As the 2012 Cross Country Season comes to an end I would like to thank everyone for a fine season. This particular team was very special in many ways. All of the teams that I have coached at U High have been the best kids at our school. This team was a wonderful example of the best of the best at our school. After having coached at U High since 1988 I have come to the point in my career that I need to pass the future of cross country on to someone else. I have had the honor of coaching hundreds of students who have and will go on to do great things in life. The process that we have passed through during this time together is one that can be applied to anything that you will encounter along your life journey. Take your knowledge of running and the friendships, relationships and lessons that you have learned here and apply them to everything you do. You will alway remember that whatever you do in life you will make all who you have contacted along the way very proud of you. I for one am very proud to have coached each and every member of our team. No matter where you go or what you do I will always be your coach and want you to know that I will be there for you no matter what. I will always remember the 2012 Cross Country Team as one of the best ever. Thank you for making my final team one that I will always remember. Always continue to pass your magic on. Bud James
The 2012 State Meet in Peoria was an outstanding day for U High as 6 of the runners had personal bests in the race. For the boys Freshman Jacob Meyer shattered his best running 16:13 for the 3 miles. Junior Max Volchenboum also ran his best by a bunch running 16:45. In the girls race Senior Sarah Curci was our top runner once again running 18:30. Sarah was followed by Freshmen Lucy Kenig-Zeisler and Grace Cain. Both ran personal bests Lucy in 20:07 and Grace in 20:47. Sonia Bourdaghs was next running a season best 21:08. Senior Hannah Tomio added a personal best in 21:32 then came Sophomore Liza Libes in a personal best of 22:06. Jax Ingrassia cam in next for U High running a season best of 22:29. U High had a nice large group of fans in Peoria which included teammates and parents. It was a great finish to another great year. The girls team finished 24th in the state! Great job to everyone.
STATE CENTRAL: 2012 Cross Country
|The 2012 IHSA Boys & Girls Cross Country State Finals return to Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday, November 3, marking the 67th annual season of the boy’s state finals and the 34th of the girl’s state meet. All six races will unfold over the three-mile course at Detweiller Park, which is hosting the event for the 43rd consecutive year. The sixth-year of the three-class state championship series will be documented on IHSA.tv, which will release highlights of the races on the website in the days that follow the meet.
Detweiller Park (Peoria)
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Congratulations to Cross Country for another spectacular season. The girls team qualified for state and we have 2 boys- Jacob Meyer and Max Volchenboum qualify individually. They continue the fine tradition of the teams I have had the honor of coaching. They carry the baton well.
19 Regional Championships 6 boys, 13 girls.
1 Sectional Championship -girls
Team Qualified for State 14 times -3 boys, 11 girls
1 State Champion Individual- Peter Muller ’96
All-State-Peter Muller- ‘94, ‘95, ‘96. Jennifer Johnson-‘93. Leah Drew-‘98. Anna Bloom-‘99. Becky Levine-2000, 2002. Sherry Fu- 2009
Congratulations to the cross country team for an excellent sectional meet on Saturday at Fenton. The girls team qualified for the state meet next week in Peoria with a 4th place finish out of 21 schools. The boys team finished 12th in their race. Sarah Curci led the way with a 4th place finish overall. Lucy Kenig Zeisler was 23rd, Grace Cain was 32nd, Hannah Tomio, – 57th, Liza Libes 58th, Sonia Bourdaghs-68th and Jax Ingrassia 85th. For the boys Jacob Meyer and Max Volchenboum both qualified for state finishing 21st and 28th. Arthur Chang was 81st, Frank Waggoner-86th, Ben Meyer 90th, Zach Emanuel- 105th and Jason Deng 110th. All the boys ran really well. Congratulations on a great season and good luck next weekend in Peoria.