Lake Forest Regional
— Led by senior Brett Davidson (3rd, 15:02.19) and freshman Jose Reyes (8th, 15:36.47), Highland Park raced to a first-place finish (56 points) at the Class 3A LF Regional on Oct. 24. Stevenson was second with 70 points. The host Scouts advanced to the Schaumburg Sectional (Oct. 31, 11:15 a.m.) with a sixth-place finish (132 points).
HP also received solid work from Charlie Skurie (14th, 15:52.46), Jonathan Rosenfeld (15th, 15:53.72), Nate Amster (16th, 15:59.82), Alec Glazier (17th, 16:02.07) and Fitz Laurie (27th, 16:20.42).
Senior Mark Myers paced Lake Forest by placing fourth in the race in 15:12.27. Junior Etienne Najman came in 11th in 15:49.27, while Grant Levin was 25th in 16:14.87).
Niles West Regional
— New Trier senior Josh Derrick turned it up a notch at the Niles West Regional on Oct. 24. He ran a 15:19.71 to win the individual title, 13 seconds better than Niles North standout Martin Barr.
The Trevians claimed the title with 34 points. The other runners instrumental in the win were Warren Blood (3rd, 15:32.98), Jack Litowitz (5th, 15:38.85), Patrick Norrick (12th, 16:11), Alex Burck (13th, 16:17), Will Taylor (16th, 16:24) and Ted Oh (22nd, 16:33).
Loyola placed third in the team standings with 85 points. The scorers were Andrew Niewiarowski (9th, 16:00.68), Matthew Kadus (17th, 16:28), Patrick Reilly-Hayward (18th, 16:29), Scott Berens (20th, 16:31) and Connor Hoag (21st, 16:32).
NT and LA will contend in the Lake Park Sectional on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.
Hoffman Estates Regional
— Led by sophomore Matt Jortberg, Glenbrook South placed fifth (109 points) at the Class 3A Hoffman Estates Regional on Oct. 24. The Titans qualified to this Saturday’s sectional at Busse Woods (11:15 a.m.). Jortberg was clocked in 16:28, good enough for 13th place. GBN’s other scorers were senior Charith Wickrema (20th, 16:34), junior Alec Sanchez (21st, 16:35), sophomore Jordan Theriault (24th, 16:36) and junior Jack Whetstone (31st, 16:49).
Meanwhile, Glenbrook North finished seventh with 160 points and just missed advancing as a team. However, two Spartans will compete in the sectional: seniors Nate Whitfield (8th, 16:18) and Jason Golden (17th, 16:31).
CSL South Meet
— Senior Josh Derrick took first place and led New Trier to a first-place showing at the CSL South Meet at Glenbrook South on Oct. 17. The Trevians tallied 22 points to comfortably beat Maine South (49) and Glenbrook South (65).
Derrick cruised the three-mile layout in 15:00.31. He was followed in by teammates Warren Blood (3rd, 15:15.24), Jack Litowitz (5th, 15:23.52), Ted Oh (6th, 15:29.63), Alex Burck (7th, 15:29.67), Patrick Norrick (8th, 15:34.34) and Will Taylor (12th, 15:41.50). All seven made all-conference.
Sophomore Jordan Theriault paced GBS by taking 10th in 15:38.15, one spot ahead of teammate Alec Sanchez (11th, 15:38.16). Matt Jortberg (13th, 15:46.63) and Charith Wickrema (14th, 15:47.58) earned all-CSL South recognition. Jack Whetstone (17th, 15:53.37) rounded out GBS’s top five.
CSL North Meet
— Highlighted by Brett Davidson’s second-place finish, Highland Park cruised to the team title at the CSL North Meet at Glenbrook South on Oct. 17 with 37 points. Niles North came in second with 62 points.
Davidson ran the three miles in 14:47.03 and beat everyone except his archrival: Niles North’s Martin Barr (14:46.53). Glenbrook North’s Nate Whitfield placed fourth (15:24.73) behind Maine East’s Torrain Haughton (15:18.01).
Davidson, a senior, was backed up nicely by five other all-conference performers: freshman Jose Reyes (6th, 15:31.53), junior Charlie Skurie (8th, 15:36.79), sophomore Alec Glazier (9th, 15:43.44), junior Jon Rosenfeld (12th, 15:51.71) and sophomore Nate Amster (13th, 15:56.06). Sophomore Fitz Laurie (15th, 16:04.42) just missed earning all-CSL North recognition.
Chicago Catholic League Meet
— Loyola’s Paolo Tiongson continued his fine season by earning runner-up honors in the CCL Meet in Romeoville on Oct. 17. The junior ran a 14:54.3 to finish 4.1 seconds off the pace of St. Ignatius’ Daniel Santino (14:50.2).
The Ramblers finished second as a team (54 points). Marmion Academy took the crown with 42 points.
LA’s other top finishers were Patrick Reilly-Hayward (8th, 15:22.5), Andrew Niewiarowski (13th, 15:30.0), Connor Hoag (15th, 15:34.3) and Matthew Kadus (16th, 15:35.2).
North Suburban Conference Meet
— Senior Mark Myers and junior Etienne Najman were bright spots for Lake Forest at the NSC Meet at Lakewood Forest Preserve on Oct. 17. Myers finshed sixth in the race in 15:12. Najman was 17th (15:56).
The Scouts ended up seventh in the team standings (168 points). Led by junior Matt Pereira (1st, 14:49), Lake Zurich claimed the title with 33 points.
LF’s other scorers were Grant Levin (34th), Carter Oakley (52nd) and Elijah Fietsam (59th).
— Lake Zurich’s Matt Pereira edged Highland Park’s Brett Davidson by less than one second at the Wheeling Invite on Oct. 10. Davidson cruised the three-mile layout at Heritage Park in 15:08.1. Pereira was clocked in 15:07.2.
Lake Zurich topped HP 57-101 to take team honors. HP’s other scorers were Jose Reyes (20th, 16:13.2), Alec Glazier (26th, 16:27.6), Nate Amster (28th, 16:28.2) and Charlie Skurie (29th, 16:33.7).
— Lake Forest’s Mark Myers was one of four competitors to run under 16:00 in the challenging course at Fox River Park in Wilmot on Oct. 3. The senior placed fourth in fourth in 15:57.10. Teammate Etienne Najman added a 17th-place finish (16:50.12) as the Scouts came in fifth as a team with 147 points. Grant Levin was 33rd (17:43.15). Led by Jack Aho (1st, 15:17.31), Grayslake Central tallied 33 points to win the meet.
Pat Savage Invite
— Paolo Tiongson raced to a second-place on Oct. 3 to spark Loyola to a runner-up finish. He completed the three-mile layout at Niles West High School in 15:13. Oak Park-River Forest’s Irwin Loud took first in 14:46.98.
The Ramblers, who scored 115 points to place behind OPRF (46), also received solid work from Matthew Kadus (11th, 15:54.31) and Andrew Niewiarowski (27th, 16:17.41).
— Mark Myers highlighted Lake Forest’s third-place team showing at the JT Taylor Grant Invitational at Camp Henry Horner in Fox Lake on Sept. 26. The senior cruised the course in 15:53.90 to place third. Teammate Etienne Najman continued his fine season as LF’s No. 2 runner, completing the three miles in 16:42.59 for 10th place.
LF tallied 127 points to finish behind Grayslake Central (29) and Crystal Lake South (98). Grant Levin took 28th (17:33.39), while Carter Oakley (45th) and Richard Faller (48th) rounded out the team’s top five.
— Glenbrook North senior Nate Whitfield raced to a 16th-place showing (16:11.4) at the Macnider Invite at Harper College on Sept. 26. Teammate Jason Golden ended up 26th (16:25.2) as the Spartans placed ninth (214 points) in the 13-team meet.
— Senior Josh Derrick came up with an eight-place performance (14:56.9) to help New Trier to a third-place finish (196 points) in the Palatine Invite at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve on Sept. 26. Junior Warren Blood took 23rd (15:25.9), while senior Jack Litowitz was clocked in 15:31.0 for 32nd place.
Meanwhile, Paolo Tiongson added another strong race to his resume. The Loyola junior placed 11th overall in 15:07.4. The Ramblers finished 19th as a team (505 points).
— Lake Forest’s Mark Myers took first in comfortable fashion. The senior was eight seconds better than Prospect’s Sean Sanaghan in the Libertyville Invite at Adler Park on Sept. 19. His winning time was 16:01.37. The Scouts, who finished seventh as a team with 169 points, also received a solid effort from junior Etienne Najman (14th, 16:52.50).
Meanwhile, New Trier (69 points) and Highland Park (87) took second and third respectively behind Prospect (23) in team standings. NT’s placed all seven of its runners in the top 25, including senior Alex Burck (4th, 16:21.50), senior Will Taylor (13th, 16:51.20), junior Matt Burke (16th, 16:58.60), senior Jarod Meyer (17th, 17:02.50), senior Tommy Eberle (19th, 17:07.75), senior Ben Rakestraw (20th, 17:07.99) and senior Jeremy Glickman (25th, 17:16.55).
HP was led by junior Jonathan Rosenfeld (11th, 16:46.75), freshman Jose Reyes (15th, 16:54.40), sophomore Alec Glazier (18th, 17:03.60), junior Charlie Skurie (21st, 17:12.47), junior Matthew Casey (22nd, 17:12.81) and junior Nate Amster (24th, 17:13.60).
Richard Spring Invite
— In a race which featured 554 competitors, Loyola’s Paolo Tiongson finished 14th in the Richard Spring Invite at Peoria’s Detweiller Park on Sept. 19. He was clocked in 14:52.1. The winner was Oakwood’s Jon Davis, who finished the three-mile course in 14:10.9. The Ramblers finished 14th in the team standings.
— Glenbrook South ended up fourth (113 points) in the 24-team Warren Invite on Sept. 19. Glenbrook North came in seventh (242). The host Blue Devils took first with 91 points.
GBN senior Jason Golden turned in solid work, finishing 14th overall in 15:48.94.
GBS placed four runners in the top 23: sophomore Jordan Theriault (16th, 15:50.31), junior Alec Sanchez (17th, 15:50.66), sophomore Matt Jortberg (21st, 15:53.48) and Jack Whetstone (23rd, 15:56.70).
First to the Finish Invite
— Highland Park senior Brett Davidson was one of the standouts at the talent-filled First to the Finish Invite at Peoria’s Detweiller Park on Sept. 12. Davidson, who claimed third (15:37.3) in the Lake County Invite at Lakewood Forest Preserve on Sept. 2, cruised the three-mile layout in 14:43.3 to take fifth place. The Giants finished 16th (444 points) in the 45-team meet.
Meanwhile, New Trier proved to be one of the top teams: 4th, 209 points. Josh Derrick led the way, finishing eighth in 14:46.5. NT also had solid showings from Jack Litowitz (25th, 15:06.5), Warren Blood (32nd, 15:14.8), Ted Oh (68th, 15:38.7) and Tristan Jacobs (86th, 15:45.9).
DePaul Prep Invite
— Paced by champion Paolo Tiongson (15:29.6), Loyola claimed top honors in this invite at Horner Park on Sept. 12. The Ramblers scored 27 points to easily to surpass runner-up Prospect (64). LA’s other scorers were Andrew Niewiarowski (3rd, 16:08.22), Matthew Kadus (5th, 16:31.93), Daniel Pasco (7th, 16:40.77) and William Shortal (11th, 16:52.05).