Archive for April, 2018

Friar Invitational on Saturday, April 28, 2018

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This invitational is being hosted by the Fenwick Track Team.  All athletes are expected to stay until the end of the meet to help with hurdles, field events, awards distribution, and clean up.

Be at Fenwick at 8:30am.

Teams competing:

Benet, Brother Rice, DePaul, Leo, Mt. Carmel, St. Patrick, Elmwood Park, Fenwick, Nazareth, Notre Dame, Riverside-Brookfield, St. Laurence, St. Viator

Lineups are posted.

The meet will be at the Athletic Fields at Triton College in River Grove:

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Don Relays on Friday, April 20, 2018


The Don Relays are at Notre Dame College Prep, 7655 W Dempster St. in Niles, Illinois.

Lineups are posted.

Be at the glass doors area at 3:20pm.  The bus leaves promptly at 3:30pm.

It’s going to get very cold at this meet.  Dress as warmly as you can.  Bring an old blanket.  Wear a hat.  Wear gloves.  

Check the post from April 1 about cold weather:


You can compete and set records in cold weather.  Our school long jump record was set in just the kind of weather we’ll have on Friday.  But, if you aren’t over-dressed, you will be miserable.


4:20 Coaches Meeting

4:30 Pole Vault begins

5:00 All other field events begin: (shot and discus, three throws and top 8 to finals, HJ, LJ (east pit) and TJ (west pit) compete at the same time with 3 jumps, cafeteria style 1 hour, and then top 8 to finals)

5:35PM      Because there will be F.A.T. we will NOT run semis in the sprints and hurdles. All races will be finals. Please report accurate times on your entries so we can put together the best possible heats.

Finals 3200m Relay (4 x 800)

400m Relay (4 x 100)

110m High Hurdles

800m Run

100m Dash

Middle Distance Medley Relay (200- 200- 400- 800)

440m Low Hurdle Shuttle (4 x 110) 

Distance Medley Relay (800- 400- 1200- 1600)

800m Relay (4 x 200)

1600m Run

200m Dash

1600m Relay (4 x 400)

Team camps should be set up in the East bleachers of the stadium

Both Shot and Discus will be thrown on the East side of the Baseball Stadium, near the water tower.

The High Jump is located on the North end, inside the track

Long Jump, Triple Jump and Pole Vault are located on the South end, inside the track

All athletes must enter and exit the stadium at the south end of the track

Athletes must report to the clerk of the course in the bull pen at the south end of the track by second call. Athletes will be sent to relay zones from the bull pen.

Only 1/8 or 1/4 inch spikes may be worn

There are no locker room facilities available for use

Portable toilets will be available

Weigh-in for shots and discs will take place in the gym lobby prior to 4:15pm.

Scoring and awards:

10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 for all events

Trophies will be awarded for the First, Second and Third place teams

Medals will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place in each event

Ribbons will be awarded to Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Place in each event



The meet at Vernon Hills has been cancelled.


Because of the weather, the meet at Vernon Hills has been cancelled.


Next practice for sprinters and jumpers is Monday, April 16.  Distance runners and throwers should check with their coaches.

St. Ignatius Invitational, Wednesday, April 11, 2017


Lineups are posted.

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

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



Meet at Concordia with OPRF and Morton has been cancelled


Due to Tuesday’s weather forecast of rain with a high temperature of 42 degrees, OPRF has cancelled the triangular boys’ track meet at Concordia University.  This meet with Fenwick and Morton will not be rescheduled.

Fenwick’s next meet will be Wednesday, April 11th, at St. Ignatius starting at 4:30pm.

Oak Park with Morton, Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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Teams: Oak Park River Forest (host), Fenwick, Morton

Meet has been cancelled.

Plan on cold and damp/rainy weather.  Wear plenty of gear: tights, uniform, sweat pants and top, uniform jacket and pants, windbreaker, coat, hat, gloves, rain suit or poncho or umbrella, and whatever else you need to stay warm.  Bring extra socks and keep them dry.  Bring a towel.  

An old blanket is a great thing to have on cold meet days.  You can easily stay wrapped in it until start time and then quickly get wrapped back up in it after your race.

Check out long jump world record holder Bob Beamon (29’ 2.5”—an Olympic record that still stands) and Ralph Boston at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City:


The wind is cold at Concordia after 4pm.  If you aren’t over-dressed, you will be miserable.

Field events: LJ, TJ, HJ, PV, shot, and discus

Running events:

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