Monday, Aug. 13 2018
This marks the ninth year that the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association wishes to award Athlete-of-the-Year honors to Illinois Track &Field/Cross Country athletes who have demonstrated remarkable achievements. The 2017/2018 female recipients are Katelynne Hart (Distance Athlete) of Glenbard West High School, Imani Carothers (Sprints/Hurdles Athlete) of Chicago Brooks High School, and Jasmine Mitchell (Field Event Athlete) of Thornwood High School. The 2017/2018 male recipients are Danny Kilrea (Distance Athlete) of Lyons Township High School, Marcellus Moore (Sprints/Hurdles Athlete) of Plainfield North High School, and John Meyer (Field Event Athlete) of Lockport High School.
Katelynne Hart (SO) – Glen Ellyn Glenbard West: As a sophomore, 2017 3A State Cross Country Champion, 2018 TF 3200m & 1600m 3A State Champion. In the Fall Katelynne was Nike Cross Midwest Regional Champion and went on to place 18th at Nike Cross Nationals. At the conclusion of the Spring she competed in the Brooks PR Track and Field Invite and placed 3rd in the 2-mile Run. Throughout the year she set IHSA All-Time Bests in both 1600m and 3200m. At the IHSA Track and Field State Meet she set 3A meet records in both 1600m and 3200m runs.
Katelynne Hart was also the ITCCCA 2016/2017 Female Distance Athlete of the Year.
Katelynne’s 2017/2018 PRs: Detweiller-16:22, 800m-2:13.42, 1600m-4:43.07, 3200m-9:52.01, 2-mile- 9:56.40
Imani Carothers (SR) Chicago Brooks: Imani was the 2018 2A TF State Champion 100m Hurdles & TJ, 2nd place LJ, 8th Place 4x200m. She set a new 2A 100m Hurdle record and tied for second best all-time behind Dawn Harper. She also took 9th place at New Balance Nationals Long Jump & 15th place Triple Jump.
2017/2018 Outdoor Track & Field PRs: 100m Hurdles-13.75, 100m – 12.14, TJ-41’07”, LJ-19’10”
Jasmine Mitchell (JR) Thornwood: Jasmine was the 2018 3A TF State Champion Shot put & discus. She went on to take 10th place New Balance Nationals in the Shot Put.
2017/2018 PRs: Shot Put-45′ 10” & Discus-149’01”
Danny Kilrea (SR) Lyons: Danny was the 2017 3A Cross Country Champion. He took 1st place at the Footlocker XC Midwest Regional and was 2nd place NXN Midwest Regional. At the national level he was 5th place NXN Nike Cross Nationals. Then he came back with a 3rd place finish Footlocker XC Nationals. During the track season Danny was 2018 3A TF State Champion 3200m run.
2017/2018 PRs: Detweiller-14:02, 1600m-4:12.06, 3200m-8:56.84
Marcellus Moore (SO) Plainfield North: Marcellus was the 2018 3A 100m State Champion, 3A 200m State Champion, 3A 4x100m State Champion,3A 4x200m State Champion. He ran the #1 100m & 200m times run in the state. At the IHSA Track and Field State Meet he set the 100m Record of 10.31. With his efforts he helped Plainfield North to a 3rd place finish in 3A.
2017/2018 PRs: 100m Dash-10.31, 200m Dash-20.88, 400m 48.41
John Meyer (SR) Lockport: John was the 2018 TF 3A Shot put State champion and placed 3rd in the discus. He then went on to place 3rd in the Shot Put at the USATF Junior Championships. During his senior season John set the State Record in the Shot Put.
John was also the ITCCCA 2016/2017 Field Athlete of the Year.
2017/2018 PRs: Shot Put-70’6.5” & Discus-189’11”