Keelan wins

Jack Keelan takes a ten second lead down the final straightaway to win the IHSA 3A cross country championship at Detweiller Park on Saturday, November 3.

This picture by our assistant coach Steven Bugarin is worth more than a whole lot of words.

It is Sunday morning, and I’m still processing yesterday’s great day.

Blog post to follow at some point.  But for now, just the news:  Saint Ignatius senior co-captain Jack Keelan won the IHSA 3A cross country state individual championship yesterday.  His time of 14 minutes and 5 seconds was the tenth fastest time in state meet history.  Keelan becomes the second Ignatius runner to win the state meet, and his 14:05 sets a new school record, breaking the record of 14:24.3 set by Mike Patton in his 1980 state championship run.

Junior Chris Korabik also had a great day, running 15:08 for 57th place and almost a 30-second Detweiller personal best.

1980 IHSA cross country champion Mike Patton, Ignatius class of 1981, visited practice two weeks ago for a visit with the team–and this photo with Jack Keelan. Photo by Steven Bugarin.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Keelan wins

  1. Congrats to Jack, you and everyone involved in St. Ignatius Cross Country. What a great achievement!

  2. Jamaica

    YOU DA MAN MR. ERNST

  3. Wow that Jack kid is fast…congrats congrats congrats Jack! You done good Ed and Chris Korabik gets a high five for that personal best too!

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