The Best Day in History

Will Houser, Will Kelly, and Brian Hiltebrand have just returned from Palatine High School after competing at the Distance Night in Palatine 2019, and man did they run. Not only did they finish the race, but they finished fast. They all achieved their personal bests!

Brian Hiltebrand (Fr) ran first in the Freshman 1600m run. This race featured the top freshmen runners in Illinois and Brian finished in fourth place, running it in 4:34.20. Brian, once again, has set another record. Brian is now the record holder of the Freshmen 1600m Outdoor and Indoor records and Freshmen 800m Outdoor and Indoor records. His finish improved his 1600m time by 5 seconds.

Will Kelly (Jr) continues to dominate the 3200m run. He improved his 3200m time by 9 seconds, with his finish clocked at 9:34.40! Will is now only 5 seconds away from achieving the 3200m Varsity Outdoor record, held since 1984 by Greg Harper (9:29.6)!

Will Houser (Jr) is still the fastest distance runner. He improved his 800m time by 1.54 seconds, clocking in at 1:58.19! Will won his heat after being seeded eleventh! Will is 2.9 seconds behind the 800m Varsity Outdoor record, set by Sam Stanek in 2012 (1:55.29). After winning his heat, RunnerSpace interviewed him, which you can find here.

I don’t feel like this post does justice the achievements of these runners today. We are so excited to see how they will cap off the season and carry into Cross Country! It truly was incredible and The Best Day in the History of (Est. Feb).

Next week, we have a variety of meets. On Tuesday, our Frosh/Soph team will travel to New Trier to compete in the Trevian Frosh/Soph Invitational and the JV team will compete at home. On Friday, the varsity team will compete in the Spartan Relays at Glenbrook North.

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