The City Frosh/Soph Championships will be held at Hanson Stadium (at Central and Fullerton) on Saturday. The entrance of the stadium can be accessed through the parking lot of Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy at 2231 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60639.
Bus leaves Northside at 8:00 am Saturday morning.
The meet will begin at 10:00 am, and they will try to have the meet completed by 4:00 pm.
Shields will be awarded to the top two teams. Ribbons will be awarded to 1st – 6th place finishers of each event during the finals on Saturday.
“All student-athletes must be prepared to prove their identity during the meets, preferably through CPS HS Identification cards. ID checks will be administered throughout each meet to ensure the eligibility and identity of participants.”
Uniforms for relay teams must match or be very similar. Check in with your relay and make sure this is in order by Friday. If you have any questions, ask your coaches ASAP.
Relay alternates must be ready to go. If you’re an alternate for a relay, you need to be available at the time of the relay. No exceptions.
Throws: Field implements (shot, discus) must be weighed for accuracy.
Sprints: Blocks may not be provided at the starting line.
High jump: Opening height is 4’8” for boys and will be raised 2” until 5’0”/6’0”, then will subsequently be raised 1”.
Spike Length: 1/4” or shorter
No tape is to be used on the track/runways. Beanbags, tennis ball halves, and chalk are permissible.
Athletes can use the backside of the track for warm-up/cool down. Athletes must be off the track unless reporting to the staging area or warming up or cooling down in the designated area.
The track is a 440 yd, eight lane, all-weather surface. All distances except the Mile Relay and 2 Mile Relay are marked on the track in meters consistent with IHSA Metric Events.
With perfect conditions (cool weather, no wind, music playing, amazing competition) Sara McCoy crushed her own 1600m school record at Palatine Distance Night on Saturday with a 5:13.54 beating her previous record by over two seconds. Sara now ranks 8th in Illinois Class 2A in the 1600m.
After Sara and Erin completed their 30 minute cool down run, Sara and her supporting teammates competed in the costume 4 x 400m relay.
Congratulations to Sara on the new record, and thank you to everyone who came out to support on Saturday!
Watch Whitney Young’s Clayton Mendez’s winning 4:08 and Sam Rivera’s 4:13 to represent Chicago schools in the Boys Elite 1600m race.
The meet that was supposed to take place Wednesday was postponed until next Friday, the 27th. Since we already have meets that weekend, it is likely we will not have anyone compete at the CPS Challenger Meet. That means it is very important to compete this Saturday.
We were able to find and enter a new meet on Saturday (4/21) for the girls. It is a co-ed meet, but only our girls will be attending. Boys will be at the annual Lake Forest meet at the same time.
Girls will be competing at the Walther Christian Academy Invite:
The meet takes place at Triton College at:
2000 5th Ave, River Grove, IL 60171
Bus leaves Northside at 8:30 am for the girls
Boys will be competing at the Lake Forest High School Invite:
The meet takes place at Lake Forest High School at:
As discussed at practice today, those that are able to make a meet this Wednesday (4/18) will be competing at Hanson Stadium at Fullerton and Central (also the site of Outdoor City Championships). Entrance is through the parking lot of Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy at 2231 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60639.