Lane Tech head coach Nick Logalbo (center) talks to his players. Admir Suljic(jr, F) of Lane Tech hit a 3 pointer a couple steps behind the top of the key to give Lane a slim 49-48 win over a feisty UIC Charter School team. Lane led almost the entire game before UIC took a 2 point lead with 2 minutes to play. In the last minute of the game, UIC turned the ball over twice, missed a lay up, and missed a potential game winning 3 at the buzzer. Lane snaps its 6 game losing streak and prevents an embarrasing loss to UIC from the Noble Street Charter School conference.
@York Lane Tech 49 UIC 48 Kenwood 36 Lane Tech 25
@Proviso West Glenbrook North 61 Von Steuben 48
@Luther North Maine East 49 Taft 36 Mather 46 Guerin 44
Note: Jones College Prep and Gordon Tech play Sunday for the Luther North championship
Little known (for now) Javier Morrison (so) of UIC College Prep is a sprinter really looking to make a name for himself. He will likley run at the frosh-soph meet.
The CPS frosh-soph prelims are this Saturday. I do not have the formal entries yet but here is my take on some of the top frosh-soph sprinters. Of course when the entrie are released this list will be updated.
Surely will run varsity Antonio Abreu (so) - Lane Tech Nathaniel Agharese(so) - Northside Jamal McNeely(so) - Kelvyn Park Deshaun Jordan (so) - North Lawndale Carl Young(so) - Orr Lonnie Washington(so) -Calumet David Bradley (so)- Whitney Young
Will likely run at the frosh-soph level Absalom Boyd(so) - Westinghouse Byron Kelly(so) - Brooks Alejandro Reyes(so) - Lane Tech Edgar Gomez(so) - Von Steuben Victor Taylor(so) - King Antonio Robinson(so) - Corliss Eric McMiller(fr) - Lane Tech Allante Hughes (fr) - Foreman Devon Sanders(so)- Robeson Amery Fredricks(fr) - Lane Tech Javier Morrison(so) - UIC Terry McGee(fr) - North Lawndale
Am I missing someone?
I may be going on a bit of a limb here, but I feel that out of the group that will likely run at the frosh-soph meet I think that Javier Morrison(so) of UIC will be someone that could really emerge. Morrison, the starting running back on the UIC football team (yes they have a team), has really bulked up since last year. He is much bigger, stronger, and faster. UIC has not run too many meets this year but in one meet he finished a close second to talented Jamal McNeely- another talented sophomore.
Also keep an eye out on Lane's Eric McMiller and Amery Fredricks, and Westinghouse's Absolom Boyd.
If I were to rank the top 4 sprinters in the group likely to run at the frosh-soph meet it would look something like this:
1. Javier Morrison(so) - UIC 2. Absalom Boyd(so) - Westinghouse 3. Byron Kelly(so) - Brooks 4. Eric McMiller(fr) - Lane Tech
Javier Morrison of UIC is looking to make a name of himself at this Saturday's freshman city championship. Sprints seem strong this year.
What: CPS Boys Freshman City Championship Where: Hanson Stadium When: Saturday, May 1, 2010, Field Events Starts at 2:00pm Who: Freshman only, entire CPS
These next few days, I'm going to do my best to give you my take on the freshman city championship. Every year it is a frosh-soph city championship. This year is unique in that it is a freshman only city championship. Obviously no sophomores allowed. What this means is that either some sophomores will be shut out this year from running a championship. Or, they will run up at the varsity level.
This puts the spotlight on freshman. The absence of sophomores does not mean that times will be seriously watered down.
Heet sheets are not up yet. As soon as I get them available I will put them up. Or if someone get's them sooner than I do, please email them to Publisher@LaneTechfan.com or put a link in the comments.
advisory committee met on Tuesday, December 1, and it appears the only
moderately controversial issue discussed was the following:
1. There were no Proposed Changes to the Current Terms and Conditions. However a motion was passed to have Ron McGraw review options to possibly reconfigure the Regional structure. The committee feels that since the implementation of the three class system, the number of teams assigned to each regional results in most teams and individuals automatically advancing on to the sectional meets. It was suggested that the number of regional meets may need to be reduced (increasing the number of teams in each) so that the regional meets actually serve as a qualifying meet as they were originally intended to be. Options will be prepared and submitted to thecommittee for their review when they reconvene after the 2010 season.
It short, what they are looking to do is reduce the number of regional meets but increase the teams in each regional. What this will do, in theory, is make each regional more competitive to make it more of a qualifying meet. There were some regionals this year where there were only 5,6,or 7 complete teams. So it was relatively easy to qualify for sectionals. For example, the Riverside Brookfield boys class AA regional had only 5 complete teams participating in it. The last two complete teams Little Village and North Lawndale, got a free pass to sectionals just by having 5 guys. If they change the regional format, LIttle Village and North Lawndale would have to work at it more to advance to sectionals.