Category Archives: Meet Preview

Meet Preview: Reavis ‘Running Rams’ Invite

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Ishaan Patel | D228 | F/S – 3rd – 17:43

The Titans return to action this Saturday at Reavis High School (on campus) for the Running Rams Invitational. The meet begins at 9 AM.

Varsity will still be running without senior John Kennedy. Coming off a great varsity debut, Nick Martin will be leading the squad. He is the recipient of the season’s first Runner of the Week award!

On the frosh/soph level, look for Ryan Franklin and Nitthian Gopi to be leading the way. Freshman Latrell Lloyd is also coming off of a strong performance at the Hillcrest Invite.

Conference rival Oak Forest H.S. will be competing, too. Sophomore Mike Reif is off to a fast start this season. He took 2nd on varsity at the District 228 Quad with a 16:28.

Eisenhower, winners of last week’s Hillcrest Invite, will also be in attendance.

Lets go Titans!

Meet Preview: Hillcrest Hawk Invite

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The Titans will be led by [junior] Josh Hartman on Saturday at the Hawk Invite.

The boys return to action this Saturday, September 2, at the Hillcrest Basin (171st St & Rockwell Ave). Races begin at 9:00 AM. Varsity will compete in a hilly 3-mile race, whereas all other races are only 2.5 miles.

Following a first meet full of personal records, the varsity squad looks to be a bit stronger. Sophomores Nick Martin and Ishaan Patel, whom are coming off a 1-3 finish at the district quad, will be promoted to varsity. They will be joining captains Josh Hartman and John Kennedy. Kennedy will be making his season debut if he feels ready to compete.

Sophomore Nate Berrones will be competing in his first ever varsity race as well. Berrones missed a personal record Tuesday by only 9 seconds.

Frosh/Soph will be led by [freshman] Nitthian Gopi and [sophomore] Ryan Franklin.

Race times: 
9:00 AM – Girls’ Frosh/Soph
9:30 AM – Boys’ Frosh/Soph
10:00 AM – Girls’ Varsity
10:30 AM – Boys’ Varsity
11:00 AM – Coed Pusher Race

Go Titans!

Meet Preview: District 228 Quad

The Titans open up their fall season on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Conkey Woods. The course is located at approximately 135th St. and [just west of] Central Ave. Other competing schools are Bremen, Oak Forest, and Hillcrest. The meet is hosted by Oak Forest H.S.

Bremen will be defending the varsity championship after defeating Tinley Park on a tie-breaker last season. Bremen returns their entire conference championship squad and will be led by seniors Danny Meza and Javier Simental. Sophomore Tony Jucik will be among the favorites if he runs in the frosh/soph race.

Oak Forest will be led by sophomore Mike Reif who is coming off a strong freshman track season. He ran a 10:47 to take 2nd place in the frosh/soph 3200m at the conference meet this past spring.

Hillcrest’s strong sophomore duo of James Edgecombe and Michael Bell will be a formidable 1-2 punch whether they run on varsity or frosh/soph. Both runners had very strong middle distance performances during the track season. Edgecombe medaled in the varsity 800m at the conference meet.

The Titans will be full of new faces. After graduating 11 of our top 12 varsity runners from last fall, the team will be depending on a mix of youth and the state experience of senior captain John Kennedy. Kennedy and fellow captain [junior] Josh Hartman will lead the varsity squad. Frosh/soph will be led by the varsity caliber sophomore duo of Nick Martin and Ishaan Patel — both of whom are coming off strong freshman track campaigns. Other runners coming off strong summers are sophomore Ryan Franklin and junior Nick Marfoe.

Races begin at 4:30 PM. Go Titans!