IHSA Cross Country State Championship - Meet Results
In , The Illinois High School State Cross Country Meet was moved to its current Jeremy Stevens, Senior, Winnebago, , 1, A. IHSA Cross Country State Championship. Nov 3, Detweiller Park. Peoria, IL. Meet History. Records. Meet; Venue. Meet Records. Back; High School Boys. IHSA 1A State XC Championships HS. Saturday, November 3, Detweiller Park, Peoria, Meet Website. Meet Info · Teams; Results; Photos; More.
Records & History
On November 7, both boys and girls in three enrollment classifications Classes 1A, 2A and 3A will compete for state titles on this three-mile course. The first boys state meet was held in with just one enrollment classification.
Paris claimed the first four boys state titles behind coach Ernie Eveland the first three years and then under the watchful tutelage of coach H.
Paris capped off its amazing five-year run the following season when it was runner-up to state champ Chicago Heights Bloom Township. Inthe race was lengthened to three miles. Newton also led the Dukes to consecutive state titles streaks of six tofive to and five again to The legendary Newton coached York cross country and track teams to a combined conference championships, and to more than 2, dual meet victories at a percent winning percentage.
Virgin also won the state title.
Virgin, who also won three track state titles, set the national outdoor high school two-mile record of 8: Those top 10 or 20 times are almost like a hall of fame. I commend the IHSA for keeping that three-mile distance — I regard all those runners as being special.
I have seen t-shirts listing the all-time top 10 times. However, I guessed that the record would be broken the next 10 or 20 years or so. It has assumed legendary status and has become a mecca of high school cross country.
Never did I race in the snow there, but there has been snow. The aesthetics of the setting is probably one of the things that set it apart from other courses.1990 IHSA Boys & Girls Cross Country State Finals
Nagel then led the Wildcats to the runner-up finish infollowed by state titles inand Also a track standout with four consecutive 3,meter state titles and two 1,meter state titles, Miroballi went on to become a cross country and track standout at Indiana University. Although a petite 5-foot-1, Miroballi was a giant on any cross country course on which she set foot. As an eighth-grader, I won the Illinois Elementary School Association cross country state title, and the following spring, I won the mile run in track.
My times during my first three years were remarkably consistent — I just gave it all I had and came from behind to beat those runners, including Downers Grove North senior Tracy Laughlin in the chute.
Boys Cross Country
Since I was on a very talented team, if I won, I was helping the team. In his senior year he ran faster at Detweiller than the Class AA champ Also in his senior year Withrow won the state titles in cross country and the and meters on the track. Only Craig Virgin has run faster at the cross country state meet In the spring of that year Derrick also ran the fastest high school-only 5k on the track Graves ran one of the fastest times at Detweiller He had track bests of 4: He won only one state cross country title, but was twice runner-up to Torres.
He also was a 2-time Foot Locker finalist finishing runner-up to Dathan Ritzenhein as a senior. His largest accomplishments came on the track where he was a 2-time double winner of the and meters at the state track meet.
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His final win was a state record 8: Sage ran an impressive 4: A 4-time Foot Locker finalist, including a crown his senior year, he is the only male in Illinois history to win 3 state cross country crowns, and finished runner-up as a freshman. Not only was it his 2nd consecutive title it was his 2nd time under Virgin also won two consecutive 2-mile titles, the latter being an 8: Verzbicas would win his second consecutive Foot Locker title one of only three repeat male champions and became the first ever to win both FLCC and Nike Cross Nationals in the same year.
Many are excited to see what is to come from this prep phenom now that he is part of the most storied track program in the country. Oh yeah, and just to pile it on, he is now a Junior World Champion triathlete Honorable Mentions alphabetical order: