IHSA 3A State Prelims

Friday, May 24, 2019
Eastern Illinois University

Meet Recap

As I write this, I have just returned from a road trip with Brian and Joey to Eastern Illinois University to watch Titan athletes compete in the IHSA State Meet. This year, Titan Distance sent two individual athletes to the meet! Both Charlie Schultz (Sr) and Will Houser (Jr) may not have finished with their best time of the season, but they persevered and competed in the 90 heat, something they haven’t done since Cross Country.

Every meet this year, different people stepped up. 95% of Titan Distance athletes performed better than they did last year, or at the beginning of this year. That percentage shows all the hard work and dedication that went in to the performances at the meets this year.

Team Highlights

Brian Hiltebrand (Fr) set four freshmen records this year. Brian now holds the 800m and 1600m indoor and outdoor records! The indoor 800m record is now 2:09.2 and indoor 1600m record is now 4:38.53. The outdoor 800m record is now 2:04.62 and the outdoor 1600m record is now 4:34.20 for freshmen!

Michael Jerva (Fr) finished the year at the IHSA Sectionals running a 2:11.37. He finished as the second best freshmen behind Brian!

James Scott (So) has worked himself up to being a top runner on Titan Distance this year. James Scott set his marks at 2:16, 4:59, and 10:55 this year.

Will Houser (Jr) set the varsity indoor 800m record at the Illinois Top Times meet setting the bar at 1:59.48, becoming the first Titan to break two indoors! Will also qualified for the IHSA State Meet and finished at 1:57.28 at Sectionals and 1:58.46 in the heat at State. Will finished first in the 800m at every invite until the State meet.

Will Kelly (Jr) has had a season plagued with a sickness that hasn’t seemed to go away. Will improved his 3200m time to 9:34.40 at Distance Night in Palatine.

Aditya Bhalla (Sr) while not the fastest runner, is an amazing person with a personality and love of running unlike anyone else. There is never a race where you can’t hear him on the sidelines. Aditya will be attending Pomona College next year with a hope to major in Political Science.

Jordan Lynch (Sr) has committed to compete in track and field and cross country at Elmhurst College. Go Bluejays!

Joey Patronik (Sr) finished his Senior year in the 800m run with a PR of 2:08, a five second improvement over last year. Joey will do great at Northwestern University next year!

Joey Pauletto (Sr) had a dominating Senior year after years of struggling. He set his PR of 4:35.02 at the CSL Conference Championships at Niles North earlier this month. Joey will study broadcasting at Boston University next year.

Charlie Schultz (Sr) improved by 7 seconds in the 800m run over the last three meets of the season (Titan Invite, CSL Conference, and IHSA Sectionals) to qualify for the state meet. At IHSA Sectionals, Charlie ran a 1:57.79 to qualify for state before running a 2:00.74 at State. Charlie will be attending The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities next year.

Team Scores

Varsity

This is either an unscored meet, or team results are missing from our database. If you believe this is an error, please reach out.

Map

Photos

Photographer: James Kurtzweil

Varsity Results

800m
PlaceNameGradeTimeTeam400m800m
1Thomas ShilgalisSr.1:56.10Naperville (Central)
2Aidan DonohueJr.1:56.47DeKalb
3Ethan BakerSr.1:56.73Crystal Lake (Prairie Ridge)
4Ramon LaceySr.1:56.73Chicago Heights (Bloom Twp.)
5Grant JensenSr.1:56.74Crystal Lake (Prairie Ridge)
6Justin SplittJr.1:56.93Fox Lake (Grant)
7Austin AdamsJr.1:57.01Maple Park (Kaneland)
8Will ObrienSr.1:57.45Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
9Cassius HavisJr.1:57.59Alton (Sr.)
10Grant WrightSr.1:57.69Palos Hills (Stagg)
11Juan CastroJr.1:57.86DeKalb
12Kembre DanielJr.1:57.87Chicago (Lincoln Park)
13Jocqael ThorpeSo.1:58.14LaGrange (Lyons)
14Mikey ParduhnSr.1:58.20Mundelein (H.S.)
15Jason HoffmanJr.1:58.44Minooka
16Will HouserJr.1:58.46Glenview (Glenbrook South)59.559.0
17Patrick SaradSr.1:58.57Franklin Park-Northlake (Leyden)
18Jorge CoronaSr.1:59.66Palatine (H.S.)
19Emmanuel AngomasSr.1:59.79Plainfield (East)
20Dathan MatonSr.2:00.07Chatham (Glenwood)
21Charlie SchultzSr.2:00.74Glenview (Glenbrook South)59.561.0
22Chris MagnoSr.2:00.91Riverside (R.-Brookfield)