Boys State Track And Field: No drama for Crete-Monee’s Hulbert
By Mike Clark firstname.lastname@example.org May 25, 2012 9:12PM
Andrew Helmin, of Providence. | File photo
Boys state track & Field
Results from Friday’s preliminaries at Eastern Illinois University.
Long jump: Cody Leach, St. Rita, 21-8¼
Pole vault: Chad Weaver, Providence, 14-3
High jump: Dwight Snowden, Hillcrest, 6-2; Mike Monroe, Providence, 6-2; Robert Wallace, Tinley Park, 6-2
Triple jump: Ernest Gardner, Illiana Christian, 44-11; D’armond Lee, Hillcrest, 44-9½; Cody Leach,
St. Rita, 44-6¼; Marshawn Hughes, Rich South, 43-9¾
400-meter relay: Bremen, 42.54; Hillcrest, 42.75; Providence, 42.95
110-meter hurdles: Dion Starnes, Bremen, 14.57; Andrew Helmin, Providence, 14.78
800-meter run: Mark Pedziwiatr, Lincoln-Way West, 1:54.94
800-meter relay: Hillcrest, 1:29.47
400-meter dash: Kevin Ward, Providence, 49.31; Greg Wallace, Tinley Park, 49.71
300-meter hurdles: Andrew Helmin, Providence, 38.65; Chris Cheatham, Evergreen Park, 39.12; Mike
McCullough, Tinley Park, 39.49
Mile relay: Lincoln-Way West, 3:24.15
Long jump: Dion Starnes, Bremen, 20-11
Pole vault: Brandon Denler, Providence, NH
High jump: Tony Walker, Hillcrest, 6-1; Derrick Flemming, Rich East, 6-1; Chris Cheatham, Evergreen Park, NH
Shot put: Jesse Long, Providence, 47-5¼; Shakir Spells, St. Rita, 42-6
Discus throw: Chuk CMadu, Hillcrest, 148-0; Jesse Long, Providence, 140-6; Jake Donovan, St. Rita, 98-0
2-mile relay: Illiana Christian, 8:05.62; Hillcrest, 8:30.31; St. Rita, 8:51.38
400-meter relay: St. Rita, 43.13; Rich East, 44.16
110-meter hurdles: Chris Cheatham, Evergreen Park, 15.60
100-meter dash: Troy Sheppard, Providence, 11.22; Demetrius Shelton, Bremen, 11.22
800-meter relay: Providence, 1:31.42
400-meter dash: Charles Jideonwo, Bremen, 50.07; Demetrius Shelton, Bremen, 53.02
300-meter hurdles: Joel Ooms,
Illiana Christian, 40.22; Dion Starnes, Bremen, 42.65
Mile run: Tony Wondaal, Illiana Christian, 4:38.08; Pete Schaible, St. Rita, 4:39.24; Albert Alfano,
St. Rita, 4:49.22
200-meter dash: Treston Forbes, St. Rita, 22.69; B.J. Bello, Lincoln-Way West, 22.93; Troy Sheppard, Providence, 23.00
Mile relay: Hillcrest, 3:26.55; Tinley Park, 3:28.62; Providence, 3:30.34
Long jump: Calvin Cross, Bloom, 21-9½
Pole vault: Joel Swanberg, Lincoln-Way Central, 14-9
High jump: Patrick Bolton, Thornwood, 6-5; Kevin Jones, Brother Rice, 6-5
Shot put: Marcus Cheatom, Brother Rice, 53-4
Triple jump: Thomas Taylor, Thornton, 47-0¾; Jalen Woods,
T.F. South, 45-6½
Discus throw: Marcus Cheatom, Brother Rice, 156-10
2-mile relay: Sandburg, 7:46.57
400-meter relay: Joliet West, 42.06; T.F. North, 42.21
110-meter hurdles: Rashad Hulbert, Crete-Monee, 14.25; Jonathon Anderson, Thornton, 14.48; Jonathan Goins, Lockport, 14.48; Billy Reed, Lockport, 14.84
100-meter dash: Demitri Smith, Thornton, 10.97; Julian Hylton, Lincoln-Way North, 10.98; Calvin Edwards, Joliet West, 11.02; Jalen Banks, Thornton, 11.06
800-meter run: Jacob Hernandez, Bloom, 1:54.73
800-meter relay: Thornwood, 1:27.23; T.F. North, 1:27.77; Bloom, 1:27.80
400-meter dash: Kaleb Williams, Bloom, 48.82; Kenneth Allen, Thornwood, 49.34
300-meter hurdles: Rashad Hulbert, Crete-Monee, 37.40
200-meter dash: Julian Hylton, Lincoln-Way North, 21.98; Demitri Smith, Thornton, 22.30
Mile relay: Bloom, 3:17.47; Crete-Monee, 3:20.14
Long jump: Thomas Taylor, Thornton, 21-6¼; Matthew Simmons, Marian Catholic, 21-5½; Maurice Buchanan, Thornton, 21-1½; Kerry Dean, Mount Carmel, 20-10; Claude Garrett, T.F. North, 20-6; Shijuan Rogers, Bloom, 20-2½; Kory Jackson, Eisenhower, foul
Pole vault: Patrick Fisch, Lockport, 13-6; Jonathan Shepherd, Bloom, 13-6; Jake Voltarel, Lockport, NH
High jump: Jalen Woods, T.F. South, NH, Vince Speller, Mount Carmel, NH
Shot put: Jeff Myles, Thornton, 48-7½; Brett Allpow, Lincoln-Way Central, 47-1¼
Triple jump: Femi Osisanya, Thornwood, 44-10¾
Discus: Crist Brenner, Lockport, 147-5; Cody Stull, Brother Rice, 142-0; Ola Ogunlana, Crete-Monee, 141-4; Manny Calungcaguin, Andrew, 129-3
2-mile relay: Homewood-Flossmoor, 7:56.56; Bloom, 8:18.27
400-meter relay: Thornwood, 42.35; Thornton, 42.44; Crete-Monee, 42.59; Marian Catholic, 42.72; Bloom, false start
110-meter hurdles: Jourdon Redmond, Rich Central, 14.96
800-meter run: Thomas Razo, Lockport, 1:56.73; Matt Anyiwo, Homewood-Flossmoor, 1:59.95
400-meter dash: Stedman Foster, Morgan Park, 50.03; Ben Bouie, Eisenhower, 50.27; Deion Carter, Richards, 50.89
300-meter hurdles: Jonathon Anderson, Thornton, 38.98; Jonathan Goins, Lockport, 39.70; Terrell DeLoach, Thornridge, 40.24
Mile run: Tom Rotondi, Lincoln-Way East, 4:21.81
Mile relay: T.F. North, 3:21.91; Sandburg, 3:22.46; Thornton, 3:26.15
Note: “NH” means no height, which means the player didn’t clear the bar. DQ-disqualified
Updated: July 3, 2012 10:00AM
CHARLESTON, Ill. — Rashad Hulbert was just looking for a drama-free Friday afternoon.
A four-time state medalist in the hurdles and the defending Class 3A champ in the 300s, the Crete-Monee senior cruised into the finals of both events on a hot, muggy afternoon at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium.
Hulbert qualified first in the 110s at 14.25 seconds and second in the 300s with a time of 37.40.
“I was just trying to stay smooth,” Hulbert said. “I wasn’t too worried about time, just (to) get to the finals.”
That will change on Saturday, when Hulbert has his sights set on breaking the IHSA all-class record in the 300 hurdles: 36.77 by Wheaton Warrenville South’s Jon Schweighardt in 1999.
“I know it’s a pretty tough record to take down,” Hulbert said. “But I was just trying to coast and not make mistakes and then tomorrow go after the record.”
In the 110 hurdles, Hulbert was just looking to do the best he could given the short turnaround after running in the 400 relay.
“I was very happy,” he said. “It was hot and I ran the 4-by-1 so my (110) time wasn’t going to be blazing fast. I was just trying to get into the final and get a good lane.”
Also having a good day in the 300 hurdles was Providence’s Andrew Helmin, whose 38.65 was the fastest qualifying time in Class 2A.
“I just turned it on at the end,” Helmin said. “Not the best start that I wanted.”
Helmin backed up his No. 1 seed entering the meet, which he didn’t find to be a burden. “It didn’t bother me,” he said. “I kind of went with it. It gave me confidence.”
Helmin wasn’t bothered by the heat, either. “I haven’t really gotten adjusted to it yet, but I’ll be ready for (Saturday),” he said.
The Southland’s other fast qualifier besides Hulbert and Helmin was Bloom’s 1,600 relay team of James Harriel, Justin Banks, Kaleb Williams and Micah Frasier, who ran a 3:17.47 in Class 3A. Williams also qualified fourth in the 400 (48.82).
Thornton’s Thomas Taylor had the second-best prelim effort in the triple jump, going 47 feet, 0.75 inches.
Bloom and Thornton led local qualifying in Class 5A, advancing five entries each to the finals. Providence advanced six entries in Class 2A, including high jumper Mike Monroe and pole vaulter Chad Weaver.