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2012 IHSA 3A Girls Sectional Previews

After the first weekend of the season when Glenbard West just nipped New Trier at the Hornet-Red Devil Invitational, New Trier coach John Burnside said that this might be the best year ever in the state for Girls 3A. 2012 may end up being the deepest and strongest field in Girls 3A cross country ever.

First, the teams need to get through sectional weekend which may be a chore in itself. The weekend is shaping up to have some of the most exciting races outside of the state meet that we’ve had in sometime.

Here is a look at each of the 5 sectional meets and what could happen in each of those.

Chicago Marist Regional

Midlothian Meadows, Midlothian 11:00 AM

 Teams

#5 Downers Grove South still appears to be the team to beat in this sectional despite what happened to them at the Lyons Township Regional last Saturday. South’s top runner Amanda Thate was held out of the race due to a nagging injury. The Mustangs lost the meet 42-44 to #13 Hinsdale Central only after Katherine Strelau, South’s lead runner at the time in 2nd, made a wrong turn in the last ¾ mile that pushed her back to eighth overall. Hopefully for them, the same thing does not happen to them again. Their full lineup will be at Midlothian Meadows ready to go Saturday. At full strength, this team is capable of running a tight 40 second 5 runner split which I see tough for any team to match at this meet.

#13 Hinsdale Central has a great duo in Jill Hardies and Becca Marcotte who should place in the top 6 in this race. Their split was only 40 seconds from Marcotte, their 2nd, to fifth runner Emma Sullivan. That kind of performance on Saturday will get them to Peoria. #19 Lockport showed at their own regional that they might not have a superstar to challenge the state’s best, but still have a tight pack that teams will have trouble beating. Last week, Bianca Wiemeyer led the way for the Lady Porters finishing 5th at regionals. That started a 31 second split on 5 including a 9 second split on the first four. That should be enough to get them to Peoria from this sectional.

#21 Lyons Township has the good front runner in Haley Prokaski who placed 2nd last week at their regional. The problem with LT is there might be too big of a gap between Prokaski and their pack of 2-5 runners. The pack has a 34 second split. Last week at regionals that gap between 1 and 2 was 45 seconds. That needs to come down if this team wants to advance.

Orland Park Sandburg could qualify but they are fighting a big 1-5 split. Carly Krull will be one of the top runners in the state next weekend, but the gap on the five runners is over 2 minutes, which is too much of a split even on a great runner like Krull. That will have to come down on Saturday if this team has a chance advancing. Downers Grove North suffered an injury to one of their top runners Gabrielle Hesslau before their conference meet. The status of her running Saturday is unknown. The Trojans still have a chance to qualify for state. It will be tougher if Hesslau is not on the starting line. Their 1-5 split last week was 51 seconds with Freshman Grace Maletich in 11th. She would need to be in the top 15 with a 40 second split for North to advance.

Naperville Neuqua Valley, Chicago Marist, and Oswego could qualify if Sandburg and Downers North do not run “A” races on Saturday.

Individuals

Carly Krull of Orland Park Sandburg is one of the top runners in the state that no one has mentioned when it comes to individual state title hopes. At the Wheaton North Falcon Classic, she finished 2nd just ahead of York’s Emma Fisher and closely behind New Trier’s Courtney Ackerman. Krull should be the favorite in this race, but she will definitely have company in Oswego’s Kelsey Hjorth. The Oswego senior is looking stronger with every passing week and it showed last Saturday at Lockport with a 14 second win. She will force the pace on Krull and try to take the Sandburg runner’s kick out of her early in the race.

Jill Hardies of Hinsdale Central will be a factor in this race. She has already run 17:13 early in the year at Detweiller. Her 17:39 at the tight Lyons Township course last week showed that she is fit and ready to go. Other individual runners to watch in this sectional include Maggie O’Loughlin of Marist, Grace Foley of Sandburg, Ashley Gomlembeski of Oswego, Claire Costelloe of Neuqua Valley, Amanda Thate and Katherine Strelau of Downers Grove South, Becca Marcotte of Hinsdale Central, and Haley Prokaski of Lyons Township.

Normal Community Sectional

Maxwell Park, Normal  10:30 AM

 

Teams

This is not the strongest sectional in the state. However we should see some strong competition in this race on the fast Maxwell Park course. #8 O’Fallon looks to be the team to beat in this sectional. They have a strong front three in Sydney Neal, Samantha Lapp, and Tami Cardenas. Look for these runners to be in the top 8 in the individual race. This team typically runs anywhere from a 50 to 60 second split on their top 5. In this meet, that will be enough to win. They will have to face a tough #18 Minooka team that strives off of a tough pack. Their split has averaged 25 seconds on 5 runners the last 4 meets. If either Caleigh Beverly or Morgan Crouch can get within the first three pack of O’Fallon, Minooka could pull off the upset.

#25 Moline has looked strong the past few weeks winning their conference then getting 2nd to Minooka at regionals last week. Moline has a good front runner in Haley Verbeke, but the killer for the Maroons is the 130 second split on 5 that they have been running. It could get them out of sectionals with that kind of performance but it would make it safer if it was close to 110 seconds.

It will be a close battle for the next two spots with Edwardsville, Lincoln-Way Central, and Lincoln-Way East challenging. Central was only 6 points behind Moline last week at Minooka could return to state if Alena Pachecho can place in the top 10 while their 1-5 split goes under 60 seconds. Lincoln-Way East won the Andrew Regional by comfortably placing 4 runners in the first 5. They could challenge their District rival, but their split needs to be under 60 seconds as well. Edwardsville could inch their way in behind the front running of Allie Sweatt. The young squad consisting of 5 freshmen will need to close the gap of their 2-5 runners to have a chance.

Individuals

It was a competitive battle last week at Minooka when Haley Verbeke of Moline broke away from Normal Community’s Carly Pederson to win by 12 seconds. Verbeke will be the favorite in this race, but with Pederson running on her home course, anything could happen. Edwardsville Regional 1-2 finishers Sydney Neal and Samantha Lapp of O’Fallon will likely challenge these two. Other runners to watch in the front pack include Allie Sweatt of Edwardsville, Tami Cardenas of O’Fallon, Brisa Almanza of Moline, and Caleigh Beverly of Minooka.

St. Charles East Sectional

Leroy Oakes FP, St. Charles  10:00 AM.

 

Teams

It is hard to dispute that #1 Naperville North will be the team to beat on the hallowed grounds of Leroy Oakes. The top team in the state has been dominating competition ever since their win at Peoria in early September. Dan Iverson’s squad is led by Sophomore Elly DeTurris and Junior Maria McDaniel. It is a deep team. Any of the 12 runners that Iverson has on their state roster could step in and it would not affect the Huskies. They only had a 50 second split last week at the West Chicago Regional which has been normal for them in bigger meets this fall. Their conference split of only 33 seconds is their best. It is tough to see anyone in this sectional beating them.

Nothing, however, is impossible. There are 3 teams that have the talent to get close in this sectional. #9 Algonquin Jacobs has been one of the surprise teams in the state this fall. Sophomore Laura Van Vlierbergen has been the front runner for this team. Their problem could be the 1-5 split which averages close to 2 minutes. Their split on 2-5 averages 48 seconds. In a sectional where there are good packing teams here, it could hurt Jacobs on Saturday. They will need to get their gap close to 90 seconds for a chance to qualify. #10 Geneva has come on strong in recent weeks. At the Upstate Eight Conference Meet on this same course, the Vikings would have paced 2nd to state power Lake Park if the two divisions were scored together 47-65. Geneva has a good front duo in Brooke Nusser and McKenzie Altmayer. Both could place in the top 10 in this meet on Saturday. If Kathryn Adelman can run closer to the front two while keeping the 1-5 split under 60 seconds, then Geneva could pull off the surprise.

The one team I would watch is #15 Wheaton-Warrenville South. They ran a clunker of a race at their conference, but responded well last week by finishing 2nd behind Naperville North at the West Chicago Regional. Hope Schmelzle will be a runner that will compete for the individual title in this race. The key for the Tigers will be their 2-5 split. Last week at regionals, that split was only 26 seconds with an overall split of 52 seconds. If they can duplicate that performance on Saturday, this is a team that could get close to the front.

There are up to 4 teams that could also challenge for  the last sectional qualifying spot. #22 St. Charles North could be hurting if they do not have Ashley England in their lineup. Last week, she was held out due to unspecified reasons. The North Stars are a team that has the talent to advance on Saturday, led by Nina Olshever and Kaylee Wessel, on a course that they know very well. Without England, that task becomes a little tougher. Crosstown rival #23 St. Charles East is a team similar to Wheaton-Warrenville South in that they peak at the right time of the year. They have the front runner in Torree Scull that could place in the top 5 on Saturday, but keep an eye on the split between Scull and their 2-5 pack. If the pack can stay within 25 seconds of each other and stay within 60 seconds of Scull, the Lady Saints could make a repeat trip to Peoria.

Naperville Central does not have the name runners but have a solid pack led by Ruta Raulickis that could sneak into the top 5. Their split averages anywhere from 25-35 seconds. The Red Hawks will need to have a runner in the first 20 for a state trip to happen. Also watch for Batavia, Benet Academy, and DeKalb in this field.

Individuals

The one runner that could break away from the pack is last year’s 2A individual runner-up Kelsey Schrader of DeKalb. She dominated a strong field at Wheaton North winning by 24 seconds. The Naperville North duo of Maria McDaniel and Elly DeTurris, always towards the front this season, are good possibilities of winning individually. Laura Van Vlierbergen of Jacobs is a quality runner that could steal away the race. Other runners also to watch include Hope Schmelzle of Wheaton-Warrenville South, Torree Scull of St. Charles East, Brooke Nusser of Geneva, Kendall Cast of Neuqua Valley, and Judy Pendergast of Naperville North.

Schaumburg Sectional

Busse Woods FP, Schaumburg 10:30 AM

 

Teams

There are always surprises in this sectional every year and this year will be no exception. #6 Palatine and #7 Barrington were only separated by 6 points two weeks ago at their conference meet. Last week, the Lady Pirates dominated the Fillies. Palatine is led by Tess Wasowicz and Jessica Lincoln. Last week at regionals, Wasowicz pulled away in the last part of the race to win. In that race, Palatine placed 5 in the top 13. They will need to have the same kind of performance this week while keeping their split close to 40 seconds. Barrington did not run their best race last week, but look for them to rebound. Lauren Conroy, the MSL conference champ, leads a team that will need to have a split under 65 seconds for them to defeat Palatine.

The one team to watch is the Hoffman Estates regional champion #14 Prospect. The Knights have been up and down all season, but look like they are peaking at the right time after the return of senior standout Brooke Wolfe. The senior ran her first race in over a month last week and finished 6th. With her at full strength this week along with teammate Lauren Polawski, Prospect could challenge their MSL rivals for the sectional championship.

There are anywhere up to 5 teams that could challenge for the final two qualifying spots. The most consistent of the squads is #16 Lake Forest. They do not have the top front runners but have a solid pack led by Helen Schlachtenhaufen and Elle Chody. The Scouts will need one of them near 10 to 12. Their split is improving. Last week, it was at 45 seconds. If the Scouts can maintain that, they could qualify. #17 Schaumburg has three runners that are capable of placing in the top 15 in this meet led by Sophomore Caroline Kurdej. Their split on 5 averages close to 100 seconds with a gap from 3 to 4 at 60 seconds. Both those numbers need to decrease this Saturday for the team to advance.

#20 Fremd will need a good performance to make it to Peoria. Kelly Breen and Ayako Higuchi should be in the top 15 in this meet. They need to have a split near 70 seconds to qualify as a team. Mundelein could be the big surprise. They have been up and down all year. Mundelein will need an up week and have the talent to make a top 5 finish a reality. If Ellie Palacios finishes in the top 10 and the split is under 48 seconds, this team could make it to Peoria. Hoffman Estates is on the verge of a good race. Their improvement is evident every week. Alondra Aguirre could place in the top 15, but their split needs to be well under 60 seconds for advancement to the state meet.

Individuals

This will be an up for grabs individual race. Take 10 names. Throw them up in the air and whichever comes down first could be the winner. Lauren Conroy of Barrington won the MSL race on this course two weeks ago and will be one of the runners that will be watched. Tess Wasowicz of Palatine won last week at Grant and will be towards the front on Saturday. While all eyes will be on Prospect’s Brooke Wolfe, watch for her teammate Lauren Poplawski who has become one of the elite runners in the section.

Like I said, this a quality deep field. Runners that should be in the front pack include Caroline Kurdej and Ali Gutt of Schaumburg, Kelly Breen and Ayako Higuchi of Fremd, Kaitlyn Ko of Buffalo Grove, Jessica Lincoln of Palatine, Lauren Opatrny of McHenry, and Talia Duzey of Cary-Grove. The funny thing is…any of these runners have the talent to win on Saturday. The field is that deep.

Skokie Niles West Sectional

Niles West HS Campus Course, 1:30 PM

Teams

It could be the spotlight race of the weekend in the state with three of the top four teams in the state ready to go. #2 Lake Park ran an aggressive race on their home course last week and took command of the race at the mile. Of course they have one of the state’s best runners in Kaylee Flanagan, but their pack is the key led by Sam Montalbano. Last week, their 2-5 split was a season best 39 seconds. This team needs to keep that aggressiveness on this course on Saturday afternoon.

#3 Glenbard West’s 3-7 runners  just got off to a slow start last week at Lake Park and that cost them the regional title. West will have their two top runners in Madeline Perez and Lisa Luczak in the top 5 in this race, but the key is having the gap between 2 to 3 at 55 to 60 seconds with a 25 second split on the next three. If Glenbard can achieve that, they could come out on top.

#4 New Trier was everyone’s favorite at the beginning of the year but has been on that proverbial rollercoaster this season. The Trevians have looked better the last 2 weeks. Jessica Ackerman is back after a regional win last week. Put Jessica beside her sister Courtney and teammate Mimi Smith, and you have a trio that could be in the top 6 in this race. The key for New Trier is their 4-5 runners. They will be close together, but need to have the gap from 3 to 4 stay near 60 seconds for this team to win the sectional title.

#11 Maine South has been close to New Trier the last two weeks coming close both at their conference and regionals. Emily Leonard leads South, but the return of Megan Lemersal and the emergence of Mirae Mastrolonardo make this team tough. Their 2-5 split last week was 29 seconds last week. It needs to be that close again, but closer to Leonard for this team to be in the top 3. #12 York was thought not to have a chance to qualify at the beginning of the year having lost so many runners to graduation. Yet this squad led by Senior standout Emma Fisher on the threshold of qualifying again for state. Their gap on 2-5 was only 30 seconds last week. Like Maine South, if they can get a little closer to their top runner Fisher, this team could place higher.

There is a gap between these 5 teams and the rest of the field. If one of the above does not run their best, watch for Glenbrook North, Fenwick, or St. Ignatius with the possibility of placing into the top 5.

Individuals

Madeline Perez of Glenbard West said it best last week after her win at the Lake Park Regional. This race will be like a mini state meet with some many quality runners in this field. Kaylee Flanagan of Lake Park has the fastest 3 mile xc time on any course this fall running 16:20.3 at Detweiller in September. She did finish 4th last week at her regional putting doubts to whether she will be up at the front on Saturday. She is a battler. She will be up there. Courtney Ackerman of New Trier is one of the runners to defeat Flanagan this fall at the Wheaton North Classic. The same can be said last week with Madeline Perez. She just missed Flanagan’s course record last week and looks fully recovered from a illness that held her back for a month. These three should be in the front of the pack. The key for this race will be whether Flanagan will change her strategy this week. It is known that Flanagan likes to push the pace from the gun. Last week, Perez, Lisa Luczak of Glenbard West, and Emma Fisher of York stayed about 7 seconds behind at the mile and then made their move. The same thing happened when C Ackerman defeated Flanagan at Wheaton.

The loaded field continues with Mimi Smith and Jessica Ackerman of New Trier, Emily Leonard of Maine South, and Olivia Ryan of Fenwick. These runners could be in the top 15 next week at state, but may struggle to get into the top 7 individually on Saturday. Also watch for Valerie Bobart of Glenbrook North, Megan Lemersal and Mirae Mastrolonardo of Maine South, and Sam Montalbano of Lake Park to be in the front.

This is a must watch race Saturday afternoon.

IHSA Girls 3A Team Ratings – FINAL

This is the final state ratings for the teams in Girls 3A. Good luck to all teams, athletes, and coaches throughout the rest of the state series.

DyetrackRatings
IL 3A Girls – FINAL
wk ending 10/20/12
TW LW . Meet This Weekend
1 1 Naperville North St Charles East Sectional
2 3 Roselle Lake Park Niles West Sectional
3 2 Glen Ellyn Glenbard West Niles West Sectional
4 6 Winnetka New Trier Niles West Sectional
5 4 Downers Grove South Marist Sectional
6 5 Palatine Schaumburg Sectional
7 7 Barrington Schaumburg Sectional
8 8 O’Fallon Normal Comm Sectional
9 9 Algonquin Jacobs St Charles East Sectional
10 12 Geneva St Charles East Sectional
11 10 Park Ridge Maine South Niles West Sectional
12 11 Elmhurst York Niles West Sectional
13 13 Hinsdale Central Marist Sectional
14 23 Mt. Prospect-Prospect Schaumburg Sectional
15 14 Wheaton-Warrenville South St Charles East Sectional
16 17 Lake Forest Schaumburg Sectional
17 15 Schaumburg Schaumburg Sectional
18 18 Minooka Normal Comm Sectional
19 20 Lockport Township Marist Sectional
20 22 Palatine Fremd Schaumburg Sectional
21 19 LaGrange Lyons Township Marist Sectional
22 21 St. Charles North St Charles East Sectional
23 24 St. Charles East St Charles East Sectional
24 16 Naperville Central St Charles East Sectional
25 NR Moline Normal Comm Sectional

2012 IHSA Girls 3A Regional Previews

The journey starts this weekend for all the 3A girls teams at 15 regional sites. Here is a brief look at each of these regionals:

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Marist Sectional

Lyons Township Regional – 2:00 PM

#4 Downers Grove South trounced the competition last weekend at the WSC-Gold meet scoring a perfect 15. They will run up against tougher competition this weekend at this regional. #13 Hinsdale Central, #20 Lyons, and #25 Downers Grove North lead a strong field at the Lyons Township South Campus course. Jill Hardies of Hinsdale Central missed the WSC-Silver meet last week due to an on-going foot problem. Coach Mark McCabe hopes to have her back on Saturday. The individual field should be tough with Becca Marcotte of Hinsdale Central, Katie Strelau & Amanda Thate of Downers Grove South, and Kaitlyn Bonfield of Downers Grove North.

Sandburg Regional – 10:00 AM

Host Sandburg will be challenged by Marist at this regional at Midlothian Meadows. Also watch for Mother McAuley to be challenge for a top position. Carly Krull of Sandburg is the favorite in this race.

Lockport Regional – 10:00 AM

#20 Lockport comes off a 21 second split on 5 and a strong win at the SWSC-Blue Conference Meet and will be the favorite in this race on Saturday. Oswego and Neuqua Valley should be Lockport’s chief competition. Kelsey Hjorth of Oswego will be the favorite in this race..

Normal Community Sectional

Minooka Regional – 10:00 AM

#18 Minooka had a great pack last week when they won the Southwest Prairie Conference and should be the team favorite in this tough regional. Normal Community, Moline, and Lincoln-Way Central could challenge Minooka for the title. The individual race should be a 2 runner battle between Carly Pederson of Normal Community and Haley Verbeke of Moline.

Andrew Regional – 10:00 AM

Lincoln-Way North had a strong run Tuesday in winning the SWSC-Red championship. They should be challenged by Lincoln-Way East and Andrew for the team championship. Freshman Abby Casey of Lincoln-Way North is one of the favorites in the individual race.

Edwardsville Regional – 10:00 AM

#8 O’Fallon placed 5 in the first 6 last week at the Southwest Conference meet. Expect more of the same on Saturday. O’Fallon’s Tami Cardenas and Samantha Lapp  will be the individual favorites.

St. Charles East Sectional

West Chicago Regional – 1:00 PM

#1 Naperville North will be the team to beat at Reed Keppler Park. The question will be who will get the second spot. #14 Wheaton-Warrenville South will look to rebound from a subpar conference performance, while #16 Naperville Central, Benet Academy, and Batavia look to build off of good races last week. Elly DeTurris & Maria McDaniel of Naperville North will be two of the favorites individually. Watch for Dakota Roman & Lexi Slome of Batavia, Kendall Cast of Metea Valley, Ashley Bruner of Waubonsie Valley, and Hope Schmelzle of Wheaton-Warrenville South to challenge.

Wheaton North Regional – 10:00 AM

#12 Geneva ran a great race last week at their conference meet. They will toe the line at this regional as a favorite. Do not dismiss either #21 St. Charles North #24 St. Charles East, and DeKalb. These three teams are peaking at the right time. The individual race is up for grabs with Torree Scull of St. Charles East, Kelsey Schrader of DeKalb, Ashley England of St. Charles North, and Brooke Nusser & McKenzie Altmayer of Geneva all having the talent able to win this race.

Rockford Guilford Regional – 10:00 AM

#9 Jacobs is the team favorite in this regional. It could be a good individual race with Laura Van Vliebergen of Jacobs being challenged by Courtney Clayton of Rockton Hononegah and Moriah Palmer of Machesney Park Harlem.

Schaumburg Sectional

Hoffman Estates Regional – 10:00 AM

With three rated teams in this field including #15 Schaumburg, #22 Fremd, and #23 Prospect, the regional title is up for grabs. The Saxons are coming off of a good MSL performance and will try to build off of that this Saturday. Also watch for Hoffman Estates who could break into the top 3 in this race. Caroline Kurdej of Schaumburg should be the individual favorite. Teammates Ali Gutt & Erin Falsey, Kelly Breen of Fremd, and Lauren Poplawski should be up towards the front as well.

Grant Regional – 11:00 AM

It could be a repeat of last week when #5 Palatine & #7 Barrington were within 6 points of each other. Lake Zurich and Cary Grove will be towards the top as well. Great individual race led by Lauren Conroy of Barrington, Tess Wasowicz of Palatine, Lauren Opartrny of McHenry, and Talia Duzey of Cary-Grove.

Libertyville Regional – 2:00 PM

#17 Lake Forest will be the team to beat in this regional. Mundelein, who was rated last week, will look to bounce back on Saturday after a sub-par performance at conference. Kaitlyn Ko of Buffalo Grove looks to be the individual favorite in this race.

Niles West Sectional

St. Ignatius Regional –  9:30 AM

Both St. Ignatius and Lane Tech are coming off of conference winning performances last week and will look for a regional title on Saturday. The top four runners in the Public League Meet, Joanna Podosek and Carina Coss of Lane Tech, Madison Weatherly of Northside Prep, and Shianne Baggett of Whitney Young along with Veronica Boswell of St. Ignatius should vie for the individual championship in this race.

Lake Park Regional – 1:30 PM

#2 Glenbard West and #3 Lake Park race against each other again on Lake Park’s home course. A month ago at the Lake Park Invitational, the host Lancers won by 8 points. #12 York and a good Fenwick squad will be involved in this meet. Should see a great individual race between Kaylee Flanagan of Lake Park, Madeleine Perez and Lisa Luczak of Glenbard West, Emma Fisher of York, Lindsay Graham of Glenbard East, and Olivia Ryan of Fenwick.

Loyola Regioinal – 10:00 AM

The big question in this regional is whether #10Maine South will be that close to #6 New Trier as they were last week at the CSL Championships? New Trier only won the meet by 6 points. There will be a gap after these two teams with Glenbrook North and Loyola Academy battling for the third spot. Courtney Ackerman of New Trier should be the favorite in this race. Mimi Smith and Jessica Ackerman of New Trier, Emily Leonard and Megan Lemersal of Maine South, Valerie Bobart of Glenbrook North, and Sarah Kelley of Loyola will be in the next pack.

IHSA Girls 3A Team Sectional Ratings – FINAL

This is the final week that sectional ratings for GIrls 3A will be published.

Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Chicago Marist Sectional
week ending 10/13/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Downers Grove South Lyons Twp Regional
2 2 Hinsdale Central Lyons Twp Regional
3 3 LaGrange Lyons Township Lyons Twp Regional
4 5 Lockport Township Lockport Regional
5 4 Downers Grove North Lyons Twp Regional
6 6 Orland Park Sandburg Sandburg Regional
7 8 Oswego Lockport Regional
8 7 Chicago Marist Sandburg Regional
9 9 Naperville Neuqua Valley Lockport Regional
10 10 Chicago Mother McAuley Sandburg Regional
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Normal Comm Sectional
week ending 10/13/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 O’Fallon Edwardsville Regional
2 2 Minooka Minooka Regional
3 3 Moline Minooka Regional
4 4 Normal Community Minooka Regional
5 5 Frankfort Lincoln-Way East Andrew Regional
6 6 Edwardsville Edwardsville Regional
7 7 New Lenox Lincoln Way C Minooka Regional
8 9 Pekin Minooka Regional
9 8 Tinley Park Andrew Andrew Regional
10 10 New Lenox Lincoln-Way N Andrew Regional
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
St Charles E Sectional
week ending 10/13/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Naperville North West Chicago Regional
2 4 Algonquin Jacobs Rock Guilford Regional
3 5 Geneva Wheaton North Regional
4 2 Wheaton-Warrenville South West Chicago Regional
5 6 Naperville Central West Chicago Regional
6 3 St. Charles North Wheaton North Regional
7 8 St. Charles East Wheaton North Regional
8 9 Lisle Benet Academy West Chicago Regional
9 7 Batavia West Chicago Regional
10 NR DeKalb Wheaton North Regional
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Schaumburg Sectional
week ending 10/13/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Palatine Grant Regional
2 2 Barrington Grant Regional
3 6 Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Regional
4 5 Lake Forest Libertyville Regional
5 8 Palatine Fremd Hoffman Estates Regional
6 3 Mt. Prosepct-Prospect Hoffman Estates Regional
7 7 Hoffman Estates Hoffman Estates Regional
8 NR Gurnee Warren Libertyville Regional
9 10 Lake Zurich Grant Regional
10 9 Cary-Grove Grant Regional
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Skokie Niles West Sectional
week ending 10/13/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Glen Ellyn Glenbard West Lake Park Regional
2 3 Roselle Lake Park Lake Park Regional
3 2 Winnetka New Trier Loyola Acad Regional
4 5 Park Ridge Maine South Loyola Acad Regional
5 4 Elmhurst York Lake Park Regional
6 6 Chicago St. Ignatius St. Ignatius Regional
7 8 Oak Park Fenwick Lake Park Regional
8 NR Chicago Lane Tech St. Ignatius Regional
9 9 Wilmette Loyola Academy Loyola Acad Regional
10 NR Northbrook Glenbrook N Loyola Acad Regional

IHSA Girls 3A Team Ratings – Week 7

DyetrackRatings
IL 3A Girls – Wk 7
wk ending 10/13/12
TW LW . Meet This Weekend
1 1 Naperville North West Chicago Regional
2 2 Glen Ellyn Glenbard West Lake Park Regional
3 4 Roselle Lake Park Lake Park Regional
4 6 Downers Grove South Lyons Twp Regional
5 5 Palatine Grant Regional
6 3 Winnetka New Trier Loyola Acad Regional
7 8 Barrington Grant Regional
8 9 O’Fallon Edwardsville Regional
9 14 Algonquin Jacobs Rock Guilford Regional
10 NR Park Ridge Maine South Loyola Acad Regional
11 12 Elmhurst York Lake Park Regional
12 16 Geneva Wheaton North Regional
13 13 Hinsdale Central Lyons Twp Regional
14 7 Wheaton-Warrenville South West Chicago Regional
15 22 Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Regional
16 17 Naperville Central West Chicago Regional
17 18 Lake Forest Libertyville Regional
18 19 Minooka Minooka Regional
19 20 LaGrange Lyons Township Lyons Twp Regional
20 NR Lockport Township Lockport Regional
21 10 St. Charles North Wheaton North Regional
22 24 Palatine Fremd Hoffman Estates Regional
23 11 Mt. Prospect-Prospect Hoffman Estates Regional
24 NR St. Charles East Wheaton North Regional
25 25 Downers Grove North Lyons Twp Regional

IHSA Girls 3A Team Sectional Ratings – Week 6

Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Chicago Marist Sectional
week ending 10/6/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Downers Grove South WSC-Gold @ Center Pt-Leyden
2 2 Hinsdale Central WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
3 3 LaGrange Lyons Township WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
4 6 Downers Grove North WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
5 4 Lockport Township SWSC Blue @ Chanahnan Pk
6 5 Orland Park Sandburg SWSC Blue @ Chanahnan Pk
7 7 Chicago Marist ESCC @ Midlothian Meadows
8 8 Oswego SPC @ Plainfield C
9 9 Naperville Neuqua Valley UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
10 10 Chicago Mother McAuley GMAC @ Harms Woods
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Normal Comm Sectional
week ending 10/6/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 O’Fallon SWC @ Frank Holten Pk-ESL
2 2 Minooka SPC @ Plainfield C
3 3 Moline WB6 @ Saulke GC-Rock Island
4 4 Normal Community B 12 @ Danville
5 6 Frankfort Lincoln-Way East SWSC Blue @ Chanahnan Pk
6 5 Edwardsville SWC @ Frank Holten Pk – ESL
7 7 New Lenox Lincoln-Way C SWSC Blue @ Chanahnan Pk
8 8 Tinley Park Andrew SWSC Red @ Turtl Hd Lake
9 9 Pekin Mid Illini @ Detweiller Park
10 NR New Lenox Lincoln-Way North SWSC Red @ Turtl Hd Lake
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
St Charles E Sectional
week ending 10/ 6/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Naperville North DVC @ St James Farm
2 2 Wheaton-Warrenville South DVC @ St James Farm
3 3 St. Charles North UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
4 4 Algonquin Jacobs FVC @ Emrickson Pk-Woodstock
5 5 Geneva UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
6 6 Naperville Central DVC @ St James Farm
7 7 Batavia UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
8 8 St. Charles East UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
9 9 Lisle Benet Academy ESCC @ Midlothian Meadows
10 10 Aurora Waubonsie Valley UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Schaumburg Sectional
week ending 10/6/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Palatine MSL @ Busse Woods
2 2 Barrington MSL @ Busse Woods
3 3 Mt. Prosepct-Prospect MSL @ Busse Woods
4 5 Mundelein NSC @ Fx Rvr Pk-Wilmot WI
5 6 Lake Forest NSC @ Fx Rvr Pk-Wilmot WI
6 4 Schaumburg MSL @ Busse Woods
7 7 Hoffman Estates MSL @ Busse Woods
8 8 Palatine Fremd MSL @ Busse Woods
9 9 Cary-Grove FVC @ Emrickson Pk-Woodstock
10 10 Lake Zurich NSC @ Fx Rvr Pk-Wilmot WI
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Skokie Niles West Sectional
week ending 10/6/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Glen Ellyn Glenbard West WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
2 2 Winnetka New Trier CSL @ Waukegan Sprts Cmplx
3 3 Roselle Lake Park UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
4 4 Elmhurst York WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
5 5 Park Ridge Maine South CSL @ Waukegan Sprts Cmplx
6 6 Chicago St. Ignatius GCAC @ Turtlehead Lake
7 7 Oak Park-River Forest WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
8 8 Oak Park Fenwick ESCC @ Midlothian Meadows
9 9 Wilmette Loyola Academy GCAC @ Turtlehead Lake
10 10 Lombard Glenbard East DVC @ St James Farms

IHSA Girls 3A Team Ratings – Week 6

DyetrackRatings
IL 3A Girls – Wk 6
wk ending 10/6/12
TW LW . Meet This Weekend
1 1 Naperville North DVC @ St. James Farm
2 2 Glen Ellyn Glenbard West WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
3 3 Winnetka New Trier CSL @ Waukegan Sprts Cmplx
4 4 Roselle Lake Park UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
5 5 Palatine MSL @ Busse Woods
6 6 Downers Grove South WSC-Gold @ Center Point, Leyden
7 7 Wheaton-Warrenville South DVC @ St. James Farm
8 8 Barrington MSL @ Busse Woods
9 9 O’Fallon SWC @ Frank Holten Pk-ESL
10 10 St. Charles North UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
11 11 Mt. Prospect-Prospect MSL @ Busse Woods
12 12 Elmhurst York WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
13 13 Hinsdale Central WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
14 14 Algonquin Jacobs FVC @ Emricson Pk, Woodstk
15 16 Mundelein NSC @ Fox Rvr Pk, Wilmot WI
16 17 Geneva UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
17 19 Naperville Central DVC @ St. James Farm
18 18 Lake Forest NSC @ Fox Rvr Pk, Wilmot WI
19 22 Minooka SPC @ Plainfield C
20 20 LaGrange Lyons Township WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods
21 21 Batavia UEC @ Leroy Oakes FP
22 15 Schaumburg MSL @ Busse Woods
23 23 Hoffman Estates MSL @ Busse Woods
24 24 Palatine Fremd MSL @ Busse Woods
25 NR Downers Grove North WSC-Silver @ Schiller Woods

3A Boys & Girls Team Sectional Analysis – October 5, 2012

Usually in this space, we look at how the top 25 teams ran. This week, we will look at each of the 3A sectionals both for the boys and girls to see which teams have the edge in making it to Peoria.

Chicago Marist Sectional

Boys

Teams to Watch:        (6) #3 Naperville Neuqua Valley, #4 LaGrange Lyons Township, #8 Hinsdale Central, #10 Orland Park Sandburg, #11 Plainfield South, #23 Downers Grove North.

Early Outlook:      In this high powered sectional, it is hard right now to see any teams jumping these six. Neuqua Valley and Lyons Township stand in front of the other four teams. The two squads have split the two meetings they have run against each other. The latest last Saturday at the Lockport Invitational saw Lyons easily defeating Neuqua 58-100. Neuqua was without their top two runners Alekh Meka, who dropped out at the half way point due to a Achilles problem, and Nick Bushelle who was on a class trip to Wisconsin. Neuqua rebounded Wednesday night by scoring a perfect 15 at the Twilight Invitational running a 17 second split. Do not discount Lyons Township, who runs with a tight pack led by Michael Matusiak and Ryan Speir. Their split has been in the 24-28 second range this year.

After these two, it should be 4 schools fighting for 3 positions. Hinsdale Central ran a great race last Saturday at Lockport and will need to keep a tight pack as well with Billy Magnesen and Ryan Somerfield leading the way. Sandburg has put them in a position to qualify with a solid showing at the Peoria Invitational. Pat McMahon was with the leaders at the 2 mile, but faded to 11th in the last mile. Plainfield South put in another solid performance last week at Lockport and showed that their Richard Spring Invitational performance was no fluke. Dan Lathrop placed 2nd at Lockport and has showed that he could be a top 20 runner at Detweiller. Downers Grove North has some work to do if they want to catch one of these three teams. They have a great front runner in Zack Smith, who won last week at Lockport, but their pack at that meet was too far back. It needs to move at least 30 seconds closer to Smith for this team to have a chance at Peoria.

Girls

Teams to Watch: (7) #6 Downers Grove South, #13 Hinsdale Central, #20 LaGrange Lyons Township, Lockport Township, Orland Park Sandburg, Downers Grove North, Chicago Marist.

Early Outlook:      Downers Grove South would be the one lock in this sectional to make it to Peoria. In fact, they have the talent to place in the top 3 at Detweiller. They showed what they had last week at the Peoria Invitational on the state meet course where they had a 32 second split while winning by close to 100 points over #16 Mundelein. Katherine Strelau and Amanda Thate have led the charge for the Mustangs who are improving every meet.

West Suburban Silver rivals Hinsdale Central and Lyons Township are not locks, but have showed that they deserve to be rated. Jill Hardies has showed that she will be a top 10 runner at state. Becca Marcotte won the I Invitational two weeks ago and has showed that she could be in the top 30 at state. Lyons depends on a tight pack that has no “superstars” but 5 runners that run together as a team. They peak at the right time. I expect nothing less than that at this sectional.

It could be 4 schools fighting for the final two spots. Sandburg has the great front runner in Carly Krull, but the pack needs to tighten up a little and get a little closer to Krull. Lockport has a solid pack led by Haley Beaumont and Becca Wiemeyer, but can they have that pack in before Sandburg’s? Downers Grove North started out strong at the beginning of the year, but has not had the best of performances the past few weeks. Look for the Trojans to bounce back at their conference meet. Marist could surprise led by Maggie O’Loughlin, but will need to get their 2-5 runners a little closer to O’Loughlin if they want to make it to Peoria.

Normal Community Sectional

Boys

Teams To Watch:       (7): #2 O’Fallon, #20 New Lenox Lincoln-Way Central, #24 Edwardsville, Minooka, South Holland Thornwood, Frankfort Lincoln-Way East, Pekin.

Early Outlook:      I think there could be close to 4 teams that are locks in getting to Peoria. The most solid of those is O’Fallon. The one thing I would watch right now with the Panthers is the gap between Perrier and Riba. Last week at the Ladue Invitational there was close to a 30 second gap between the two. Their split again was near 65 seconds. It needs to get close to 50 if this team wants to be on stage.

Lincoln-Way Central is a sneaky dangerous team that could get close if O’Fallon has a bad day at sectionals. Part of that is due to the fact that Coach John Taylor has a young squad and has run some of them on the lower levels in some of their invitationals. Led by Chris Kaminski and Dru Rozewicki, they finished 7th last Saturday at Lockport. Edwardsville ran a great race at Peoria and could get second at this sectional. The Tigers have a good first three led by Sophomore Brydon Groves-Scott, Freshman Ethan Townzen, and Senior Chad Maxwell. Their split was 43 seconds at Peoria; they will need performances like that to make it to state. Minooka has also built a solid first three with Joey Santillo, Cam Knudsen, and Alex Pierce leading the way. Their split needs to decrease however. Last week, it was 84 seconds.

The last spot is totally up for grabs. Thornwood has not run against tight flight competition this fall. Their best showing was their win at the Tinley Park Invitational. Lincoln-Way East and Pekin could sneak into the fifth spot ahead of Thornwood, but both schools will need to run tight pack races at sectionals.

Girls

Teams To Watch:       (7): #8 O’Fallon, Minooka, Moline, Normal Community, Edwardsville, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way Central

Early Outlook:      Despite the fact that O’Fallon did not run their best race at Wheaton North last Saturday,  this is the team to beat at this sectional. They have a good front three in Samantha Lapp, Tami Cardenas, and Sydney Neal. I do not think that any team in this area can top this squad.

Minooka, Moline, Normal Community, and Edwardsville are the next four teams that could get in. Normal Community has been coming on strong the past few weeks led by Carly Pederson. Minooka looked great at Chicago last week defeating a good #24 Fremd team while running a tight 38 second split.. Moline has a great front runner in Haley Verbeke. Edwardsville’s Allie Sweatt has been improving week by week. The one thing that some of  these schools need to watch is their splits. In most cases, all of them are over 2 minutes. That might get them to Peoria, but that is about it.

St. Charles East Sectional

Boys

Teams To Watch:       (9): #9 Naperville North, #15 Algonquin Jacobs, #16 Wheaton North, #25 Wheaton-Warrenville South, Batavia, St. Charles North, West Aurora, Aurora Marmion Academy, Aurora Waubonsie Valley.

Early Outlook:      This could be the most wide open of all the 3A Boys sectionals. Naperville North looks to be the top team out of the whole bunch. Jimmy Qiao will be at the front of this team. Even though #3 Neuqua ran the first five in Wednesday at the Twilight Invitational, the Huskies still only had a 25 second split despite missing 2 of their top 7 due to illness.

Jacobs has been the surprise of this sectional. I could see them qualifying for state. Last week at Antioch, they only had a 19 second split in losing to 2A #4 Crystal Lake Central. Ryan Ross and Matt Johnson have lately been trading off the top spot.

After that, throw all the names of the schools that I did not mention and see who’s name lands first. It is that up in the air. Over the next week, it will be interesting to see how the squads run at their conference meets. Wheaton North ran great at Lockport, but they did not the meet prior at Richard Spring. Wheaton Warrenville South looks like they have lost Luke Schroer for the season, but Sophomore Kyle Cepeda has been moved to varsity to help Nolan McKenna. St. Charles North did not run their best race last week at their  own invite and was defeated by Batavia. Three Aurora schools: West, Marmion, and Waubonsie all have the talent to slip into one of the five qualifying spots.

Girls

Teams to Watch: (8): #1 Naperville North, #7 Wheaton-Warrenville South, #10 St. Charles North, #14 Algonquin Jacobs, #17 Geneva, #19 Naperville Central, #21 Batavia, #25 St. Charles East.

Early Outlook:      Could be the toughest out of all the girls sectionals with 8 rated teams running in a couple of weeks at Leroy Oakes. Naperville North will make it out. They are extremely deep and have two quality front runners in Maria McDaniel and Elly DeTurris. Wheaton-Warrenville South did not run their best race last week at St. James in the flight meet, but have the quality there that will do some damage at Peoria. They peak at the right time every year. Expect more of the same in the next couple of weeks.

Similar to the Boys team, Jacobs has been the surprise team in the sectional. It would not surprise me if they make it to Peoria. Laura VanVliebergen is having a breakout fall and could be in the top 25 at state. St. Charles North has been through the ringer the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago at Bartlett, they were beat by Schaumburg and Jacobs. Last week, they barely beat a good Geneva team. They are off this week, but go into a tough Upstate Eight Conference Meet with three other rated teams: Geneva, Batavia, & St. Charles East. Naperville Central has been in the shadows of Naperville North and Wheaton-Warrenville South. The RedHawks run a tight pack and could pull a surprise at sectionals.

Schaumburg Sectional

Boys

Teams to Watch: (7): #5 Barrington, #6 Palatine, #7 Mt. Prospect-Prospect, #14 Arlington Heights Hersey, #18 Highland Park, #19 Lake Zurich, Palatine Fremd.

Early Outlook:      This sectional usually packs a strong punch with teams that are trying to make it to Peoria. It may not be as strong as it was last year. Barrington is the highest rated team in this sectional based off a great race at the Palatine Invitational. Ryan Burgoon is recovered from an early season injury and could lead the Broncos to state. Palatine performance at their own invitational was affected by Sophomore Graham Brown’s illness. With him back at full strength, you could see Palatine ahead of Barrington in a couple of weeks.

Prospect won the Peoria Invitational last week off of the 14:28 that Quentin Shafer ran. The Knights still have a large 1-5 split (77 seconds) that will hurt them at the state meet. It needs to come down. Hersey is a young squad that has the talent to make it to state. They have defeated Prospect earlier in the year in a conference dual meet and will need that kind of performance with a small split to make it to Peoria.

Highland Park has been the surprise of this sectional. They have been rated as high as #10 this season. They are tough to beat when their split is under 40 seconds. The Giants have good front runners in Jonah Hanig and Angel Estrada. Lake Zurich has been in two major invitationals and could surprise by making it into the final five. Alex Milner finished in the top 25 at Palatine a couple of weeks ago. If the Bears can have 3 runners close to Milner, this team will fight for a spot. Fremd is a talented team that could be a year away from being a state power, but do not discount them in 2012. Harry Winter will be in the front for the Vikings, but the key to their success is keeping their 1-5 split under 60 seconds.

Girls

Teams to Watch: (8): #5 Palatine, #8 Barrington, #11 Mt. Prospect-Prospect, #15 Schaumburg, #16 Mundelein, #18 Lake Forest, #23 Hoffman Estates, #24 Fremd.

Early Outlook:      Looking at this sectional, I think there are three teams that are “almost” locks to make it to Peoria, then 5 other schools fighting for the final two spots. I say almost because of the health issues on any of their teams. #5 Palatine shocked many early this year running a tight pack and getting close to a powerful New Trier team at Hinsdale. Tess Wasowicz has been tough all season and could be in the top 10 at state. The key is the hopeful return of #5 runner Amy Kielisewski, who has missed the last few meets due to injury. Barrington has improved as the season has progressed, especially with the emergence of Freshman Lauren Conroy as their 31 runner.

Prospect has been a mystery this season. Part of that has to do with the injuries that have sidelined Senior standout Brooke Wolfe. The absence of Wolfe has allowed Senior Lauren Paplowski to step up as the leader; something that will benefit the Knights as they head into the state series.

Schaumburg and Mundelein have been on an upswing the last couple of weeks. Schaumburg won the Bartlett Invitational two weeks ago. Last week at Peoria, Mundelein placed 2nd. This team has been up and down; it will need to be up when it runs at Busse Woods. Lake Forest has been a pleasant surprise that runs with a tight pack; they could take a top 5 spot. Hoffman Estates has been a developing team all season that look to be peaking at the right time. Fremd has been similar to Mundelein: up and down. Last week, they were defeated by a good Minooka team.

Skokie Niles West Sectional

Boys:

Teams to Watch:        (8): #1 Elmhurst York,  #12 Chicago St. Ignatius, #13 Skokie Niles North, #17 Roselle Lake Park, #21 Winnetka New Trier, #22 Park Ridge Maine South, Oak Park-River Forest, Chicago Lane Tech.

Early Outlook:      Every one who thinks that York will walk away with this sectional race their hand. In this sectional where there are a handful of front runners (Jack Keelan of St. Ignatius & Micah Beller of Niles North), York has all the generals. It is possible the Dukes could run 5 runners in the first 10. A solid lock to return to Peoria.

After that, it is seven teams battling for four qualifying spots. We learned last year at this sectional that anything can happen. St. Ignatius has been the surprise of this sectional. They have the front runner in Keelan, but have a good young nucleus behind him. If the split on 2-5 can shrink, this team will be running in Peoria. Niles North has been up and down this season. They have the good front runner in Beller. Last week they ran a tight 14 second 2-5 split at St. Charles. They need to duplicate that at sectionals. Lake Park bounced back last week on the sectional course defeating then #10 Highland Park. This team has the talent to make it to Peoria, but they need to be on for the sectionals.

New Trier has been a surprise in the fact that they have been able to win without that one”front” runner. The Trevians rely on the tight pack. In a sectional void of many great individual runners, New Trier could advance to Peoria on their pack. Watch in the next few weeks if Maine South bounces back from their disappointments early in the year. They have the talent to make it to Peoria. The big surprise in this sectional could be Oak Park-River Forest. Losing almost all of their top 7 including multi all stater Malachy Schrobilgen, the Huskies have relied on a 15-20 second 5 man split. They will need to have that pack farther up at the sectionals. If they can do that, do not be surprised if they make it to Peoria. Last year Lane Tech was considered a surprise making it down to Peoria. They still have the talent that could possibly make another state run.

Girls:

Teams to Watch: (7): #2 Glenbard West, #3 Winnetka New Trier, #4 Lake Park, #12 Elmhurst York, Park Ridge Maine South, Chicago St. Ignatius, Oak Park-River Forest.

Early Outlook:      With this sectional start times moved to the afternoon, it would be worth the effort to try to make two sectional meets. This one is a can’t miss. Three teams, all with the possibility of winning at Detweiller, are in this field. Glenbard West has the big 1-2 punch in Madeline Perez and Lisa Luczak plus having a tight 3-5 pack. New Trier has Courtney Ackerman, who has emerged as an individual state favorite, along with Mimi Smith and Jessica Ackerman. All three could place in the top 7 at this sectional. Their 4-5 needs to be with the Glenbard West 3-5 pack. Lake Park had a down race at Wheaton North, but I expect them to bounce back. Kaylee Flanagan will be challenging Courtney Ackerman individually again, but the key of Lake Park’s 2-5 split and the ability to keep the split under 40 seconds will tell if Lake Park will walk out of Niles West the sectional winner.

York basically lost their entire top 7 from last year yet here they are contending for another state appearance. Emma Fisher is one of the top runners in the state and will battle for a top spot in this sectional. If York can keep a 15 second split on 2-5, they will be close to the big three teams.

Maine South dropped out of the top 25 in the state due to Megan Lemersal out due to illness. She is expected to return to run at their conference meet. If that is the case, this could be the fifth qualifier for state. St. Ignatius and Oak-Park-River Forest have been improving the past few weeks…they could push for the final spot as well.

IHSA Girls 3A Team Sectional Ratings – Week 5

Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Chicago Marist Sectional
week ending 9/29/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Downers Grove South West Aurora
2 2 Hinsdale Central off
3 4 LaGrange Lyons Township off
4 3 Lockport Township off
5 5 Orland Park Sandburg West Aurora
6 6 Downers Grove North West Aurora
7 7 Chicago Marist Rich Central
8 9 Oswego Sterling
9 8 Naperville Neuqua Valley off
10 10 Chicago Mother McAuley Benet Academy
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Normal Comm Sectional
week ending 9/29/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 O’Fallon Centralia
2 2 Minooka Sterling
3 4 Moline Metamora
4 6 Normal Community Metamora
5 3 Edwardsville off
6 7 Frankfort Lincoln-Way East Benet Academy
7 5 New Lenox Lincoln-Way C NS/SS Challenge 10/7
8 9 Tinley Park Andrew Rich Central
9 10 Pekin Metamora
10 8 Joliet West West Chicago 10/5
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
St Charles E Sectional
week ending 9/29/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Naperville North off
2 2 Wheaton-Warrenville South West Aurora
3 3 St. Charles North off
4 4 Algonquin Jacobs off
5 7 Geneva West Aurora
6 8 Naperville Central off
7 5 Batavia West Aurora
8 6 St. Charles East off
9 10 Lisle Benet Academy Benet Academy
10 9 Aurora Waubonsie Valley off
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Schaumburg Sectional
week ending 9/29/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Palatine Metamora
2 2 Barrington Wheeling
3 3 Mt. Prosepct-Prospect off
4 4 Schaumburg Sterling
5 10 Mundelein off
6 5 Lake Forest Wheeling
7 7 Hoffman Estates Sterling
8 6 Palatine Fremd West Aurora
9 9 Cary-Grove off
10 8 Lake Zurich Wheeling
Dyetrack Ratings
IL 3A Girls
Skokie Niles West Sectional
week ending 9/29/12
TW LW . Meet this weekend
1 1 Glen Ellyn Glenbard West off
2 3 Winnetka New Trier Wheeling (JV)
3 2 Roselle Lake Park Wheeling (JV)
4 4 Elmhurst York off
5 6 Park Ridge Maine South off
6 5 Chicago St. Ignatius Wheeling
7 NR Oak Park-River Forest off
8 8 Oak Park Fenwick Sterling
9 7 Wilmette Loyola Academy Sterling
10 9 Lombard Glenbard East Benet Academy

IHSA Girls 3A Team Ratings – Week 5

DyetrackRatings
IL 3A Girls – Wk 5
wk ending 9/29/12
TW LW . Meet This Weekend
1 2 Naperville North off
2 1 Glen Ellyn Glenbard West off
3 5 Winnetka New Trier off
4 3 Roselle Lake Park Wheeling (JV)
5 4 Palatine Metamora
6 7 Downers Grove South West Aurora
7 6 Wheaton-Warrenville South West Aurora
8 10 Barrington Wheeling
9 8 O’Fallon off
10 9 St. Charles North off
11 12 Mt. Prospect-Prospect off
12 14 Elmhurst York off
13 11 Hinsdale Central off
14 15 Algonquin Jacobs off
15 13 Schaumburg Sterling
16 NR Mundelein off
17 21 Geneva West Aurora
18 16 Lake Forest Wheeling
19 NR Naperville Central off
20 22 LaGrange Lyons Township off
21 19 Batavia West Aurora
22 NR Minooka Sterling
23 23 Hoffman Estates Sterling
24 18 Palatine Fremd West Aurora
25 20 St. Charles East off