Dual Meet Record

1975 - 2016

252 - 64  (.797)

Team Championships

Conference Sectional

Richwoods Records

Entering 2016 Season

4x800 9:45.5 Lynch, Ivory, Wood, Robertson '90
4x100 :48.3 Detra, Marks, C. Nash, Yates '13
3200 10:51.7 Amy Guard '00
100H :14.2 Brenna Detra '13
100 :11.8 Alisha Smith '04
800 2:15.5 Hallema Ivory '91
4x200 1:42.6 Johnson, Mitchell, Ross, Thomas '08
400 :56.3 Brenna Detra '13
300H :42.6 Brenna Detra '13
1600 5:09.0 Amy Guard '00
200 :24.2 Brenna Detra '12
4x400 4:00.9 Jackson, Lynch, Huffman, Ivory '90
SP 40'10¼" Jewel Sanders '06
Disc 148' 7" Jewel Sanders '06
LJ 19' 0" Brenna Detra '13
TJ 38' 5" Donielle Ross '08
HJ 5' 7" Alex Starks '07
PV 8' 8" Natalie Robbins '09

2016 IHSA Class AA

Qualifying Standards

4x800 9:52.80
4x100 :50.40
3200 11:37.20
100 H :15.90
100 :12.80
800 2:23.30
4x200 1:47.50
400 1:00.00
300 H :47.70
1600 5:20.90
200 :26.30
4x400 4:09.10
Shot Put 37' 11"
Discus 112' 2"
 Long Jump 16' 11.5"
Triple Jump 34' 9"
High Jump 5' 1"
 Pole Vault 9' 7"


Richwoods Women's Track & Field Coaches


Head Coach



Shad Hickman

Shad Hickman serves as the Richwoods Women's Throwing Events Coach which he first undertook upon joining the staff in 2002 as a volunteer assistant.
He served as Head Coach from 2009 through 2015 prior to returning to his preferred position involving the throwing events.
   Long recognized as one of the premier throws coaches in the area, his throwers have produced a number of State Medals including a State Championship.
   A graduate of Richwoods, he competed as a thrower and in football and was a member of the 1988 Richwoods 5A State Championship Football team. Coach Hickman competed in both at Monmouth College prior to completing his degree in Mathematics at Northern Illinois University. He currently teaches Mathematics at Richwoods


Andrew Jacobi
.Andrew Jacobi joined the Richwoods Women's Track & Field Team staff in 2013 and was named as Head Coachfor the 2016 season.
   In addition to his head coaching obligations he continues to directly oversee  the distance event areas. His long personal  devotion to distance running gives the team valued insight into their training.
   Mr. Jacobi is also the Head Coachof Both the Richwoods  Boys and Girls Cross Country programs.
   Mr. Jacobi is a graduate of Palatine Fremd High School and the University of Illinois where he was a member of the Cross Country team and the University of Illinois Track Club. He also served in a leadership role with the Club.
   Mr. Jacobi additionally serves as the Bands and Orchestra Director at Richwoods and teaches in the Music and Mathematics fields.


Danielle DesJardins

Danielle DesJardins returned to the Knights' Women's Track & Field Team staff in 2015.
   She is a former team captain of the Knights and is well situated in many of RHS All Time Best Performances. She was also a captain of the 2009 Richwoods State Championship Basketball Team.
Coach DJ serves in the sprint, relay and horizontal jump event areas during track season. She is also the Richwoods Freshmen Women's Basketball Head Coach.
   The 2009 graduate of Richwoods went on to compete at the college level in basketball and track at Iowa Wesleyan University.
   Ms. DesJardins currently serves as a Physical Education teacher in the Peoria area..



Joe Maier

Joe Maier served as the Head Coach of the Richwoods Women's Track program from 1976 through 2005 during which time he compiled a dual meet record of 202 - 50 which included an 8 year winning streak from 1998 to 2005.
   His teams also won 8 Conference and 9 Sectional Championships.
His athletes took home 46 State Meet Medals.
   Following his retirement as a Richwoods English teacher and Head Coach, he rejoined the team as a volunteer assistant. He currently provides expertise in the specialty areas. A masterful meet tactician, he provides significant insight into the  organization and preparation of meet lineups.
   Mr. Maier has served several years as a volunteer official at the IHSA Girls' Track & Field State Championships acting as the Head Throwing Event Implement Inspector.
   Mr. Maier is a graduate of Richwoods and the University of Illinois, where he attended as a basketball scholarship athlete.
   His wife Carol, a retired Richwoods English teacher,.is also an Illinois graduate honored for her involvement as a swimmer in the early days of women in intercollegiate athletics via Title IX.


Kaitlyn Metzler joined the Richwoods Women's Track & Field staff in 2016 as a volunteer assistant.
   Ms.Metzler competed in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdle events in high school and previously coached at Pontiac High School.
   She serves primarily in the hurdles, sprints and relays areas
   Ms. Metzler is a graduate of Illinois State University and teaches at Richwoods in the English Department.

Mark Rose

Mark Rose is a volunteer assistant coach with Richwoods Women's Track joining the staff in 1991.
He has previously performed as the distance coach and the throws coach. He currently is involved with the hurdles, starts, relays and high jump, and the overall training plans for the team.
   The holder of certifications from NFICA (National Federation - Interscholastic Coaches Assoc.) and ACEP (American Coaches Effectivenss Program), he is also a member of the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association and served on the officiating staff at the IHSA Girls State Championships for several years as the Head Finish Judge. 
   He previously was head coach of a youth track and cross country program that produced several medalists in AAU and USATF State, Regional and National Championship competitions.
   Mr. Rose is a graduate of Peoria Spalding High School (now Notre Dame), Purdue University and St. Louis University School of Law. He currently pracitices law in Peoria.

Coaching and Won-Loss Records Listed By Season