Tag Archive | Tony Jones

IL Prepster’s Weekend Review 2

IL Prepster’s Weekend Review 2

by Tony Jones  This weekend may pale in comparison to the “Super weekend” that last weekend was, but it will be big on a few fronts.  At home here in Illinois is a slate of quality invites.  Friday evening will kick off the Dan Phillips Invite held at the refurbished Evanston Township High School field house.  […]

Class 2A Girls Team Preview: Springfield Southeast Has A Dead Aim For Four-Peat

Class 2A Girls Team Preview: Springfield Southeast Has A Dead Aim For Four-Peat

by Tony Jones The question of the second, of the minute, of the hour, of the day, and of the year is ‘how can we beat Springfield Southeast?’ The answer is probably no one considering the Lady Spartans will return its two best athletes on the track and in the field.  Charday Crawford is the […]

2013 Class 1A GirlsTeam Preview: Moweaqua Central A & M Ready To Repeat

2013 Class 1A GirlsTeam Preview: Moweaqua Central A & M Ready To Repeat

by Tony Jones Don’t expect a great deal of change from some of the key teams this spring.  Yes, the likes of Gibson-City-Melvin-Sibley and St. Joe Ogden will surely fade out of medal contention, but the usual suspects will be there.  Moweaqua Central A&M, South Holland (Seton Academy), Sullivan, and Decatur (St. Teresa) are teams […]

Class A Boys Team Preview: Chicago Leo Aims For Three-Peat

Class A Boys Team Preview: Chicago Leo Aims For Three-Peat

by Tony Jones The landscape of the Class A team track and field scene should be a familiar one for the loyal fanbase this spring.  It will more than likely entail Chicago (Leo Catholic) as the team to beat.  The rest of the best could unite and still be chasing the bunch from the far […]

Edwardsville, Belleville West Shine Bright In Champaign

Edwardsville, Belleville West Shine Bright In Champaign

by Tony Jones Champaign, Ill- The big showdown between friendly rivals Edwardsville and Belleville West was supposed to commence February 22, at the Normal West Indoor Invitational.  However, that affair was cancelled due to inclement weather.  Now fast forward to the first weekend in March, it indeed was the ripe time to knock off a […]

Super Weekend Meet Preview

Super Weekend Meet Preview

Superlatives are sometimes fun… well, the Illinois track and field season is finally in full swing with March Madness type fervor, it will indeed be termed “The Super weekend” with a ton of top flight action around the state. The featured 2nd Annual Charger Invitational promises to be one of the most exciting and fun […]

Downers South Relays Turns Out Another Monday Night Classic!

Downers South Relays Turns Out Another Monday Night Classic!

by Tony Jones MEET RESULTS Lincoln-Way East girls almost pulled off two meet breaking feats last evening inside the cozy North Central College Recreation Center for the Mustang Relays Monday evening.  The Lady Griffins broke one record and won another one in easily besting their competition.  The Minooka boys got revenge in winning the 4×4 after […]

Downers Grove South Mustang Relays Preview

Downers Grove South Mustang Relays Preview

by Tony Jones Meet program Location: North Central College Recreation Center; 440 South Brainard Street, Naperville IL Track size: 200m Super X Mondo surface. Schedule of events: 5:30p- doors open 6:00p- deadline for scratches (scratches only) 6:30p- Girls 4x800m (3 heats) 7:15p- Boys 4x800m (3 heats) 7:45p- Girls 4x200m (6 heats) 8:15p- Boys 4x200m (6 […]

2013 Class 3A Boys Distance Preview

2013 Class 3A Boys Distance Preview

Despite a reduction of top talent due to graduation, the distance arena will still be the crème de la crème in Illinois track and field land.  The face cards have changed and new leaders will emerge from last season to cross country and finally through the winter training prologue.  The three events: 3200, 800, 1600 should exhibit some […]

2013 Class 3A Girls Sprints And Hurdles Preview

2013 Class 3A Girls Sprints And Hurdles Preview

by Tony Jones There is no doubt that 3A girls sprints have been hotter than a stove over the past four years.  But things could be cooling down a bit after the 2013 season.  The main reason will be that the Aaliyah Brown legacy is finally coming to a peak.  The megastar’s premier goal will […]