Welcome to Titan Distance, the home of the athletes of Glenbrook South's Cross Country and Distance Track teams! The Glenbrook South Track team was established in 1963, and the Cross Country team was started in 1972. In its history, Titan Distance has sent numerous runners and teams to IHSA State competitions.

Coaching Staff

Kurt Hasenstein

Coach Hasenstein

Head Cross Country Coach
Head Track and Field Coach
Nick Morley

Coach Morley

Incoming Head Cross Country Coach
Distance Track Coach
Jon Novotny

Coach Novotny

Assistant Cross Country Coach
Assistant Track and Field Coach
John Nalley

Coach Nalley

Jumps and Sprints Coach
Ossy Simmons

Coach Simmons

Assistant Track Coach
Jim Lonergan

Coach Lonergan

Pole Vault Coach

Athletics Department Staff

Tom Mietus

Athletic Director

Mark Knoeppel

Assistant Boys Athletic Director

Stacy Ollmert

Executive Assistant

Courtney Middleton

Assistant Girls Athletic Director

The Sports

Cross Country

Cross Country is a team sport that involves running on natural terrain. Cross Country meets include races that can vary between 2 miles in length to 5 kilometers (5k, 3.1 miles).

The IHSA State Cross Country meet is held in early November at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Illinois.

Distance Track

Track and Field is a sport with a series of athletic contests where athletes compete in a variety of different running distances on a rubberized running track. Distance Track events include the 800 meter, 1600 meter, and the 3200 meter runs, as well as relay events (4x800m).

The IHSA State Track and Field meet is held in late May at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.


TitanDistance.com is the home of the athletes of Glenbrook South High School's Cross Country and Distance Track teams. All social media accounts (@TitanDistance on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) and the website TitanDistance.com are updated and managed by select athletes on the team. The website is not sponsored or endorsed by Glenbrook Township High School District 225. All articles, posts, multimedia, and other forms of content do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Glenbrook South High School, Glenbrook Township High School District 225, or the coaching staff. Information provided directly from the coaching staff is marked as such, and is only reposted from other official sources. If you have any questions regarding TitanDistance.com or our Social Media accounts (@TitanDistance), please contact [email protected], or message us on our Social Media platforms (@TitanDistance). For questions regarding the Cross Country and Track programs at Glenbrook South, or Athletics Department, please use the contact information listed under the "Coaching Staff" section on the about page, or by visiting the Athletics Department website.

The website is operated and maintained by the Titan Distance PR Committee ("The Athletes"). Members of the Titan Distance PR Committee include James Kurtzweil, Luke Chavez, Matthew Finkel, Brian Hiltebrand, James Hiltebrand, Will Houser, Jan Jedynak, Henry Lato, Joey Patronik, Cody Slutzky, Jeff Wei, Sam Westfall, Brett Wittenstein

If you are curious how the website run, some of the website is open-source and the code accessible to the public. Visit GitHub to take a look at the code. All personal information, images, administration pages, and secure passwords are stored in an encrypted database and are not accessible through the open-source code.

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