Boys Track and Field news
Matt Rodewald is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and anchor, and part of IHSA state broadcasts since 2011. But before that he was a three-sport athlete at Geneva. Now he's returning to his athletic roots, as Rodewald has been hired as the head boys track coach and sophomore boys basketball coach at Yorkville.
St. Charles East junior Micah Wilson, who won the Class 3A 3,200-meter run at state for the program's first individual state track championship, is the 2021 Kane County Chronicle boys track and field Athlete of the Year.
Sandwich's Jayden McCulskie-Green used a slight to capture the 2A triple jump state title.
Sandwich senior Jayden Green, who won the Class 2A state triple jump championship last month, is the Record Newspapers Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Brock Drengenberg, just two weeks removed from winning the state title in the 800, and former Dixon Dukes teammate Caden Grafton, himself two weeks removed from taking second in the 1600, will lace up their running shoes again this weekend for the Reagan Run
Evan Jager, the best U.S. steeplechaser in history, is missing the current U.S. Olympics Track and Field Trials, but is determined to recover from a left calf tear and come back for the World Track and Field Championships next year.
Reese Wheatley and the Batavia 800-meter relay held off Homewood Flossmoor to take the Class 3A state championship on Saturday in Charleston, while Micah Wilson won the 3,200 to become St. Charles East's first state track champion in leading area medalists at the meet at Eastern Illinois University.
Local athletes competed at the Class 3A State Track Meet on Saturday.
Hinsdale Central sophomore Daniel Watcke added to a stellar family running legacy Saturday, winning the 800-meter state championship and later anchoring the Red Devils' winning 1,600-meter relay in Charleston. Other area medalists included Morton's Victor Rodriguez, second in the pole vault, and Wheaton Warrenville South's Reece Young, who was third in the 200 and fifth in the 100.