Monday, December 10, 2012
York senior traveled to San Diego for cross country championships.
York High School senior Scott Milling followed a ninth-place regional finish in the Foot Locker Cross Coutry Championships with a top-30 mark in Saturday's National Final. Competing in San Diego, Milling clocked a time of 15:53 to take 27th among the field of 40 runners from around the country. Milling posted a 15:10 to place ninth in the Midwest Regional on Nov. 24 in Kenosha, Wis. "It went pretty well. My goal was not to go out too hard the first mile and then just to pick off as many guys as I could," Milling said afterward on the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships website. "My goal was to get All-American, but 27th was a good finish for me since I was ninth in my region." Milling told the website the course at Balboa Park in San …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Niles West Sectional is Saturday; defending state champion boys ranked No. 2, girls ranked No. 11.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The York girls and boys cross country teams are favored to qualify for the Class 3A state meets via the Niles West Sectional Saturday (Oct. 29) in Skokie. The girls race is at 10 a.m. and the boys race is at 11 a.m. Top-five sectional team finishers advance to the state meet Nov. 5 at Peoria’s Detweiller Park. In the final regular-season DyeStat Illinois Class 3A polls, the defending state champion York boys were ranked No. 2 to Palatine and the girls were No. 11. Both teams took first at the Fenwick Regional Saturday (Oct. 15) at Schiller Woods. The boys cruised to their 31st consecutive regional title 33-79 over No. 22 Oak Park-River Forest. The girls (40 points) won their third regional title in four years over No. 7 Glenbard West (49) …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Team honored with a House resolution last month.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
State Reps. Dennis Reboletti and Bob Biggins of Elmhurst, along with their colleagues of the Illinois House of Representatives, congratulated the York High School Cross Country Team for winning the 2010 state championship. A House resolution honoring them was read Nov. 30 in Springfield. Team managers include Asad Azam, Jeremy Herr, Max Harrold, Bill Karstedt, James Rhea and A.J. Weiger. Members of the championship team include Henry Benson, Patrick Crowley, Jack Driggs, Evan Fabry, Eric Glaubke, Nick Gornick, Ron Hedman, Tom Hedman, Mike Kirby, Christopher May, Scott Milling, Alex Mimlitz, Nathan Mroz, Matt Simo and Carlos Vega. Also traveling with the team to Springfield were Elmhurst Mayor Pete Dicianni and Coaches Joe Newton and John …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Dukes senior Jack Driggs finished the 5-K Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals at San Diego's Morley Field in 15:29. It was a "one-of-a-kind" end to a stellar cross country career.
York senior Jack Driggs finished 13th at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals Saturday afternoon at Morley Field in San Diego. He finished the 5-K run in 15:29, but he said he came out running too hard. "Everyone was fighting from the beginning," Driggs said. "It was a pack through the first mile." Orland Hills native and Carl Sandburg High School senior Lukas Verzbicas won the national title for the second consecutive year. He crossed at 14:59. Driggs, whose goal was to finish in the Top 10, said he underestimated the course's "gigantic" hill. Runners had to take it on twice, and on the second pass, Driggs struggled. Driggs hung at the back of the first chase group throughout the race, moving between 10th and 15th place. …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Driggs pays a visit to Lincoln School Monday to run with the Running Club.
York Cross Country hero Jack Driggs paid a visit to Lincoln Elementary School in Elmhurst Monday to give students in the school's running club some tips and share what it was like winning the state championship. Driggs, who placed second overall at the state meet Nov. 6 with a time of 14:16, was honored to run with the kids. "I just thought it would be a good way of giving back to the community," he said. "I know some of the kids that went here, and I graduated from (Lincoln) myself. It's a lot of fun to be back here and see a couple of kids that I know. It's good stuff." And from the looks of things, his visit went a long way toward planting the seeds for future cross country runners at York. "Hi guys!," he said after being announced. "I…
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday pep rally included Mayor Pete DiCianni, who was on Newton's state championship team all four of his years at York.
As Athletic Director John Rutter said Monday to a packed gymnasium at York High School, there is only one Joe Newton. "Everything this gentleman brings forth is what York High School is all about," Rutter said of the legendary coach. York students, staff, administrators and Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni, honored the 81-year-old coach and the state champion York Cross Country Team at a pep rally Monday. "This is one of the greatest moments of my life. I'm very proud to be here at York," said Newton, who has been at York for 55 years. "This is the greatest high school in America." The boys cross country team brought home Newton's 27th state title Saturday, ending a four-year drought between championships; the York boys hadn't taken the title …
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Dukes survive runner disqualification to claim first Class 3A crown since 2006
PEORIA—Jack Driggs and his York teammates were changing into white tuxedos for the awards presentation at Peoria's Detweiller Park Saturday afternoon when Driggs heard a loud roar outside from the gathering of students, parents and other supporters who had made the trip. That was all the confirmation he and the Dukes needed to assure they ended what had been for the storied York boys cross country program a long, four-year drought between state championships. York edged Lake Zurich 162-164 to claim the Class 3A title. It is the 27th state crown, all won under the guidance of legendary coach, 81-year-old Joe Newton, who couldn't have been happier savoring the moment among a crowd of well-wishers and reporters following the awards ceremony…