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09-13-2015, 08:47 AM
Glenbard West's Lindsey Payne just misses the course record as #3 ranked West wins the Lake Park Invite easily over #13 Schaumburg. They also won the F/S race and were second in the J/V race. Too bad their best runner and defending state champion Lindsey Graham is out for the season. Interview with Miss Payne:


West finishers:

1 Lindsey Payne, So 16:28.4 Glenbard West
7 Kathryn Kenwood, Sr 17:48.0 Glenbard West
10 Grace Rogers, Sr 18:13.7 Glenbard West
12 Abigail Shaver, Sr 18:21.1 Glenbard West
13 Janie Nabholz, Jr 18:24.5 Glenbard West
27 Marika Tammaru, So 18:57.1 Glenbard West
28 Katie Hohe, Fr 18:57.9 Glenbard West
34 Kate Dorsey, Sr 19:09.7 Glenbard West

09-19-2015, 05:57 PM
Lindsey Payne won the prestigious Peoria Notre Dame Invite and GW won the team race by a whopping 81 points. There were 62 teams competing.


GW finishers:

Lindsey Payne so 1
Kathryn Kenwood sr 11
Janie Nabholz jr 26
Grace Rogers sr 27
Abigail Shaver sr 30
Katie Hohe fr (41)
Claire Kenwood so (67)
Marika Tammaru so More Than 7
Kate Dorsey sr More Than 7
Chloe Connolly fr More Than 7

There were 558 runners in the race.

The frosh-soph team took 5th:

Abigail Hoffman fr 15
Ella Roach fr 24
Nicole Kaiser fr 39
Lauren Pappas fr 42
Grace Oh fr 83
Bailey Ytterdahl so (171)
Rebecca Gathof fr (174)
Tracy Escobedo fr More Than 7
Morgan Lemke so More Than 7
Emma Siemsen sr More Than 7

There were 340 runners in the race

09-19-2015, 06:25 PM
Lindsey Payne won the prestigious Peoria Notre Dame Invite and GW won the team race by a whopping 81 points.

Well done to all, awesome performance.

09-19-2015, 06:27 PM
Thanks for highlighting a sport that doesn't always get much attention - and especially highlighting our young women athletes.

09-23-2015, 03:05 PM
Nice feature on Lindsey Payne here (ASICS Future Stars link (http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/252540-Future-Stars-of-Cross-Country-2015/article/35534-ASICS-Future-Stars-Sophomore-Update-1#.VgMTfCBViko)).

"The ASICS Future Stars series will highlight the nation's best underclassmen runners throughout the fall cross country season. "

09-24-2015, 10:17 AM
For those new to the sport, Illinois is a hotbed of cross country talent and especially from the suburbs. It consistently has nationally ranked teams and runners, many of whom go on to excellent college careers and beyond. The IHSA state meet annually draws close to 10,000 spectators at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The meet runs 3 divisions both boys and girls representing 160 teams and 1300 runners.

10-20-2015, 01:23 PM
A GW team won a conference title Saturday and it wasn't a football team.

The West girls won the West Suburban Conference Silver with a dominating win at Camera Park in The Heights. Lindsey Payne set a course record and took first as the West girls put 4 runners in the top 7. Miss Payne averaged about 5:35/mile for the 2.88 mile course. So if any of you ran one mile in gym class you can appreciate how fast that is.

1 Payne, Lindsey Glenbard West 16:09.54
5 Kenwood, Kathryn Glenbard West 17:14.15
6 Rogers, Grace Glenbard West 17:15.12
7 Hohe, Katie Glenbard West 17:18.09
15 Shaver, Abigail Glenbard West 17:40.74
17 Nabholz, Janie Glenbard West 17:58.47
20 Kenwood, Claire Glenbard West 18:06.39

Also the Girls soph team won just as impressively by also placing 4 in the top 7. And the JV girls finished a close 2nd to Lyons by placing 5 runners in the top 13.

The boys varsity finished 6th out of 6 teams, however it must be noted that the WSCS is by far the toughest conference in state and possibly the nation with 5 state ranked teams including 4 of the top 6 in the state. Depending on their sectional assignment they still could make it to state as this meet is tougher than any sectional meet will be.

The boys freshman team won solidly over perennial power York, and a few of those frosh are good enough to be moved up to the varsity for the state series, which will bolster GW's chances.

Varisty Boys

21 Peterson, Simon Glenbard West 15:02.64
25 Benes, Cameron Glenbard West 15:11.00
29 Lombardo, Nick Glenbard West 15:20.11
34 Griffin, Colin Glenbard West 15:36.01
40 Repking, Cam Glenbard West 16:27.83
41 Kucher, David Glenbard West 16:30.18

Freshman Boys

3 Repking, Ian Glenbard West 16:04.04
4 Cavan, Rory Glenbard West 16:10.42
5 Moody, Stephen Glenbard West 16:19.74

10-20-2015, 01:37 PM
Thanks for posting this! Congrats to all of these kiddos...great accomplishment!

10-20-2015, 01:54 PM
Glenbard South Girls won the Suburban Metro West Conference at Kress Creek Farms. They tied with Aurora Central Catholic but won on the tie breaker.

3. Abby Schlenker 18:56
4. Diane Lipa 19:03
10. Ava Childs 19:47
11. Courtney Knight 19:50
20. Erica Mote 20:37
22. Alyssa Flores 20:44
24. Elizabeth Cizek 20:46

The girls' JV put 5 in the top 7 and won easily.

The boys finished 3rd, tied with Fenton for 2nd in points but lost on the tie breaker.

4. Michael King 15:43
7. Andrew Sundberg 16:07
13. Cristian Hilliard 16:30
15. Joey Wood 16:32
19. Ethan Sowl 17:01
27. Roy Dodge 17:42
28. Kevin Berenschot 17:48

Ian Cross won the F/S race as the team took 3rd in a very tight race between 5 teams and the JV were a close 2nd to Riverside Brookfield with Peyton Allen and Orlando Gamboa finishing 1-2 in the race.

10-20-2015, 02:28 PM
So many good kids listed in your GS and GW posts above ... Thank you JMysterio. Glen Ellyn's girls' cc teams continue to dominate.

10-23-2015, 12:19 PM
Regional meets tomorrow, GW is at the 3A York Regional held on the Proviso West Campus. Girls are a sure bet to win and advance to the Sectional, the boys should advance as well even though state#3 York and state#5 Oak Park are in the regional....six teams advance.

GW's #1 runner Eric Neumann will be back running after being sick last week at conference.

GBS is at the 2A Marist Regional at Midlothian Meadows in Markham. Both boys and girls may have a tough time making it out as the regional appears to be really loaded with some of the same schools from their conference plus a few Catholic League schools.

10-23-2015, 05:33 PM
Regional meets tomorrow, GW is at the 3A York Regional held on the Proviso West Campus. Girls are a sure bet to win and advance to the Sectional, the boys should advance as well even though state#3 York and state#5 Oak Park are in the regional....six teams advance.

GW's #1 runner Eric Neumann will be back running after being sick last week at conference.

GBS is at the 2A Marist Regional at Midlothian Meadows in Markham. Both boys and girls may have a tough time making it out as the regional appears to be really loaded with some of the same schools from their conference plus a few Catholic League schools.

Good luck to ALL runners!!

Thanks for posting JM.

10-24-2015, 04:29 PM
All Glen Ellyn teams advanced to the IHSA Cross Country Sectionals:

Lindsey Payne won the girls race but GW had a close team race against WWS, winning by only 8 points:

1 1373 Lindsey Payne 17:43.03
3 1374 Grace Rogers 18:44.00
7 1368 Katie Hohe 19:12.21
10 1370 Kathryn Kenwood 19:40.36
12 1372 Janie Nabholz 19:45.47
19 1375 Abigail Shaver 19:56.90
29 1371 Claire Kenwood 20:14.26

Team Score:

1. 33 Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West
2. 41 Wheaton (W. Warrenville S
3. 93 Elmhurst (York)
4. 118 Oak Park (O.P.-River Fore
5. 136 Lombard (Glenbard East)
6. 137 Wheaton (North)
7. 158 Roselle (Lake Park)
8. 241 Franklin Park-Northlake
9. 262 Carol Stream (Glenbard No
10. 326 Addison (A. Trail)

The boys had a solid race and finished 3rd behind #3 York and #5 OPRF. Eric Neumann finished 4th

4 1255 Eric Neumann 15:50.66
16 1256 Simon Peterson 16:34.41
18 1250 Colin Griffin 16:37.38
19 1247 Cameron Benes 16:37.95
24 1252 Nick Lombardo 16:54.99
35 1249 Rory Cavan 17:22.46
43 1258 Ian Repking 17:49.57

Team Score:

1 Elmhurst (York) 22
2 Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) 60
3 Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) 81
4 Wheaton (North) 91
5 Roselle (Lake Park) 130
6 Wheaton (W. Warrenville South) 144
7 Carol Stream (Glenbard North) 198
8 Lombard (Glenbard East) 239
9 Addison (A. Trail) 262
10 Franklin Park-Northlake (Leyden) 297

GBS girls advanced through a very tough regional:

Diane Lipa (Sr.) 10 18:53
Abby Schlenker (Jr.) 11 19:00
Ava Childs (So.) 18 19:20
Courtney Knight (Jr.) 25 19:47
Erica Mote (Sr.) 41 20:20
Gisela Hagedorn (Fr.) 56 21:22
Alyssa Flores (Jr.) 57 21:23

Team Score:

1 Lemont (H.S.) 65
2 Lombard (Montini) 67
3 Chicago (Marist) 80
4 Aurora (Rosary) 96
5 Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South) 105
6 West Chicago (Wheaton Academy) 125
7 Aurora (Central Catholic) 144
8 Darien (Hinsdale South) 194
9 Wheaton (St. Francis) 269
10 Chicago (Morgan Park) 326

The boys ran a strong race and finished 3rd.

Michael King (Sr.) 8 15:56
Andrew Sundberg (Sr.) 9 16:01
Cristian Hilliard (Jr.) 28 17:05
Joey Wood (Jr.) 29 17:05
Ethan Sowl (Jr.) 32 17:14
Payton Allen (Jr.) 41 17:34
Ian Cross (Fr.) 42 17:36

Team Score:

1 Darien (Hinsdale South) 35
2 West Chicago (Wheaton Academy) 74
3 Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South) 103
4 Chicago (Marist) 106
5 Wheaton (St. Francis) 115
6 Chicago (Brother Rice) 137
7 Oak Lawn (Richards) 181
8 Lemont (H.S.) 188
9 Lombard (Montini) 204
10 Aurora (Central Catholic) 254

GW advances to the Lake Park Sectional next weekend at the school campus. GBS goes to the Wheaton Academy Sectional at Kress Creek Farms Park

10-25-2015, 07:15 AM
Neumann arrives at right time (link) (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151024/sports/151029236/)— Daily Herald


"Glenbard West senior Eric Neumann dropped out during the West Suburban Conference Silver meet Oct. 17 because of illness that was later diagnosed as a sinus infection. Against many of the same opponents Saturday, Neumann returned among the frontrunners. Neumann finished fourth at the Class 3A York regional at Proviso West to help the Hilltoppers advance to the Lake Park sectional on Oct. 31 by taking third to top-10 rated York and Oak Park-River Forest.

Neumann was the only top-eight finisher not from the two rival Silver schools. In a battle of returning top-11 all-staters, York sophomore Charlie Kern, Jr. edged Oak Park junior Irwin Loud in the final 40 meters 15:37.67 to 15:38.69 for 3.04 miles.

"Really, the goal for this week was to feel better and I'm just about there," said Neumann, whose 15:50.66 was 6.38 seconds behind York's Max Denning. "It's always fun running with those guys. I really wish I could have gotten up there and mixed it up at the end. I just hope I can next week."

Seven top-25 teams will be at the sectional and only five advance to state. The Hilltoppers and Falcons are among the best remaining teams hoping to surprise.

Neumann and senior Simon Peterson are the only healthy returnees from the Hilltoppers' fifth-place state lineup. Neumann was 39th. "We're doing this down two (injured) guys, but we've got a ton of confidence in the seven that are running now," Glenbard West coach Kyle Nugent said.


Glenbard West, third at state in 2014, won its third straight regional 33-41 over Wheaton Warrenville South. York, Oak Park-River Forest and Glenbard East were third through fifth. Seventh-place Lake Park had three individual qualifiers and Glenbard North and Leyden one each.

Glenbard West sophomore Lindsey Payne, who won comfortably in 17:43.03, led throughout the 3.04 miles – and she felt it. "This was probably one of my hardest races that I've ever run. The wind was very, very strenuous," Payne said. "I'm just proud of myself and my team for not quitting because it took everything in us not to give up."

WW South junior Sara Atkins was a strong second in 18:33.38. A furious kick by Glenbard West senior Grace Rogers earned third in 18:44.00 ahead of WW South junior Allison McGrath in 18:46.50 and York senior Elizabeth Hagstrom's 18:57.26.

The Hilltoppers also had Katie Hohe seventh and Kathryn Kenwood and Janie Nabholz 10th and 12th. The team's No. 2-5 split exceeded one minute. "Wheaton South is a very good team and for us not to have our team firing on all cylinders, we were still able to do something very great, which is win a regional against some very good competition," Glenbard West coach Paul Hass said.

For sectionals, Glenbard West, WW South, York, New Trier and Maine South have been ranked among the top 25 in 3A throughout the season.

10-25-2015, 10:10 AM
Here's a video of the winning GW girls team:


Here are highlights of the races:

Boys race:


Girls race:


10-30-2015, 10:53 AM
GW girls and boys are at the Lake Park Sectional tomorrow on the LP campus in Roselle. Top 5 teams advance to the State Meet on November 7.

The girls expect to advance easily but will be challenged for the team title by WWS and New Trier. The boys will have a plateful with 6 state ranked teams in the field, including 4 of the top 11. Their likely competition for the final 5th spot will be Maine South and Loyola. Eric Neumann has a chance at advancing individually if the team doesn't make it.

Girls race starts at 1PM , Boys at 2PM

GBS is at the Wheaton Academy Sectional at Kress Creek Farms Park, West Chicago

The girls will be on the bubble with 5 state ranked teams in the field, but they ran against 4 of those teams at Regional and were able to advance so they have a shot. The boys likewise are a bubble team but have two strong front runners which give them an advantage.

Girls race at 10AM, Boys at 11AM

You can easily watch all the races as you have a two hour time difference between the sectionals and they're both within a 20-30 minute drive of each other.

10-31-2015, 03:52 PM
Mixed results for the GW and GBS teams:

The GW girls qualified with a 3rd place finish as Lindsey Payne won the race, the team finishing behind New Trier and WWS respectively. What was rather surprising was they finished well behind NT. The boys finished 7th, but were fairly close to making it out. It was a very tough meet as the #6 state ranked team, Oak Park, didn't qualify either finishing only 4 points ahead of GW. Good news is Eric Neumann made it to state as an individual.

GBS boys made it with a solid 5th place finish in spite of a subpar race by their #2 runner. The girls finished in the dreaded 6th place position, but that's still a good result considered the competition. And the good news is Abby Schlenker will be running at state as she qualified individually.

Tough conditions to run in today.

11-10-2015, 07:01 PM
Glenbard West runner gracious after second place finish (link) (http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton/news/ct-wht-sports-tl-1112-20151110-story.html) — Chicago Tribune

"Only one runner beat Glenbard West sophomore Lindsey Payne during the Class 3A girls cross country state meet. And that runner beat her by a lot – 22 seconds.

Even though Payne said she is competitive, she was gracious about the loss. After all, the girl who beat her – Naperville North's Judy Pendergast – annihilated the state meet record, doing something that has never been done before. Pendergast finished the Detweiller Park course with a time of 15 minutes 54 seconds on Saturday, Nov. 7, to win the IHSA State meet. The previous record holder was Glenbard West's Madeline Perez, who ran the course in 16:02 in 2012.

Payne ran a 16:16, which is the fourth-best time in Class 3A history at the state meet and said she admired Pendergast's performance. "She inspires me a lot," Payne said. "She's going to Harvard and that's such a great school. She's so nice. I'm proud of her.'' "I'm proud of myself because I ran my race and not anyone else's,'' she said. "I wanted to pace myself. I didn't want to die at the end of the race.''

Glenbard West finished sixth in the team standings. Grace Rogers, Kathryn Kenwood, Katie Hohe and Janie Nabholz scored for the Hilltoppers. The Hilltoppers finished third in 2012, first in 2013 and third last season. Payne was a part of the successful Lindsay-Lindsey connection in 2014. Lindsay Graham won the state meet last year as a junior and Payne finished fifth.

It appeared that these two would be around for one more year and they could combine to lift the Hilltoppers up two spots and bring the second state championship trophy in three years to Glen Ellyn. But Graham suffered a foot injury in May, which wiped out her postseason track season and took the cross country season off in order to get ready for her senior track season in the spring.

Meanwhile, Payne has taken over as the team's lead runner and hasn't disappointed, collecting numerous victories over the season including winning the York Regional by 50 seconds and the Lake Park Sectional by 42 seconds. And despite finishing runner up in state, her performance was not second-rate."

10-29-2016, 02:50 PM
Congrats to West Varsity Girls XC, 2016 IHSA Sectional Champs! Katelynne Hart & Lindsey Payne placed 1st & 2nd!!