Archive for February 2nd, 2018

Thornwood Invitational 2/3/2018

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Our first meet of the season is this Saturday at Thornwood High School.  Teams competing: Thornwood, Fenwick, Morgan Park, Chicago Brooks, Chicago Simeon, Thornridge, Tinley Park, Kankakee.  Lineups are posted.  Click on the lineups link and enter the password.

All team members will meet in the glass-doors area at by 7:10am.  Remember:  the bus waits for no one.

When we arrive at Thornwood, our captains will assemble the team on the track for a two lap “warm-up”.  All veterans must wear track warmups. First year athletes are excused from this requirement.  

Events begin at 9am.  Frosh-soph runs first, then varsity.  Long jump, then triple jump.  No pole vault this year.

Track is a resurfaced 160y (11 laps to the mile), 6 lane Mondo.  It is marked in meters.


Team camps are in the small gym across the hall from the North Fieldhouse.  All warmups will take place in the North Fieldhouse, not on the track.

Staging area will be near the high jump and pole vault.  Check in before your event to get hip numbers.

Scoring: 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1

4 jumps in LJ and TJ.  4 throws in shot.  No finals. 

9am: Field events begin, TJ after LJ, PV after shot and HJ.  F/S goes first in HJ and shot.  V goes first in LJ and TJ. F/S and V compete together in PV.

9am: Running events (F/S first in each event)

4 x 800 relay

3200m run

55 HH

55 dash

800m run

4 x 200m relay

400m dash

1600m run

200m dash

4 x 400m relay

Although this meet is not a long invitational, you should bring things for comfort: food, water, pillow, blanket, homework.  The estimated end time is 2pm, but that could change depending on the efficiency of the meet.

You should be aware of when your event is approaching.  Ask a varsity member or coach when you should start warming up.  Make sure that you have jogged, done your flexibility drills, and accelerations before you check in at the start.  Keep your sweats on.  You should start each race feeling warm and have a perspiration going.

Cool down after your race.  

If you are assigned the “Meet Bag” or water jugs, make sure these get back on the bus.

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