About Titan Distance

Titan Distance

Titan Distance is a group of talented individuals that have fun feeling pain! Running is pain, no doubt about it, but it is fun! Titan Distance is the name for the Cross Country and Distance Track teams at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois. The Glenbrook South Track team was started 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 (Left) Head Cross Country & Head Track and Field Coach

Coach Hasenstein has been coaching and teaching physical education at Glenbrook South since 1991. In High School, Coach Hasenstein was a three-sport varsity athlete (basketball, cross country, and track and field) at Peoria Heights High School in Peoria, Illinois. Coach Hasenstein was a collegiate athlete at North Central College and was an All-American decathlete in 1986 and 1987.

Chris Hilvert (Right) Freshmen Cross Country & Distance Track and Field Coach

Coach Hilvert has been coaching and teaching biology at Glenbrook South since 1990. In High School, Coach Hilvert was an all-state athlete at Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. His athletic performances in high school allowed him to attend Northern Illinois University on an athletic scholarship.

Cross Country and Track

Cross Country is a 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). This is not cross country skiing.

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

IHSA Skills Required: “Running any distance on any surface other than a 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.

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

IHSA Skills Required: “Running any distance on a track, jumping for height or distance, throwing or using any implement, technique
or motion associated with any field event.”


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