Tag Archive | Tony Jones

2013 Class 3A Boys Relays Preview

2013 Class 3A Boys Relays Preview

by Tony Jones 2012 was a special year in many respects for the relays.  It was the first time in decades that the Chicago Public League came alive and became relevant among the state consciousness.  The CPL won three of the four relays at the state championship.  This feat may not happen again for a […]

2013 Class 3A Boys Sprints and Hurdles Preview

2013 Class 3A Boys Sprints and Hurdles Preview

by Tony Jones There are mixed opinions on the state of big league sprints in this state depending on who is doing the speaking.  From the elder perspective, it seems like times could be faster but there is no Cahokia or E. St. Louis to push the rest of the state.  However, if you were […]

2013 Class 3A Boys Field Events Preview

2013 Class 3A Boys Field Events Preview

2012 was a great year for field events as the creme rose to the top in every event.  It also was the feeding ground for Roselle (Lake Park) winning another state team title.  2013 is a new year but the same frenzy may continue because the Lancers return a ton of talent in five of […]

2013 Class 3A Girls Relays Preview

2013 Class 3A Girls Relays Preview

When it comes to big league relays things can be fierce.  Over the past several years Illinois has made a name among the national conscious.  For example, Wheaton-Warrenville South and Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) proved that a friendly rival can produce dividends for all.  It produced a state record and national spotlight for the land […]

2013 Class 3A Girls Distance Preview

2013 Class 3A Girls Distance Preview

by Tony Jones There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a girls distance running renaissance nationally with all-time performances led by Mary Cain (Jr., Bronxville, NY) and Sarah Baxter (Sr., Simi Valley, CA).  But locally where things matter more, the homegrown girls have done very well in recent years.  There have […]

2013 2A Boys Distance Preview

2013 2A Boys Distance Preview

by Tony Jones Distance running fans better get their 2013 school classification chart cheat sheets out.  There are going to be so many classification changes, it will be virtually impossible to track your favorite runner.  For example, cross country state championship Chicago Jones and its athletes will relocate to Class 3A.  According to head coach […]

2013 Class 2A Boys Relays Preview

2013 Class 2A Boys Relays Preview

by Tony Jones The relays will be fun to watch this season as all four events will feature traditional powers Cahokia and E. St. Louis Senior dueling weekend to weekend from late February to the state championship in May.  However, there will be some newcomers on the scene to disrupt the flow.  The Chicago Public […]

2013 Boys 2A Sprints and Hurdles Preview

2013 Boys 2A Sprints and Hurdles Preview

by Tony Jones 2013 is going to be a great year in the speed department with numerous key athletes coming back.  Look for the Cahokia to rack up on the competition with their tremendous depth.  The Comanches will be seeking their fifth state championship this May.  E. St. Louis Sr. drops in from 3A; it […]

2013 Class 2A Girls Relays Preview

2013 Class 2A Girls Relays Preview

by Tony Jones 4x800m relay- 2012 State Champion: Lake Villa (Lakes) 9:24.02 Key returning teams: Lakes, Lombard (Montini), Mattoon, Washington, Chatham-Glenwood, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South). Outlook: It is not certain if the defending champion can make another run at a title because they lost two legs in Hanna Wittman and Grace Dean to graduation.  But […]

2013 Class 2A Girls Sprints And Hurdles Preview

2013 Class 2A Girls Sprints And Hurdles Preview

by Tony Jones This is what we do know about the sprint and hurdling talents of Shamier Little (Sr., Chicago Lindblom) and Charday Crawford (Sr., Springfield Southeast: 1) They both are at the top of the food chain in the 2A ranks as far as the universe stretches; 2) They both will have a say […]