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IHSA 3A Sectional

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Busse Woods

IHSA 3A Sectional

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Meet Information
  • Meet Name: IHSA 3A Sectional
  • Meet Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • Location : Busse Woods
  • Opponents: Barrington, Conant, Evanston, Fremd, Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South, Grant, Hersey, Highland Park, Jacobs, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Loyola Academy, Mundelein, New Trier, Palatine, Prospect, Warren
  • Levels : Invite Only

The Titans Finish Strong

The Titans put the final touches on a season riddled with many ups and downs this past Saturday, October 30th at Busse Woods for the IHSA Sectionals. The Senior-led team has dealt with setback after setback, and it has required extreme determination and perseverance to get through it all. Following heavy rain the days before the meet, the muddy course posed a serious challenge as the day warmed up in the mid-50s.

The race went out fast with everyone positioning themselves around where they planned. Seniors Brian Hiltebrand and Jayson Stamm came through the first mile within the top 30 places. The 3rd through 5th runners of Seniors Michael Jerva, Brendan Tanaka, and Sebastian Zimmer, came through soon after all packed up. The 6th and 7th runners, Seniors Michael Westfall and John Paul Philbrick were right behind them, beating out runners from other schools to help in the scoring. The fast competition was not going to be passed easily though. The team worked throughout the race to maintain position and move past the others. In the end, Jayson led the way as he pushed to try to extend the season. He came across the line with a time of 16:25 in 40th place overall. Finishing soon behind him was Brian in 16:43 for 59th place. The 3-5 guys broke apart earlier in the race and all managed to meet back up to finish together as a pack. Michael Jerva crossed first in 16:55 for 78th, and Sebastian and Brendan both finished at 16:56 in 80th and 82nd respectively. Finishing off the day for the Titans was Michael Westfall (17:19) in 111th and John Paul (17:45) in 126th, filling in for the injured Senior Elie Nassif. The team raced smart and hard, but unfortunately, with such a strong Sectional, their scores were not quite enough to qualify for the IHSA State Meet next Saturday in Peoria as they scored 315 points. Of the individuals not on a qualifying team, 10 runners advance to state along with the 7 teams, and Jayson finished 11th out of these individuals.

Even though the outcome was not exactly what the team had hoped for, they fought as hard as they could to get to where they did, and they left everything they had out on the course. We are extremely proud of how they have worked as a team to overcome challenges and lift each other up. It was a great season that will certainly be remembered. Thank you to everyone who helped make this season successful including the runners themselves, the amazing coaches, and the wonderful parents!

Until the track season,

- Titan Distance

Individual Results

Official Results (F.A.T.)

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Team Scores


1New Trier93
3Lake Zurich100
8Loyola Academy207
10Highland Park286
13Glenbrook South315
15Glenbrook North335

Distance Team Scores

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



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Previous GBS Appearances

Date Name Season
2021-10-30IHSA 3A Sectional IHSACross Country 2021
2019-11-02IHSA 3A Sectional IHSACross Country 2019
2018-10-27IHSA 3A Sectional IHSACross Country 2018
2018-10-20IHSA 3A Regional IHSACross Country 2018
2017-10-28IHSA 3A Sectional IHSACross Country 2017
2017-10-21IHSA 3A Regional IHSACross Country 2017
2015-10-31IHSA 3A Sectional IHSACross Country 2015
2015-10-24IHSA 3A Regional IHSACross Country 2015
1996-11-01IHSA Sectional/Regional IHSACross Country 1996
1994-11-01IHSA Sectional/Regional IHSACross Country 1994
1992-11-01IHSA Sectional/Regional IHSACross Country 1992