Archive for February, 2016

ICOPS 2016

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Be at school at 7:00 am.

Coaches Meeting at 8:30 am.

Mass in the field house at 9am.

Field events start at 10:00 am  (LJ followed by TJ, 3 attempts, no finals; 4 throws in shot, no finals)

The track is a 200m mondo surface.  Spikes are allowed

10:30am 3200m run, heat 1

Prelims start at 11:00 am (55HH and 55m dash), followed immediately by finals.

4 x 800m relay

3200m run, heat 2

55m HH 

55m dash

800m run

4 x 200m relay

400m dash

1600m run

200m dash

4 x 400m relay

The meet is scheduled to end at 3:00pm.

It’s a long meet, so come prepared with plenty of fluids (water, sports drink), food, pillow and blanket, homework/reading.



Oak Park Meet on Saturday, February 20


Vaulters should be at Fenwick at 7:00am.  Everyone else should report at 8:00am.

Schools competing:  Jones, St. Ignatius, OPRF, Fenwick

Lineups are posted on the lineups page.

The meet should last until about 1 pm (tentative).


Information and Lineups for Homewood-Flossmoor


Lineups are posted. (Contact Coach McKinley immediately if you see a mistake.)

Be at Fenwick at 8:00 am

Field Events begin at 10:00am, Running Events begin at 10:15am

NO SPIKES are allowed.  Remove spikes from competition shoes.  High jumpers must wear rubber soled shoes only.

Track is 6 lane, 200m mondo surface.  8 lanes are on the straight-away.

Shot will be thrown from a wood surface.  Team camps will be in the infield or along the outer walls.

No gum, candy, or drinks other than water in the fieldhouse.

Scoring: 8-6-4-2-1 for individual events and 8-6-4-2 for relays.

Distance races will have a waterfall start.

Order of running events:

A) 4x800m relay

B) 3200m run

C) 60m High Hurdles

D) 60m dash

E) 800m run

F) 4 x 200m relay

G) 00m dash

H) 600m run

I) 1600m run

J) 200m dash

K) 4 x 100m weight man’s relay

L) 4 x 400m relay


The school is located at 999 Kedzie Ave, Flossmoor, Illinois.:


Lineups for Thornwood are posted

If you are planning on coming to the meet but are not in the lineup, please email coach McKinley immediately.

If you can’t come to the meet and are in the lineup, email coach McKinley as soon as possible.

Information for our first meet this Saturday, February 6

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Our first meet will be this Saturday, February 6, at Thornwood High School (see map below).

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016

All athletes should report to Fenwick at 7:15 am.  

Lineups will be posted on the lineups page by Thursday evening.  If you need a password for the lineups and results pages, please contact coach McKinley.  

Teams competing (tentative): Thornwood, Waubonsie Valley, Fenwick, Lane Tech, Kankakee

Levels of competition: Varsity, Frosh/Soph

Timing:  FAT (provided by Fenwick)

The meet will be held in the Thornwood Fieldhouse.  NO SPIKES ALLOWED ON THIS TRACK.

Track is 160 yards–11 laps to the mile.

Three entries per event.  One relay team per school.  

Field events begin at 9:00am

Running events begin at 10:00 am.

Order of Running events:

A.  4 x 880y relay (each runner runs 5.5 laps)

B.  2 mile run (22 laps)

C. 60 y high hurdles

D. 50 y dash

E. 600 y run (3.75 laps)

F. 880y run (5.5 laps)

G. 4 x 220y relay (Each runner runs 1 and 1/3 laps)

H. 440 y dash (2.75 laps)

I.  300y dash (1 and 7/8 laps)

J. Mile run (11 laps)

K. 4 x 440 y relay (2 and 3/4 laps)


This meet should last until about 2pm.  The possibility always exists that the meet could run longer because of unforeseen circumstances.   Please bring comfort items such as: A) high energy, low fat, easily digested food,  B) plenty of liquids (sports drinks are recommended),  C) a pillow and blanket,  D) homework

How to get there:  From Fenwick, take the Eisenhower east to the Dan Ryan.  Go south to the Bishop Ford (90) and then to exit 73A, which is 159th Street. Go west on 159th Street to Park Avenue (passing Cottage Grove, which is a major intersection).  Turn left on Park Avenue and proceed South for over a mile until you get to the school on your left.  The parking lot is south of the school building and field house.  


Address: 17101 S Park Avenue, South Holland, Illinois 60473


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The Uniform Store is Open Again–until February 21


Please click on the link above or use the following address:


The store will remain open until February 21st.  This will be the last day that you can order a uniform for the 2016 season.