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  1. Moweaqua Central A&M Wins Exciting Class A Girls Title

    Tony Jones

    It was perhaps one of the most diverse state championships in Class A history between the top three trophy winners. Moweaqua (Central A&M) muscled their way to a first championship with power and strength. The Raiders picked up big points in ...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  2. IL Girls Post State Notes: A Deeper Look At Some Of The Great Mar...

    Tony Jones

    Post-state note book- Wow, what a weekend it was in Charleston for the girls state championship. The 40th edition was perhaps the best meet top to bottom in IHSA history. There were over a half-dozen meet or all-time records set to further cemen...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  3. IL 2A Girls: Springfield Southeast, Shamier Little put on a show

    Tony Jones

    The IHSA Class AA meet had two huge storylines: Chicago Lindblom junior Shamier Little's quest to win four individual golds and the quest for Charday Crawford-led Springfield Southeast to defend their team title for outgoing head coach Tom McBride (a...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  4. IL 3A Girls: Narrow win for Edwardsville; record 4x800; sprint st...

    Tony Jones

    It is very fitting that the Illinois High School Association has dubbed the three-day track weekend as "The Spring Spectacular." The 40th edition of the IHSA Girls State Championships were filled with awesome performances throughout all three clas...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  5. 3A Title Is Up For Grabs

    Tony Jones

    Coaches like to play mind games when it comes to the state preliminary round. Any average track and field observer understands that getting into the final in the least amount of energy exerted is the focus. But what about loading a particular relay...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  6. Little, Springfield Southeast Takes 2A Center Stage

    Tony Jones

    It's a good bet that most of the of the competing athletes came to Charleston thinking about hot the weather would be. But after the morning session, it's a good hypothesis they left thinking about Shamier Little (Jr., Chicago Lindbloom). It has ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  7. Illinois Girls 3A State Preview: Returning state champs may not b...

    Tony Jones

    It's amazing how different the pre-season outlook compares to what may happen inside O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University this weekend. It was four months ago that the returning state champion East St. Louis looked to be th...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  8. Illinois Girls 2A State Preview: Springfield SE hopes to prevail ...

    Tony Jones

    Believe it or not, it's been four years since the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) implemented the three-class system for track and field. The system was supposed to balance equality throughout the class structure. Although it is too early to...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  9. Illinois Girls 1A State Preview: Don't be surprised if four teams...

    Tony Jones

    Many have tabulated the two-time defending state team champion Byron as the favorite to win their third in a row. But one well known coach (who wishes to remain anonymous) has said there are as many as four teams capable of knocking off Byron and su...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  10. Wheaton-Warrenville South Uses Team Effort In Lake Park Sectional...

    Tony Jones

    Roselle, Ill--- Wheaton-Warrenville South Head Coach Rob Harvey sent a direct message to his team prior to entering the premises of Lake Park High School: "our #1 goal is to qualify as many girls as possible for [next week's state championship]." Th...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  11. Whitney Young Sweeps Chicago Public League Championship

    Tony Jones

    Whitney Young boys and girls sure picked a ripe day to compete at their finest level. For the first time in their school history, the Dolphins swept the CPS championships. The boys used dominating performances in the field events along with timel...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  12. Sue Pariseau Invite Escapes Poor Weather

    Tony Jones

    MEET RESULTS Saturday's meets found a break from the cold weather of the past week that had hampered Chicagoland. By mid-afternoon it was a spring-like lower 50s and light wind in Glen Ellyn- the site for the Sue Pariseau Glenbard West Invitation...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  13. Unpredicable Midwest weather heads Illinois track and field weeke...

    Tony Jones

    Overcast skies, cool climes, and a hint of wind usually canvasses Midwest high school track and field venues during the early outdoor season. This of course is the expected mid-April track weather menu. What usually isn't expected is the cancella...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  14. IL stars at Arcadia: Brown sweeps again, Little wins 400, distanc...

    Tony Jones

    It was indeed an evening to remember for the hearty dozen athletes who competed in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in California. The boys and girls of Illinois proved themselves and the competition that they were worthy of competing on track a...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  15. Illinois stars aim to shine bright in Arcadia Invitational

    Tony Jones

    It could be a weekend to remember for a dozen of Illinois' top track and field athletes who are slated to compete in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in California this weekend. The meet is touted as home to 24 national records as well as the ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  16. IPTT Class 3A Girls: Double winners Akinosun and Rakosnik share t...

    Tony Jones

    Fans can be forgiven if before the girls Class AAA portion of the 23rd Annual Illinois Prep Top Times Classic, they were thinking more about the stars on the sidelines than the stars set to compete. After all, super sprint queen Aaliyah Brown (Frank...

    Blog | March 25, 2012