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2016 Northside Men's Track & Field Roster

2016 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 2016 OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD STATISTICS: 2016 Outdoor Track season

FOR NORTHSIDE 2016 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD STATISTICS: 2016 Indoor Track season



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Wednesday, June 1
Northside Track & Field Team honored at the East Bank Club! 2016 IHSA Sectional Champions! 19 Athletes Qualify for STATE! All State Miler and Hurdler!

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2016 IHSA Sectional Champions

 On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the Northside Track & Field Team was honored at the East Bank Club in Chicago, Illinois. A very special banquet took place in honor of the greatest Track & Field Team in Northside history!!! 

 The Northside Track & Field awards banquet is one of the most meaningful events of the school year. It represents the official acknowledgement of the athletes accomplishments before the entire Team, administration, parents, and guests.  

 Northside hosted the most spectacular Track & Field banquet in the country! It ranks right up there with the Hesiman Trophy Presentation at the New York Athletic Club.

 The 2016 Northside Track season was one of the most successful seasons in the history of Northside College Prep. 23 athletes earned Watermelons and a plaque for breaking a school record in an individual event and/or relay.

 The Varsity Men won the IHSA Sectional TEAM title! The Northside Varsity Men won the IHSA Sectional Title with 152 points! A banner is being placed on the GYM wall to honor the TEAM.

 The most impressive number of the year, was a record 19 athletes qualified for IHSA State Championships in an individual event and/or relay! It was the most STATE Qualifers by any school in the City of Chicago!

 Northside also earned ALL STATE honors in the 300m Hurdles and the 1600m run. The experience at the state meet was priceless. It was the greatest two days in the history of Northside.

 Northside also had an outstanding Indoor Track Season. The Varsity Men won the Group A division at the Indoor City Championships for the third consecutive year!!!

 Northside also had Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor qualifiers in the 200m Dash, 800m run, 1600m run, and 3200m run! Northside Senior Danny Rosen WON the Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Title in the 800m run! Northside Senior Keith Jones earned a MEDAL in the 200m dash and Junior Kyle Frielder earned a MEDAL in the 3200m run!



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2016 IHSA Sectional Champions

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Northside Track & Field TEAM honored with a gourmet Italian Dinner Buffet at the East Bank Club!!

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Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon

 Northside athletes, coaches, parents, and distinguished guests started the evening with an incredible Italian Buffet Dinner. Everyone took several trips through the buffet line, it was one of the most amazing meals the Team and coaching staff ever had in their entire lives.

 The Team Dinner, included Mushroom Tortellini in white wine, herbs, and cheese, Chicken Vesuio with potatoes and peas, Pan-Seared Salmon in tomato-fennel sauce, and Cheese Stuffed aracini with marinara on the side. Antipasto, included Romaine Hearts with caesar dressing, Prosciutto with melon, Vegetable Antipasto Salad, Mushroom and Spinach Salad. The Italian Buffet Dinner also included Flatbread, Grissini, Filone, and Ciabatta with dipping oil and parmesan. Desserts included, Tiramisu with espresso sauce, Fresh Fruit, and Cannolis.



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Northside enjoys the gourmet Italian Dinner Buffet

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Danny Rosen has earned 8 Varsity letters in Cross Country and Track
VARSITY MVP AWARD: Danny Rosen, Garret Barch

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VARSITY MVP: Danny Rosen and Garret Barch

 In 2016, Northside Senior DANNY ROSEN earned ALL STATE honors in the 1600m run, Won the Indoor State Title (Illinois Prep Top Times) in the 800m run, and scored over a 100 Varsity points!!

 Danny Rosen WON the 400m at the Eric Nelson Classic.

 Danny Rosen WON the 800m run at the Evanston Indoor Classic, Illinois Prep Top Times (Indoor State), and the Concordia Open - 1:56.88 800m run

 Danny Rosen WON the 1600m run at Spartan Indoor Classic, CPS Division A Indoor Championships, Glenbrook North Invitational, and the IHSA Sectional Championships. Rosen also had the biggest time drop in the history of the Illinois High School Athletic Association in the 1600m run from IHSA Sectional Championships to the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!

 Danny Rosen WON the 3200m run at the Mike Vandeever Invitational.

 Danny Rosen also anchored the Northside 4x400m Relay to Victory at the Spartan Indoor Classic.  

 Danny Rosen also anchored the Northside 4x800m Relay to the IHSA Sectional Title!!

 Senior Danny Rosen also helped Northside break the SCHOOL RECORD in the Distance Medley Relay (10:50.93) with an impressive 3:15.84 1200m split. Rosen also holds school records in the 4x800m Relay, 800m, 1000m Steeplechase, 1600m, 4x1600m, and Three Miles (Cross Country).

 In Cross Country, Senior Danny Rosen WON the Yorkville Invitational, St.Patrick Invitational, and Leyden Eagle Invitational and qualified for the IHSA State Championships.  

 From Freshman Year (2:07.51) to Senior Year (1:56.88), Danny Rosen has dropped 10.63 seconds in the 800m run. 

 From Freshman Year (5:09.7) to Senior Year (4:22.96), Danny Rosen has dropped 46.74 seconds in the 1600m run. 

 From Freshman Year (11:17.00) to Senior Year (9:39.00), Danny Rosen has dropped 1 minute and 38 seconds in the 3200m run.

 From Freshman Year (18:02) to Senior Year (14:43), Danny Rosen has dropped 3 minutes and 19 seconds in the Cross County Three miles run.

 Danny Rosen will compete in NCAA Track & Field for Pomona College in 2017!

 In 2016, Northside Senior GARRET BARCH led the TEAM in scoring, WON the Outdoor City Title in the 300m Hurdles, and broke the School Record in the 110m Hurdles (15.05) at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!

 Garret Barch WON the 50 Yard Hurdles at the Bison Indoor Classic.

 Garret Barch WON the Triple Jump at the Bison Indoor Classic.

 Garret Barch WON the 110m Hurdles at Eric Nelson Classic, Mike Vandeever Invitational, and the IHSA Sectional Championships.

 Garret Barch WON the 300m Hurdles at Lake Forest High School, and the Chicago Public League Championships.

 Garret Barch also helped Northside WIN the 4x200m Relay at the Glenbrook North Invitational and the IHSA Sectional Championships.

 Garret Barch also helped Northside WIN the 4x400m Relay at the IHSA Sectional Championships.

 Senior Garret Barch holds FOUR School Records, including the 110m Hurdles, 4x200m Relay, Low Hurdle Shuttle Relay, and the High Hurdle Shuttle Relay.

 From Freshman Year (19.62) to Senior Year (15.05), Garret Barch has dropped 4.57 seconds in the 110m Hurdles!

 Garret Barch didn't compete in the 300m Hurdles until his Senior year. He had health issues when opportunies developed and was also waiting in the wings behind All City Hurdlers and Alumni legends Porter Abbey, Lucien Fitzpatrick and Matt Osborne. In 2016, Garret Barch became the first Northside hurdler to WIN the Varsity City Title in the 300m Hurdles!

 Garret Barch also has impressive personal bests in the Long Jump (18'7), Triple Jump (37'8), 400m (52.29) and the 300m Hurdles (40.08)!

 Garret Barch qualified for the 2016 IHSA State Championships in the 110m Hurdles, 4x200m Relay, 300m Hurdles, and the 4x400m Relay!!

 The 2016 MVPs of the Northside Track Field Team are Garret Barch and Danny Rosen!



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Garret Barch earned 3 Varsity letters in Track

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All State Hurdler Justin Washington
VARSITY MUSTANG AWARD: Justin Washington, Alex Ortiz, Kyle Friedler

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Varsity Mustang Award: Alex Ortiz, Justin Washington, Kyle Friedler

 The Varsity Mustang Award for Work Ethic and Mental Toughness was awarded to Justin Washington, Alex Ortiz, and Kyle Friedler.

 In 2016, Northside Senior JUSTIN WASHINGTON earned ALL STATE honors in the 300m Hurdles, ALL CITY honors in the 300m Hurdles, and Won the Indoor City Title in the 60m Hurdles, and scored over a 100 Varsity points!!

 Justin Washington has incredible Work Ethic. Washington is very often the last athlete to leave the Track, and then carries multiple hurdles a mile, from River Park Track to Northside College Prep, to put them away after each practice. After Hurdle practice, Washington trains hard in the weight room. Washington also competes in the IHSA maximum of four events at almost every Track meet for the TEAM.

 Justin Washington has incredible Mental Toughness.

 At the Varsity City Prelims, he wiped out during the 110m Hurdles at Hanson Stadium, and his body was covered with cuts and blood. The greatest achivement is not in never falling, but in rising again. Despite Medical hardship, Washington returned to the starting line against all odds to qualify for the City Finals in the 4x200m Relay and 300m Hurdles. The Northside Coaching Staff pulled him from the 4x400m Relay at City Prelims. At City Finals, Justin Washington finished in SECOND place in the 300m Hurdles.

 At the IHSA Sectional Championships, Washington was not ranked in the heat sheets as one of the top 2 hurdles in the 110m Hurdles. A hurdler from Urban Prep was ranked ahead of him. Justin Washington showed incredible mental toughness with incredible finish to QUALIFY for State in the 110m Hurdles. Washington QUALIFED for STATE in FOUR events, including the 110m Hurdles, 4x200m Relay, 300m Hurdles, and 4x400m Relay.

 At the IHSA State Prelims, teammate Garret Barch was leading the first heat of the 300m Hurdles, and was knocked out of the 300m hurdles after hitting his head on the ground after a collision with the second to last hurdle. Justin Washington was in the next heat. The whole TEAM was devasted after witnessing a hurdle tragedy occur to teammate Garret Barch. It was a very difficult situation to compete in after a teammate went down in the previous heat. Justin Washington showed incredible mental toughness, and brought the TEAM to their feet, and boosted TEAM morale by BREAKING THE SCHOOL RECORD to QUALIFY for the STATE FINALS with a personal best time of 39.80.

At IHSA State Finals, Justin Washington reached the MEDAL stand and earned ALL STATE Honors in the 300m Hurdles!   

 From Freshman Year (22.87) to Senior Year (15.61), Justin Washington has dropped 7.26 seconds in the 110m Hurdles! 

 From Freshman Year (56.01) to Senior Year (39.80), Justin Washington has dropped 16.21 seconds in the 300m Hurdles!

 From Freshman Year (69.41) to Senior Year (51.10), Justin Washington has dropped 18.31 seconds in the 400m Dash!

 Justin Washington holds SIX School Records, including 4x160m Relay, 4x200m Relay, 4x110m High Hurdle Shuttle Relay, 4x110m Low Hurdle Shutte Relay, Sprint Medley Relay, and the 300m hurdles!

 Justin Washington will compete in NCAA Track & Field for Carleton College in 2017! 

 In 2016, Northside Junior ALEX ORTIZ qualified for the IHSA STATE Track & Field Championships in THREE events (4x800m, 800m, 4x400m), and WON the IHSA Sectional Title in the 800m run!

 Alex Ortiz has incredible work ethic. Alex Ortiz is one of the first athletes to arrive at practice every day, and one of the last athletes to leave Northside. After a tough track workout, Alex Ortiz challenges members of the coaching staff to a deadlift competition in the weight room!! Alex Ortiz holds the school record for PULL-UPS with 44! Alex Ortiz is only in high school, and he is within 6 pull ups of the American Record (50) for consecutive pull-ups in a minute! Alex Ortiz also competes in multiple events at almost every Track meet for the TEAM. Ortiz trains year round, and on many occassions did a morning practice and an afternoon practice on the SAME day throughout the season.

 Alex Ortiz has incredible mental toughness. Alex Ortiz competes in distance event combinations that would have most people running from the Track in fear. In the SAME meet, Ortiz has run 3200m / 1600m combinations and 3200m / 800m combinations on several occassions for the TEAM. Against all odds, Alex Ortiz with his incredible mental toughness outkicked Shane Milburn and Jonathan Walker at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships for a 3 seconds drop in the 800m run for a PERSONAL BEST time of 2:01.56.

 Alex Ortiz earned MEDALS in the 800m run at IHSA Sectional Championships, and the CPS Indoor Championships.

 Alex Ortiz earned MEDALS in the 1600m run at the Maine East Blue Demon Invitational, Mike Vandeever Invitational, Lake Forest High School Invitational and WON the Concordia Open - 4:37.80 1600m run

 Alex Ortiz earned MEDALS in the 3200m run at the Eric Nelson Classic, and Lake Forest High School Invitational.

 Alex Ortiz also helped Northside WIN the 4x800m Relay at Spartan Indoor Classic and the Distance Medley Relay at the Glenbrook North Spartan Relays! 

 Alex Ortiz holds SCHOOL RECORDS for the Distance Medley Relay and the 4x1600m Relay!!

 Alex Ortiz is an awesome athlete and a great leader for the Northside Track & Field TEAM.

 From Freshman Year (11:56) to Junior Year (10:11.75), Alex Ortiz dropped 1 minute and 45 seconds in the 3200m run.

 From Freshman Year (5:39.38) to Junior Year (4:37.80), Alex Ortiz dropped 1 minute and 2 seconds in the 1600m run.

 From Freshman Year (2:16.97) to Junior Year (2:01.56), Alex Ortiz dropped 15 seconds in the 800m run.

 Northside Distance runners improve MORE than any TEAM in the STATE! 



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Alex Ortiz earned his 3rd Varsity letter in Track

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Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon, Kyle Friedler, Distance Coach Michael Giberson
VARSITY MUSTANG AWARD: Kyle Friedler

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 In 2016, Northside Junior KYLE FRIEDLER won the IHSA Sectional 3200m run title to QUALIFY for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships, and also broke the school record in the 3200m run (9:32.27) to earn a MEDAL at Indoor State (Illinois Prep Top Times).

 Kyle Friedler has incredible work ethic. Kyle Friedler runs until he is dead tired, and then he runs some more! Kyle Friedler trains year round and is consistently the TEAM leader in weekly miles. On many occassions, Friedler did a morning practice and an afternoon practice on the SAME day throughout the season. After every practice and Track Meet, Kyle Friedler also works hard in the weight room. After anchoring Northside to a School Record in the Distance Medley Relay, as soon as the Team returned from Spartan Relays at 8 pm, Kyle Friedler went to the Northside weight room! Kyle Friedler does intense core training and works hard with free weights. Kyle Friedler's work ethic is second to none.

 Kyle Friedler has incredible mental toughness. The school record in the 3200m run (9:37, 2004) has lasted for 12 years. Kyle Friedler showed incredible mental toughness by running back to back 4:46 miles to break the school record with a 9:32.27 and finish 5th in Illinois at Illinois Prep Top Times (Indoor State). His record time, would have finished in the top 4 at the IHSA State Outdoor Championships. However, he was hit by a car the week of the STATE meet. Less than two weeks after being hit by a car, is back running, and still leading the TEAM in weekly milage totals in preparation for the 2016 Cross Country season.

 Kyle Friedler is an outstanding athlete and incredible leader for the Northside Track & Field TEAM.

 In 2016, Kyle Friedler WON the 1600m run at the De La Salle Invitational.

 Kyle Friedler WON the 3200m run at the Evanston Indoor Classic, the CPS Indoor Championships, and the IHSA Sectional Championships.

 Kyle Friedler anchored the 4x800m Relay to Victory at the Eric Nelson Classic.

 Kyle Friedler anchored the Distance Medley Relay to Victory at Spartan Relays.

 Kyle Friedler holds THREE School Records, including the 3200m run, Distance Medley Relay, and 4x1600m Relay. 

 From Freshman Year (10:48.14) to Junior Year (9:32.27), Kyle Friedler dropped ONE minute and 16 seconds in the 3200m run.

 From Freshman Year (5:17.53) to Junior Year (4:35.13), Kyle Friedler dropped 42 seconds in the 1600m run.

 From Freshman Year (2:27.82) to Junior Year (2:07.13), Kyle Friedler dropped 20 seconds in the 800m run. 

 Northside Distance runners improve MORE than any TEAM in the STATE!  



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Kyle Friedler earned his 3rd Varsity letter in Track!

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SENIOR LEADERSHIP AWARD: Philip Wdowiak

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Senior Leadership Award: Philip Wdowiak

 Philip Wdowiak is a special athlete and one of the greatest leaders in the history of the Northside Track & Field TEAM. Philip Wdowiak has the strength of a thrower, the speed of a sprinter, and the endurance of a distance runner. 

 In 2016, Philip Wdowiak QUALIFIED for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships, in FOUR events, including, the 4x800m Relay, 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay, and 4x400m Relay.

 The IHSA four events limitation rule prevented Northside from using him in the Discus and additional individual events.

 Wdowiak's greatness is not limited to any event group. He could score points as a Thrower, Sprinter, or Distance runner. He has competed in every event from the 100m dash to the 1600m run!! He was one of the top sprinters on Team, and was also one of the top distance runners on the Team! 

 At the IHSA Sectional Track & Field Championships, he started the day by providing the 4x800m Relay with a tremendous lead that would not be challenged, and ended the day by anchoring the 4x400m Relay to Victory!

 Philip Wdowiak was also a three sports athlete, and competed in Soccer, Hockey, and Track. He was an outstanding Soccer and Hockey player. It was a privilege to witness him compete on the Soccer Field or in an ice rink. Wdowiak was also an outstanding student, and finished in first place in Pre-Calculas for the Northside Math Team on May 7 at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathmatics State competition. It was difficult for the Track Team to share him with a Hockey Team during Indoor Track season and the Math Team during Outdoor Track season because it limited the amount of meets he was able to compete in. However, Philip Wdowiak worked extra hard to make it all work, and participated in the Varsity Chicago Public League Championship PRELIMS before he left for Champaign for the Mathmatics State competition. Most importantly, he didn't miss any Track practices, despite all of his sports and activities. He competed at the highest level in every sport and activity.

 Philip Wdowiak has incredible leadership skills and was an outstanding TEAM Captain.

 After Northside was presented with the IHSA Sectional Championship plaque, and the Seniors were honored in a Team huddle, Philip Wdowiak hoisted the IHSA Sectional Championship plaque over his head, and led the TEAM on a victory lap around Hanson Stadium!

 Upon arrival to Charleston for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships, Wdowiak announced to the Team, "Boys were at STATE!"

 At the IHSA State Track & Field Championships, after running a personal best 2:02.78 800m split in the 4x800m Relay, he anchored the 4x200m Relay in a personal best 22 seconds split, and then competed in the 4x400m Relay!!

 Wdowiak has been praised by multiple coaches and athletes for his outstanding work ethic and strong leadership skills.

 IHSA Sectional 800m Champion Alex Ortiz said "He honestly has work ethic so strong that I admire him so much because of it".

 Senior Philip Wdowiak trained with both the Sprinters and Distance runners frequently during the season. On Wednesdays, he would often train with the Sprinters at 6 am before school, and then run with the distance runners after school at 4 pm. After two workouts, he would finish the day in the Northside weight room.

 Every great TEAM has a leader that will work hard everyday no matter what the circumstances, and that leader for the 2016 Northside Track & Field Team is Philip Wdowiak.



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Philip Wdowiak earned 3 Varsity letters in Track

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Varsity Century Club Crystal Trophies
VARSITY CENTURY CLUB - 100 points+ Season: Garret Barch, Justin Washington, Danny Rosen

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Justin Washington, Garret Barch, Danny Rosen

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Varsity Points Trophies
MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A SENIOR: Garret Barch

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Coach Makenzie Carr and Garret Barch

TOP 5 SENIORS VARSITY POINTS SCORED

1. Garret Barch            177.25 points

2. Justin Washington   131.50 points

3. Danny Rosen           107.00 points

4. Keith Jones                90.00 points

5. Steven Kataba           43.75 points 



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MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A JUNIOR: Kyle Friedler

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Kyle Friedler

TOP 5 JUNIORS VARSITY POINTS SCORED

1. Kyle Friedler             84.50 points

2. Jacob Cosby            59.00 points

3. Brian McManus        45.25 points

4. Alex Ortiz                 41.50 points

5. Jay Borgwardt          32.00 points



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3200m School Record Plaque (9:32.27): Kyle Friedler

MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A SOPHOMORE: Jacob Yosowitz

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Jacob Yosowitz

TOP 5 SOPHOMORES VARSITY POINTS SCORED

1. Jacob Yosowitz        21.50 points

2. Nicholas Brown        20.50 points

3. Matthew Gardner     13.00 points

4. Charlie Guthmann    12.50 points

5. Carel Jones                4.75 points



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IHSA State 4x800m Relay anchor Jacob Yosowitz

MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A FRESHMAN: Osazee Osaghae

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IHSA 100m Dash State Qualifier Osazee Osaghae

TOP 4 FRESHMAN VARSITY POINTS SCORED

1. Osazee Osaghae        22.25 points

2. John Kim                       4.50 points

3. Norberto Nieves            1.25 points

4. Kristopher Ushijimia      1.00 points



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Osazee Osaghae and Father

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2016 Indoor Varsity City Champions - Group A Division

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2016 Indoor City Championships - Group "A" Division

2016 INDOOR VARSITY CITY CHAMPION TROPHIES - "A" Division (Athletes that were on the roster and competed at the Indoor City Championships)

1. Garret Barch           10. John Kim                19. Philip Wdowiak

2. Jay Borgwardt         11. Arjuna Lemke         20. Jacob Yosowitz

3. Nicholas Brown       12. Brian McManus

4. Jacob Cosby           13. Norberto Nieves

5. Kyle Friedler            14. Alex Ortiz

6. Troy Hu                    15. Osazee Osaghae

7. Carel Jones             16. Danny Rosen

8. Keith Jones              17. Sergio Soto

9. Steven Kataba         18. Justin Washington

 From 2011-2013, Northside finished in second place in the Varsity Chicago Public League Indoor Championships.

 From 2014-2015, Northside won the "A" Division of the Varsity Indoor City Championships.

 Northside has finished in the Top 2 at the Indoor Championships for five consecutive years.

 To win the 2016 Varsity Indoor City Championships, it would require Northside to have some of the most incredible performances in the history of the program.

 The "A" division of the 2016 Varsity Indoor City Championships featured a very impressive field. Among others, Chicago Whitney Young won the 2015 Varsity Outdoor City Championships. Perspectives Charter won the indoor city title in 2013. Simeon had also won the indoor Title as recently as 2011. Lindblom, Taft, Kenwood, and Mather also have outstanding Teams.

 It was an incredible field, and a very special meet. The 2016 Varsity Indoor City Championships featured non-stop action and intense competition in every event.

 Chicago Northside WON the 2016 Indoor City Title with a score of 85 points, and posted victories over: 2. Whitney Young (60 points), 3. Taft (52 points), 4. Kenwood (44 points), 4. Mather (44 points), 6. Brooks (36 points), 7. Prosser (32 points), 8. Clark (29 points), 9. Simeon (20 points), 10. Hubbard (16 points), 11. Solorio Academy (14 points), and 12. Lindblom (9 points).



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300m Hurdles City Champion: Garret Barch
2016 CITY CHAMPION ENAMEL PIN

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2016 City Champion Enamel Pin

2016 CITY CHAMPION ENAMEL PIN (Athletes that won Indoor/Outdoor City Champion Individual or Relay Titles)

1. Kyle Friedler - Indoor - 3200m Run

2. Danny Rosen - Indoor – 1600m Run

3. Justin Washington - Indoor – 60m Hurdles

4. Garret Barch - Outdoor – 300m Hurdles



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60m Hurdles City Champion: Justin Washington

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Northside Coaching Staff presents the IHSA Sectional Champion Trophies!
2016 IHSA SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS!!! 19 Athletes qualify for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!!

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2016 IHSA Sectional Track & Field Champions!!!

2016 IHSA SECTIONAL CHAMPION TROPHIES (Athletes that competed at the IHSA Sectional Championships)

1. Daniel Agbeo                9. Charlie Guthmann           17. Alex Ortiz              25. Jacob Yosowitz

2. Garret Barch               10. Keith Jones                     18. Osazee Osaghae

3. Jay Borgwardt             11. Steven Kataba                19. Brendan Powers

4. Nicholas Brown           12. Matthew Kosova             20. Danny Rosen

5. Jacob Cosby               13. Guy Lahoua                    21. Sergio Soto  

6. Elias Decker               14. Brian McManus               22. Mason Sotomayor

7. Kyle Friedler               15. Norberto Nieves              23. Justin Washington

8. Mathew Garder           16. Jack Nolan                      24. Philip Wdowiak



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2016 IHSA Sectional Champions

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SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Brian McManus

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Coach Michael Giberson and Brian McManus

 Good Sportsmanship is beneficial to an athlete throughout their life. Athletes that you compete against in High School, you will see again throughout the rest of your careers, in college, road races, in business, and in life.

 Second, take an interest in teammates, and they will take an interest in you. After you have completed your event, it is always important to get around and support your teammates. Having your teammates around the Track cheering you on in a stadium has a major effect on the outcome of the races. The more honor and respect among athletes, the greater the TEAM. The best athletes help others; be best athletes.

 The winner of the 2016 Sportsmanship Award is BRIAN MCMANUS.

 In addition to his outstanding sportsmanship, Brian McManus is a great athlete and an outstanding leader for the Northside Track & Field TEAM.

 From Freshman Year (11:52.90) to Junior Year (10:58.00), Brian McManus dropped 54 seconds in the 3200m run.

 From Freshman Year (5:38.00) to Junior Year (4:51.53), Brian McManus dropped 47 seconds in the 1600m run.

 From Freshman Year (2:25.49) to Junior Year (2:11.08), Brian Mcmanus dropped 14 seconds in the 800m run.

 In 2016, Brian McManus earned a MEDAL in the 1600m run at the IHSA Sectional Championships, and QUALIFIED for STATE in the 4x800m Relay.

 Northside Distance runners improve MORE than any TEAM in the STATE!  



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Brian McManus earned his 3rd Varsity letter in Track!

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SOPHOMORE MVP: Jacob Yosowitz

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Jacob Yosowitz

 In 2016, JACOB YOSOWITZ qualified for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the 4x800m Relay and 4x400m Relay!

 At Indoor City, Outdoor City, and STATE, Jacob Yosowitz anchored the Chicago Northside 4x800m Relay!

 Jacob Yosowitz earned MEDALS in the 4x800m Relay at De La Salle (2nd place), Bison Indoor Classic (1st place), Ostberg Sophomore Championships (2nd place), Maine East Blue Demon Invitational (5th place), CPS Indoor City Championships (2nd place), Eric Nelson Classic (1st place), Glenbrook North Spartan Classic (2nd place), CPS Outdoor City Championships, and IHSA Sectional Championships (1st place).    

 Jacob Yosowitz is one of the fastest Sophomores in Chicago in the 800m run with a personal best time of 2:08.72

 Jacob Yosowitz WON the Sophomore 800m run with a tremendous kick on the final 300m of the race at the Mike Vandeever Invitational!

 Jacob Yosowitz earned a MEDAL in the Sophomore 1600m run at the Lake Forest Scouts Invitational with a personal best time of 4:59.69. Yosowitz also finished in third place in the 1600m run at the Eric Nelson Classic.

 In one season, Jacob Yosowitz went from a 5:21.00 1600m to a 4:59.69 1600m, a time drop of 22 seconds!

 In one season, Jacob Yosowitz went from a 2:28.04 800m to a 2:08.72 800m, a time drop of 20 seconds!

 In one season, Jacob Yosowitz went from a 62.06 400m to a 57.32 400m, a time drop of 5 seconds!

 Jacob Yosowitz is an incredible athlete and one of the cornerstones of the Northside 4x800m Relay.

 The 2016 Sophomore MVP of the Northside Track & Field Team is Jacob Yosowitz.



MOST IMPROVED SOPHOMORE: Charlie Guthmann

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Charlie Guthmann earned a Varsity letter in Track

 In 2016, CHARLIE GUTHMANN competed in the IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the 4x800m Relay.

 Charlie Guthmann also earned a MEDAL in the 3200m run at the IHSA Sectional Track & Field championships. Guthmann is also the Mustangs Top Sophomore Cross Country runner for three miles.

 After the IHSA Sectional Championship meet, Charlie Guthmann demonstrated outstanding work ethic by going straight to the Northside weight room to prepare for the next meet.

 Leading up to the IHSA State Series, Guthmann had outstanding workouts, including eye-popping 400m repeats, which motivated the coaching staff to put him in the 4x800m Relay at STATE, and Guthmann delivered with a nine seconds drop in his 800m split at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!!

 From Freshman Year (2:36.06) to Sophomore Year (2:11.55), Charlie Guthmann has dropped 25 seconds in the 800m run!

 Charlie Guthmann is a great athlete and is one of the cornerstones of the Northside 4x800m Relay.

 With the development of Sophomores Jacob Yosowitz and Charlie Guthmann, the 4x800m Relay School Record will be within reach in 2017!

 The 2016 Most Improved Sophomore athlete is Charlie Guthmann. 



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Charlie Guthmann in the 4x800m at IHSA State Championships!

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SOPHOMORE MUSTANG AWARD FOR WORK ETHIC AND MENTAL TOUGHNESS: Nicholas Brown

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Nicholas Brown

 In 2016, NICHOLAS BROWN QUALIFED for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the 4x100m Relay.

 Nicholas Brown has incredible work ethic. Nicholas Brown comes to every practice, and leads by example, by working hard every day for the TEAM. 

 Nicholas Brown is one of the cornerstones of the Northside sprint relays and has had a huge impact in individual events as well.

 Nicholas Brown helped Northside WIN the 4x160m Relay (1:16.70) and BREAK the SCHOOL RECORD at the Maine East Blue Demons Invitational.

 Nicholas Brown has incredible mental toughness. At the Eric Nelson Classic, in a field of 24 athletes in the 200m dash in high winds and a snow storm, Nicholas Brown finished in second place overall!

 Nicholas Brown helped the Sophomore 4x100m Relay and 4x200m Relays earn All City Honors.

 After the CPS Sophomore Track & Field Championships, Nicholas Brown returned to the Varsity to help Chicago Northside WIN the 4x100m Relay IHSA Sectional Title against all odds, to qualify for the STATE Championships with a spectacular performance.

 Nicholas Brown is one of the best lead off runners in sprint relays in the history of Northside.

 Nicholas Brown also has great leadership skills.

 The winner of the 2016 Sophomore Mustang Award for work ethic and mental toughness is Nicholas Brown. 



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Nicholas Brown earned a Varsity letter in Track

FRESHMAN MVP: Osazee Osaghae

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Freshman MVP: Osazee Osaghae

 In 2016, Osazee Osaghae QUALIFIED for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the 100m Dash, and the 4x100m Relay.

 Osazee Osaghae scored the most Varsity points in the Freshman class, and also earned All City Honors at the Sophomore City Championships in the 100m Dash, 4x100m Relay, and 4x200m Relay.



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Osazee Osaghae earned his first Varsity letter in Track

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FRESHMAN MUSTANG AWARD FOR WORK ETHIC AND MENTAL TOUGHNESS: Norberto Nieves

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Freshman Mustang Award: Norberto Nieves

 In 2016, Norberto Nieves QUALIFIED for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships as an alternate for the 4x100m Relay.

 Norberto Nieves has tremendous work ethic, and competed in both sprints and distance events for the Chicago Northside Mustangs. Norberto Nieves runs every race with heart and determination. He voluntered to run in four track events, the maximum allowed by the IHSA, so he could help the distance runners in addition to the sprinters, in the 800m, and the 4x800m Relay. At the Lake Forest Invitational, Norberto Nieves competed in the 4x800m Relay, 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay, and the 4x400m Relay in the SAME meet for the TEAM.

 Norberto Nieves mental toughness is second to none. At the end of April 2016, while walking home from Track practice, Nieves was attacked by two men, who were both over the age of 18, and they hit him with a gun, and punched him, and he suffered facial fractues and damage to his eye. A brave Norberto Nieves identified the men to police, and the attackers were apprehended, and arrested for assault. His injuries would require surgery, and his only concern was that he was not going to be able to participate in the Chicago Public League Track & Field Sophomore Prelims. Against all odds, barely able to see out of one eye, and in no condition to run, he came to the Chicago Public League Track & Field Sophomore Prelims at Hanson Stadium in a rain storm to support his teammates. Norberto Nieves inspired his teammates to qualify for the City Finals in the 4x100m and 4x200m Relays. Northside earned All City Honors in both the 4x100m and 4x200m Relay.

 On the morning before his surgery, he testified in court against the attackers to help prosecuters put them behind bars. During his recovery from surgery, he made it his goal to come back in time for the IHSA Sectional Championships. No one thought he would be able to make it back this year. 

 Against all odds, he returned to school and practice, the week before the IHSA Sectional Championships, and trained with the TEAM, including impressive runs with the distance runners.  

 At the IHSA Sectional Championships, Norberto Nieves served as an alternate for the 4x100m Relay.

 At the IHSA Sectional seed meeting, it was disclosed that the Northside 4x100m Relay was seeded fifth in the heat sheets and only the Top two relays qualify for state championships.

 Once again, against all odds, the Chicago Northside Mustangs had an incredible performance in the 4x100m Relay and dropped 2.5 seconds to WIN the 4x100m Relay IHSA Sectional Title and QUALIFY for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!

 Norberto Nieves ended his Freshman year in Charleston, Illinois at the IHSA STATE Track & Field Championships!!!



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Norberto Nieves earned his first Varsity letter in Track

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Distance Medley Relay School Record: Danny Rosen, Philip Wdowiak, Alex Ortiz, Kyle Friedler

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Alex Ortiz, Philip Wdowiak, Danny Rosen, Kyle Friedler

  Danny Rosen, Philip Wdowiak, Alex Ortiz, and Kyle Friedler were honored at the East Bank Club with plaques at the Northside Track & Field Banquet for breaking the Distance Medley Relay school record to WIN Spartan Relays!!

 The Northside Distance Medley Relay School record has lasted since 2009, and was 11:03.99. It was held by Alumni legends that went on to compete in college, Charlie Mesimore (Cornell), Wesley Laytham (Davidson), Eric Nelson (Chicago Northside home Track meet named after him), and Cuitlahuac Pineda Youniss (Washington University).

 Northside Senior Danny Rosen, Senior Philip Wdowiak, Junior Alex Ortiz, and Junior Kyle Friedler BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD by 13 seconds with an impressive Distance Medley Relay time of 10:50.25!

 Danny Rosen (1200m), Philip Wdowiak (400m), Alex Ortiz (800m), and Kyle Friedler (1600m) were awarded GOLD MEDALS at Spartan Relays for Winning the Distance Medley Relay.

 Danny Rosen, Philip Wdowiak, Alex Ortiz, and Kyle Friedler were also honored at practice and received Watermelons for breaking the school record!

 Chicago Northside WON the Distance Medley Relay with an official time of 10:50.25 (School Record). New Trier finished in second place with an official time of 10:56.42. Glenbrook North finished in third place with an official time of 11:14.99. Deerfield finished in fourth place with an official time of 11:25.45. Lake Forest finished in fifth place with an official time of 11:31.82. Waukegan finished in sixth place to complete the scoring with an official time of 11:33.48.

 This was a very special victory for Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon. The former Glenbrook North miler had many reunions take place at his alma mater during Spartan Relays. The athletes made it an incredible experience for him with a victory in the Distance Medley Relay against his former rival, the New Trier Trevians.



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Chicago Northside breaks Distance Medley Record to WIN Spartan Relays!

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4x160m Relay School Record: Nicholas Brown, Steven Kataba, Justin Washington, Keith Jones

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Chicago Northside breaks school record to WIN 4x160m Relay at Maine East!

 Nicholas Brown, Steven Kataba, Justin Washington, and Keith Jones were honored at the East Bank Club with plaques at the Northside Track & Field Banquet for breaking the school record to WIN the 4x160m Relay at the Maine East Blue Demon Invitational!

 The Varsity 4x160m Relay BROKE the SCHOOL RECORD (1:19.50) with an official time of 1:16.70.

 Northside Sophomore Nicholas Brown ran a 20.05 160m split on the first leg of the relay, and made a perfect exchange to Steven Kataba. Senior Steven Kataba ran a 18.79 160m split on the second leg of the relay, and made a nice exchange to Justin Washington. Northside Senior Justin Washington ran a 18.96 160m split on the third leg of the relay, and made a good exchange to Keith Jones. Northside Senior Keith Jones anchored Northside to FIRST PLACE with an impressive 18.61 160m split to BREAK THE SCHOOL RECORD with an official time of 1:16.70. The Chicago Northside Mustangs also came very close to the Stadium record!

 Nicholas Brown, Steven Kataba, Justin Washington, and Keith Jones were awarded GOLD MEDALS for finishing in FIRST place overall in the 4x160m Relay. Deerfield finished in second place with an official time of 1:18.20. Vernon Hills finished in third place with an official time of 1:18.3. Glenbard East and Leyden finished in a fourth place tie with an official time of 1:18.9. Schaumburg finished in sixth place to complete the scoring with an official time of 1:19.1.

 Northside dropped 2.80 seconds from the Niles North Viking Invitational (1:19.50) to BREAK THE SCHOOL RECORD with an official time of 1:16.70. Nicholas Brown, Steven Kataba, Justin Washington, and Keith Jones received watermelons at practice for breaking the school record in the 4x160m Relay.



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Nicholas Brown, Steven Kataba, Keith Jones, Justin Washington

4x200m Relay School Record: Steven Kataba, Garret Barch, Justin Washington, Keith Jones

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Garret Barch, Keith Jones, Justin Washington, Steven Kataba

 In 2015, Chicago Northside finished in third place in the 4x200m Relay at the IHSA Sectional Championships with an official time of 1:33.16. However, only the Top 2 Relays qualify for State.

 After missing the State Championships by one place, Northside Seniors were on a mission to qualify for State in the 4x200m Relay in 2016.

 In 2016, Chicago Northside broke the school record to WIN the 4x200m Relay at the IHSA Sectional Championships to QUALIFY for STATE with an official time of 1:31.97.

 Northside Seniors Steven Kataba, Garret Barch, Justin Washington and Keith Jones were honored at the East Bank Club at the Northside Track & Field Banquet with plaques for breaking the school record to WIN the 4x200m Relay at IHSA Sectionals to QUALIFY for the 2016 IHSA State Track & Field Championships!!! 



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2016 Northside Track and Field Letter Awards
NORTHSIDE SPRINTERS - VICTORY IS THE GOAL - DETERMINATION GETS THEM THERE

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Sprints Coach Matthew Madera

 In 2016, Northside Sprints Coach Matthew Madera qualified athletes for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the Men's 4x100m Relay, 100m Dash, 4x200m Relay, and 4x400m Relay.

 Chicago Northside also broke school records in the Women's 4x100m Relay, Men's 4x160m Relay, and Men's 4x200m Relay.



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Carel Jones earned his 2nd Varsity letter in Track

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IHSA State Qualifier Keith Jones
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Coach Matthew Madera and Keith Jones

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IHSA State Qualifier Steven Kataba

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IHSA State Qualifier Mason Sotomayor
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Mason Sotomayor

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Mother Diana, Mason Sotomayor, Father Juan

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Hurdles Coach Makenzie Carr
NORTHSIDE HURDLERS! START STRONG, FINISH STRONGER! HURDLING IS OUR SUPERPOWER!

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Coach Makenzie Carr addresses a full capacity crowd at the East Bank Club

 In 2016. Hurdles Coach Makenzie Carr qualified multiple athletes for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships in the 110m Hurdles and 300m Hurdles.

 Northside also finished 1-2 in the 300m Hurdles at the Chicago Public League Championships!

 Northside earned ALL STATE honors in the 300m Hurdles at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships.

 The school records for 110m Hurdles and 300m Hurdles were both broken at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!



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IHSA State Qualifier Jay Borgwardt

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Elias Decker earned his first Varsity letter in Track
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Christian Guerrero earned his first Varsity letter in Track

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Jack Nolan earned his first Varsity letter in Track

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Asher Rappaport earned his 2nd Varsity letter in Track
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110m Hurdles School Record: Garret Barch

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300m Hurdles School Record: Justin Washington

Wednesday, June 8
2016 Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Danny Rosen / 2016 Patrick O'Connor Leadership Award: Philip Wdowiak

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Seniors Danny Rosen and Philip Wdowiak were honored at Navy Pier!

 On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Northside Head Track & Field Coach Jon Gordon received a fantastic email from the Northside administration informing him that the winner of the 2016 Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award was Danny Rosen, and that the winner of the 2016 Patrick O'Connor Leadership Award was Philip Wdowiak.

 Rosen and Wdowiak were honored at Navy Pier at the Senior Awards luncheon on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 on the cruise ship, the Mystic Blue of Chicago.

 There are 29 sports at Northside College Prep. The Senior Male Athlete award is given annually at Graduation to the best Athlete in the Senior Class. Head Coaches of all 29 Northside sports vote to determine the winner of the Senior Male Athlete Award. It is one of the highest honors an athlete can receive at graduation.

 For only the sixth time in Northside history (Eric Nelson, Cooper Eben, Wesley Laytham, Patrick Brennan, Malcolm Grba), a member of the Northside Track & Field Team won the award, Senior Captain Danny Rosen.

 The Patrick O'Connor Leadership Award is awarded to the best athlete in academics, athletics, and leadership. Head Coaches of all 29 Northside sports vote to determine the winner of the Patrick O'Connor Leadership Award. It is also one of the highest honors an athlete can receive at graduation.

 For only the third time in Northside history (Dan Kittaka, Patrick O'Connor), a member of the Northside Track & Field Team won the award, Senior Captain Philip Wdowiak.

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon had the honor of presenting both athletes with their respective awards at the Senior luncheon on the cruise ship, the Mystic Blue of Chicago.  



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All State 1600m runner Danny Rosen
Saturday, May 28
Danny Rosen and Justin Washington earn ALL STATE Honors at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!! Alex Ortiz runs 2:01.56 in the 800m run!

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All State 300m Hurdler Justin Washington

 On Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Charleston, Illinois, at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships, the Northside Mustangs had a big day on the strength of outstanding performances in the 300m Hurdles and 1600m run.

 Northside posted victories over 20 Teams, among others, East Peoria, Glenbard South, L-Peru, Mascoutah, Matton, Olympia, Taylorville, Antioch, Reed-Custer, Monticello, Peoria Notre Dame, Rochester, Chicago Lindblom, Herrin, Benet Academy, Fenwick, Elmwood Park, Galena, Rich East, and Woodstick North.

 In the 1600m run, Danny Rosen placed seventh overall with an outstanding time of 4:25.96. In front of a capacity filled stadium, after the 1600m run, in a very nice ceremony, Danny Rosen was awarded a Medal for placing seventh overall and earning All State Honors. Rosen also ran a 4:23.20 in the 1600m Prelims on Friday to qualify for the Finals.

 In the 300m Hurdles, Justin Washington placed eighth overall with an outstanding time of 39.99. In front of a capacity filled stadium, after the 300m hurdles, in a very nice ceremony, Justin Washington was awarded a MEDAL for placing eighth overall and earning All State Honors. Washington also hurdled a 39.80 in the 300m Hurdle Prelims on Friday to qualify for the Finals.

 Northside Junior Kyle Friedler was scratched from the 3200m run. Friedler was hit by a car, a week prior to the State meet. Friedler ran a school record time of 9:32.27 this season. His school record, would have placed in the top 4 in the State.

 On Friday, May 27, 2016, Chicago Northside College Prep competed in the IHSA State Track & Field Prelims at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston, Illinois. The Top 12 athletes and relays advance to Finals in distance and field events. The Top 9 athletes and relays advance to finals in sprinting and hurdle events.

 In the Pole Vault, Northside Senior Brednan Powers came into the competition at a height of 12'3. Powers made three outstanding attempts, but was unable to clear it.

 In the 4x800m Relay, Northside Senior Philip Wdowiak ran a personal best 800m split of 2:02.78 on the first leg of the relay. Northside Junior Brian McManus ran an outstanding 800m split of 2:11.88 on the second leg of the relay. Northside Sophomore Charlie Guthmann dropped 9 seconds for a personal best 800m split of 2:11.55 on the third leg of the relay. Northside Sophomore Jacob Yosowitz ran an outstanding 800m split of 2:09.60 to anchor the Mustangs to an official time of 8:35.81.

 In the 4x100m Relay, Northside Sophomore Nick Brown, Freshman Osazee Osaghae, Senior Steven Kataba and Sophomore Guy Lahoua combined for an outstanding time of 45.21.

 In the 110m Hurdles, Northside Senior Garret Barch broke the school record with the tenth fastest time in Illinois with a 15.05. Northside Senior Justin Washington hurdled a personal best 15.61.

 In the 100m Dash, Northside Freshman Osazee Osaghae ran a personal best time of 11.36. It was the fastest time by a Freshman in the State!

 In the 800m run, Northside Junior Alex Ortiz had a BIG day! Alex Ortiz dropped 3 seconds (2:04.31) for a PERSONAL BEST time of 2:01.56. It was the fifth fastest 800m time in Northside history!

 In the 4x200m Relay, Northside Senior Keith Jones, Senior Steven Kataba, Sophomore Guy Lahoua, and Senior Philip Wdowiak combined for an outstanding time of 1:32.47.

 In the 300m Hurdles, Northside Senior Garret Barch had a great start, but was unable to finish the race after hitting his head on the ground after hitting a hurdle in the final 75m of the race. In the next heat, Northside Senior Justin Washington broke the school record to QUALIFY for the Finals with a personal best time of 39.80. Washington ran the fifth fastest time in the Prelims.

 In the 1600m run, Northside Senior Danny Rosen ran the third fastest time in the Prelims to QUALIFY for the Finals with an oustanding time of 4:23.20.

 In the 4x400m Relay, Northside Junior Jay Borgwardt, Senior Philip Wdowiak, Junior Jacob Yosowitz, and Junior Alex Ortiz combined for an official time of 3:49.63.

 The Northside Track & Field TEAM will be honored at the East Bank Club on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm.



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Alex Ortiz runs a 2:01.56 at the IHSA State Championships

Philip Wdowiak runs 2:02.78 800m split in 4x800m Relay, then anchors 4x200m Relay in 22 seconds, and then runs in the 4x400m Relay at STATE!

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Philip Wdowiak runs a 2:02.78 800m split in 4x800m Relay at STATE!

Wednesday, May 18
Pack your bags!!! Chicago Northside is going to Charleston for the IHSA State Championships! 19 Athletes qualify for STATE! IHSA SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS!!

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2016 IHSA Sectional Champions!!!

 On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the Northside Varsity Men traveled to Hanson Stadium in Chicago, Illinois for the IHSA Sectional Championships.

 The Chicago Northside Mustangs QUALIFIED a record 19 athletes for STATE! Northside WON the Pole Vault, 4x800m Relay, 4x100m Relay, 3200m, 110m Hurdles, 800m run, 4x200m Relay (School Record), 300m Hurdles, 1600m run, and the 4x400m Relay! Northside also had a second place qualifier in the 100m dash, 110m Hurdles, and 300m Hurdles!

 Northside WON the IHSA Men's Sectional title with 152 points!!

 In a nice ceremony following the meet, Northside received the IHSA Sectional Championship plaque! A Banner will be hoisted on the GYM wall in honor of the 2016 IHSA Sectional Champions!!!

 Chicago Northside qualified for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships for the 9th consecutive year!!!

 Northside is now one more victory away from the STATE Title!

 2016 IHSA Northside STATE Qualifiers include:

 1. Garret Barch - 110m Hurdles, 4x200m Relay, 300m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay 

 2. Jay Borgwardt - 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, 4x800m Relay

 3. Nicholas Brown - 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay

 4. Kyle Friedler - 3200m 

 5. Charlie Guthmann - 4x800m Relay

 6. Keith Jones - 4x200m Relay

 7. Steven Kataba - 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay, 4x400m Relay

 8. Guy Lahoua - 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay

 9. Brian McManus - 4x800m Relay

10. Norberto Nieves - 4x100m Relay 

11. Alex Ortiz - 800m, 4x400m Relay, 4x800m Relay

12. Osazee Osaghae - 100m Dash, 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay

13. Brendan Powers - Pole Vault

14. Danny Rosen - 4x800m Relay, 1600m run

15. Sergio Soto - 4x800m Relay

16. Mason Sotomayor - 4x100m Relay

17. Justin Washington - 110m Hurdles, 4x200m Relay, 300m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay

18. Philip Wdowiak - 4x800m Relay, 4x100m Relay, 4x200m Relay, 4x400m Relay

19. Jacob Yosowitz - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay



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Chicago Northside - IHSA Sectional Champions!!!

We Are the Champions


Wednesday, May 18
VARSITY POINTS TOTALS

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT IHSA SECTIONALS

1. Garret Barch              25.00
2. Justin Washington     21.00
3. Danny Rosen            12.50
4. Osazee Osaghae      10.50
5. Alex Ortiz                  10.00
5. Kyle Friedler              10.00
5. Brendan Powers        10.00
6. Keith Jones                 8.50
6. Brian McManus           8.50
7. Steven Kataba            7.50
8. Jacob Cosby               6.00
9. Philip Wdowiak           5.00
10. Guy Lahoua              4.50
11. Charlie Guthmann     4.00
12. Mathew Gardner       3.00
13. Jacob Yosowitz         2.50
13. Nicholas Brown         2.50
14. Sergio Soto               1.00

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (15 MEETS)

1. Garret Barch 177.25
2. Justin Washington 131.50
3. Danny Rosen 104.00
4. Keith Jones 90.50
5. Kyle Friedler 84.50
6. Jacob Cosby 59.00
7. Brian McManus 45.25
8. Steven Kataba 43.75
9. Alex Ortiz 41.50
10. Philip Wdowiak 38.00
11. Jay Borgwardt 32.00
12. Troy Hu 25.75
13. Osazee Osaghae 22.25
13. Brendan Powers 22.25
14. Jacob Yosowitz 21.50
15. Brandon Banas 20.75
16. Nicholas Brown 20.50
17. Sergio Soto 20.25
18. Matthew Gardner 13.00
19. Charlie Guthmann 12.50
20. Arjuna Lemke 9.50
21. Christian Guerrero 8.00
21. Jack Nolan 8.00
22. Matt Kosova 5.00
23. Carel Jones 4.75
24. Guy Lahoua 4.50
24. John Kim 4.50
25. Jack Webster 4.00
25. Vladimir Andrade 4.00
26. Kyle Lowenthal 3.00
27. Miguel Garay 2.00
27. Elias Decker 2.00
28. Norberto Nieves 1.25
29. Asher Rappaport 1.00
29. Kristopher Ushijimia 1.00

The athletes listed above have earned a Varsity letter by scoring a Varsity point in a Track meet.  



Tuesday, May 17
Senior Brendan Powers WINS IHSA Sectional Pole Vault Competition to QUALIFY for STATE!!!

 On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon, and Senior Brendan Powers traveled to Whitney Young High School for the IHSA Sectional Pole Vault Competition. There was two surprise vaulters entered in the competition from North Lawndale.

 Brendan Powers showed great mental toughness and determination, and WON the Pole Vault Competition to QUALIFY for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships! Powers is the first northside athlete since 2013 to qualify for STATE in Pole Vault.

 Northside does not have a Pole Vault Pit, and only has ONE 160 lbs Pole. Powers weighed less than 150 lbs when the season began in January 2016. Brendan Powers increased his body weight to 154 lbs to fit the pole, by putting on more muscle in the weight room. He trained himself this season, and did an incredible job to WIN the IHSA Sectional title!!

 Powers will vault in Charleston, Illinois on Friday, March 27, 2016 at the STATE Championships. Northside has started the IHSA Sectional Championship meet with 10 points, thanks to the tremendous efforts of Senior Brendan Powers.

 The remaining events in the IHSA North Lawndale Sectional will take place at Hanson Stadium on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 


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