2nd Place at State
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IHSA State Champions
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Nike Cross Nationals
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3rd Place at State
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Check here weekly for news and notes concerning the life of the Naperville North High School Girls' Cross-Country and Distance Track Program. Information on this site should answer many of your questions, but you should always feel free to e-mail Mr. Iverson at
LINKS FOR CROSS COUNTRY NEWS...
Here is the link for Dyestat, and it features results from around the country.
Here is another MileSplit Illinois, and it has some really good coverage of the sport in the state and nationally as well. Finally, ILXCTF.com is a site run by reporter Mike Newman that keeps detailed coverage of Illinois results and rankings.
Both these sites feature lots of race results, plus good general coverage of the sport in Illinois and throughout the country.
Training shoes and racing spikes can be purchased at Naperville Running Company (in downtown Naperville) as well as at Dick Pond Shoes (in Lisle). As you have questions about shoes, please be sure to ask!
Last Updated on: September 21, 2019
A Great Day at Detweiller!
The team turned in two more impressive races on a warm, sunny day at the state's most famous course. At the First to the Finish Invitational, the Open Race began the day for the team, with Claire Bruce and Ellie Coderre finishing 1-2 in the 739-runner race. The team scored a scant 21 points, with Kelsey Nardi finishing 4th, Safiya Bhanpuri 6th and Norah Hess 8th to lead the team. In the varsity race, the team scored 53 points en route to a victory against some excellent teams. Maggie Gamboa led the way in the varsity race with her 3rd place overall finish. She was followed by Audrey Mendrys (7th), Lucy Westlake (11th), Sophie Golobitsh (13th) and Kate Donaldson (15th) to complete the scoring. Molly Morton (16th), Madeline Cody (37th), Alexa Betjemann (52nd), Marissa Magana (62nd) and Jillian Carroll (77th) completed the varsity team effort. It was a really great team day, with some really great times, especially for the temperatures. Congratulations to everyone on a GREAT step forward, and we look forward to a week off of competition this week before splitting our team to compete at the Naperville Invitational and the Griak Invitational the next weekend.
Team Opens with Three Great Races at PV!
In an excellent beginning to the year, the team traveled across the border to Iowa last weekend and emerged with three great efforts and three race championships. Running against the #1 team in Iowa and the #2 team in Minnesota, the varsity team was led to a narrow, one-point victory over Edina High School from Minnesota by Maggie Gamboa's individual championship. She was followed by Audrey Mendrys in second, Molly Morton (11th), Lucy Westlake (12th) and Jana Dawson (14th) to complete the scoring.
In the freshman-sophomore race, Sophie Golobitsh and Marissa Magana went 1-2, and both broke the previous meet record with their times for the FS race. In the JV race, Alexa Betjemann and Jillian Carroll finished 2-3 to lead the team. In all three races, the team erased significant defecits in team scores over the first mile of each race. The girls ran a patiently-aggressive race in each of the three races, and they navigated one of the toughest courses anywhere in the Midwest extremely well. Congratulations to everyone on a GREAT first step this season! We now turn our attention to our trip to Detweiller Park on Saturday. Let's have a GREAT week!
Wicket Fast Proves Itself to be, well... Wicked Fast
On Thursday, the 2019 debuted in its annual Intrasquad meet, which was won by the aptly-named Wicket Fast squad. Scoring 93 points, Wicket Fast held off The Weigand by 10 points. They also sported the best 5th runner by the narrowest of margins, as Maisey Kenny was the fastest fifth by one place over Elissa Eaton of The Weigand. In the individual race, Audrey Mendrys won the overall title on the new course this year (altered due to trail closures). Overall, it was a tremendous preformance on a hot, windy afternoon.
In the always-tough competition for the most creative name, The Flock came out on top. This year, the coaching staff made the bold decision to widen the criteria for this prestigious award to include creativity in the uniform design. It was decided that, although "The Flock" by itself may not have been overly creative, their individualized uniforms depicting each of the coaches was impressive enough to warrant the award. So congratulations to The Flock on a well-earned award!
HERE are the results from the Intrasquad
Naperville North Girls' Cross Country
Upcoming Stuff to Know...
Click HERE to go to the schedule page for all the upcoming dates and times to know... We need help at the Naperville Invitational on September 27th. Please go to THIS LINK to sign up! We need help at the Twilight Invitational on October 9th. Please go to THIS LINK to sign up!
Are you getting enough IRON?
CHEAP, ACCESSIBLE FERRITIN TESTS!!!
The local agencies who have made it possible to get ferritin tests without going first to the doctor have now changed their policies so that they will not test people under 18. One organization, Accesa Labs, does provide an option to request the test on-line. You need to sign up for an account, requesting the test and the reason for it (i.e. she is a distance runner concerned that her iron stores are healthy). Apparently, this is now working well, so please go for it!
Of course, you always have the option of going straight to the doctor but, in the absence of symptoms, sometimes primary care physicians are reluctant to order that test. I would still argue that regular ferritin tests are extremely important for young women runners to obtain.
HERE is a Guide that allows you to track the amount of iron you're getting in food regularly! PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS!!!
Athletes and parents -- It is a good thing to remind us each of the importance of iron in our diets. Anemia is a common affliction that runners can face. Anemia is the lack of iron in the blood. When one's blood is iron-poor, it robs the red blood cells of the ability to carry oxygen to the muscles. This causes significant and sometimes severe fatigue and, at minimum, makes it impossible to perform as a runner at anything like your best. Therefore, it is best to make sure that your diet includes a tremendous amount of natural iron ALL THE TIME.
CANVAS -- Get your logs in!
Canvas logbooks will be expected to be turned in throughout the summer. IT IS MANADATORY IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE SUMMER T-SHIRTS. Freshmen will be given their logins during the first week of camp. This will be a great way to track your progress, and it is an important habit to get into. We anticipate no further major issues with Canvas, but should one occur, a copy of the season log can be found here in case you need it. If you absolutely cannot submit via Canvas, you may do it over e-mail. LOGS ARE DUE BY SUNDAY NIGHT OF EACH WEEK!
Follow Mr. Iverson on Twitter (@iversondan) for real time updates to the season calendar as they happen. They will be posted here, too.
Landscaping the Cross Country Course!
We need YOUR help to landscape our course on campus at NNHS. We hope to do our first installation late this spring or early in the summer, so that, by the time Twilight rolls around again, the course will look increasingly like the cross-country paradise we want it to be!
HERE is the listing of needed plants. HERE is the up-to-date list of what has been dontated. HERE is the overall plan.
If you are interested, please e-mail Mr. Iverson ASAP to pledge your plant. Checks can be made to "NNHS" and delivered to the Athletic Office.