Northside College Prep Women's Track & Field: Welcome

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This is the official website of the Northside College Prep Women's Track and Field Team.

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 2016 Northside Coaching Staff

 93% of NCAA Division I Basketball Players ran Track in High School

 99% of NCAA Division I Cross Country runners 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

   "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare"

For the Official web site of the CHICAGO PUBLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Northside Cross Country

For Northside 2016 Outdoor Track & Field Statistics: 2016 Outdoor Track season

For Northside 2017 Indoor Track & Field Statistics: 2017 Indoor Track season

Nutrition for Track Athletes

For any junior or senior who is thinking about competing collegiately. Before you can officially be recruited or commit to a school, this step must be taken: NCAA Eligibility Center

Track and Field Practices commence on Monday, January 15, 2018. Athletes are only permitted to join the Team after January 15, 2018, if they were in a winter sport (i.e. Basketball).

2017 Track and Field Schedule

A police report will be filed for theft, for any uniforms that are not returned this season. The State Attorneys office will prosecute to the full extent of the law. Thanks.

2017 Eric Nelson Classic Results

Final Banquet Ticket Orders: Adetunji (4), C. Alex (2), Auta (1), Balata (1), Banas (2), Borgwardt (3), Casey (4), Clemenz (2), Chu (1), Decker (2), Friedler (3), Goldman (2), Gordon (7), Hassen (1), Houser (1), Jackson (2), Kane (2), Karall (3), Karri (1), Kosova (1), J.Kim (2), Z.Kim (2), Mattson (2), McCoy (3), Miron (3), McManus (3), Nakum (2), Najarro (4), Nolan (3), Nieves (6), Ortiz (2), Pasek (2), Pena (2), Rowe (1), Santos (2), Saurez (1), Seyum (1), Shimandle (2), Shipley (3), Soto (1), Sotomayor (3), Ushijima (3), Vara (1), Webster (3), Wilson (2), Zinke (3). As of May 15, 2017, no more banquet tickets available. Thanks.



Saturday, May 20
Sara McCoy, Anna Pasek, Gwen Casey, and Fiona Casey finish 10th in Illinois in the 4x800m Relay!

 On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the Northside Varsity Women 4x800m Relay finished tenth in Illinois! The Northside 4x800m Relay missed the Medal stand by one place, after finishing in the Top 8 in the Prelims (9:56.93) on Friday, May 19, 2017.

 Northside Junior Sara McCoy, Senior Anna Pasek, Freshman Gwen Casey, and Senior Fiona Casey finished in tenth place on Saturday with an official time of 10:03.49. It was the best finish in the 4x800m Relay at the IHSA State Championships in the history of the program.

 Sara McCoy, Anna Pasek, Gwen Casey, and Fiona Casey will be honored at the June 3, 2017 Track & Field Banquet.

 After the Prelims, on Friday, May 19, 2017, Northside Distance Coach Michael Giberson won the 800m run at the Open Races Under the lights at O'Brien Stadium with an official time of 2:16. Giberson has won both the 3200m (2016) and the 800m (2017) at O'Brien Stadium during the last two seasons.

 Northside 4x800m Relay alternates Erin Goldman, Monfaye Nabine, Ella Neurohr, and Sylwia Balata also participated in multiple open races on Friday evening.



Thursday, May 11
Pack your bags! Northside is going to Charleston for the IHSA State Championships! 4x800m Relay qualifies for STATE! Sara McCoy qualifies in 1600m!

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4x100m School Record: Sally, Eve, Kate, Elizabeth

 Prior to IHSA Sectionals, the fastest Northside had run a 4x800m Relay during the 2017 Track season was a 10:39.60.

 On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon traveled to Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois for the IHSA Sectional "Seed" meeting and to inspect the Track.

 At the "Seed" meeting, it was disclosed that the fastest seed times in the Sectional were Rosary (9:53.63), ACC (9:58.24), Fenwick (10:14.70), Montini (10:16.71), Trinity (10:29.27) and Chicago Northside (10:39.60). Only the top two relays would qualify for the IHSA State Championships, and Northside was ranked #6.

 Northside Distance Coaching prodigy Michael Giberson and Senior Captain Fiona Casey wanted to go for it in the 4x800m Relay despite the odds. The 4x800m Relay Roster was determined by taking the Top eight 800m times from the 2017 Season. The Top four 800m times would race at IHSA Sectionals, and the next four fastest 800m times from the 2017 season would serves as alternates.

 On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Northside Varsity Women traveled to Glen Ellyn, Illinois for the IHSA Sectional Championships. Seniors Fiona Casey, Elizabeth Auta, and Sylwia Balata did not arrive until after the AP Statistics Exam.

 Northside was greeted at Glenbard South High School by many Northside parents and friends that made the long trip to Glen Ellyn to support the TEAM at the IHSA Sectional.

 On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Sara McCoy, Anna Pasek, Gwen Casey, and Fiona Casey made history by dropping 49 seconds (10:39.60) to finish in second place to QUALIFY for the IHSA State Championships with an official time of 9:50.85!! It was one of the largest time drops in the history of the Illinois High School Athletic Association.

 On the first leg of the relay, Northside Junior Sara McCoy ran an impressive 800m split of 2:28, and made a nice exchange to Anna Pasek. Northside Senior Anna Pasek ran an outstanding 800m split of 2:29.00, and made a good exchange to Gwen Casey. Northside Freshman Gwen Casey ran an 800m split of 2:30, and made a perfect exchange to Fiona Casey. Northside Senior Fiona Casey anchored Chicago Northside to SECOND place with an impressive 2:21 800m split to QUALIFY for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships with an official time of 9:50.85!! Northside will travel to Charleston, Illinois on Thursday, May 18, 2017 for the IHSA State Championships!!

 In the 4x100m Relay, Northside Sophomore Sally Kim, Seniors Kate Chu, Eve Houser, and Elizabeth Auta BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD and finished in SIXTH place with an official time of 53.63. Sally Kim, Kate Chu, Eve Houser, and Elizabeth Auta were awarded MEDALS for finishing in sixth place overall.

 In the 100m Hurdles, Northside Sophomore Iman Adetunji finished in 19th place with an official time of 21.68.  

 In the 4x200m Relay, Northside Sophomore Sally Kim, Seniors Kate Chu, Eve Houser, and Elizabeth Auta finished in FOURTH place with an official time of 1:53.33. Sally Kim, Kate Chu, Eve Houser, and Elizabeth Auta were awarded MEDALs for finishing in fourth place overall.  

 In the Shot Put, Northside Junior Aleah Wilson finished in third place overall with a put of 29'7.75.

 In the 800m, Northside Senior Fiona Casey finished in seventh place with an official time of 2:26.14. Northside Freshman Monfaye Nabine finished in 14th place with an official time of 2:42.48.

 In the 300m Hurdles, Northside Junior Eliana Neurohr finished in 20th place with an official time of 62.49.

 In the 1600m run, Northside Junior Sara McCoy finished in THIRD place to qualify for the IHSA State Championships with an official time of 5:18.83. 



Thursday, May 11
VARSITY POINTS TOTALS

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT IHSA SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Sara McCoy 8.00
2. Aleah Wilson 6.00
3. Fiona Casey 2.00
3. Gwen Casey 2.00 
3. Anna Pasek 2.00 
4. Elizabeth Auta 1.25
4. Eve Houser 1.25
4. Kate Chu 1.25
4. Sally Kim 1.25

 

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (15 MEETS) 

 

1. Fiona Casey 63.50  
2. Sara McCoy 57.50
3. Aleah Wilson 41.00
4. Sylwia Balata 39.00
5. Iman Adetunjui 38.50
6. Sally Kim 36.75
7. Anna Pasek 34.75
8.Gwen Casey 25.50 
9. Carol Dai 21.00
10. Eve Houser 20.00
11. Erin Goldman 19.50 
12. Monfaye Nabine 10.50
13. Sophia Mattson 9.50
14. Elizabeth Auta 8.50
15. Joselyn Santos 7.50
16. Ella Neurohr 7.00
18. Kate Chu 6.50 
19. Melissa Suarez 6.00
19. Kate Clemenz 6.00
20. Shania Dorsey 5.25 
21. Christine Alex 4.00
22. Naseeba Yunusa 3.00
23. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
24. Sarah Fitzmaurice 2.00
25. Zoe Kim 2.00
26. Olamide Babayeju 1.50
27. Fatima Pena 0.75
27. Duyen Vo 0.75
27. Linh Pham 0.75

All of the athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY letter in Track and Field!


Tuesday, May 9
Iman Adetunji ranked THIRD in the IHSA Sectional in Long Jump! Field Events check-in at 3 30 pm, Running Events check-in at 5 30 pm

 On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon traveled to Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois for the IHSA Girls Sectional Seed Meeting.

 Glenbard South 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 the names of the Meet Referee, Starter, and Assistant Starter.

 After a long debate against it, the check-in time for the running events was moved up to 5:30 pm, and the commencement of the 4x800m Relay was moved up to 5:45 pm. The Field Events will check-in at 3:30 pm, and commence at 4:30 pm.

 The highlight of the Seed Meeting, included Norhside Sophomore Iman Adetunji being ranked as the #3 Long Jumper in the entire sectional.

 Northside also hopes to qualify athletes for the IHSA State Track and Field Championships in the 4x800m Relay, 800m, and 1600m.

 The Northside Sectional roster for distance events was determined by taking the Top eight 800m times of the 2017 season for the 4x800m relay, and the Top 2 times of available athletes for the 3200m, 800m, and 1600m.

 Northside is an excellent position for TEAM points going into the IHSA Sectional meet.

 Northside Volunteer Coach Jose Nebrida is traveling all the way from Cape Cod to see the lady mustangs compete in the IHSA Sectional Championship meet. Nebrida will return to Cape Cod at the conconclusion of the meet.

The Northside Varsity Women will depart from Northside at 2:00 pm to travel to Glen Ellyn, Illinois on Thursday, May 11, 2017 for the IHSA Sectional Championship Meet.



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Gwen Casey finishes SECOND in the Sophomore 800m and 1600m
Saturday, May 6
Fiona and Gwen Casey SCORE 28 points at the Chicago Public League Championships! Aleah Wilson earns a MEDAL in discus! Erin Goldman SECOND in 3200m!

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Fiona Casey finishes SECOND in the 800m and FIFTH in the 1600m!

 On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Northside Varsity Women and Sophomore Girls traveled to Hanson Stadium in Chicago, Illinois for the City Championships!

 In the Sophomore 3200m, Northside Sophomore Erin Goldman finished in SECOND place with an outstanding time of 12:57.85. Erin Goldman was awarded a RIBBON for finishing in second place overall. Northside Sophomore Faith Zehfuss finished in FOURTH place with a PERSONAL BEST time of 13:09.10. Faith Zehfuss was awarded a RIBBON for finishinig in fourth place overall. 

 In the Sophomore 800m, Northside Freshman Gwen Casey finished in SECOND place with an outstanding time of 2:33.88. Gwen Casey was awarded a RIBBON for finishing in second place overall.

 In the Sophomore 1600m, Northside Freshman Gwen Casey finished in SECOND place with an official time of 5:46.61. Gwen Casey was awarded a RIBBON for finishing in second place overall. Northside Sophomore Erin Goldman finished in THIRD place overall with an official time of 5:57.78.

 In the Varsity Discus, Northside Junior Aleah Wilson finished in SIXTH place with a throw of 84'5. Aleah Wilson was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in sixth place overall.

 In the Varsity 800m, Northside Senior Fiona Casey finished in SECOND place with an outstanding time of 2:22.76. Fiona Casey was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in second place overall.

 In the Varsity 1600m, Northside Senior Fiona Casey finished in FIFTH pllace with an outstanding time of 5:31.65. Fiona Casey was awarded a MEDAL for finishing in fifth place overall. Northside Junior Sara McCoy completed the scoring by finishing in eighth place with an official time of 5:42.84.

 In the Varsity Sprint Medley Relay (100m-100m-200m-400m), Northside Senior Kate Chu, Senior Elizabeth Auta, Senior Eve Houser, and Senior Anna Pasek finished in sixth place overall with an official time of 2:11.09.



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Erin Goldman finishes SECOND in the Sophomore 3200m run!

Saturday, May 6
VARSITY POINTS TOTALS

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Fiona Casey 12.00
2. Aleah Wilson 3.00
3. Sara McCoy 1.00
4. Anna Pasek 0.75
4. Kate Chu 0.75
4. Elizabeth Auta 0.75
4. Eve Houser 0.75

 

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (14 MEETS)

1. Fiona Casey 61.50  
2. Sara McCoy 49.50
3. Sylwia Balata 39.00
4. Sally Kim 35.50
5. Aleah Wilson 35.00
6. Anna Pasek 32.75 
6. Iman Adetunji 24.50
7. Gwen Casey 23.50
8. Carol Dai 21.00
9. Erin Goldman 19.50 
10. Eve Houser 18.75
11. Monfaye Nabine 10.50
12. Sophia Mattson 9.50
13. Joselyn Santos 7.50
14. Elizabeth Auta 7.25
15. Ella Neurohr 7.00 
16. Melissa Suarez 6.00
16. Kate Clemenz 6.00
17. Shania Dorsey 5.25 
17. Kate Chu 5.25
18. Christine Alex 4.00
19. Naseeba Yunusa 3.00
20. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
21. Sarah Fitzmaurice 2.00
21. Zoe Kim 2.00
22. Olamide Babayeju 1.50
23. Fatima Pena 0.75
23. Duyen Vo 0.75
23. Linh Pham 0.75

All of the athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY letter in Track and Field!


Saturday, May 6
SOPHOMORE POINTS TOTALS

SOPHOMORE POINTS SCORED AT THE CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Gwen Casey   16.00

2. Erin Goldman 14.00

3. Faith Zehfuss 5.00



Saturday, April 29
Fiona Casey finishes FOURTH in the 1600m at New Trier! Sara McCoy finishes FIFTH in the 3200m at New Trier!

 On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Northside Varsity Women traveled to New Trier High School for the Trevian Invitational in Winnetka, Illinois.

 Northside Senior Fiona Casey finished fourth in the 1600m run with a PERSONAL BEST time of 5:26.43.

 Northside Junior Sara McCoy finished fifth in the 3200m run with an official time of 11:55.85.

 

 VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT NEW TRIER

1. Fiona Casey 4.00

2. Sara McCoy 2.00

 

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (13 MEETS)

1. Fiona Casey 49.50  
2. Sara McCoy 48.50
3. Sylwia Balata 39.00
4. Sally Kim 35.50
5. Anna Pasek 32.00
5. Aleah Wilson 32.00
6. Iman Adetunji 24.50
7. Gwen Casey 23.50
8. Carol Dai 21.00
9. Erin Goldman 19.50 
10. Eve Houser 18.00
11. Monfaye Nabine 10.50
12. Sophia Mattson 9.50
13. Joselyn Santos 7.50
14. Ella Neurohr 7.00
15. Elizabeth Auta 6.50
16. Melissa Suarez 6.00
16. Kate Clemenz 6.00
17. Shania Dorsey 5.25 
18. Kate Chu 4.50
19. Christine Alex 4.00
20. Naseeba Yunusa 3.00
21. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
22. Sarah Fitzmaurice 2.00
22. Zoe Kim 2.00
23. Olamide Babayeju 1.50
24. Fatima Pena 0.75
24. Duyen Vo 0.75
24. Linh Pham 0.75

All of the athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY letter in Track and Field!


Thursday, April 27
Northside Sophomore Girls qualify 16 athletes for City Finals!

 On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Northside Sophomore Girls Track & Field Team traveled to Hanson Stadium in Chicago, Illinois for the Sophomore PRELIMS for the Chicago Public League Championships! 

 The Northside Mustangs qualified 16 ATHLETES for the finals, in 9 events, including the 3200m run (2), 4x800m Relay (8), 800m (1), 4x200m Relay (8), 1600m Run (2), 200m Dash (2), 4x400m Relay (8), High Jump (1), and Triple Jump (1).

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

1. Iman Adetunji - Triple Jump, 4x200m Relay

2. Christine Alex - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay

3. Gwen Casey - 800m, 1600m, 4x800m Relay

4. Kate Clemenz - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay

5. Shania Dorsey - 200m Dash, 4x200m Relay

6. Freda Frimpong - 4x200m Relay

7. Erin Goldman - 3200m, 4x800m, 1600m, 4x400m

8. Sally Kim - 200m, 4x200m Relay

9. Sophia Mattson - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay, 4x200m Relay

10. Monfaye Nabine - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay

11. Fatima Pena - 4x200m Relay

12. Joselyn Santos - 4x800m Relay, 4x400m Relay

13. Hannah Shipley - 4x200m Relay

14. Melissa Suarez - High Jump

15. Naseeba Yunusa - 4x200m Relay 

16. Faith Zehfuss - 3200m, 4x800m, 4x400m Relay 



Saturday, April 22
Sara McCoy BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD in the 1600m! Fiona Casey BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD in the 800m!

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Coach Michael Giberson congratulates Sara McCoy on a School Record!

 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 Junior Sara McCoy finished in 23rd place overall, and BROKE the school record in the 1600m run with an official time of 5:15.92.

 Northside Senior Fiona Casey finished in 11th place overall, and BROKE the school record in the 800m run with an official time of 2:16.54.

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (12 MEETS)

1. Sara McCoy 46.50  
2. Fiona Casey 45.50
3. Sylwia Balata 39.00
4. Sally Kim 35.50
5. Anna Pasek 32.00
5. Aleah Wilson 32.00
6. Iman Adetunji 24.50
7. Gwen Casey 23.50
8. Carol Dai 21.00
9. Erin Goldman 19.50 
10. Eve Houser 18.00
11. Monfaye Nabine 10.50
12. Sophia Mattson 9.50
13. Joselyn Santos 7.50
14. Ella Neurohr 7.00
15. Elizabeth Auta 6.50
16. Melissa Suarez 6.00
16. Kate Clemenz 6.00
17. Shania Dorsey 5.25 
18. Kate Chu 4.50
19. Christine Alex 4.00
20. Naseeba Yunusa 3.00
21. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
22. Sarah Fitzmaurice 2.00
22. Zoe Kim 2.00
23. Olamide Babayeju 1.50
24. Fatima Pena 0.75
24. Duyen Vo 0.75
24. Linh Pham 0.75

All of the athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY letter in Track and Field!


Thursday, April 20
Aleah Wilson THIRD in Discus with throw of 90'0 at Carl Sandburg Invitational!

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT CARL SANDBURG INVITATIONAL

 1. Sylwia Balata 6.00
 1. Aleah Wilson 6.00
 2. Gwen Casey 2.00
 3. Erin Goldman 1.00

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (11 MEETS)

1. Sara McCoy 46.50  
2. Fiona Casey 45.50
3. Sylwia Balata 39.00
4. Sally Kim 35.50
5. Anna Pasek 32.00
5. Aleah Wilson 32.00
6. Iman Adetunji 24.50
7. Gwen Casey 23.50
8. Carol Dai 21.00
9. Erin Goldman 19.50 
10. Eve Houser 18.00
11. Monfaye Nabine 10.50
12. Sophia Mattson 9.50
13. Joselyn Santos 7.50
14. Ella Neurohr 7.00
15. Elizabeth Auta 6.50
16. Melissa Suarez 6.00
16. Kate Clemenz 6.00
17. Shania Dorsey 5.25 
18. Kate Chu 4.50
19. Christine Alex 4.00
20. Naseeba Yunusa 3.00
21. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
22. Sarah Fitzmaurice 2.00
22. Zoe Kim 2.00
23. Olamide Babayeju 1.50
24. Fatima Pena 0.75
24. Duyen Vo 0.75
24. Linh Pham 0.75

All of the athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY letter in Track and Field!


Saturday, April 15
Varsity Women finish 8th at Geneva Invitational! Fiona Casey fourth in 400m! Sara McCoy fourth in 800m!

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT GENEVA

 1. Fiona Casey 5.00
 1. Sara McCoy 5.00
 2. Sally Kim 1.00
 2. Anna Pasek 1.00

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (10 MEETS)

1. Sara McCoy 46.50  
2. Fiona Casey 45.50
3. Sally Kim 35.50
4. Sylwia Balata 33.00
5. Anna Pasek 32.00
6. Aleah Wilson 26.00
7. Iman Adetunji 24.50
8. Gwen Casey 21.50
9. Carol Dai 21.00
10. Erin Goldman 18.50 
11. Eve Houser 18.00
12. Monfaye Nabine 10.50
13. Sophia Mattson 9.50
14. Joselyn Santos 7.50
15. Ella Neurohr 7.00
15. Elizabeth Auta 6.50
16. Melissa Suarez 6.00
16. Kate Clemenz 6.00
17. Shania Dorsey 5.25 
19. Kate Chu 4.50
20. Christine Alex 4.00
21. Naseeba Yunusa 3.00
22. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
23. Sarah Fitzmaurice 2.00
23. Zoe Kim 2.00
24. Olamide Babayeju 1.50
25. Fatima Pena 0.75
25. Duyen Vo 0.75
25. Linh Pham 0.75

All of the athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY letter in Track and Field!


Wednesday, April 12
Northside Senior Sylwia Balata WINS 3200m and 800m at Glenbrook North!

 On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Northside Senior Sylwia Balata had an amazing performance, winning the 3200m with an outstanding time of 12:20, and then winning the 800m with an official time of 2:43!

 

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT GLENBROOK NORTH

1. Sylwia Balata 10.00

   

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (9 MEETS)

1. Sara McCoy 41.50  
2. Fiona Casey 40.50
3. Sally Kim 34.50
4. Sylwia Balata 33.00
5. Anna Pasek 31.00
6. Aleah Wilson 26.00
7. Iman Adetunji 24.50
8. Gwen Casey 21.50
9. Carol Dai 21.00
10. Erin Goldman 18.50 
11. Eve Houser 18.00
12. Monfaye Nabine 10.50
13. Sophia Mattson 9.50
14. Joselyn Santos 7.50
15. Ella Neurohr 7.00
15. Elizabeth Auta 6.50
16. Melissa Suarez 6.00
16. Kate Clemenz 6.00
17. Shania Dorsey 5.25 
19. Kate Chu 4.50
20. Christine Alex 4.00
21. Naseeba Yunusa 3.00
22. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
23. Sarah Fitzmaurice 2.00
23. Zoe Kim 2.00
24. Olamide Babayeju 1.50
25. Fatima Pena 0.75
25. Duyen Vo 0.75
25. Linh Pham 0.75

All of the athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY letter in Track and Field!


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Iman Adetunji finishes fourth in 100m Hurdles!
Saturday, April 1
Chicago Northside WINS Eric Nelson Classic! Sally Kim WINS 200m Dash and finishes THIRD in 100m Dash!

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Sally Kim

 On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Northside Varsity Women traveled to River Park Track in Chicago, Illinois for the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic.

 The Eric Nelson Track and Field Classic featured a record 476 athletes, and ten high schools!

 Northside athletes have been training since January 2017 for the first outdoor Track meet of the year, and their hard work, and dedication to months of training paid off for the lady Mustangs in the first Outdoor Track and Field meet of the season. 

 The Northside Varsity Women WON the 2017 Eric Nelson Classic with 163 points, and posted victories over: 2. University High (120 points), 3. Lincoln Park (69 points), 4. Steinmetz (58 points), 5. Chicago Bulls College Prep (50 points), 6. Von Steuben (25 points), 7. Amundsen (18 points), 8. Cristo Rey Jesuit (12 points), 9. Chicago Christ the King (4 points), and 10. Intrinsic (0 points).

 The Northside Varsity Women have a record of 9-0 to start the Outdoor Track and Field Season.

 The Chicago Northside lady Mustangs will be seeking their first IHSA Sectional Title in Track and field since 2012, in May 2017, on their way to the 2017 IHSA State Track and Field Championships!! 

  The 2017 Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic provided a very special Track & Field experience for all participants. Medals were awarded to the Top 3 Athletes in each event. The Medals are engraved with each athlete's name on it, and shipped to each respective school. Goody bags were also given to all participants on every team. Northside parents also hosted a Tailgate Party for the athletes that was second to none.

 Once a Northside athlete holds the school record and has qualified for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships in that event, the event is then named after the athlete in the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic, beginning the following year.

 Plaques were awarded to the winner of the Triple Jump in honor of Northside Alumni Maria Torres, the winner of the Shot Put in honor of Northside Alumni Veronica Schwartz, the winners of the 4x800m Relay in honor of IHSA State Qualifiers Fiona Casey, Sara McCoy and Northside Alumni Caroline Owens, and Elizabeth O'Conor.

 River Park Track was spectacular. It is one of the best venues in Chicago for Track & Field. The McCoy Family, the Karall Family, the McManus Family, the Zinke Family, and the Rappaport Family arrived at River Park Track at 6:45 am to help the Northside Coaching Staff set up the High Jump Pit, and place hurdles around the Track.

 A special thanks to former Northside Sprints Coach Mark Morgan, and the Webster Family for serving as the clerks of the course, and for checking in 476 athletes, and providing them with hip numbers for each event.

 A special thanks to the Sotomayor Family, the McManus Family, the Friedler Family, the Durkin Family, the Zehfuss Family, the Zinke Family, the Karall Family, the Rappaport Family, and the Northside Coaching Staff for helping make 476 goody bags for the Eric Nelson Classic!

 The Team would also like to thank the Casey Family for helping transport Tents and Equipment at dawn to River Park Track in preparation for the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic.

 The Team would also like to thank ALL of the Northside parents that contributed to the hospitality table for the Northside athletes. It helped make the meet a more enjoyable experience for all of the athletes and members of the coaching staff.

 The Team would also like to thank Northside Volunteer Coach Jose Nebrida for helping officiate High Jump at the Eric Nelson Classic.

 The Team would also like to thank North Park University Head Coach Geoff Masanet, and staff for providing Northside with all of the Track & Field Equipment for the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic.

 The Team would also like to thank Vera Onate and the Chicago Park District for all of their help in preparation for the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic.

 The Team would also like to thank Northside Athletic Director Henry Henderson and Assistant Andrew Mayer for all of their help in preparation and meet management for the Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic.

 Northside would also like to thank IHSA Official Kerry Dean for serving as the Starter for the 2017 Eric Nelson Track & Field Classic. Dean was outstanding!

 Northside would also like to thank IHSA Officials Steve Battle (Triple Jump), Rashida Gates (Long Jump), Bernie Lewis (Shot Put), and Cliff Norman (Discus) for officiating hundreds of athletes in the Field Events.

 Northside would also like to thank Casey Swenson of AccuRace Timing Services, LLC. The meet was finished in record time thanks to his tremendous efforts. AccuRace Timing Services also published the official results immediately after each event was finished on the wall next to the concession stand. Team scores were also provided after each event.

 Last, the Northside Coaching Staff would like to thank all of the Northside athletes. Hours after the meet ended, Northside athletes stayed at River Park Track putting away equipment. Thanks again.

 The meet was scored on the following scale for individual events and relays: 10-8-6-4-2-1.

 The first event of the 2017 Eric Nelson Classic was the 100m Hurdles.

 In the 100m Hurdles, Northside Freshman Carol Dai finished in THIRD place with a PERSONAL BEST time of 21.23. Northside Sophomore Iman Adetunji finished in FOURTH place with an outstanding time of 22.65. Iman Adetunji will be training in Orlando, Florida in preparation for the Carl Sandburg High School Invitational on April 20, 2017. Northside scored 10 points in the 100m Hurdles!

The second event of the 2017 Eric Nelson Classic was the 100m dash.

 In the 100m Dash, Northside Sophomore Sally Kim finished in THIRD place with an outstanding time of 14.19. Northside Senior Kate Chu finished in eighth place with an outstanding time of 14.66. Northside Senior Eve Houser finished in tenth place with an outstanding time of 14.73. Northside Freshman phenom Shania Dorsey finished in 12th place with a season best time of 14.88. Northside Freshman Naseeba Yunuza finished in 15th place with an outstanding time of 15.00. Northside Sophomore Hannah Shipley finished in 26th place with a season best time of 16.28. Northside Freshman Fatima Pena finished in 36th place with a personal best time of 17.37. Northside Sophomore Aayushi Nakum finished in 45th place with a personal best time of 18.87. Northside scored 6 points in the 100m dash!



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Eve Houser and Kate Chu

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Hannah Shipley in the 100m dash!
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Nasseba Yunuza in the 100m dash!

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Fatima Pena in the 100m dash!

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Sara McCoy
Northside Junior Sara McCoy WINS 3200m run at the Eric Nelson Classic! McCoy, Mattson, Santos, and Alex finish 1-2-3-4 in the 3200m run!

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Sophia Mattson
 In the 3200m run, Northside Junior Sara McCoy WON it with an outstanding time of 11:49.70. Sara McCoy will be awarded a MEDAL for winning the 3200m run. Northside Freshman Sophia Mattson finished in SECOND place with a personal best time of 15:09.62. Sophia Mattson will be awarded a MEDAL for finishing in second place overall. Northside Freshman Joselyn Santos dropped 2 minutes and 13 seconds (17:41.70, XC) to finish in THIRD place with a personal best time of 15:34.12. Joselyn Santos will be awarded a MEDAL for finishing in third place overall.

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Joselyn Santos

Northside Sophomore Christine Alex drops four minutes and 46 seconds to finish in FOURTH place in the 3200m run at the Eric Nelson Classic!

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Christine Alex
 In the 3200m run, Northside Sophomore Christine Alex dropped four minutes and 46 seconds (20:34.90, XC), and outkicked Steinmetz Junior Karla Colula (15:48.33, fifth place) to finish in FOURTH place with a PERSONAL BEST time of 15:48.16. Christine Alex earned a Varsity letter in Track by scoring points in a Varsity meet. Cristo Rey Senior Cecilia Barron finished in sixth place to complete the scoring with an official time of 16:09.72.

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3200m run at the Eric Nelson Classic

Saturday, April 1
VARSITY POINTS

VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT ERIC NELSON CLASSIC

1. Sally Kim 22.00
2. Anna Pasek 12.50
3. Carol Dai 12.00
4. Sylwia Balata 10.50
5. Sara McCoy 10.00
6. Erin Goldman 8.50
7. Sophia Mattson 8.00
8. Joselyn Santos 6.00
9. Gwen Casey 5.00
9. Monfaye Nabine 5.00
10. Eve Houser 4.00
10. Christine Alex 4.00
10. Iman Adetunji 18.00
11. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
12. Ella Neurohr 2.00
13. Naseeba Yunusa 1.50
13. Shania Dorsey 1.50
13. Kate Chu 1.50
14. Kate Clemenz 1.00
   

VARSITY POINTS SCORED (8 MEETS)

1. Sara McCoy 41.50  
2. Fiona Casey 40.50
3. Sally Kim 34.50
4. Anna Pasek 31.00
5. Aleah Wilson 26.00
6. Iman Adetunji 38.50
7. Sylwia Balata 23.00
8. Gwen Casey 21.50
9. Carol Dai 21.00
10. Erin Goldman 18.50 
11. Eve Houser 18.00
12. Monfaye Nabine 10.50
13. Sophia Mattson 9.50
14. Joselyn Santos 7.50
15. Elizabeth Auta 6.50
16. Melissa Suarez 6.00
16. Kate Clemenz 6.00
17. Shania Dorsey 5.25 
18. Ella Neurohr 5.00
19. Kate Chu 4.50
20. Christine Alex 4.00
21. Naseeba Yunusa 3.00
22. Faith Zehfuss 2.50
23. Sarah Fitzmaurice 2.00
23. Zoe Kim 2.00
24. Olamide Babayeju 1.50
25. Fatima Pena 0.75
25. Duyen Vo 0.75
25. Linh Pham 0.75

All of the athletes listed above have earned a VARSITY letter in Track and Field!