IHSA 3A Sectional

Thursday, June 10, 2021
John Davis Titan Stadium
Upper 80s & Overcast

IHSA 3A Sectional

Meet Information
  • Meet Name: IHSA 3A Sectional
  • Meet Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
  • Location: John Davis Titan Stadium
  • Opponents: Deerfield, Evanston, Fremd, Glenbrook North, Hersey, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Loyola Academy, Maine East, New Trier, Niles North, Notre Dame, Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling
  • Levels: Varsity
  • Results Status: Official Results (F.A.T.)

Titans Win Sectionals

Sectional magic was in the air on Thursday afternoon as the Titans competed against 15 other teams to qualify for state. Never in program history had the team won the meet, but our exceptional group fought hard and brought home the sectional plaque. In the end, Glenbrook South's score of 101 bested Loyola Academy who finished in 2nd with 74 points. In addition to this fantastic team effort, 5 Titans qualified for the IHSA state meet across 8 different events. Congratulations to Nathan Shapiro, Noah Shapiro, Ryan Faut, Stefan West, and Brian Hiltebrand for this huge accomplishment.

At 4:00 PM, the field events started with the long jump. In 4th place was Ryan Schaefer (SO), who jumped just short of the state qualifying standard at 6.58m. Ahead of him was Nathan Shapiro (JR), who took 3rd at 6.81m, qualifying for the state meet. Nathan previously qualified for state as a freshman in the 300m hurdles.

As the long jump went on, Noah Shapiro (JR) and captain Artie Schleizer (SR) competed in the high jump. Schleizer took 5th, jumping a height of 5'11". Noah followed that with a personal best, jumping 6'3" to take 3rd and qualify for state.

Out at the discus ring, captain Ryan Faut (SR) dominated the event with a throw of 49.30m. This throw won him the meet by nearly 5m as he qualified for state. Behind him was Tom McDonnell (SR), who threw 36.69m to take 7th. 

In the pole vault, Elie Nassif (JR) finished in 6th, vaulting a height of 3.41. Patrick Moran (SO) was a no-height.

Rounding out the jumps, Stefan West (SR) and Ben Freidinger (JR) competed in the triple jump. Finishing in 17th, Freidinger jumped 11.73m. West's jump of 13.19m earned him a 2nd place finish and a trip down to the state meet.

In the shot put, Ryan Faut again dominated with a throw of 16.86m, handily winning the sectional by over 2m. Thomas McDonnell finished in 10th at 13.00m.

With the field events over, the gun went off for the 4x800m at 6:15. Lucas Houser (JR) led off the relay with a 2:11 split. Next was Matthew Klonecki, who split a 2:18. Matthew Penne was the third leg, and he ran a PR of 2:13. Running the last race of his high school career, captain Harrison Wollney (SR) ran a 2:08.7. In all, the team took 10th with a time of 8:51.08.

In the 4x100m relay, the team of Ben Freidinger, captain George Dornan (SR), Nathan Shapiro, and Noah Shapiro narrowly missed qualifying with their 3rd place finish. Their time of 43.13 put them just 0.06 seconds behind Prospect.

Next was the 3200m run, where captain Cody Slutzky (SR) and Jayson Stamm (JR) represented the Titans with 12th and 17th place finishes respectively. They finished in times of 10:23.24 and 10:32.40.

The 3200m was followed by the 110m Hurdles. The lone Titan in the event, Tyler Hurst (SR) finished in 8th, running a 16.06, a PR.

In true Shapiro fashion, Noah and Nathan raced hard in the 100m dash. The pair finished in 3rd and 4th respectively, running near identical times of 11.24 and 11.26. Both narrowly missed qualifying in the event.

Brian Hiltebrand (JR) and Michael Jerva (JR) both had something to prove in the 800m, running their hearts out in a fantastic race. Running neck and neck with New Trier's Patrick Jamieson, Hiltebrand finished in 2nd at 1:57.75. This was the exact qualifying time for the event, and it earned Brian a trip down to the state meet. Jerva finished in 6th with a time of 2:01.74.

In the 4x200m relay, the Titans ran a time of 1:36.45 for a 6th place finish. The team consisted of Noah Collins (JR), Austin Hurst (SO), Artie Schleizer, and Ben Freidinger.

George Dornan's time of 51.68 earned him a 4th place finish in the 400m. Behind him, Jaden Dias ran a 57.54 for a 23rd place finish.

Up next was the 300m hurdles. Due to an injury, Nathan Shapiro hadn't run the event since the Conant Invitational, but he was striving to repeat his freshman year qualification. His time of 39.21, a PR, put him in 2nd place, just behind the top hurdler in the state, Kalil Johnson of Evanston. This was the second event Nathan qualified in at the meet. Behind them, Ryan Schaefer took 6th with a time of 41.51.

The 1600m was the last distance event of the evening. In it were Michael Westfall (JR) and James Hiltebrand (SO). Westfall finished in 17th place, running a PR of 4:45.62. In 28th was Hiltebrand, who ran a 4:59.48.

The final individual event of the evening was the 200m dash. Running just 0.02 seconds behind the first place qualifier, Noah Shapiro finished in 2nd, qualifying for state with a time of 22.68. Ben Freidinger ran a PR of 23.65 to take 13th.

To close out the night, the 4x400m relay began right at 9:00 PM. The team of Ryan Schaefer, Michael Jerva, Brian Hiltebrand, and George Dornan was intent on taking 2nd to qualify for state. Though the team ran hard, they fell just short, finishing in 3rd by 0.73 seconds. The two qualifying teams were Loyola Academy and Prospect. Though it wasn't the outcome the boys wanted, they competed fantastically and have every reason to be proud of their performance.

In all, this was a sectional to remember. For the first time in program history, the Titans took home a sectional plaque, sending 5 athletes down to state in 8 events. Congratulations again to Ryan Faut (Shot put, Discus), Stefan West (Triple-Jump), Noah Shapiro (High Jump, 200m Dash), Nathan Shapiro (Long Jump, 300m Hurdles), and Brian Hiltebrand (800m Run).

Individual Results

Official Results (F.A.T.)

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Team Scores

Team scores for all events, including sprints, hurdles, field, etc.


1Glenbrook South101
2Loyola Academy74
3New Trier57
7Lake Forest37
8Rolling Meadows33
10Glenbrook North22
12Highland Park11
13Maine East10
14Niles North8
16Notre Dame1

Distance Team Scores

Automated team scoring only for Distance Events (3200m,1600m,800m,4x800m) using IHSA State Series scoring.


1New Trier42
2Loyola Academy32
4Glenbrook South9
5Rolling Meadows8
9Highland Park3
10Niles North2
11Glenbrook North0
12Notre Dame0
13Lake Forest0
16Maine East0

John Davis Titan Stadium

Glenbrook South's Outdoor Stadium

Get ready to witness thrilling competitions on our recently-resurfaced 400m outdoor track! John Davis Titan Stadium is the perfect venue, with eight lanes and comfortable bleacher seating for spectators. The stadium is named after longtime boys and girls track and field head coach John Davis, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2001. His legacy is honored with the annual John Davis Titan Invitational in early May. Home-track advantage has been proven, with Glenbrook South winning two consecutive Sectional Championships in 2021 and 2022. Come and experience the excitement for yourself!

Some Things to Know:

Food & Drinks Available
Concessions are available in our new concessions stand, located near the south endzone.
Listen for Announcements
Pay attention to announcements from the clerk over the PA System. Most meets will be conducted with two calls for each event- a first and a final call. Please check-in with the clerk as soon as possible.
Bathrooms are available in our concessions stand building, located near the south endzone.
While many events have free entry, certain invites have nominal entrance fees to help cover timing costs. Thanks for your understanding!

Stadium Map:

Getting Here:

John Davis Titan Stadium is located on the campus of Glenbrook South High School, located between West Lake Avenue, Pfingsten Road, and Landwehr Road. Once you arrive at Glenbrook South, the most convient parking is in the West parking lots. Turn into the parking lot at the light of West Lake Avenue and Robin Lane and proceed to the stadium.

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Stadium Records:

Event Mark Name School Year
100m Dash 10.4h Colin Hepburn Glenbrook South 2009
10.4h Michael Bellamy Kenwood Academy 1985
10.59 Nathan Shapiro Glenbrook South 2022
200m Dash 21.2 Neil Melcher Glenbrook South 1991
400m Run 47.7 Neil Melcher Glenbrook South 1991
800m Run 1:54.0 Neal Omar Niles West 2012
1600m Run 4:09.8 Tom Robbins Loyola 2007
3200m Run 9:03.5 Nico Composto Loyola 2010
110m High Hurdles 13.8 Nat Page Evanston 1975
300m Int. Hurdles 37.8 John Strickland Glenbrook South 1990
4 x 100m Relay 42.08 Evanston 2015
4 x 200m Relay 1:27.29 Prospect 2022
4 x 400m Relay 3:18.3 Evanston 2004
4 x 800m Relay 7:55.4 Wheeling 1986
High Jump 2.13m (7-0 ft) Nat Page Evanston 1975
Pole Vault 4.72m (15-6 ft) Declan Ritzenthaler Loyola 2018
Long Jump 7.42m (24-04 ¼ ft) Nathan Shapiro Glenbrook South 2022
Triple Jump 14.66m (48-1 ft) Smith Evanston 1985
Shot Put 18.35m (60-2 ¼ ft) Ira Dolin Glenbrook North 1979
Discus 53.31m (174-11 ft) Ron Eichaker Niles North 1974

Meet Schedule

*Schedule subject to change. Events will not begin ahead of scheduled time unless weather is an issue. Please refer to public address announcements for meet-day updates in the event of weather or other circumstances. Starting Heights for the Pole Vault and High Jump will be determined at the seeding meeting.
TimeEventHeatsAuto Qualifying Mark
3:30 PMCoaches Meeting
4:00 PM
Long Jump4 Jumps, No Finals.6.75m (22'-2")
Triple Jump4 Jumps, No Finals.13.61m (44'-8")
High JumpStarting Height 1.60m. Moving up 5 cm to Qualifying.1.90m (6'-3")
Pole VaultStarting Height 3.11m. Moving up 15 cm to Qualifying.4.16m (13'-8")
Shot Put4 Jumps, No Finals.15.97m (52'-5")
Discus4 Jumps, No Finals.46.71m (153'-3")
6:15 PM4 x 800m Relay1 Heat08:02.6
6:30 PM4 x 100m Relay2 Heats:42.77
6:45 PM3200m Run - Section 109:29.3
7:00 PM3200m Run - Section 209:29.3
7:15 PM110m High Hurdles4 Heats:15.15
7:30 PM100m Dash4 Heats:11.00
7:40 PM800m Run3 Heats01:57.8
7:55 PM4 x 200m Relay2 Heats01:30.0
8:10 PM400m Dash4 Heats:50.29
8:25 PM300m Intermediate Hurdles4 Heats:39.97
8:40 PM1600m Run2 Heats04:23.7
8:55 PM200m Dash4 Heats:22.33
9:10 PM4 x 400m Relay2 Heats03:25.1

Athlete Results