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Entries pouring in for the 2017 Midwest Distance Classic

LISLE, IL—With more than two weeks before the June 5 entry deadline for the 12th annual Midwest Distance Classic, the flagship post-season meet for high school distance runners has already received entries from athletes from ten states.  The meet will be held on Saturday evening, June 10, at the world-class track & field facility at Benedictine University in Lisle. The …

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Update 2: 2017 Midwest Distance Classic Field

Entries through May 26, 2017 Girls 800m FIRST LAST YEAR SEED HOMETOWN STATE Isabella Betlejeski Sophomore 2:30 Shorewood Illinois Liz Bindert Sophomore 2:21.3 Sioux Falls South Dakota Brooke Delahanty Junior 2.16.39 Sugar Grove Illinois Tori Glazier Junior 2:14 Custer South Dakota AVRYL JOHNSON Junior 2:14.22 LIBERTYVILE Illinois Madison Malloy Senior 2:33.56 Louisville Kentucky Madison Marasco Junior 2:13.85 Schaumburg Illinois Savannah …

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BLAKE EVERTSEN IS THE FIRST TO REGISTER FOR THE 2017 MIDWEST DISTANCE CLASSIC

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2017 The 5-time Illinois Track/Cross Country All-Stater will run the 3200m LISLE, IL—Harvard-bound Blake Evertsen is the first to register for the 2017 Midwest Distance Classic. The Hinsdale Central senior has a five-star coach in Jim Westphal and is a three-time Illinois all-state performer in cross country and a 4:16.49/9:04.22 miler/ 2-miler on the track. …

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SEAN TORPY RUNS THE FASTEST 800 METERS IN ILLINOIS HISTORY

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2016 SEAN TORPY RUNS THE FASTEST 800 METERS IN ILLINOIS HISTORY His 1:47.95 Clocking is the 7th Fastest Time in U.S. History LISLE, IL—Sandburg High School senior Sean Torpy ran the fastest 800 meters in Illinois history—1:47.95—at the U.S. Army Midwest Distance Classic on Saturday, June 11 at Benedictine University in Lisle. That is also …

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MIDWEST DISTANCE CLASSIC NEEDS PACE-SETTERS!

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2016   MIDWEST DISTANCE CLASSIC NEEDS PACE-SETTERS!  The U.S. Army Midwest Distance Classic this Saturday, June 13, at Benedictine University in Lisle is in need of pace-setters for all the girls’ races and the boys’ 3200 meters. The meet starts at 7:00pm. Pace-setters must be of the same gender of the race, but do not …

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sign up by Tuesday/Midnight (CST)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After some exciting late entries, like the Sandburg duo of Chris and Sean Torpy in the boys 800m run, organizers of the 2016 U.S. Army Midwest Distance Classic have decided to extend our entry window until MIDNIGHT on TUESDAY, JUNE 7 (CST). The Midwest Distance Classic offers a rare opportunity to compete against the best distance athletes …