Update: Verzbicas Runs Mile in Under 4 Minutes to Win NYC Race
Sandburg grad and Orland Hills running sensation Lukas Verzbicas repeats as Adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile champion by finishing in under 4 minutes, establishing a new personal best.
Lukas Verzbicas defended his Dream Mile title in spectacular fashion Saturday.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, the Sandburg graduate and Orland Hills resident won the High School Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York with a time of 3:59.71, becoming one of only four U.S. high school runners to break the four-minute mark.
The Dream Mile field featured top runners from across the country. Athletes competing in the Dream Mile and Dream 100 had the chance to receive coaching from mile legend Jim Ryun and Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene.
Last weekend, Verzbicas broke the national high school record in the 2-mile run with a time of 8:29.46—five seconds better than the previous mark—while competing in Eugene, Ore. Verzbicas will attend the University of Oregon beginning in the fall.
Eagles Net Another State Title
In case you missed Patch’s coverage, check out video of how Sandburg’s boys volleyball team won the state championship in Hoffman Estates last Saturday, defeating Naperville North in two games.
Sandburg Seasons Come to an End on the Diamond
The Sandburg baseball team wrapped up its season on Saturday, falling in the Sandburg Sectional championship game, 10-4 to Lincoln-Way East. It also marked the end of baseball coach Doug Sutor's storied career at Sandburg. He finished with 571 career wins.
After beating Andrew 2-1 in walk-off fashion last Saturday in the sectional championship game, Sandburg’s softball team was stunned by a 10-5 loss to Moline High School in Monday’s Normal Supersectional.
Orland Park native and Providence alumnus Sam Travis was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 40th round of Major League Baseball's first- year player draft earlier this week. …. Lora Olson and Lexi Bryant were named to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area first and second softball team, respectively. Jess Perkins was a third-team selection.