Triple jump pit Flights/Open Pit  TBD Top 12 jumps to finals on Saturday 3 jumps in prelims Mark carries over to championships
Discus Discus cage Flights Top 12 throws to finals on Saturday 3 throws in prelims Mark carries over to championships