Archive for April, 2011

Lineup and information for meet at St. Ignatius


The bus will leave promptly at 3:25pm. Please be dressed and ready to go.

4 x 800m and 4 x 100m relays should start warming up as soon as we arrive.

Field events should report to their areas immediately following the team warmup laps.

Lineups: StIgnatiusLineup.pdf

And this should be obvious, but some of you may need a reminder: do not leave the track area for beef sandwiches or for any other reason without the permission of a coach. Know that the permission will most likely NOT be granted. This is actually a serious issue because of safety. While beef sandwiches may be relatively safe (the science is out on this), traffic and muggers are not safe. Bring food if you anticipate getting hungry. There will be consequences if the coaches discover that you have left the track area. We are at the end of our season. Do not jeopardize your championship series participation.


Easter break workouts


Shot and discus: coach Meier has your Easter break instructions. If you haven’t already talked to coach, get in touch with him asap.

Distance: See coach Rill or Chambers for Easter break workouts.

All other athletes:

There will be a workout focussing on field events, starts, and relays on Saturday morning. Meet at Fenwick at 8am. If the weather permits, we’ll travel from there to the track. If not, we’ll be using the gym and hallway.

There will be a strength and conditioning workout on Monday at 3:30pm. Meet at Concordia.

Don Relays Lineup and Information


Be at school on Thursday at 2:45.

Coaches meeting at 4:20 pm. Vaulters must weigh-in in the gym lobby before 4:15. Pole Vault begins at 4:30. All other field events begin at 5:00. Running events start at 5:30.

Order of events:
100m dash prelims: winner of each heat plus next fastest time advances to finals
110m high hurdles: winner of each heat + next fastest time advances to finals

A) 4 x 800m relay
B) 4 x 100m relay
C) 110m high hurdles
D) 100m dash
E) Sprint Medley (200-200-400-800) Note the order is different than Friar Relays
F) 4 x 110m low hurdle shuttle
G) Distance Medley (800-400-1200-1600)
H) 4 x 200m relay
I) 1600m run
J) 4 x 400m relay

Lineup: DonRelaysLineup.pdf

Notre Dame High School:


Lineups and Information for Friar Relays, Sunday April 17, 2010


Be at school at 9:15 am.


Lineups:  FriarRelaysLineup.pdf


Starting at 11:00 am:

  • shot put:  four throws, no finals
  • discus: four throws, no finals
  • high jump: starting height is 4′ 6″
  • long jump:  45 minutes, cafeteria style
  • triple jump: 45 minutes, cafeteria style
  • pole vault: starting height is 7′ 0″

Starting at 11:30 am:

  1. 4 x 1600m relay
  2. Pentathlon 100m dash
  3. 100m dash prelims
  4. 4 x 800m
  5. 4 x 100m
  6. Sprint Medley Relay (400-200-200-800)
  7. 100m dash semi-finals
  8. Pentathlon 110 low hurdles
  9. Shuttle Hurdle Relay
  10. 4 x 200m relay
  11. Pentathlon 1600m run
  12. 1600m run
  13. 100m dash finals
  14. Distance medley relay (800-400-1200-1600)
  15. 4 x 400m relay


Lineup and Information for the Urbana Open


Be at school at 5:15 am.

Pack for a long drive and a long day:  pillow, blanket, food, water, sunscreen, rain gear (it IS supposed to rain on and off on Saturday), warm clothes (high in the 50s with wind), homework or reading material, sunglasses


Lineups:  UrbanaOpenLineup



Due to track renovations at Urbana H.S.’s track, the meet will be held at Centennial H.S., 913 S. Crescent Drive, Champaign, IL:


Lineups and information about the St. Ignatius meet, Wednesday, April 13


The bus leaves promptly at 3:25pm. Please be dressed and ready to go.

The meet will start shortly after 4:00pm. Start warming up as soon as we arrive at St. Ignatius.

Lineups: StIgnatiusLineup.pdf

St. Ignatius High School

Niles West Invitational (Saturday, April 9, 2011)


Be on the bus at 7:15am.

Coaches meeting at 8:30am.

8:45 am: Semis for the 100m, 110m HH, and 200m, in that order.  Frosh/Soph 3200m may run between the 110HH and the 200m.

9:00 am: Field events begin

Teams competing:

  1. Antioch
  2. Fenwick
  3. Plainfield East
  4. Mather
  5. Northside College Prep
  6. Yorkville
  7. Matea Valley
  8. Rich Central
  9. Huntley
  10. Urbana
  11. Niles West

Notes: No pin spikes.  Only pyramid spikes.  3 attempts in the long jump, triple jump, shot, and discus.  No finals for field events.  Long jump and triple jump are cafeteria style.

Lineups:  NilesWestLineup.pdf

Niles West High School is in Niles on Oakton Street just west of the Edens expressway:


Lineups and Meet Information for Oak Park, Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Be on the bus at 3:20 for attendance. The meet is at Concordia and starts about 4pm.

Sprint and field athletes:

* Events run very quickly in this type of meet. The time schedule is very different from invitationals.
* Manage your time and event schedule.
* Before the meet, you must learn the order of events.
* Before the meet, you must know what events you are in as well as what events come before your running event.

* At the meet, you must know what event is being run.

* At the meet, you must know when to start preparing for your event.
* At the meet, check out from your field event with enough time to report and prepare for your running event.

Running events take priority over field events. Inform the field event judge that you are checking out for a running event. Don’t rush one more attempt in the jumps. You’ll be given 15 minutes from the conclusion of your running event to recover and complete your jumps.

Here is the usual order of running events (finals) in outdoor track and field:

1. 4 x 800m relay
2. 4 x 100m relay
3. 3200m run
4. 110m high hurdles
5. 100m dash
6. 800m run
7. 4 x 200m relay
8. 400m dash
9. 300m intermediate hurdles
10. 1600m run
11. 200m dash
12. 4 x 400m relay

Take note: Invites that are called “relays” will have a very different lineup and order and will score the meet differently. Examples are The Don Relays and The Friar Relays. In other invitationals, a special event or two is inserted into this general lineup. Example: the weightman’s relay that will be a part of next Saturday’s Niles West Invitational.

Here is the lineup for Tuesday’s meet: Oak Park Lineup

We will try to run two relay teams for each relay event on the Frosh-Soph level. If there are no injuries, all alternates will make up a second relay team. Be ready to run your relay!