Neuqua Valley starts the season as the #1 team in Illinois
Rankings narrows down to #11
Boys 3A rankings countdown to 21
The intro of cross country
This year is going to be fabulous in 2A
watch for new faces on the 2A scene this fall
Welcome to a brand new season of Illinois Cross Country! Although the smallest division of cross country in Illinois, 1A is full of historic programs competing for trophies every year.
Welcome to a brand new season of Illinois Cross Country! Although the smallest division of cross country in Illinois, 1A is full of historic programs competing for trophies every year. Let's take a look at the opening teams and others.
The 2A field is expected to be stronger than ever this season
Ready, set, go! State is here!!
MileSplit 3A Boys Cross Country rankings editor Ray Lewis breaks down the week 2 rankings
Subtraction means addition and that math means good news for the 2A boys classification. This simply means the subtraction of guys who competed in 3A for track are now in 2A... and there are plenty to from. This could be one of the deepest fields in this classification since its inception
When one era comes to an end another one emerges. Three season ago we saw a young sophomore Jesse Reiser (McHenry) come on to the scene and finish 7th. Reiser would eventually go on to win several state titles (xc, track) and collect a few more All-American plaques. Now, the time is for someone else to pick up the pieces and run away with it. Could that someone be Matt Pereira, Charlie Kern Jr., Clayton Mendez?
The last several years at the top of the 3A food chain has seen Hinsdale Central (enjoying the spoils of victory above last year) eating mighty good. The Red Devils fought off their key would be hunter in Orland Park (Sandburg) in earning a second consecutive state championship.
The 3A portion of Boys Cross Country preview session is now here! We will be taking a look at the top 30 3A Boys in Illinois, as well as some of the other teams who might crack that top 30.
Mahomet-Seymour may win state, or a team ranked in the top 10, or 25, or maybe a team that we neglected to mention completely in these previews....
The 2A division continues to roll with Danville at the top of the chase pack
See how the teams ranked #20 to #16 shape out
Cross Country season is now here! Over the next couple of days, we will be taking a look at the top 25 2A Boys in Illinois, as well as some of the other teams who might crack that top 25.
The boys' varsity distance races at Proviso West High School this weekend look to be the deepest races so far this indoor season. Some runners are making their large invitational debut while some others are looking to improve on the top times in the state so far this season.
The distance events (including the 4x8 relay) is going to another pressure cooker this season. Count on it!
Not a single competitor at the 2A Boys track level enters this season with a state track or cross country state championship…
Throughout the 2014 cross country season, as weekly national rankings were published and dominated by east and west coast teams, those of us in Illinois knew the team depth in the Prairie state was being grossly overlooked...
State week! Historic Detweiller Park in Peoria has held a special place in my heart ever since I first ran there my sophomore year during the season but I don’t think I’m the only person in Illinois who feels that way. I’ve been to the state meet both as part of a qualifying team and to watch individuals from our school, and it is hard to parallel the excitement and energy at the park.