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2017 Northside Men's Track & Field Roster

2017 Northside Women's Track & Field Roster

Nutrition for Track Athletes

87% of NCAA Division I Wrestlers ran Track in High School
91% of NCAA Division I Soccer Players ran Track in High School
93% of NCAA Division I Basketball Players ran Track in High School

Do you want to be stronger? Do you want to be Faster?

If you would like to join the Northside College Prep Track and Field Team contact Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon at JonGordon9@Aol.com.

For Summer Training Information: Northside Cross Country  

FOR NORTHSIDE 2017 OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD STATISTICS: 2017 Outdoor Track season

FOR NORTHSIDE 2017 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD STATISTICS: 2017 Indoor Track season

Track & Field Practices commence on Monday, January 15, 2018. An Athlete is only permitted to join the Team after January 15, 2018, if the athlete was in a winter sport (i.e. Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling). 

2017 Track and Field Schedule 

2017 Eric Nelson Track and Field Classic Results 

Parent and Athlete Rally on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NORTHSIDES LOFTY GOAL

CPS GIRLS INTERVIEW



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Danny Rosen, All American
Saturday, May 27
Danny Rosen earns ALL AMERICAN Honors at Nationals in the Steeplechase!

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Danny Rosen comes from behind to earn All American Honors!

 On Saturday, May 27, 2017, Northside had a viewing party at the IHSA State Track and Field Championships, in Lincoln Hall, in Charleston, Illinois to watch Alumni legend Danny Rosen come from behind and earn ALL AMERICAN Honors by placing 8th at NCAA Nationals in the Steeplechase for the Pomona College Track Team. 

 Rosen had an incredible come from behind performance in the Steeplechase as he closed out the final lap of the race passing multiple runners to finish in 8th place and earn All-American honors with an official time of 9:16.28. Danny Rosen ends his freshman year with All-American honors, All-West Region honors and was SCIAC Newcomer of the Year as he took first place in the Steeplechase at the SCIAC Championships!



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Danny Rosen

Friday, May 26
Osazee Osaghae runs a PERSONAL BEST time of 10.97 at the IHSA State Championships! Alex Ortiz BREAKS Steeplechase School Record!

 On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon, and Sprints Coach David Diaz, traveled to Matteson, Illinois for dinner with IHSA State Qualifier Osazee Osaghae and Northside Seniors Kyle Friedler and Alex Ortiz.

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon treated his coaching staff, Sophomore Osazee Osaghae and Seniors Kyle Friedler and Alex Ortiz to Dinner at Olive Garden, in Matteson, Illinois.

 On the eve of the IHSA State Championships, Northside was celebrating a season in which they had 21 athletes earn a Plaque by breaking a school record, and that number would reach 22 by the end of the IHSA State Championships.

 After dinner, the Northside Track & Field Team departed for Charleston, Illinois in preparation for the IHSA State Championships at Eastern Illinois University.

 Northside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae has qualified for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships for two years in a row in the 100m Dash.

 At Eastern Illinois University, the Mustangs stayed in an "Olympic Village" atmosphere with State Qualifiers from across the State. Northside stayed in Lincoln Hall, which was located less than a block from the stadium. Lincoln Hall was complete with a Big Screen Television, Air Hockey Tables, and Pool tables.

 On Friday, May 26, 2017, upon arrival to O'Brien Stadium, Osazee Osaghae was given a State Qualifier Pin from the IHSA, along with his race number.

 As the athletes began warm-ups for the 100m Dash, the stadium was filled close to its capacity, and spectators, fans, and Teams, had to park over a half mile away from the Stadium because of the size of the sell-out crowd. Outside the Stadium, there was a large festival of Track & Field souvenir vendors.

 The 2017 IHSA State Championships was an incredible experience for Northside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae and Seniors Kyle Friedler and Alex Ortiz.

 In the 100m Dash, Northside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae ran a PERSONAL BEST time of 10.97. Osazee Osaghae will also be the top returning sprinter to the State meet in 2018.

 After the IHSA Prelims reached a conclusion, the Northside Track & Field Coaching Staff, and athletes traveled from O'Brien Stadium for their pre-race meal for the Open races.

 After Dinner, Athletes from around the State, including collegiate athletes, prepared for Open races under the lights at O'Brien Stadium.

 At 7:00 pm, the Open races commenced, under the Lights, at O'Brien Stadium. Northside was greeted at the open races by Northside Distance Coach Michael Giberson.

 In the 100m Dash, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon raced an athlete wearing a Ketchup bottle costume, to finish in 71st place with an official time of 18.78.

 In the 800m run, the field featured 37 athletes. Northside Senior Alex Ortiz finished in seventh place overall with an outstanding time of 2:03.48.

 In the 3200m run, the field featured 19 athletes, Northside Senior Kyle Friedler finished in SECOND place with an outstanding time of 9:37.23. 

 In the 1000m Steeplechase, the field featured 98 athletes, Northside Senior Alex Ortiz BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD (3:04.95) with an official time of 3:04.35. The previous record was 3:04.95, and was held by future NCAA All American and Alumni legend Danny Rosen. Alex Ortiz will be honored with a plaque at the Northside Track & Field Banquet on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the East Bank Club. Northside had 22 athletes break a school record in 2017!  Northside Senior Kyle Friedler raced in the 1000m Steeplechase right after finishing the 3200m!

 After the Steeplechase, the TEAM and coaching staff drove from O'Brien Stadium, into town for Pizza, and stayed up all night talking to opposing coaches and athletes in the "Olympic style" village at Lincoln Hall. It was an outstanding experience.



Friday, May 19
Pack your bags! Northside qualified for STATE for the 10th year in a row! Osaghae WINS 100! 4x100m Third! Friedler third in 3200! Lohoua third in 100!

 On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Northside Varsity Men traveled to Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois for the IHSA Class 3A St.Ignatius Sectional Championships.

 Oak Park River Forest won the 2017 IHSA Sectional Championships. Congratulations to Coach Tim Hasso, and the Oak Park River Forest Huskies.

 The Northside Varsity Men finished in FIFTH place with 41 points, and posted victories over: 6. Walter Payton (33 points), 7. Taft (32 points), 8. St. Ignatius (28 points), 9. Steinmetz (22 points), 10. Jones College Prep (18 points), 11. ITW David Speer Academy (12 points), 12. Schurz (11 points), 13. Lincoln Park (6 points), 14. Orr (5 points), 15. Von Steuben (4 points), and 16. Mather (2 points).

 The Northside Varsity Men had a record of 11-4 on the day!

 The 100m Dash featured the Varsity City Champion (Myles Davis, Walter Payton), and the Sophomore City Champion (Osazee Osaghae, Northside).

 In the 100m Dash, Northside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae WON the 100m dash! Osazee Osaghae was awarded a MEDAL for winning the IHSA Sectional Title! Osazee Osaghae qualified for the IHSA State Championships for the second consecutive year in the 100m dash! Walter Payton Senior Myles Davis finished in second place. Northside Junior Guy Lohoua won his heat, and finished in a THIRD place tie with Schurz Senior Jesus Campos. Guy Lohoua was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in third place overall. Guy Lohoua was also invited by the Northside Coaching Staff and administration to compete in the open 100m races under the lights at O'Brien Stadium after the IHSA State Championship Prelims, and serve as a roommate for Osazee Osaghae for the IHSA State Championships. Oak Park River Forest Freshman Daz Bryant finished in fifth place. ITW David Speer Sophomore Joel Perdomo finished in sixth place to complete the scoring.

 In the 4x100m Relay, Northside Junior Nick Brown, Junior Gabe Piechnik, Junior Guy Lohoua, and Sophomore Osazee Osaghae finished in THIRD place, and came within .08 of a second of qualifying for the IHSA State Championships! Nick Brown, Gabe Piechnik, Guy Lohoua, and Osazee Osaghae were awarded MEDALS for finishing in third place overall.

 In the 3200m run, Northside Senior Kyle Friedler finished in THIRD place with an outstanding time of 9:36.07. Kyle Friedler was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in third place overall. Kyle Friedler was also invited by the Northside Coaching Staff and administration to compete in two events, including the open 3200m, and Steeplechase, under the lights at O'Brien Stadium after the IHSA State Championship Prelims.

 In the 400m Dash, Northside Senior Brandon Banas finished in fifth place with an outstanding time of 55.45. Brandon Banas was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in fifth place overall.

 In the 800m run, Northside Junior Jacob Yosowitz finished second in his heat, and in ninth place overall with an outstanding time of 2:05.11.

 In the 4x200m Relay, Northside Junior Nick Brown, Junior Gabe Piechnik, Junior Guy Lohoua and Sophomore Osazee Osaghae finished in Fourth plqace overall. Nick Brown, Gabe Piechnik, Guy Lohoua, and Osazee Osaghae were awarded MEDALS for finishing in fourth place overall.

 In the 1600m run, Northside Senior Alex Ortiz finished in fifth place with an outstanding time of 4:33.11. Alex Ortiz ran a pure guts race from start to finish. Alex Ortiz was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in fifth place overall. Alex Ortiz was also invited by the Northside Coaching Staff and administration to compete in two events, including the open 800m, and Steeplechase, under the lights at O'Brien Stadium after the IHSA State Championship Prelims. Ortiz could potentially challenge the school record in the Steeplechase.

 In the 200m Dash, Northside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae finished in fourth place. Osazee Osaghae was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in fourth place overall. Northside Junior Guy Lohoua finished in fifth place. Guy Lohoua was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in fifth place overall.

 Chicago Northside QUALIFIED for the IHSA State Track and Field Championships for the TENTH year in a row!!   



Friday, May 19
VARSITY POINTS TOTALS

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT IHSA SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Osazee Osaghae 16.50
2. Guy Lohoua 9.50
3. Kyle Friedler 6.00
4. Gabe Piechnik 2.50
4. Nick Brown 2.50
5. Alex Ortiz 2.00
5. Brandon Banas 2.00 

 

VARSITY POINTS SEASON TOTAL (17 MEETS)

1. Kyle Friedler 90.00
2. Guy Lohoua 70.50
3. Jay Borgwardt 67.75
4. Alex Ortiz 57.50
5. Jacob Yosowitz 42.75
6. Osazee Osaghae 41.25
7. Matthew Gardner 28.50
8. Charlie Guthmann 25.75
8. Asher Rappaport 25.75
9. Jack Nolan 25.50 
10. Elias Decker 24.50
11. Nick Brown 20.25
12. Brandon Banas 19.50
13. Brian McManus 18.25
14. Sergio Soto 18.00
14. Daniel Agbeo 18.00
15. Carel Jones 10.50
16. Gabe Piechnik 8.00
17. Mason Sotomayor 7.00
18. Kris Ushimia 6.75
18. Darius Deloye 6.75
19. Norberto Nieves 6.25
20. Matthew Kosova 5.50
21. Marcus Zinke 4.75 
21. Jadd Oweimrin 4.75
22. Jalen Miron 3.00
23. Jack Webster 2.75
24. Cole Makuch 2.50
25. John Kim 2.00
26. Seth Karall 1.75
27. Jack Vasilopoulos 1.25
28. Josh Burns 1.25
29. Ian Shimandle 1.00
29. Chris Jackson 1.00
30. Josh Aladesuru 0.75
30. Marcus Zinke 0.75
31. Jeronimo Najarro 0.50
32. Cameron Boulanger 0.25 
32. Jack Peterson 0.25

The athletes listed above have earned a Varsity letter in Track & Field. Every point scored is vital to the TEAM. The difference between winning and losing a Championship Track meet has come down to a single point on several occassions.



Tuesday, May 16
Northside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae ranked SECOND in the IHSA St. Ignatius Sectional in both the 100m Dash and 200m Dash!

 On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon traveled to St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois for the IHSA Boys Sectional Seed Meeting.

 St. Ignatius hosted the 2017 IHSA Sectional Seed Meeting, and provided Food and beverages for all of the visiting coaches.

 The IHSA announced at the Seed meeting that Steve Battle will be the Head Starter. Battle finished second in State in the Long Jump during his high school career, and has also served as an IHSA Official at the Eric Nelson Classic.

 The IHSA also named Jacklyn Slaughter as the Assistant Starter. Clifford Pensyl was named the meet referee.

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon, Lane Tech Head Coach Kris Roof, Taft Head Coach James Bleicher, and St. Ignatius Head Coach Ed Ernst were named to the Games Committee.

 The highlight of the Seed Meeting, included Norhside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae being ranked as #2 in BOTH the 100m Dash and 200m Dash in the entire sectional. The Top two times in every running event automatically qualify for STATE. Athletes can also qualify for STATE by running an automatic qualifying time.

 Northside will also be seeking to qualify additional athletes for the IHSA State Track and Field Championships in the 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay, 1600m, and 3200m.

 Northside is also in excellent position to score TEAM points in the majority of the events, going into the IHSA Sectional meet. The Top 6 athletes or relays score points in each event. Medals are awarded for places first through sixth.

 The Northside Varsity Men will depart from Northside at 12:50 pm to travel to Concordia University on Friday, May 19, 2017 for the IHSA Sectional Championship Meet.

 Electronic devices rules apply. No music, headphones, or cell phones in the infield of the Track or competition area.

 Athletes must stay off the track infield and outside of the area of competition until it is time to check-in for their event. Athletes must warm-up outside of the Track.

 TIME SCHEDULE

 1:30 pm Gates open for Teams

 2:30 pm Field Events Commence

 4:00 pm National Anthem

 4:05 pm 4x800m Relay

 4:20 pm 4x100m Realy

 4:30 pm 3200m run

 4:55 pm 110m High Hurdles

 5:05 pm 100m Dash

 5:20 pm 800m Dash

 5:35 pm 4x200m Relay

 5:50 pm 400m Dash

 6:05 pm 300m Hurdles

 6:25 pm 1600m run

 6:40 pm 200m Dash

 7:00 pm 4x400m Relay

 



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Osazee Osaghae WINS City Title!
Saturday, May 6
Osazee Osaghae WINS City Title in the 100m dash and 200m dash! Kyle Frielder finishes SECOND in the 3200m run!

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Osazee Osaghae Sophomore City Champion in the 100m and 200m dash!

 On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Northside Varsity Men and Sophomore Boys traveled to Hanson Stadium for the Chicago Public League Championships.

 In the Sophomore 100m Dash, Northside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae WON the 100m dash with a personal best time of 11.05. Osazee Osaghae is the first Northside athlete to WIN the City Title in the 100m dash. It was also the second fastest time in Northside history! Osazee Osaghae was awarded a Blue Ribbon for finishing in first place! Osazee Osaghae will race Walter Payton Senior Myles Davis, the Varsity City Champion in the 100m Dash, at the IHSA Class 3A St. Ignatius Sectional, on Friday, May 19, 2017. The Winner will go on to the IHSA State Championships on Friday, May 26, 2017.

 In the Sophomore 200m Dash, Northside Sophomore Osazee Osaghae WON the 200m dash with an outstanding time of 22.69. Osazee Osaghae is the first Northside athlete to WIN the City Title in the 200m dash. Osazee Osaghae is also ranked second on the Northside All Time list in the 200m dash. Osazee Osaghae was awarded a Blue Ribbon for finishing in first place!

 In the Sophomore 4x800m Relay, Northside Sophomore John Kim, Freshman Jalen Miron, Sophomore Ian Shimandle, and Freshman Marcus Zinke finished in fifth place.

 In the Sophomore 4x400m Relay, Northside Sophomore John Kim, Freshman Sucith Karri, Freshman Jeronimo Najarro, and Freshman Marcus Zinke finished in eighth place to complete the scoring.

 In the Sophomore 300m Hurdles, Northside Freshman Josh Burns finished in eighth place to earn All City Honors!

 In the Sophomore High Jump, Northside Freshman Marcus Zinke finished in sixth place with a leap of 5'0.

 In the Sophomore Long Jump, Northside Freshman Chris Jackson finished in fourth place with an outstanding jump of 18'2.50.

 In the Varsity 3200m run, Northside Senior Kyle Friedler finished in SECOND place in the 3200m run with an outstanding time of 9:48.08. Kyle Friedler was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in second place overall. Only three athletes in Northside history have finished in the Top 2 in the 3200m run, John Krumsee (2003), Cuitlahuac Pineda Youniss (2009), and Kyle Friedler (2017).

 In the Varsity 4x200m Relay, Northside Junior Nick Brown, Senior Brandon Banas, Junior Gabe Piechnik, and Junior Guy Lohoua finished in fifth place. Nick Brown, Brandon Banas, Gabe Piechnik, and Guy Lohoua were awarded MEDALS for finishing in fifth place overall.



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Kyle Friedler finished SECOND at the Indoor and Outdoor City Finals in 3200m!

Saturday, May 6
VARSITY POINTS TOTALS

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Kyle Friedler 8.00
2. Nick Brown 1.00 
2. Gabe Piechnik 1.00
2. Brandon Banas 1.00
2. Guy Lohoua 1.00

 

VARSITY POINTS SEASON TOTAL (16 MEETS)

1. Kyle Friedler 84.00
2. Jay Borgwardt 67.75
3. Guy Lohoua 61.00
4. Alex Ortiz 55.50
5. Jacob Yosowitz 42.75
6. Matthew Gardner 28.50
7. Charlie Guthmann 25.75
7. Asher Rappaport 25.75
8. Jack Nolan 25.50 
9. Osazee Osaghae 24.75
10. Elias Decker 24.50
11. Brian McManus 18.25
12. Sergio Soto 18.00
12. Daniel Agbeo 18.00
13. Nick Brown 17.75
14. Brandon Banas 17.50
15. Carel Jones 10.50
16. Mason Sotomayor 7.00
17. Kris Ushimia 6.75
17. Darius Deloye 6.75
18. Norberto Nieves 6.25
19. Gabe Piechnik 5.50
19. Matthew Kosova 5.50
20. Marcus Zinke 4.75 
20. Jadd Oweimrin 4.75
21. Jalen Miron 3.00
22. Jack Webster 2.75
23. Cole Makuch 2.50
24. John Kim 2.00
25. Seth Karall 1.75
26. Jack Vasilopoulos 1.25
26. Josh Burns 1.25
27. Ian Shimandle 1.00
27. Chris Jackson 1.00
28. Josh Aladesuru 0.75
28. Marcus Zinke 0.75
29. Jeronimo Najarro 0.50
30. Cameron Boulanger 0.25 
30. Jack Peterson 0.25

The athletes listed above have earned a Varsity letter in Track & Field. Every point scored is vital to the TEAM. The difference between winning and losing a Championship Track meet has come down to a single point on several occassions.



Saturday, May 6
SOPHOMORE POINTS TOTALS

SOPHOMORE POINTS SCORED AT CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Osazee Osaghae 20.00
2. Marcus Zinke 4.25
3. Chris Jackson 4.00
4. John Kim 1.25
5. Josh Burns 1.00
5. Ian Shimandle 1.00
5. Jalen Miron 1.00
6. Sucith Karri 0.25
6. Jeronimo Najarro 0.25

SOPHOMORE SEASON TOTAL (7 MEETS)
1. Chris Jackson 68.50
2. Osazee Osaghae 59.00
3. Khristian Jones 40.50 
4. Kris Ushijima 33.50
5. John Kim 31.75
6. Norberto Nieves 30.50
7. Marcus Zinke 28.50
8. Jack Vasilopoulos 26.00
9. Seth Karall 17.25
10. Josh Burns 14.00
11. Suchith Karri 13.50
12. Gabriel Vara 11.25
13. Ian Shimandle 8.00
14. Ikeena Elue 6.00
15. Jalen Miron 5.50
16. Cameron Boulanger 4.50
16. Jeronimo Najarro 4.50
17. Jack Peterson 4.00
18. Aaron Williams 2.00
18. Natnael Seyum 2.00
19. Payton Kane 1.50

 



Thursday, May 4
Northside Varsity Men QUALIFY 17 athletes for the City Championships! An Army of Northside parents save the day after BJs Bus Company cancels service

 On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Northside Men's Track & Field TEAM traveled to Hanson Stadium for the CPS Varsity Prelims by foot, skateboard, bicycle, athlete vehicles, and an an army of parent volunteers came through without any notice and supplied multiple automobiles after BJ Bus Company canceled bus service at 3 pm.

 The Northside Coaching Staff and Track and Field TEAM would like to thank the McCoy Family, the Sotomayor Family, the McManus Family, the Decker Family, Assistant Coach Alex Zasso, Team Captains Kyle Friedler and Alex Ortiz, Northside Sprinter Gabe Piechnik, and Northside Harrier Jacob Yosowitz for helping transport athletes to Hanson Stadium.

 Northside QUALIFIED 17 athletes in the Chicago Public League Prelims for the FINALS, including the 3200m run (2), 4x800m Relay (8), 4x200m Relay (8), 800m (1), and 1600m run (2).

 Northside QUALIFIED a total of 17 Athletes in 5 Events for CPS Track & Field Finals. The CPS Varsity Finals will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Hanson Stadium.

 Qualifiers for the CPS Varsity Track & Field FINALS on SATURDAY Include: 

 1. Daniel Agbeo (4x200m Relay)

 2. Brandon Banas (4x200m Relay)

 3. Jay Borgwardt (4x200m Relay)

 4. Nick Brown (4x200m Relay)

 5. Cameron Boulanger (4x200m Relay)

 6. Kyle Friedler (3200m, 4x800m Relay, 1600m)

 7. Charlie Guthmann (4x800m Relay)

 8. Carel Jones (4x200m Relay)

 9. Guy Lohoua (4x200m Relay)

10. Brian McManus (3200m)

11. Alex Ortiz (4x800m Relay, 800m, 1600m)

12. Gabe Piechnik (4x200m Relay)

13. Sergio Soto (4x800m Relay)

14. Gabe Vara (4x800m Relay)

15. Jack Vasilopouos (4x800m Relay)

16. Jack Webster (4x800m Relay)

17. Jacob Yosowitz (4x800m Relay)  



Saturday, April 29
Northside Sophomore Boys QUALIFY 13 Athletes in nine events for City Finals!! Josh Burns is one of the Top 8 Hurdlers in Chicago!

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Northside Sophomore Boys Track & Field Team traveled to Hanson Stadium in Chicago, Illinois for the Sophomore PRELIMS for the Chicago Public League Championships!

 The Northside Mustangs qualified 13 ATHLETES for the finals, in 9 events, including the 3200m run (2), 4x800m Relay (8), 100m Dash (1), 300m Hurdles (1), 1600m Run (1), 200m Dash (1), 4x400m Relay (8), High Jump (1), and Long Jump (1). This was the most athletes Northside qualified for the City Finals since they won the Sophomore City Title in 2013 with 15 athletes.

Qualifiers for the CPS Sophomore Track & Field FINALS on SATURDAY Include:

1. Josh Burns - 300m Hurdles 

2. Chris Jackson - Long Jump 

3. Payton Kane - 4x800m Relay  

4. Suchith Karri - 4x400m Relay

5. Seth Karall - 3200m, 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay  

6. John Kim - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay

7. Jalen Miron - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay

8. Jeronimo Najarro - 4x400m Relay

9. Norberto Nieves - 4x800m Relay 

10. Osazee Osaghae - 100m, 200m, 4x400m Relay

11. Ian Shimandle - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay 

12. Kris Ushijima - 3200m, 4x800m Relay, 1600m Run

13. Marcus Zinke - High Jump, 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay 

   



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Northside WINS the Distance Medley Relay at Spartan Relays!
Friday, April 28
Northside WINS Distance Medley Relay! Northside SECOND in High Huddle Shuttle Relay! 4x100m Relay School Record broken!

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Northside 4x100m Relay School Record!

 On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Northside Varsity Men traveled to Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois for the 55th Annual Spartan Relays.

 The meet featured Deerfield, Elgin, New Trier, Glenbrook South, Northside College Prep, Stevenson, Lake Zurich, Loyola Academy, Lake Forest, Waukegan, and host Glenbrook North.

 The meet featured the High Jump Relay, Long Jump Relay, Pole Vault Relay, Triple Jump Relay, Shot Put Relay, Discus Relay, High Hurdle Shuttle Relay, 4x800m Relay, 4x100m Relay, Distance Medley Relay, Middle Distance Medley Relay (200m-200m-400m-800m), Sprint Medley Relay, 4x1 Mile Relay, 4x200m Relay, Low Hurdle Shuttle Relay, Throwers 4x100m Relay, and the 4x400m Relay.

 It is the best relay meet in Illinois, and the hospitality and sportsmanship was second to none. The Spartan Relays has over fifty years history of future Olympians, State Champions, and All State Athletes coming together to compete in the Ultimate Relay meet. All events are Relays, including Field Events and Hurdles.

 The stands were filled to stadium capacity. A Medal or a Ribbon from Spartan Relays is priceless. The Top 3 Teams in each event are awarded a Medal, and places fourth through six are awarded a Ribbon.

 The Northside Distance Medley Relay School record was 10:50.25, and it has lasted since 2016. It was held by among others, future NCAA All American and Alumni legend Danny Rosen.

 Northside Senior Alex Ortiz, Junior Charlie Guthmann, Junior Jacob Yosowitz, and Senior Kyle Friedler BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD by 0.30 of a second to WIN Spartan Relays with an impressive Distance Medley Relay time of 10:49.95!

 Alex Ortiz, Charlie Guthmann, Jacob Yosowitz, and Kyle Friedler were awarded GOLD MEDALS at Spartan Relays for Winning the Distance Medley Relay. Alex Ortiz, Charlie Guthmann, Jacob Yosowitz, and Kyle Friedler were honored again at practice with Watermelons for breaking the school record! Alex Ortiz, Charlie Guthmann, Jacob Yosowitz, and Kyle Friedler will also receive plaques for breaking the school record at the June 3, 2017 Northside Track & Field Banquet at the East Bank Club.

 Chicago Northside WON the Distance Medley Relay with an official time of 10:49.95 (School Record). Lake Zurich finished in second place with an official time of 10:58.63. Deerfield finished in third place with an official time of 10:59.44. Stevenson finished in fourth place with an official time of 11:12.58. New Trier finished in fifth place with an official time of 11.21.55. Glenbrook South finished in sixth place to complete the scoring with an official time of 11:34.12. 

 In the 4x110m High Hurdles Shuttle Relay, Northside improved from fourth place (2016) to SECOND place in one year!! Senior Jay Borgwardt, Junior Asher Rappaport, Senior Jack Nolan, and Junior Elias Decker finished in SECOND place with an official time of 1:11.96. Athletes that stayed for the awards ceremony after the meet were awarded SILVER MEDALS for finishing in SECOND place overall.

 In the 4x110m Low Hurdles Shuttle Relay, Northside finished in THIRD place with an outstanding time of 1:02.08. Senior Jay Borgwardt, Junior Asher Rappaport, Senior Jack Nolan, and Junior Elias Decker were awarded MEDALS for finishing in THIRD place overall in a nice ceremony after the meet.

 The Northside 4x100m Relay School record was 44.88, and has lasted since 2011. It was held by Alumni legends Nathaniel Agharese (Stanford), Josh Williams (Northwestern), Wesley Laytham (Davidson), and Mac Melto (Depaul, 2017 BIG East Champions).

 In the 4x100m Relay, Northside Juniors Nick Brown, Gabe Piechnik, Guy Lohoua, and Sophomore Osazee Osaghae finished in FIFTH place and BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD with an official time of 44.87. Nick Brown, Gabe Piechnik, Guy Lohoua, and Osazee Osaghae were awarded a RIBBON for finishing in fifth place overall, and Watermelons at practice for break the school record! Nick Brown, Gabe Piechnik, Guy Lohoua, and Osazee Osaghae will also be awarded PLAQUES at the June 3, 2017 Track and Field Banquet at the East Bank Club for breaking the School Record!

 In the Shot Put Relay, Northside Junior Matthew Garder threw 40'06. Northside Senior Matthew Kosova threw 37'09. Northside Junior Daniel Agbeo threw 37'03.50. Northside Junior Guy Lohoua thew 31'02.00. Matthew Garder, Matthew Kosova, Daniel Agbeo, and Guy Lohoua BROKE the SHOT PUT RELAY SCHOOL RECORD with combined throws of 146'7.5. Matthew Gardner, Matthew Kosova, Daniel Agbeo, and Guy Lohoua received Watermelons at practice, and will receive PLAQUES at the June 3, 2017 Track and Field Banquet at the East Bank Club for breaking the School Record!



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Northside Shot Put Relay School Record!

Friday, April 28
VARSITY POINTS

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT SPARTAN RELAYS

1. Jay Borgwardt 3.50
1. Elias Decker 3.50
1. Asher Rappaport 3.50
1. Jack Nolan 3.50
5. Kyle Friedler 2.50
5. Charlie Guthmann 2.50
5. Alex Ortiz 2.50
5. Jack Yosowitz 2.50
9. Nick Brown 0.50
9. Gabe Piechnik 0.50
9. Guy Lohoua 0.50
9. Osazee Osaghae 0.50
 

VARSITY POINTS SEASON TOTAL (15 MEETS)

1. Kyle Friedler 76.00
2. Jay Borgwardt 67.75
3. Guy Lohoua 60.00
4. Alex Ortiz 55.50
5. Jacob Yosowitz 42.75
6. Matthew Gardner 28.50
7. Charlie Guthmann 25.75
7. Asher Rappaport 25.75
8. Jack Nolan 25.50 
9. Osazee Osaghae 24.75
10. Elias Decker 24.50
11. Brian McManus 18.25
12. Sergio Soto 18.00
12. Daniel Agbeo 18.00
13. Nick Brown 16.75
14. Brandon Banas 16.50
15. Carel Jones 10.50
16. Mason Sotomayor 7.00
17. Kris Ushimia 6.75
17. Darius Deloye 6.75
18. Norberto Nieves 6.25
19. Matthew Kosova 5.50
20. Marcus Zinke 4.75 
20. Jadd Oweimrin 4.75
21. Gabe Piechnik 4.50
22. Jalen Miron 3.00
23. Jack Webster 2.75
24. Cole Makuch 2.50
25. John Kim 2.00
26. Seth Karall 1.75
27. Jack Vasilopoulos 1.25
27. Josh Burns 1.25
28. Ian Shimandle 1.00
28. Chris Jackson 1.00
29. Josh Aladesuru 0.75
29. Marcus Zinke 0.75
30. Jeronimo Najarro 0.50
31. Cameron Boulanger 0.25 
31. Jack Peterson 0.25

The athletes listed above have earned a Varsity letter in Track & Field. Every point scored is vital to the TEAM. The difference between winning and losing a Championship Track meet has come down to a single point on several occassions.



Saturday, April 22
Jacob Yosowitz fourth in the 1600m at Lake Forest! Jay Borgwardt third in the 300m Hurdles at Lake Forest!

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT LAKE FOREST INVITATIONAL

1. Jay Borgwardt 9.00
2. Matthew Gardner 7.50
3. Jacob Yosowitz 4.50
4. Guy Lohoua 3.50
4. Matthew Kosova 3.50
5. Charlie Guthmann 2.50
6. Elias Decker 2.00
6. Gabe Piechnik 2.00
6. Brandon Banas 2.00
7. Daniel Agbeo 1.50
7. Mason Sotomayor 1.50
7. Asher Rappaport 1.50
8. Nick Brown 1.00
9. Sergio Soto 0.25
9. Carel Jones 0.25
9. Jack Webster 0.25
9. Brian McManus 0.25

 

VARSITY POINTS SEASON TOTAL (14 MEETS)

1. Kyle Friedler 73.50
2. Jay Borgwardt 64.25
3. Guy Lohoua 59.50
4. Alex Ortiz 53.00
5. Jacob Yosowitz 40.25
6. Matthew Gardner 28.50
7. Osazee Osaghae 24.25
8. Charlie Guthmann 23.25
9. Asher Rappaport 22.25
10. Jack Nolan 22.00
11. Elias Decker 21.00
12. Brian McManus 18.25
13. Sergio Soto 18.00
13. Daniel Agbeo 18.00
14. Brandon Banas 16.50
15. Nick Brown 16.25
16. Carel Jones 10.50
17. Mason Sotomayor 7.00
18. Kris Ushimia 6.75
18. Darius Deloye 6.75
19. Norberto Nieves 6.25
20. Matthew Kosova 5.50
21. Marcus Zinke 4.75 
21. Jadd Oweimrin 4.75
22. Jalen Miron 3.00
23. Jack Webster 2.75
24. Cole Makuch 2.50
25. John Kim 2.00
26. Seth Karall 1.75
27. Jack Vasilopoulos 1.25
27. Josh Burns 1.25
28. Ian Shimandle 1.00
28. Chris Jackson 1.00
29. Josh Aladesuru 0.75
29. Marcus Zinke 0.75
30. Jeronimo Najarro 0.50
31. Cameron Boulanger 0.25 
31. Jack Peterson 0.25

The athletes listed above have earned a Varsity letter in Track & Field. Every point scored is vital to the TEAM. The difference between winning and losing a Championship Track meet has come down to a single point on several occassions.



Saturday, April 22
Osazee Osaghae WINS 100m and 200m dash at Lake Forest! Chris Jackson WINS Long Jump! Ushijima WINS 3200m!

SOPHOMORE POINTS SCORED AT LAKE FOREST

1. Osazee Osaghae 20.00

1. Chris Jackson 20.00

3. Kris Ushijima 10.25

4. Marcus Zinke 8.25

5. John Kim 6.25

6. Seth Karall 3.25

7. Norberto Nieves 2.00

8. Cameron Boulanger 1.00

 

SOPHOMORE SEASON TOTAL (7 MEETS)

1. Chris Jackson 64.50
2. Khristian Jones 40.50
3. Osazee Osaghae 39.00
4. Kris Ushijima 33.50
5. Norberto Nieves 30.50
6. John Kim 30.25
7. Jack Vasilopoulos 26.00
8. Marcus Zinke 24.25
9. Seth Karall 17.25
10. Suchith Karri 13.25
11. Josh Burns 13.00
12. Gabriel Vara 11.25
13. Ian Shimandle 7.00
14. Ikeena Elue 6.00
15. Jalen Miron 4.50
15. Cameron Boulanger 4.50
16. Jeronimo Najarro 4.25
17. Jack Peterson 4.00
18. Aaron Williams 2.00
18. Natnael Seyum 2.00
19. Payton Kane 1.50



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Kyle Friedler runs a 9:30.06 3200m to BREAK the School Record!
Saturday, April 22
Kyle Friedler BREAKS SCHOOL Record in the 3200m! Alex Ortiz runs personal best time in 800m run! THREE SCHOOL RECORDS BROKEN!

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Alex Ortiz

 Distance night in Palatine is a unique fusion of elite distance racing, music, and fun. The event is designed to bring the best high school runners together from throughout Illinois and the Midwest.

 Northside distance runners Sara McCoy, Fiona Casey, Alex Ortiz, and Kyle Friedler qualified for Distance night in Palatine based on prior performances in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m from 2016 IHSA State Championships and the 2017 Track & Field season.

 Upon arrival, they received free gear, including a Distance night in Palatine Jersey.

 It was the most successful Track meet in the history of Northside. Four athletes ran personal best times and THREE SCHOOL RECORDS were broken!

 The stadium was filled to its capacity. The fans were on their feet throughout the meet, and even lined both sides of the Track during a special performance in the 1600m.

 A costume 4x400m Relay ended the historic night, in which two athletes from Northside, an athlete from Von Steuben, and an athlete from Mather participated in the same relay.

 Northside Senior Kyle Friedler finished in 17th place, and BROKE the School Record with a personal best time of 9:30.06 in the 3200m run.

 Northside Senior Alex Ortiz finished in 31st place with a personal best time of 2:01.29 in the 800m run.

 

VARSITY POINTS SEASON TOTAL (13 MEETS)

1. Kyle Friedler 73.50
2. Guy Lohoua 56.00
3. Jay Borgwardt 55.25 
4. Alex Ortiz 53.00
5. Jacob Yosowitz 35.75
6. Osazee Osaghae 24.25
7. Jack Nolan 22.00
8. Matthew Garder 21.00
9. Charlie Guthmann 20.75
9. Asher Rappaport 20.75
10. Elias Decker 19.00
11. Brian McManus 18.00
12. Sergio Soto 17.75
13. Daniel Agbeo 16.50
14. Nick Brown 15.25
15. Brandon Banas 14.50
16. Carel Jones 10.25
17. Kris Ushimia 6.75
17. Darius Deloye 6.75
18. Norberto Nieves 6.25
19. Mason Sotomayor 5.50
20. Marcus Zinke 4.75 
20. Jadd Oweimrin 4.75
21. Jalen Miron 3.00
22. Cole Makuch 2.50
22. Jack Webster 2.50
23. Matthew Kosova 2.00
23. Gabe Piechnik 2.00
23. John Kim 2.00
24. Seth Karall 1.75
25. Jack Vasilopoulos 1.25
25. Josh Burns 1.25
26. Ian Shimandle 1.00
26. Chris Jackson 1.00
27. Josh Aladesuru 0.75
27. Marcus Zinke 0.75
28. Jeronimo Najarro 0.50
29. Cameron Boulanger 0.25 
29. Jack Peterson 0.25

The athletes listed above have earned a Varsity letter in Track & Field. Every point scored is vital to the TEAM. The difference between winning and losing a Championship Track meet has come down to a single point on several occassions.



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Alex Ortiz runs a 2:01.29 800m at Distance night at Palatine!