September 11, 2015 Big
changes by IHSA loom for T&F in 2016
*Qualifying marks changed for both A and
AAA, while AA is still under review.
*Semi Final races eliminated at Sectional
*All 3200m heats sequential at Sectional and
*Sectionals may be on Wednesday.
*Sectional meets will medal and score to 8
*Preliminary marks in sand jumps and throws
will not carry over to the finals at State.
3 trials to be contested in prelims and 3 in
*Waterfall starts in1600 and 3200 at
Sectional and State.
Full Advisory Committe minutes
McGraw, IHSA T&F Head, To Retire
August 30, 2015
Monday, August 24, the IHSA Board of
Directors announced that Assistant Executive
Director Ron McGraw (left) will retire at
the conclusion of the 2015-16 school year.
McGraw’s last official day at the IHSA will
be on June 30, 2016.
August 29, 2015 Yet again, the US has performed
disasterously in a sprint relay
replicating the men's 4x100 at the World
Championships of 1995, '97, 2001, '05, '09,
and '11 together with the Olympics of '08 where
those U.S. men’s 4×100 team were
disqualified or failed to finish, typically
because of a dropped baton.
The U.S. women's 4x100 teams met similar
fates in the World Championships of 2001 and
'09 as well as the Olympics of '04 and '08.
This time around, the men's
4x100 was DQ'd for an out of the zone
handoff from Number 3 Runner Tyson Gay and Anchor Mike Rogers. Even
without the DQ the performance was destined
to fail against the powerful Jamaican team
because of the less than satisfactory stickwork. Note: In the linked video
the baton transfer rule is seemingly
misstated by the announcers when considering
the positions of the runners rather than the
baton itself. The actual controlling rule,
IAAF Rule 170.7, states: The baton shall be passed within
the takeover zone. The passing of the baton
commences when it is first touched by the
receiving athlete and is completed the
moment it is in the hand of only the
receiving athlete. In relation to the
takeover zone, it is only the position of
the baton which is decisive. Passing of the
baton outside the takeover zone shall result
in disqualification. Race
Bolt Bests Gatlin Again - 200m
August 27, 2015
Usain Bolt again defeated Justin Gatlin at
the World Championships coasting to a 2015 world best :19.55
July 31, 2015
For those who wonder how high school track,
and particulalry Richwoods, efforts compare
to those of college athletes, we have
charted Richwoods Top 10 Performances with
those of Monmouth College. For the chart
Smith Highly Ranked
June 23, 2015 Track
ranking service DyeStat currently lists
Richwoods' Tiarra Smith as holding the 20th
best time nationally among all 100m
Top 25 List
June 18, 2015 IHSA
has released the enrollments together with
the Class breakdowns.
students) remains in Class 2A as the 4th largest school.
Enrollments and Classifications
May 27, 2015 After acknowledging that her nervousness
played a part in her substandard State
Finals effort, Frosh Tiarra Smith produced a
cold-blooded :14.87 in the 100H to claim the
Honor Roll title. The time moved her past
Knight icon Shannon Huffman into the
Time RHS spot.
May 26, 2015 This
chart shows the consistency of the
annual production of All-State perfomances
achieved by the Peoria-area large school
women's track programs since 2000. RHS leads
with at least 1 All-Stater in 13 of the 16
seasons with 25 total medal performances, closely followed by Peoria Notre
Dame with 11 years and 22 performances, Metamora with10
and 19 and Dunlap
with 9 and 18.
April 3, 2015
The Knights continue to seek their identity.
The youth of the team was apparent in a home
loss to Morton.
Early Meets Prove Challenging
March 30, 2015
The early season has highlighted the youth
problems of the Knights.
2015 Early Meets Approach
March 25, 2015
Knights to travel to
opening their outdoor season.
and then to return to indoors
at the Cogdal Relays with
21 girls teams.
Full Cogdal Women's Entry Sheets
2015 Sectional Field Announced
March 19, 2015
Knights assigned to Dunlap
2015 Season Begins
March 1, 2015
Knights season begins at Big 12 Indoor Championship
2015 Competition Nears
March 1, 2015
Knights to open '15
at Big 12 Indoor Championship
PND's Gilbert Gatorade XC Runner of Year
January 8, 2015 Gatorade
in collaboration with USA TODAY announced
Maryjeanne Gilbert of Peoria Notre Dame High
School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Illinois
Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Full Press Release -
Gatorade Award Site