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John Davis Titan Invitational

Friday, May 21, 2021
John Davis Titan Stadium

John Davis Titan Invitational

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Meet Information
  • Meet Name: John Davis Titan Invitational
  • Meet Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
  • Location : John Davis Titan Stadium
  • Opponents: Glenbrook North, John Hersey, Loyola, Maine East, Maine South, New Trier, Niles North, Niles West, Palatine, St. Patrick, Wheeling
  • Levels : Varsity

Titans Dominate the Titan Invitational

This Friday, the Titans secured their fourth invitational title of the season, winning the 49th John R. Davis Titan Invitational with a score of 133 points. New Trier followed with 73 points and Loyola came in third with 69 points. The meet was a fantastic opportunity for the team to show off its tremendous depth. As we transition into the post-season, the next few weeks are sure to be exciting. 

The distance squad started the meet off strong with a 6th place finish in the 4x800m relay, finishing in a time of 8:44.16. Captain Harrison Wollney (SR) handed off the baton to Lucas Houser (JR), running a 2:06 for the first leg of the race. Houser followed with a 2:12.3. Up next was Matt Penne (JR), who split a 2:13.2. Matthew Klonecki (JR) brought it home with an anchor split of 2:11.6

Next up was the 3200m, where Jayson Stamm (JR) and captain Cody Slutzky (SR) raced competitively, sticking together in true distance fashion. After running the 7 laps together, Slutzky took the lead, running a 10:14.85 to Stamm's 10:18.98. The pair finished in 10th and 12th respectively, 2nd and 3rd in their heat.

In the 800m, the mid-distance duo of Brian Hiltebrand (JR) and Michael Jerva (JR) showed their strength. The pair finished in 1st and 3rd with times of 2:00.80 and 2:02.13. The race was a tight one, with a close pack sticking together for most of the race. Going into the last 200 meters, Jerva was boxed into the middle of the pack, but he surged past the field, passing at least 5 runners in the final 30 seconds of the race. Hiltebrand maintained his lead for the back half of the race, winning the event by over a second. It was a phenomenal race to watch.

The 1600m was another great showing of the Titans' distance strength. Running in the first heat of the event, Michael Westfall (JR) and James Hiltebrand (SO) traded places for much of the race, managing a tight field as they jockeyed for position. Westfall took 12th with a time of 4:46.11. Hiltebrand finished in 14th at 4:49.03.

The final event of the evening, the 4x400m relay was sure to be competitive from start to finish. After the first 400 meters, Sophomore Ryan Schaefer handed off the baton to Ben Freidinger (SO) pulling the Titans to 4th with a split of 53.9. Freidinger brought the Titans up to 3rd place, splitting 54.6. With Hersey and Loyola in the lead, next up was captain George Dornan (SR). After briefly being passed by Niles West, Dornan battled back, taking the lead for the Titans with a stellar split of 51.1. Now with a commanding lead, Michael Jerva took the baton and finished strong for the Titans, closing in a time of 52.5 and winning the race. The team walked away with a time of 3:31.44.

Friday night was a fantastic one for the Titans, and more are sure to follow. It was great to see the team compete against such high caliber competition and demonstrate why they're one of the best teams in the state. 

Individual Results

Official Results (F.A.T.)

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Team Scores

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

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PlaceSchoolScore

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Varsity

PlaceSchoolScore
1Glenbrook South133
2New Trier73
3Loyola Academy69
4Palatine58
5Niles West56
6Hersey52
7Maine South37
8Glenbrook North34
9Niles North20
10Maine East16
11Wheeling10

Distance Team Scores

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

Open

PlaceSchoolScore
1Hersey16
2New Trier12
3Palatine3
4Glenbrook North0
5Glenbrook South0
6Loyola Academy0
7Maine South0
8Niles North0
9Niles West0
10St. Patrick0
11Wheeling0

Varsity

PlaceSchoolScore
1New Trier34
2Hersey32
3Loyola Academy21
4Glenbrook South17
5Maine South12
6Niles West5
7Niles North3
8Palatine0
9Glenbrook North0
10St. Patrick0
11Wheeling0
12Beacon Academy0
13Maine East0

John Davis Titan Stadium

Glenbrook South's Outdoor Stadium


Our newly-repaved outdoor 400m-track is ready for competition! With 8-lanes and plenty of spectator seating, John Davis Titan Stadium is no stranger to hosting large competitions.

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
Bathrooms are available in our concessions stand building, located near the south endzone.
Tickets
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
For field events, actual distance measured first, conversion second.

John R. Davis Titan Invitational Meet Records

Event Mark Name School Year
100m Dash 10.4* Colin Hepburn Glenbrook South 2009
10.4* Michael Bellamy Kenwood Academy 1985
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 14.0 John Strickland Glenbrook South 1990
300m Int. Hurdles 37.8* John Strickland Glenbrook South 1990
4 x 100m Relay 42.0 Niles North 2009
4 x 200m Relay 1:29.03 Glenbrook North 2016
4 x 400m Relay 3:23.9 New Trier 2007
4 x 800m Relay 7:55.4* Wheeling 1986
High Jump 2.10m (6-9 ft) Kemp Thornridge 1980
Pole Vault 2.74m (15-6 ft)* Declan Ritzenthaler Loyola 2018
Long Jump 3.89m (23-10 ¼ ft)* Steve Battle Gordon Tech 1989
Triple Jump 12.80m (47-5 ft) Gage Chicago King 1978
Shot Put 18.28m (60-0 ft) Mark Balmes Hersey 2012
Discus 49.68m (174-11 ft)* Ron Eichaker Niles North 1974
(*) Same as stadium record
Field events converted to metric, with actual distance measured listed.

John R. Davis Titan Invitational Team Champions:

Year Varsity Frosh/Soph
1971 Glenbrook North (1) Glenbrook North (1)
1972 Glenbrook North (2) Niles West (1)
1973 Glenbrook North (3) Glenbrook North (2)
1974 Maine West (1) Niles West (2)
1975 Maine West (2) Glenbrook South (1)
1976 Maine West (3) Maine West (1)
1977 Maine West (4) Chicago King (1)
1978 Chicago King (1) Maine West (2)
1979 Chicago King (2) New Trier West (1)
1980 Thornridge (1) Thornridge (1)
1981 Wheeling (1) Glenbrook South (2)
1982 Chicago Dunbar (1) Hersey (1)
1983 Maine West (5) New Trier (1)
1984 Chicago Kenwood (1) Hersey (2)
1985 Chicago Kenwood (2) New Trier (2)
1986 Wheeling (2) Wheeling (1)
1987 Wheeling (3) Wheeling (2)
1988 Wheeling (4) Wheeling (3)
1989 Wheeling (5) Glenbrook South (3)
1990 Glenbrook South (1) Glenbrook South (4)
1991 Glenbrook South (2) Glenbrook South (5)
1992 Glenbrook South (3) New Trier (3)
1993 Glenbrook South (4) New Trier (4)
1994 CANCELED DUE TO SNOW  
1995 Hersey (1) Glenbrook South (6)
1996 New Trier (1) Hersey (3)
1997 Glenbrook South (5) Hersey (4)
1998 Hersey (2) Hersey (5)
1999 Hersey (3) New Trier (5)
2000 New Trier (2) Niles West (3)
2001 New Trier (3) New Trier (6)
2002 Niles West (1) Niles West (4)
2003 Niles West (2) Glenbrook South (7) & New Trier (7)
2004 Niles West (3) Glenbrook South (8)
2005 Niles North (1) Niles West (5)
2006 New Trier (4) Niles North (1)
2007 Glenbrook South (6) & Niles North (2) Glenbrook South (9)
2008 New Trier (5) Glenbrook South (10)
2009 Niles North (3) Niles North (2)
2010 Glenbrook South (7) New Trier (8)
2011 Glenbrook South (8) Glenbrook South (11)
2012 Glenbrook South (9) New Trier (9)
2013 Hersey (4) New Trier (10)
2014 Niles West (4) Glenbrook North (3)
2015 CANCELED DUE TO STORMS
2016 Glenbrook North (4) New Trier (11)
2017 New Trier (6) New Trier (12)
2018 Glenbrook South (10) New Trier (13)
2019 New Trier (7) New Trier (14)
2020 CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
2021 Glenbrook South (11) NONE DUE TO CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS
2022 CANCELED DUE TO COLD & RAIN