Former Herrick Cross Country Runners!
This page has been created as a tribute to former Herrick Cross Country Runners. If you have any information about former Herrick runners, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 DGN Boys Cross Country Team 1st place in the State!!!
Congratulations to the 2017 Downers Grove North High School Boys Cross Country team for winning the 3A State Title!! Several of the guys ran cross country and/or track at Herrick.
Way to go guys!!
Way to go guys!!
2016 - Robby Prescott
2nd in the state in the mile!!
From Coach Gross: In the fall of 2011, Robby Prescott was on my 8th grade cross country team (picture on the right - front row on the left). Robby was not my best runner but he was usually in the top 3 or 4. I don't think he ever won a race that year but he was the kid who worked really hard and had a lot of potential. Fast forward 4 years and he gets second place in the mile at the Illinois State Track Meet! (picture on the left). What a way to end his senior year! That just shows you what hard work, discipline, confidence and determination will do for you. One of my favorite sayings also applies here - "Good things happen to good kids." Robby will be running for the Eastern Illinois University Panthers next year (that's where I went I might add). Check out the links about Robby below. Way to go Robby!!
Death of Former Herrick and DGN Runner
Ben Silver - 7/2/15
The Herrick family was saddened to hear of the death of former Downers Grove North and Herrick stand out cross country and track runner Ben Silver. I have linked an article about him below. He was a great kid and probably the best runner to ever attend Herrick Middle School. He ran the Franklin Invitational Cross Country 2 mile race in 11:37. In Track in 2007 Ben broke the Herrick record for the mile run with a time of 4:53:09. The record still stands today and will probably stand for a long time. Ben's Memorial Mile is a fundraiser in honor and memory of Ben. This event will be held at DGN on 6/11/16. Money raised will go toward curing schizophrenia. The website about Ben's Memorial Mile is below.
Ryan Clevenger - DGN Class of 2015
In 2014, Former Herrick Cross Country runner Ryan Clevenger finished 4th in the state!! DGN finished 7th in the state. Ryan now runs cross country and track for the University of Wisconsin. Another former Herrick runner, Robby Prescott, finished 172nd. Great Job Ryan and Robby!! Click on the button below to read the Suburban Life Story.
2013 - DGN Boys Cross Country Team
The DGN Boys CC team finished 2nd in the state in 2013! Former Herrick students on that team include Mark Mathy (34th in State), Jeremy Craven (68th), Jared Spilky (77th), and alternates Anthony Iacovetti, Sam Ronan and Bruce Tanlin. Great Job Guys!
** Ryan Clevenger - Former Herrick
CC Runner, finished 7th in the state in 2013 as a Junior! An interview with Ryan is to the right. He will go into his Senior year ranked as one of the top runners in the State. Way to go Ryan!