Archive for April, 2016

Friar Invitational!


You will be released from period 7/8 at 12:40pm on Friday.  Bus leaves at 1:00pm.  

Lineups are posted.

Meet information:

  • There are two levels: Frosh/Soph and Varsity
  • Three athletes for individual events on each level.
  • One relay team on each level, 1 on F/S and 1 on Varsity.

Time Schedule:

3:00 pm  Track opens for warm ups.  Scratches in the press box.

3:30 pm  Coaches meeting

3:45 pm  Field events begin.

                        Long jump: 1 hour cafeteria style.

                        Triple jump follows long jump.  1 hour cafeteria style.

                        High jump and pole vault will be run as one flight, F/S and V together.

                        Shot Put: 2 flights

                        Discus: Follows shot put, 2 flights

4:30 pm  Track Finals (F/S and then V)

a)     4 x 800m relay

b)    4 x 100m relay

c)     3200m run

d)    110m High Hurdles finals

e)    100m dash finals

f)     800m run

g)     4 x 200m relay

h)    400m dash

i)      300m Intermediate Hurdles

j)      1600m run

k)    200m dash finals

l)      4 x 400m relay

Staging area:  Athletes should report to the bullpen area after second call to check in and receive their hip numbers.  The clerk will direct them to the starting line after third call.

Starter:  Mr. H. Thomas  

Assistant: Mr. M. Collins

Clerk: Mr. D. Rill

Awards:  Medals to places 1-4 in each event and relay.  Plaques to 1st and 2nd place teams on each level.

Teams competing:  Fenwick, Legal Prep Charter, Notre Dame, Riverside-Brookfield, St. Patrick, St. Viator



Time schedule slightly changed for Niles North Invite


There has been a change in the time schedule for Friday’s meet:

Schedule of Events

4:00 Coaches Meeting in Press Box 

4:30 Competition Begins


Field Events 4:30 Start

Long Jump         West runway Varsity  

East runway Freshman/Sophomore followed by JV   

High Jump         Varsity first followed by JV followed by Frosh Soph 

(depending on entries JV and Frosh Soph  may compete simultaneously). 

Pole Vault         Varsity first followed by Frosh Soph and JV simultaneous.  

Shot Put          Varsity West Pit, followed by Frosh Soph (JV East Pit)  

Discus            Frosh Soph, followed by Varsity, followed by JV 

Triple Jump         Follows Long Jump (

            West runway Varsity immediately following Varsity Long Jump

            West runway Frosh Soph immediately following Varsity Triple Jump

            East runway JV Triple following JV Long

Jumps and Throws, Varsity, Frosh/Soph (4 jumps no finals) JV (3 Jumps no finals)


Running Events 4:30 Start

Timetable is a tentative estimate, we will combine heats and run ahead if possible.  

4:30          4 x 800 Frosh/Soph  (1 heat)

4:45           4 x 800 JV  (1 heat)

5:00           3200 Frosh/Soph (1 heat)

5:15         Ceremony honoring the memory of Dan Horyn

5:25        National Anthem        


Timetable is a tentative estimate, we will run ahead if possible.  

All races will be run in the order of Frosh/Soph, JV, and Varsity

5:30            Varsity 4 x 800                         (1 Heat)

5:42           400 Meter Relay                       (6 Heats)    

6:00            3200 Run Varsity                     (1 Heat)

6:15            110 High Hurdles                     (7 Heats)

6:30           100 Meter Dash                        (8 Heats)

6:45            800 Meter Run                         (4 Heats)

7:00           800 Meter Relay                       (6 Heats)

7:15            400 Meter Dash                      (6 Heats)

7:30            300 Meter IM Hurdles            (8 Heats)

7:50                    Dan Horyn Mile              (1 Heat)

8:00            1600 Meter Run (FS1, FS2, V)    (3 Heats)

8:20            200 Meter Dash                      (8 Heats)        

8:40            1600 Meter Relay                     (6 Heats)

(3 turn stagger)

Dan Horyn Invitational Information (Niles North)


You will be released early from 10th period on Friday at 2:20pm.  Meet in the glass doors area by 2:30pm.

We will be driving to the meet on bus 11.  There will be 2 white mini buses available to return from the meet to Fenwick.   I will ask on Wednesday and Thursday at the team meeting who plans on taking the buses home so plans can be made on whether we need one or two. Please find out whether or not you will be getting a ride home with your parents.

Please plan for a long afternoon/evening.  Dress warmly—it will be cold but there is no rain in the forecast (as of Tuesday).  Bring food and water, a blanket, pillow, other comfort items, and homework.

The lineups are posted.  There are three levels:  Frosh/Soph, Varsity, and Junior Varsity.  JV will only compete in field events and relays.

There are no preliminaries.

Awards for F/S and V levels:  1st and 2nd place trophies, individual medals for 1st thru 3rd, ribbons for 4th thru 6th.

Awards for JV level: Individual medals for 1st through 3rd place, ribbons for 4th thru 6th.

10 minute rule for check out for field events will be strictly enforced.

Team camps in the main bleachers or on the grassy areas south of the track.

Bullpen for check-in and hip numbers will be on the 20 yard line except for hurdle events and 100m and 200m dash.  These events will check in at the start line.

Shot/disc weigh in will take place outside of the concession stand from 3:30pm to 4:15pm.

Fenwick coaches will be running the shot, triple jump, and 4 x 200 relay exchange.  Coach Cleal will have the sign-out sheet.

Time schedule (tentative):

4:00 Coaches meeting in the press box.

4:30 4×800 F/S

4:45 4×800 JV

5:00 3200 F/S

5:30 3200 V heat 1

5:45 Introductory ceremony honoring Dan Horyn

5:55 Nation anthem

6:00 4×800 V

6:12 400m relay

6:25 3200m V heat 2

6:35 110m High Hurdles

6:50 100m dash

7:00 800m run

7:16 800m relay

7:35 400m dash

7:55 300m Intermediate Hurdles

8:15 Dan Horyn Mile (includes at-large competition)

8:22 1600m run

8:45 200m dash

9:00 1600m relay

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Vernon Hills Invitational


Lineups are posted for Saturday’s invitational.

Be at Fenwick at 7:15 am.

Tentative Time Schedule

8:45 am.Coaches and Captains’ Meeting at the Finish Line

Field Events–9:00 am

High Jump Girls then boys – 5 alive –  Starting Height 4’0” / 5’0”

Pole Vault Boys then girls – 5 alive – Starting Height 8’0” / 6’0”

Long Jump Girls and boys simultaneous diff pits – Cafeteria style  – 4 Jumps – all finals

Triple Jump after LJ – Girls, then boys, same pit – Cafeteria style  – 4 Jumps – all finals

Shot Put Girls and boys simultaneous – 3 throws prelims, 3 finals

DiscusGirls and boys simultaneous – 3 throws prelims, 3 finals

Track Events


Girls DMR – 1200/400/800/1600 (1 section V & JV TOGETHER)

Boys DMR – 1200/400/800/1600 (1 section V & JV TOGETHER)

Girls – 4×100 Meter Relay (2 sections, V & JV)

Boys – 4×100 Meter Relay (2 sections, V & JV)

Girls – 100 Meter Hurdle Finals

Boys – 110 Meter Hurdle Finals

Girls – 100 Meter Dash Finals

Boys – 100 Meter Dash Finals

Girls – 800 Meter Run (2 sections in alleys)

Boys – 800 Meter Run (2 sections in alleys)

Girls – 4×200 Meter Relay (2 sections, V & JV)

Boys – 4×200 Meter Relay (2 sections, V & JV)

Girls – 400 Meter Dash (possibly 3 sections )

Boys – 400 Meter Dash (possibly 3 sections )

Girls – 300 Meter Low Hurdles (possibly 3 sections )

Boys – 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles (possibly 3 sections)

Girls – 1600 Meter Run (2 sections )

Boys – 1600 Meter Run (2 sections )

Girls -200/200/400/800 (2 sections, V & JV)

Boys -200/200/400/800 (2 sections, V & JV)

Girls and Boys – Throwers 4 x 100m relay

Girls – 4×400 Meter Relay (2 sections, V & JV)

Boys – 4×400 Meter Relay (2 sections, V & JV)

Approximately 2 pm: Presentation of Awards

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St. Ignatius Meet Information


Revised lineups for St. Ignatius are posted.

Meet in the glass doors area at 3:20pm.

St. Ignatius facilities:

  • 6-lane, 400-meter all-weather track.  Spikes allowed.  
  • For running events, FS first, then varsity.  In some cases FS and varsity will be combined.
  • All athletes must stay off the soccer/football field.
  • Team camps should be set up in the stands.  
  • Athletes may warm up on the edges of the track.

Tentative Schedule

Field Events

4:30       Long Jump (cafeteria for 45 minutes—4:30-5:15, fs and varsity combined)

High Jump  (fs and varsity combined)

Shot put (varsity and frosh/soph combined)

5:30       Triple Jump (cafeteria for 45 minutes—5:30-6:15, fs and varsity combined), follows LJ

              Discus (fs and varsity combined), follows SP


Running Events (all times estimated)

4:30       4×800 (Varsity and frosh/soph combined, 1 team each level, plus exhibition teams, fs and varsity combined)

 4:45      4×100 (Varsity and frosh soph combined, 1 team each level, plus exhibition teams)

4:50       3200 (Varsity and F/S, fs and varsity combined)

5:05       110 HH  (Frosh/soph, varsity)

5:10       100 (Frosh/soph, varsity)

5:30       800 (Varsity and frosh soph combined. Two heats.)

5:40       4×200 (Varsity and frosh soph combined, 1 team each level, plus exhibition teams)

5:50       400 (Frosh/soph, varsity)

6:00       300 IH (Frosh/soph, varsity)

6:15       1600 (Varsity and frosh soph combined. Two heats.)

6:30       200 (Frosh/soph, varsity)

6:45       4×400 (Varsity and frosh/soph combined, 1 team each level, plus exhibition heat)

7:00       Meet finished


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The meet at Niles West is cancelled.

The meet at Niles West is cancelled.  I just received word on Friday night.  Please pass the word onto your team mates.

Lineups are posted for the Niles West Invitational


Be at school at 7:15 am.

Coaches meeting at 8:15 am.

Please dress for very cold weather.  Layer your sweats.  Wear a hat and gloves.  Wear a winter coat.  Wear tights.  Put on two pairs of socks.  The predicted meet start-time temperature is below freezing.  Since there is often a lot of wind at Niles West, there might be significant wind chill.  

Bring an old blanket.  You can use this to wrap around yourself at the starting line and finish line when you need to discard and put on clothing quickly.

Semis for 100m, 110m HH, and 200m dash begin at 9:00 am. Field events begin at 9:00 am.

Frosh/Soph 3200m will run between the 110m HH and 200m dash.

5 alive for HJ and PV.   LJ and TJ are cafeteria style—4 jumps, no finals. Shot and discus–three throws, top 7 to finals.

2 entries per event for all events. (Including shot and discus this year.)

Teams competing:

  1. Antioch
  2. Fenwick
  3. Plainfield East
  4. Mather
  5. Northside College Prep
  6. Yorkville
  7. Huntley
  8. Harlem
  9. U of C Lab School
  10. Niles West

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

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



Oak Park Outdoor Meet


Lineups are posted for Tuesday’s meet.

Be in the reception area (glass doors) at 3:20pm. 

The meet is at Concordia with Oak Park and Morton.