Week 5 Announcements

Sunday, September 10 2017

Info for week 5 is posted below. We took another large step forward this week as nearly everyone ran a season or personal best at one of our meets. On Tuesday, we raced Grayslake North in our first dual of the season. Times were fast and helped build our confidence for our Saturday invite. The FTTF Invite is held at Detweiller Park, which is the most historic course in Illinois. The girls placed 7th and the boys 6th in a field over 50 teams. Olivia Schmitt, Simone Lippmann, Brooke Stromsland, and Ethan Schommer all earned medals. The rising temperatures made earning a PR tough. However, many of our athletes displayed tremendous racing skills despite the final time not being their fastest. This week we will travel to Fox River Park on Tuesday and Channahon Park on Saturday.

A special thank you to the athletes and parents who helped with our Middle School meet. Mr. & Mrs. Dwyer, Mrs. Schmitt, Mr. Gillespie, Mrs. Menges, and Mr. Schommer volunteered to help us and we sincerely appreciate it. We are able to raise over $1500 for our team!

*click here for the meet write ups for the girls team. These are also posted on the school website.

*click here for the Week 5 schedule.

Athlete of the Week

Boys - Aidan Gillespie (Week 2), Liam Faustino (Week 3)

Girls - Jocelyn Rodriguez (Week 2), Brooke Stromsland (Week3)

Tuesday We travel to Fox River for a triangular meet vs. Antioch and Round Lake. Varsity on both sides will not race and will do a workout. JV lineups for girls are posted on the xls split sheet. Coach West has sent that link out, and it is located online.

Girls race is at 4:45Boys race is at 5:15

The bus will likely leave at 6:15. Return time should be 6:45 / 6:50

*It will be a full bus (one bus) so consider bringing your signed parent release forms to leave with a parent.

Saturday We will travel to the Minooka Invite. Please click here for directions to Channahon Community Park. This meet is a flight meet, which is a unique format. Please see info below.


*All levels compete!  

F/S Boys Race – 8:30 a.m.

F/S Girls Race – 8:35 a.m.

The boys and girls will start their flight races at the same time. We will start with the 7th flight and then proceed down to the 1st or “Championship” Flight.

7th Flight Boys/Girls – 9:15 a.m.

6th Flight will start once the last runner from the 7th crosses the mile marker.

5th Flight will start once all the runners from the 6th flight finish.

4th Flight will start once the last runner from the 5th crosses the mile marker.

3rd Flight will start once all the runners from the 4th flight finish.

2nd Flight will start once the last runner from the 3rd crosses the mile marker.

1st (Championship Flight) will be run at the completion of the 2nd flight.

Open Races – Boys will start after the completion of the 1st flight.

Girls will start 25:00 after the Boys Open has started.

Scoring:  Scores from each of the seven races will be added together to compute the final score. All flights have the same value. The best possible score is 7 points. In case of a tie, the finish of the runners in the championship flight will be the tiebreaker. If a team does not have seven runners then a ghost runner will be used; however, they must fill in the flights starting with the championship flight.

Results: The results will also be posted on www.runminooka.com Saturday afternoon.


Friday the pasta party is at the Grant Residence (2815 Glenarye Drive, Lindenhurst). Please leave by 8:01 p.m. Please be sleeping by 9 p.m.

* We still need someone to bring fruit and salad. Anyone interested in bringing these items can register using sign up genius

Homecoming is fast approaching. We will kick off the week on Sunday (9/17) with the Homecoming Parade. Athletes should arrive at Palombi between 12:30 and 1pm. The Wenberg's have secured a trailer for this year so we will be riding in style once again. The parade officially starts at 2pm. The route ends at the Lake Villa Metra Station. Athletes can be picked up there after the parade has concluded. Athletes should bring a bag of candy if they wish to toss this out to during the parade. Our float will be right after the football team.


* Dick Pond Athletic orders should be shipping soon. They will be shipped to Lakes and distributed by Coaches.

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