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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 2015 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"

TRACK & FIELD PRACTICE, commences at 3:30 pm sharp. The Team meets in front of the Northside gymnasium, Monday - Friday. Practices last from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Thanks.   

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

For Northside 2015 Outdoor Track & Field Statistics: 2015 Outdoor Track season

For Northside 2015 Indoor Track & Field Statistics: 2015 Indoor Track season

Nutrition for Track Athletes 



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Coach Jon Gordon and Fiona Casey
Friday, June 5
Northside Track & Field TEAM honored at the East Bank Club!! 4x800m Relay - City Champions, IHSA Sectional Champions, IHSA State Qualifiers!!

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Most Varsity Points scored: Fiona Casey

  On Friday, June 5, 2015, the Northside Track & Field Team was honored at the East Bank Club in Chicago, Illinois. 

 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 2015 Northside Track season was one of the most successful seasons in the history of Northside College Prep. 

 8 athletes earned Watermelons and a plaque for BREAKING A SCHOOL RECORD in the 4x800m Relay and the 4x100m Relay.  

 Northside won VARSITY City titles in the 4x800m Relay at BOTH the Indoor and Outdoor City Championships. City Champion Enamel Pins were awarded to athletes that won individual titles in the Indoor 4x800m Relay (Fiona Casey, Sylwia Balata, Anna Pasek, Sara McCoy), and the Outdoor 4x800m Relay (Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Violet Sackett, Madison Weatherly).

 Northside also had individual SOPHOMORE City Titles in the 3200m (Sara McCoy), 800m (Fiona Casey), and 1600m (Sara McCoy).

 At the IHSA Sectional Championships, Northside was ranked fifth at the Seed Meeting, going into the 4x800m Relay Finals, and held off challenges from St. Ignatius and Fenwick to pull off the biggest upset of the year to WIN the 2015 IHSA Sectional Title and QUALIFY for the Class 3A IHSA State Championships! Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Fiona Casey, and Sara McCoy were presented with IHSA State qualifying Medals at the Track Banquet, along with relay alternates Audrey Konow, Violet Sackett, and Madison Weatherly. O'Conor, Owens, Casey, and McCoy broke the school record with a 9:46.88. 

 Northside also had several alumni become heros to the Team in NCAA Track & Field Meets  throughout the country! Wesley Laytham at Davidson. Charlie Mesimore at Cornell. Cooper Eben at Duke. Mac Melto at DePaul. Simon Kafka at Beloit. Alex Gordon at Macalaster.  

  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.

 After Dinner, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon, first honored the Northside parents, and each member of his Coaching Staff. 

 Next, each event coach, Vernon James (Sprints), Makenzie Carr (Hurdles and Jumps), Erasmo De La Cruz (Throws), Jon Gordon (Pole Vault), Patrick O'Connor (Sophomore Distance), Jon Gordon (Freshman and Varsity Distance), presented Letter Awards to their event groups. Volunteer Assistant Coach Jose Nebrida helped distribute each letter award. 

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon then presented the most prestigous Team Awards, Freshman Academic Awards, Freshman Mustang Awards, Freshman Points Trophy, Freshman MVP Awards, Sophomore Academic Awards, Sophomore Mustang Awards, Sophomore Points Trophy, Sophomore MVP Awards, City Champion Enamel Pins for the Indoor 4x800m Relay and Outdoor 4x4800mn Relay, School Record Breaker Plaques (8), Varsity Points Trophy, Varsity Academic Award, Varsity Mustang Award, Varsity MVP Award, and an IHSA State Qualifer Medals (7).



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Third year law student and Northside Track Alumni Stephanie Sotomayor

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Indoor City 4x800m Champions: Fiona Casey, Anna Pasek, Sylwia Balata, Sara McCoy
2015 CITY CHAMPION ENAMEL PIN

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2015 City Champion Enamel Pin

2015 CITY CHAMPION ENAMEL PIN
(Athletes that won Indoor/Outdoor City Champion Varsity Individual or Relay Titles)

1. Fiona Casey - Indoor - 4x800m Relay

2. Sylwia Balata - Indoor - 4x800m Relay

3. Anna Pasek - Indoor - 4x800m Relay

4. Sara McCoy - Indoor - 4x800m Relay

5. Elizabeth O'Conor - Outdoor - 4x800m Relay

6. Caroline Owens - Outdoor - 4x800m Relay

7. Violet Sackett - Outdoor - 4x800m Relay

8. Madison Weatherly - Outdoor - 4x800m Relay



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Outdoor City 4x800m Champions: Madison Weatherly, Caroline Owens, Violet Sackett

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Coach Patrick O'Connor and Sara McCoy
Freshman Academic Award: Sara McCoy (4.8571)

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Citlali Blanco and Family

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Sylwia Balata, Kate Chu, Eve Houser, Elizabeth Auta, Justin Washington

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Coach Makenzie Carr and Aleah Wilson
Freshman Mustang Award for Work Ethic and Mental Toughness: Aleah Wilson

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Eve Houser, Maya Rowe, Kate Chu, and Coach Vernon James

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Northside Track & Field Banquet Buffet

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Freshman MVP Award: Sara McCoy
Freshman MVP Award: Sara McCoy

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Most SOPHOMORE points scored: Sara McCoy

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Northside Senior legends

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Sophomore Academic Award: Anna Pasek
Sophomore Academic Award (4.9697) and Sophomore Mustang Award for Work Ethic and Mental Toughness: Anna Pasek

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Sophomore Mustang Award: Anna Pasek

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Anna Pasek and Family

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Sophomore MVP Award: Fiona Casey
Sophomore MVP Award: Fiona Casey

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Fiona Casey, Coach Jose Nebrida, John Casey

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Aleah Wilson and Family

Most VARSITY Points Scored by a Freshman: Aleah Wilson

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MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A FRESHMAN - Top 3 on the TEAM

 1. Aleah Wilson       64.50

 2. Sara McCoy        59.25

 3. Citlali Blanco        3.50



Most VARSITY Points Scored by a Sophomore: Fiona Casey

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Fiona Casey

MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A SOPHOMORE - Top 5 on the TEAM

1. Fiona Casey 97.00

2. Anna Pasek 36.75

3. Elizabeth Auta 24.50

4. Sylwia Balata 17.50

4. Vivekae Kim 17.50



Most VARSITY Points Scored by a Junior: Violet Sackett

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Violet Sackett

MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A JUNIOR - Top 4 on the TEAM

1. Violet Sackett 62.75

2. Audrey Konow 40.25

3. Jessica Anyaso 29.75

4. Maddie Schwartz 0.50 



Most VARSITY Points Scored by a Senior: Madison Weatherly

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Madison Weatherly

MOST VARSITY POINTS SCORED BY A SENIOR - Top 3 on the TEAM

1. Madison Weatherly 88.75

2. Elizabeth O'Conor 51.75

3. Caroline Owens 27.50 



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Head Coach Jon Gordon and Fiona Casey
Most VARSITY Points scored on the TEAM: FIONA CASEY

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Jessica Anyaso, Elizabeth Auta, Eve Houser, Kate Chu
4x100m Relay School Record (54.57): Jessica Anyaso, Kate Chu, Eve Houser, Elizabeth Auta

NORTHSIDE SPRINTERS - VICTORY IS THE GOAL - DETERMINATION GETS THEM THERE

In 2015, Northside Junior Jessica Anyaso, Sophomore Kate Chu, Sophomore Eve Houser, and Sophomore Elizabeth Auta broke the SCHOOL RECORD in the 4x100m Relay at the IHSA Sectional Championships with an official time of 54.57. The Northside Girls 4x100m Relay School record had lasted since 2007.



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Sprints Coach Vernon James

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IHSA State Qualifier Medals
4x800m Relay School Record (9:46.88): Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Fiona Casey, Sara McCoy

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Violet Sackett, Caroline Owens, Madison Weatherly, Sara McCoy, Fiona Casey

Northside Distance runners improve MORE than any TEAM in the State in four years, from 2012-2015!  

In 2012, the Northside Varsity Women qualified for the Class 2A State Championships during their Freshman Year of Track in the 4x800m Relay with an official time of 10:54.30

In 2015, Northside Senior Elizabeth O'Conor, Northside Senior Caroline Owens, Sophomore Fiona Casey, and Freshman Sara McCoy broke the SCHOOL RECORD to WIN the Sectional and qualify for the Class 3A State Championships in the 4x800m Relay with an official time of 9:46.88.

The Northside Varsity Women dropped 1 minute and 8 seconds in the 4x800m Relay in Four years!

 

 2015 VARSITY IHSA STATE QUALIFIER MEDALS

1. Tom Frejowski - 400m Dash

2. Elizabeth O'Conor - 4x800m Relay

3. Caroline Owens - 4x800m Relay

4. Fiona Casey - 4x800m Relay

5. Sara McCoy - 4x800m Relay

6. Madison Weatherly - 4x800m Relay Alternate

7. Audrey Konow - 4x800m Relay Alternate

8. Violet Sackett - 4x800m Relay Alternate



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Caroline Owens and Leo Owens

VARSITY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: MADISON WEATHERLY (5.1224)

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Madison Weatherly and Adrian Black

 Madison Weatherly is a four time Academic Achievement Award Winner in both Cross Country and Track. She was also a 2015 National Merit Scholar Corporate Scholarship Winner.

 

 Madison Weatherly has one of the highest GPA (5.1224) out of 35,000 student-athletes in the CPS.

 

 On the Gran Concours National French Exam, she was a three-time National Medalist (2013-2015), including the 2015 Gold Medal for being ranked greater than the 95th percentile Nationally!

 

 She was one of only ten students inducted Sophomore year into the National Honor Society.

 

 Madison Weatherly was also one of ten State Finalists for the Wendy's Heisman National Academic Athletic Award.

 

 Madison Weatherly will be attending Dartmouth in the Fall of 2015.



VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: KATE CHU

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Kate Chu

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SENIOR LEADERSHIP AWARD: MADISON WEATHERLY and MALCOLM GRBA

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Madison Weatherly, Coach Jon Gordon, Malcolm Grba

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ALUMNI OF THE YEAR: PATRICK O'CONNOR and AMY O'CONNOR

Northside Alumni legends Patrick O'Connor and Amy O'Connor served as outstanding Assistant Coaches for the Northside Track & Field Team from 2014 to 2015.

Patrick O'Connor was the best Assistant Distance Coach in Northside history. Patrick O'Connor is leaving the Northside Track & Field Coaching Staff to attend graduate school. Patrick O'Connor has a degree in Kinesiology, and is working towards a career as a Physical Therapist. Patrick O'Connor was a tremendous asset to the Cross Country and Track Programs from 2014 to 2015.

Amy O'Connor was an outstanding Assistant Sprints Coach and traveled with the Team to the Indoor State Championships in 2015. Amy O'Connor is a kindergarten teacher at McPherson Elementary school, and her duties have expanded to include after school programs. Amy O'Connor was a tremendous asset to the Cross Country and Track Programs from 2014 to 2015. 

Northside also had several alumni become heros to the Team in NCAA Track & Field Meets throughout the country! Wesley Laytham at Davidson. Charlie Mesimore at Cornell. Cooper Eben at Duke. Mac Melto at DePaul. Simon Kafka at Beloit. Alex Gordon at Macalaster.

Northside is very grateful to Patrick O'Connor and Amy O'Connor for giving back multiple years of service to the Cross Country and Track programs, that they both enjoyed together in High School. The Northside Coaching Staff and Athletes will miss them, and look forward to hearing great things about them in the future.  

The 2015 Northside Alumni of the Year are Patrick O'Connor and Amy O'Connor.



VARSITY MUSTANG AWARD for Work Ethic and Mental Toughness: SARA MCCOY

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Sara McCoy

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Northside Jumpers and Hurdlers! Start strong, finish stronger! Hurdling is our Superpower!

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VARSITY MVP AWARD: MADISON WEATHERLY

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Madison Weatherly

 In 2015, Madison Weatherly WON the 3200m run at Fenton, Eric Nelson Classic, and the Lake Forest Academy Classic. Madison Weatherly also WON the 1600m run at Deerfield. Madison Weatherly also anchored Northside to Victory in the 4x800m Relay at De La Salle, Deerfield, CPS Varsity Prelims, and the CPS Varsity Finals.

 After Madison Weatherly outkicked a runner from Lane Tech to WIN the Chicago Public League Title in the 4x800m Relay, she went to the line again for Northside, and finished in the Top 2 in Chicago in the 3200m run! Madison Weatherly then completed an incredible Triple event performance by finishing in the Top 5 in Chicago in the 1600m run. Madison Weatherly led the TEAM in scoring at the CPS Varsity Track & Field Championships.

 Senior Madison Weatherly holds three school records, including the 1600m run, the 3200m run, and three miles.



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Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon
A Very special THANK YOU to the Northside Track TEAM and Northside Parents!

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2015 Northside Coaching Staff
 The Northside Coaching Staff would like to thank the Northside Boys and Girls Track & Field Team again for their hard work this season. The family-type atmosphere of the Northside Track & Field TEAM is second to none. You are the greatest individuals, on and off the field. This TEAM has enriched us immeasurably and we hope that the athletes take as much away from this season as you have given us. Thank you again for one of the greatest Track & Field seasons in Northside history!

  The Northside Coaching Staff can't say Thank You enough times for one of the most incredible banquets of our entire coaching careers.

 At the end of the banquet, Northside Senior Malcolm Grba honored Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon with a very special speech that came from within, and a speech that Coach Gordon will never forget. 

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon was then given a "NCP" hat, and multiple Thank You cards, letters, and envelopes, that were filled with a total of $1,236.00 in cash. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Senior Max McCoy honored Northside Assistant Coach Patrick O'Connor with an outstanding speech. O'Connor was then given a "NCP" hat and a Thank You card from the Northside Track & Field Team with a very generous amount of cash in the envelope. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Junior Philip Wdowiak honored Northside Sprints Coach Vernon James with a great speech. Vernon James was then given a "NCP" hat and a Thank You card from the Northside Track & Field Team with a very generous amount of cash in the envelope. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Seniors Porter Abbey and Matt Osborne honored Northside Hurdles and Jumps Coach Makenzie Carr with an incredible speech. Makenzie Carr was then given multipe gifts, a "NCP" hat, and a Thank You card, that was filled with cash. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Sophomore Jacob Cosby gave a great speech and honored Northside Throws Coach Erasmo De La Cruz with a "NCP" hat, and a Thank You card from the Northside Track & Field Team with a very generous amount of cash in the envelope. A special thanks again to the Northside Track & Field Team, and parents for this extremely generous gift.

 Northside Senior Madison Weatherly gave a great speech and honored Northside Volunteer Coach Jose Nebrida with a "NCP" hat, and a gift bag from the Northside Track & Field Team.

 Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon also presented Jose Nebrida was a special plaque for his outstanding years of Service. 

 The Northside coaching staff is forever greatful to the Northside Track & Field TEAM, and Parents for their very generous gifts.

 The entire Northside Track & Field Coaching Staff would like to thank the Northside Boys and Girls Track & Field Team again for their hard work this season. You are the greatest individuals, on and off the field. It is a priviledge to coach this TEAM. Thank you again for one of the greatest Track & Field seasons in Northside history!



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Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon

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Malcolm Grba praises Coach Jon Gordon
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Max McCoy praises Coach Patrick O'Connor

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Philip Wdowiak praises Coach Vernon James

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Porter Abbey and Matt Osborne praise Coach Makenzie Carr
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Coach Makenzie Carr and Porter Abbey

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Coach Makenzie Carr and Matt Osborne

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Jacob Cosby praises Coach Erasmo De La Cruz
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Madison Weatherly praises Coach Jose Nebrida

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Coach Jose Nebrida and Madison Weatherly

2016 Track Team Captains: Jessica Anyaso, Fiona Casey, Sara McCoy, Violet Sackett

2016 Mens Team Captains:

Kyle Friedler, Alex Ortiz, Danny Rosen, Philip Wdowiak 

2016 Womens Team Captains:

Jessica Anyaso, Fiona Casey, Sara McCoy, Violet Sackett 



Thursday, June 4
Northside Track & Field TEAM will be honored at the East Bank Club on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 5:45 pm.

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2015 IHSA State Qualifiers

 On Friday, June 5, 2015, the Northside Track & Field TEAM will be honored at the East Bank Club. The East Bank Club is located at 500 N. Kingsbury Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654. Dinner will be served at 5:45 PM. The Northside Track & Field Banquet has been compared to the Heisman Trophy presentation.

 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. A record 131 athletes, parents, and guests will be in attendance! 

 Among other awards, Varsity letters, Junior Varsity letters, Sophomore letters, and Freshman numerals will be awarded at the Track & Field Banquet. 

  The 2015 Northside Women's Track & Field season has been was one of the most successful seasons in the history of Northside College Prep. 8 athletes earned Watermelons and a plaque for breaking a school record in the 4x800m Relay and the 4x100m Relay.  

 Northside won individual VARSITY City titles in the 4x800m Relay at the Indoor and Outdoor City Championships. City Champion Enamel Pins will be awarded to athletes that won individual titles in the Indoor 4x800m (Fiona Casey, Sylwia Balata, Anna Pasek, Sara McCoy), and the Outdoor 4x800m (Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Violet Sackett, Madison Weatherly).

 Northside also had individual SOPHOMORE City Titles in the 3200m (Sara McCoy), 800m (Fiona Casey), and 1600m (Sara McCoy).

 At the IHSA Sectional Championships, Northside was ranked fifth going into the 4x800m Relay Finals, and held off challenges from St. Ignatius and Fenwick to WIN the 2015 IHSA Sectional Title and QUALIFY for the Class 3A IHSA State Championships! Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Fiona Casey, and Sara McCoy will be presented with IHSA State qualifying Medals at the Track Banquet, along with relay alternates Audrey Konow, Violet Sackett, and Madison Weatherly. O'Conor, Owens, Casey, and McCoy broke the school record with a 9:46.88. 

 Northside also had several alumni become heros to the Team in NCAA Track & Field Meets  throughout the country! Wesley Laytham at Davidson. Charlie Mesimore at Cornell. Cooper Eben at Duke. Mac Melto at DePaul. Simon Kafka at Beloit. Alex Gordon at Macalaster.

 The following awards will also be announced at the Banquet: Most Sophomore points scored by a Freshman (Sara McCoy), Most Sophomore points scored (Sara McCoy), Most Varsity points scored by a Freshman (Aleah Wilson), Most Varsity points scored by a Sophomore (Fiona Casey), Most Varsity points scored by a Junior (Violet Sackett), Most Varsity points scored by a Senior (Madison Weatherly), Most Varsity points scored on the Team (Fiona Casey), Sportsmanship Award, Senior Leadership Award, Academic Award (Freshman, Sophomore, Varsity), Mustang Award for Work Ethic and Mental Toughness (Freshman, Sophomore, Varsity), and MVP Award (Freshman, Sophomore, Varsity).

 The 2016 Northside Track & Field Captains will also be announced at the Banquet.

  A gourmet Italian Buffet Team Dinner will be served at 5:45 pm on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the East Bank Club.  

All Athletes and/or guests will have the following at the banquet:

Chicken Vesuvio with potatoes and peas

Pan-Seared Salmon in tomato-fennel sauce

Cheese Stuffed Arancini with marinara on the side

Flatbread, Grissini, Filone and Ciabatta with dipping oil and parmesan

ANTIPASTO

Romaine Hearts with caesar dressing

Prosciutto with melon

Vegetable Antipasto Salad

Mushroom and Spinach Salad

PASTA

Mushroom Tortellini in white wine, herbs and cheese

DESSERT

Fresh Fruit, Tiramisu with espresso sauce, Cannolis, Coffee and Tea 


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2015 Northside Track & Field Banquet

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2015 IHSA State Qualifiers
Friday, May 22
Northside Varsity Women end outstanding Season at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!

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4x800m Relay at the IHSA State Championships

 On Thursday, May 21, 2015, Northside Senior Elizabeth O'Conor, Senior Caroline Owens, Sophomore Fiona Casey, Freshman Sara McCoy, Junior Audrey Konow, Junior Violet Sackett, Senior Madison Weatherly, Coach Makenzie Carr, and Coach Jose Nebrida traveled to Olive Garden in Champaign, Illinois for dinner the night before the IHSA State Track & Field Championships.

 After Dinner, Northside traveled to Charleston, Illinois in preparation for the IHSA State Championships at Eastern Illinois University. Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Fiona Casey, Sara McCoy, Audrey Konow, Violet Sackett, Madison Weatherly and the Northside Coaching Staff stayed in an "Olympic Village" atmosphere with State Qualifiers from across the State, in Douglas Hall, which was located less than a block from the O'Brien stadium. Douglas Hall was complete with a Big Screen Television, Air Hockey Tables, and Pool tables.

 On Friday, May 22, 2015, after breakfast, Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Fiona Casey, and Sara McCoy and Northside Assistant Coach Makenzie Carr walked to O'Brien Stadium for the first day of the IHSA State Championships.

 As the athletes began warm-ups, 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.

 In the IHSA State 4x800m Relay Prelims, Northside Senior Elizabeth O'Conor ran a 2:25.00 800m split on the first leg of the relay. Northside Senior Caroline Owens ran a 2:29.28 800m split on the second leg of the relay. Northside Sophomore Fiona Casey ran a 2:28.31 800m split on the third leg of the relay. Northside Freshman Sara McCoy anchored Northside with a 2:35.09 800m split for an official time of 9:57.83.

 After the Prelims, Northside attended open races under the lights at O'Brien Stadium.

 In the 1600m run, Northside Freshman Sara McCoy ran a personal best time of 5:28.28. Northside Senior Madison Weatherly ran a season best time of 5:29.57. Northside Junior Audrey Konow ran an outstanding time of 5:49.40. Northside Senior Caroline Owens ran an outstanding time of 5:50.78.

 In the 400m Dash, Northside Sophomore Fiona Casey ran an outstanding time of 63.37.

 In the 3200m run, Northside Senior Madison Weatherly ran an outstanding time of 12:19.71.

 In the Steeplechase, Northside Junior Audrey Konow ran an outstanding time of 3:51.16.

 The Northside Varsity Women Track & Field TEAM had an outstanding season and will be honored at the Northside Track & Field Banquet at the East Bank Club on Friday, June 5, 2015.



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Medal Stand at O'Brien Stadium

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4x100m Relay School Record: Eve Houser, Elizabeth Auta, Jessica Anyaso, Kate Chu
Thursday, May 14
Pack your bags!! Northside is going to Charleston for the IHSA STATE Track & Field Championships! 4x800m breaks School Record to WIN Sectional Title!

 On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the Northside Varsity Women traveled to Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois for the Class 3A IHSA Sectional Championships.

 Northside was greeted at Concordia by many Northside parents that made the trip for the IHSA Sectional, and Alumni legend Patrick Brennan (2013 4x800m Relay State Finals qualifier). Brennan, a very successful collegiate boxer, increased his physical size dramatically from high school. Patrick Brennan holds the Northside Boys school record in the 4x800m Relay with Malcolm Grba, Danny Rosen, and Simon Kafka.

 For a Relay to be named after current or former Northside athletes at the Chicago Northside Mustangs home track meet (Eric Nelson Classic), athletes have to own the school record in the event, and qualify for State in the event. 

 Last Saturday (May 9), the Northside Varsity Women WON the Chicago Public League Title in the 4x800m Relay with a season best time of 10:12.28.

 The Northside School Record for the 4x800m Relay was 9:52.17. 

 Northside was seeded #5 in the Class 3A IHSA St. Ignatius Sectional in the 4x800m Relay with a 10:12.28.

 Only the Top 2 relays in the 4x800m Relay qualify for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships. 

 On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Northside Head Coach Jon Gordon had a closed door motivational meeting with Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Fiona Casey, Sara McCoy, Violet Sackett, Audrey Konow, and Madison Weatherly before practice, and he told them that they were going to focus on the 4x800m Relay at IHSA Sectionals, and that they were ready to break the ten minutes barrier, and qualify for the State Championships!

 On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Fiona Casey, and Sara McCoy made history by dropping 26 seconds (10:12.28) to BREAK the SCHOOL RECORD and WIN the IHSA Sectional title with an official time of 9:46.88!! 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 Senior Elizabeth O'Conor ran the first 400m in 70 SECONDS, and then ran the final 400m in 75.26 SECONDS for an 800m split of 2:25.26, and made a nice exchange to Caroline Owens. Northside Senior Caroline Owens ran the first 400m in 71 SECONDS, and then ran the final 400m in 79 SECONDS for an 800m split of 2:30.00, and made a good exchange to Fiona Casey. Northside Sophomore Fiona Casey, the CPS Sophomore 800m Champ, ran the first 400m in 70 SECONDS, and then ran the final 400m in 73.50 SECONDS for a personal best 800m split of 2:23.50, and made a perfect exchange to Sara McCoy. Northside Freshman Sara McCoy, the CPS Sophomore 3200m and 1600m Champ, held off impressive surges from Fenwick and St.Ignatius with a personal best 800m split of 2:27.00 to anchor Northside to FIRST PLACE with an official time of 9:46.88!! Northside BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD (9:52.17) and qualified for the IHSA State Track & Field Championships!!!

 Chicago St. Ignatius qualified for State by finishing in second place with an official time of 9:49.13. Oak Park River Forest finished in third place with an official time of 9:50.02. Oak Park Fenwick finished in fourth place with an official time fo 10:08.34. Chicago Lane Tech finished in fifth place with an official time of 10:22.25. Whitney Young finished in sixth place to complete the scoring with an official time of 10:56.73.

 The next event on the track was the 4x100m Relay. The Northside 4x100m Relay school record was 54.97 and has lasted since 2007.

 Northside Junior Jessica Anyaso, Sophomore Kate Chu, Sophomore Eve Houser, and Sophomore Elizabeth Auta finished in 7th place with a 54.57 to BREAK THE SCHOOL RECORD in the 4x100m Relay!!

 Northside BROKE SCHOOL RECORDS in BACK to BACK EVENTS!! 4x800m! and 4x100m!!

 Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Fiona Casey, Sara McCoy, Jessica Anyaso, Kate Chu, Eve Houser, and Elizabeth Auta will be honored in practice on Friday for breaking school records (4x800m and 4x100m), and will be awarded Watermelons on Friday, and receive plaques at the June 5, 2015 Track and Field Banquet at the East Bank Club!



Thursday, May 14
VARSITY POINTS TOTALS

NORTHSIDE VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT IHSA SECTIONAL 

1. Sara McCoy                                 8.50

2. Madison Weatherly                      4.00

3. Elizabeth O'Conor                        2.50 

3. Caroline Owens                            2.50

3. Fiona Casey                                  2.50

4. Violet Sackett                               1.00

 

Every point scored is vital to the success of the TEAM. The outcome of a Championship meet has come down to a single point on several occassions.

 

VARSITY POINTS TOTALS (14 MEETS) 

1. Fiona Casey                                 97.00

2. Madison Weatherly                     88.75 

3. Aleah Wilson                               64.50 

4. Violet Sackett                              62.75  

5. Sara McCoy                                 59.25 

6. Elizabeth O'Conor                       51.75   

7. Audrey Konow                            40.25  

8. Anna Pasek                                  36.75 

9. Jessica Anyaso                            29.75   

10. Caroline Owens                         27.50    

11. Elizabeth Auta                           24.50   

12. Vivekae Kim                             17.50  

12. Slywia Balata                            17.50

13. Kate Chu                                    9.25 

14. Eve Houser                                7.75 

15. Maya Rowe                               4.25  

16. Sara Kelly                                  4.00

17. Citlali Blanco                            3.50 

18. Michel Girata                            2.75

19. Natalie Dabkowski                    1.75  

20. Eliana Neurohr                          1.50

20. Destiny Rivera                           1.50

21. Alexis Martinez                         1.00

22. Maddie Schwartz                       0.50      

The above athletes have earned a Varsity letter by scoring a point on the Varsity level. 



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Sara McCoy WINS 1600m!
Saturday, May 9
Northside Varsity Women WIN 4x800m Relay City Title! Sara McCoy WINS Sophomore City Title in the 3200m and 1600m! Fiona Casey WINS 800m City Title!

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Fiona Casey WINS 800m!

 On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Northside Varsity Women and Sophomore Girls traveled to Hanson Stadium in Chicago, Illinois for the Chicago Public League Championships.

 Northside had a record number of athletes earn All City honors by finishing in the Top 8 in Chicago.

 Northside also earned City Titles in the Varsity 4x800m Relay, Sophomore 3200m run, Sophomore 800m run, and Sophomore 1600m run.

 Simeon won the Sophomore Girls City Title for the second consecutive year with 119 points. Whitney Young finished in second place with 93.50 points. Kenwood finished in third place with 88 points.

 The Chicago Northside Mustangs finished in fourth place with 77 points, and posted victories over: 5. Mather (59 points), 6. Walter Payton (39 points), 7. Brooks (35 points), 8. King (27 points), 9.Lindbloom (25 points), 10. Lincoln Park (20 points), 10. Jones College Prep (20 points), 12. Taft (19 points), 13. Prosser (16 points), 14. Odgen International (14.50 points), 15. Lane Tech (8 points), 16. Lake View (6 points), 16. Von Steuben (6 points), 18. Harper (5 points), 19. Hubbard (3 points), 19. Amundsen (3 points), and 21. Perspectives IIT Math (2 points). Northside had a record of 17-3 on the day!

 In the Shot Put, Northside Freshman Aleah Wilson finished in 8th place with a throw of 21'08.25.

 In the Discus, Northside Freshman Aleah Wilson finished in 7th place with a throw of 65'05.

 In the Long Jump, Northside Sophomore Fiona Casey finished in 8th place with a jump of 13'05.25.

 In the Sprint Medley Relay, Northside Sophomore Kate Chu, Northside Sophomore Maya Rowe, Northside Sophomore Elizabeth Auta, and Northside Sophomore Eve Houser finished in THIRD place with an official time of 2:04.33. 

 In the 4x800m Relay, Northside Sophomore Sylwia Balata, Freshman Eliana Neurohr, Sophomore Citlali Blanco, and Sophomore Anna Pasek finished in THIRD place with an official time of 11:27.32.

 In the 3200m run, Northside Freshman Sara McCoy won it with an official time of 12:03.84. Northside Sophomore Anna Pasek finished in third place with an official time of 13:00.02.

 In the 100m Hurdles, Northside Sophomore Vivekae Kim finished in fourth place with a personal best time of 18.91.

 In the 800m run, Northside Sophomore Fiona Casey WON it with an official time of 2:26.91. Northside Sophomore Anna Pasek finished in 8th place with an official time of 2:43.21.

 In the 400m Dash, Northside Sophomore Fiona Casey finished in second place with an official time of 65.85. Northside Sophomore Eve Houser finished in fourth place with an official time og 66.39.

 In the 300m Hurdles, Northside Sophomore Vivekae Kim finished in fifth place with an outstanding time of 54.84.

 In the 1600m run, Northside Senior Sara McCoy WON it with an official time of 5:35.01.

 In the 4x400m Relay, Northside Sophomore Sylwia Balata, Freshman Citlali Blanco, Freshman Eliana Neurohr, and Freshman Sara McCoy finished in seventh place with an official time of 5:10.97.



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Madison Weatherly anchored Northside to Victory in the Varsity 4x800m Relay!

Saturday, May 9
SOPHOMORE POINTS TOTALS

 SOPHOMORE POINTS SCORED AT CPS CHAMPIONSHIPS
 1. Sara McCoy                                           20.50
 2. Fiona Casey                                          19.00
 3. Vivekae Kim                                            9.00
 4. Anna Pasek                                            8.50
 5. Eve Houser                                             6.50
 6. Aleah Wilson                                           3.00
 7. Sylwia Balata                                          2.00
 7. Citlali Blanco                                           2.00
 7. Eliana Neurohr                                        2.00
 7. Elizabeth Auta                                         1.50
 7. Maya Rowe                                             1.50
 7. Kate Chu                                                 1.50

SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN POINTS TOTALS (5 MEETS)
1. Sara McCoy                                        35.50 
2. Fiona Casey                                        24.00
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Anna Pasek                                         20.50
4. Vivekae Kim                                         19.00
5. Aleah Wilson                                        15.00
6. Eve Houser                                           16.50
7. Lorraine Cosario                                    6.00
8. Alexis Martinez                                      5.00
9. Elizabeth Auta                                       4.25
10. Sara Kelly                                            4.00
10. Citlali Blanco                                        4.00
11. Fiona Panther                                      3.00
12. Kate Chu                                              2.25
13. Sylwia Balata                                       2.00
13. Eliana Neurohr                                     2.00
14. Maya Rowe                                          1.50
15. Michel Girata                                        0.75
15. Natalie Dabkowski                                0.75



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Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Violet Sackett, and Madison Weatherly WIN 4x800m Relay City Title! CHAMPIONS!!!

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Caroline Owens

 In the Varsity 4x800m Relay, Northside Senior Elizabeth O'Connor ran the first 400m in 67 SECONDS, and then ran the next 400m in 70 SECONDS for an impressive 800m split of 2:27.12, and made a perfect exchange to Caroline Owens. Northside Senior Caroline Owens ran the first 400m in 74 SECONDS, and then ran the next 400m in 78 SECONDS for an outstanding 800m split of 2:32.73, and made a nice exchange to Violet Sackett. Northside Junior Violet Sackett ran the first 400m in 75 SECONDS, and then ran the next 400m in 81 SECONDS for an outstanding 800m split of 2:36.84, and made a pefect exchange to Madison Weatherly. Northside Senior Madison Weatherly ran the first 400m in 79 SECONDS, and then ran the final 400m in a NEGATIVE split of 76 SECONDS to pass Lane Tech for the VICTORY with an impressive 2:35.02 800m split for an official time of 10:12.28. Elizabeth O'Conor, Caroline Owens, Violet Sackett, and Madison Weatherly were awarded MEDALS for WINNING the VARSITY CITY TITLE in the 4x800m Relay!!

 Lane Tech finished in second place with an official time of 10:14.93. Taft finished in third place with an official time of 10:40.17. Whitney Young finished in fourth place with an official time of 10:40.48. Jones College Prep finished in fifth place with an official time of 10:52.38. Lincoln Park finished in sixth place with an official time of 10:55.88. Walter Payton finished in seventh place with an official time of 11:03.49. Von Steuben finished in eighth place to complete the scoring with an official time of 11:39.53.

 In the Varsity 3200m run, Northside Senior Madison Weatherly finished in SECOND place with an official time of 12:14.59. Northside Junior Violet Sackett finished in fourth place with an official time of 12:18.26.

 In the Varsity 800m run, Northside Senior Elizabeth O'Conor finished in fourth place with an official time of 2:29.38. Northside Senior Caroline Owens finished in sixth place with an official time of 2:32.89.

 In the Varsity 1600m run, Northside Senior Madison Weatherly finished in fifth place with an official time of 5:47.74. Northside Junior Violet Sackett finished in seventh place with an official time of 5:48.94.

 Northside finished in SIXTH place in the Varsity Chicago Public League Championships with 37 points!! 



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Violet Sackett

Saturday, May 9
VARSITY POINTS TOTALS

NORTHSIDE VARSITY POINTS SCORED AT CPS CHAMPIONSHIPS 

1. Madison Weatherly                    14.50

2. Violet Sackett                               9.50

3. Elizabeth O'Conor                        7.50 

4. Caroline Owens                           5.50

 

Every point scored is vital to the success of the TEAM. The outcome of a Championship meet has come down to a single point on several occassions.

 

VARSITY POINTS TOTALS (13 MEETS) 

1. Fiona Casey                                 94.50

2. Madison Weatherly                     84.75 

3. Aleah Wilson                               64.50 

4. Violet Sackett                              61.75  

5. Sara McCoy                                 50.75 

6. Elizabeth O'Conor                       49.25   

7. Audrey Konow                            40.25  

8. Anna Pasek                                  36.75 

9. Jessica Anyaso                            29.75   

10. Caroline Owens                         25.00    

11. Elizabeth Auta                           24.50   

12. Vivekae Kim                             17.50  

12. Slywia Balata                            17.50

13. Kate Chu                                    9.25 

14. Eve Houser                                7.75 

15. Maya Rowe                               4.25  

16. Sara Kelly                                  4.00

17. Citlali Blanco                            3.50 

18. Michel Girata                            2.75

19. Natalie Dabkowski                    1.75  

20. Eliana Neurohr                          1.50

20. Destiny Rivera                           1.50

21. Alexis Martinez                         1.00

22. Maddie Schwartz                       0.50      

The above athletes have earned a Varsity letter by scoring a point on the Varsity level.