IHSA 3A Sectional

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Deerfield High School
Upper 60s, Light Wind

IHSA 3A Sectional

Meet Information
  • Meet Name: IHSA 3A Sectional
  • Meet Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
  • Location: Deerfield High School
  • Opponents: Arlington Heights (Hersey), Deerfield (H.S.), Des Plaines (Maine West), Evanston (Twp.), Glenview (Glenbrook South), Highland Park, Lake Forest (H.S.), Mt. Prospect (Prospect), Niles (Notre Dame), Northbrook (Glenbrook North), Park Ridge (Maine East), Skokie (Niles North), Skokie (Niles West), Wheeling, Wilmette (Loyola Academy), Winnetka (New Trier)
  • Levels: Varsity
  • Results Status: Official Results (F.A.T.)

Many impressive moves at 3A Deerfield boys track and field sectional (Daily Hearld)

Glenbrook South's James Hiltebrand added to the family legacy at the Class 3A Deerfield boys track and field sectional on May 18.

Fifteen 800-meter runners at the sectional had broken the landmark 2-minute barrier this spring, so many that Hiltebrand, teammate Ryan Jack and three others ran in the second of three heats of the event.

Glenbrook North's John Ihrke led the third heat -- the so-called "fast heat." The 800 was the deepest event at Deerfield.

Jack courageously took out the second heat and ran the first 400 meters in 57 seconds. The second half of the race, though, saw Hiltebrand surpassing Deerfield's Dane Brown to win the heat in 1 minute, 59.24 seconds to Brown's 1:59.34 -- both under the Class 3A qualifying standard of 1:59.36.

"I felt like I owed it to myself to qualify for state as a senior," said Hiltebrand, who will compete in Friday's Class 3A preliminaries for a spot in Saturday's 800-meter finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Hiltebrand's older brother, Brian, now on Creighton's cross country team, was a three-time all-stater for the Titans, twice placing fifth in the Class 3A 800.

Qualifying for the state meet outside of the top group rarely happens -- Titans coach Kurt Hasenstein couldn't recall ever seeing it. At Deerfield it happened only in the 800, which advanced a meet-high eight athletes including New Trier's Sam Teppo, Loyola's Will Simon, and Ihrke, who led the field at 1:55.26.

"I knew before that there was a lot of good guys in our sectional and I was a little frustrated at the start, but I knew that with all those good guys I still had a great and legitimate shot at making state in the second heat. And talking to all the other guys out there, they thought so as well," Hiltebrand said.

He wished Jack could run with him in Charleston.

"Ryan and I are actually close friends off the track as well," Hiltebrand said. "We were planning to do this together. Despite that not happening I'm really glad I got to run the race with him."

Individual Results

Official Results (F.A.T.)

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Team Scores

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


2Glenbrook South69
3New Trier60
6Highland Park51
7Loyola Academy48
8Niles North28
9Niles West23
10Glenbrook North22
12Lake Forest11
14Notre Dame9
15Maine West6
16Maine East3

Distance Team Scores

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


1New Trier33
2Highland Park22
4Glenbrook North14
5Loyola Academy10
9Niles North2
10Glenbrook South1
11Niles West1
13Maine East0
14Notre Dame0
15Lake Forest0
16Maine West0

Deerfield High School

Previous GBS Appearances

Date Name Season
5/15/21Deerfield InviteTrack 2021
5/8/21DeerFIELD SpectacularTrack 2021
10/13/18CSL Conference ChampionshipCSLCross Country 2018

Meet Schedule

TimeEventAuto Qualifying Mark
1:00 PMField Events
3:55 PMNational AnthemUSA
4:00 PM4x800m Relay8:04.23
4:25 PM4x100m Relay42.99
4:40 PM3200m Run9:35.94
5:10 PM110m High Hurdles15.40
5:25 PM100m Dash11.04
5:35 PM800m Run1:59.36
5:50 PM4x200m Relay1:30.85
6:05 PM400m Dash50.77
6:20 PM300m Intermediate Hurdles40.84
6:35 PM1600m Run4:23.68
6:50 PM200m Dash22.33
7:05 PM4x400m Relay3:28.30
7:20 PMAwards Presentation

Athlete Results