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WFF Athletes of the Month 2017
Clayton Mendez
Hannah Morris
Clayton Mendez of Whitney Young was 'in a zone' while running the 3200 at the Proviso West Invitational on 2/25.  The Dolphin Junior ran away from the field clocking a meet record, state leading and #2 national ranking 9:01.89.
Bloom Township's Hannah Morris is being recognized for her all-state caliber performances in the 55 Meter Dash 7.38 and 19' 9.5" in the Long Jump.
Juwon Denton
Jelena Rowe
Morgan Park's Juwan Denton demonstrated skills in multiple events: 8.57 in the 60 M. Hurdles, 22.50 in the 200, 21' 6.75" Long Jump and ran a leg on Morgan Park's 1:33.36 800 Meter Relay.  Juwan even tossed the Shot 42'.
At the Illinois Top Times Meet, 3/25, Bloom Township senior Jelena Rowe leaped 6'1", this currently is the best jump in the State and Nation.
March April
Vance Van Harvey
April 2017 Rich Central HS
Amira Young
April 2017 Whitney Young HS
Vance posted some exceptional times in April:
200 22.19
400 49.60
110 H 15.84
The Dolphins received a mid season boost from Amira in preparation for the City Championship.  Amira’s best April marks:
100 12.77
200 25.65
400 58.14  
Juwon Denton
May 2017 Morgan Park HS
Imani Crothers
May 2017 Brooks HS
Juwon’s versatility on the track & field was pivotal to Morgan Park’s Chicago Public League Team Championship and 14th place State Meet finish.  May best marks:
100 10.90
200 21.52
110 H 14.70
300 H 39.52
L J 18’ 11”
4x100 42.83
4x200 1:31
Spectacular performances by Imani in four events lead the Brooks team to a 4th place State Meet finish:
T J 1st Place 42’ 10”
100 H 1st Place 13.72
L J  2nd Place 19’ 3”
4x200 3rd Place 1:43.0
Clayton Mendez
September 2017 Whitney Young HS
Clayton is enjoying an impressive senior cross country season, September performances:
1st  Plainfield Inv. 15:18
2nd  1st To Finish 14:48
2nd  Minooka Inv. 15:17
2nd Locktoberfest 15:31
Strong start to the season for the Lane Tech Junior:
12th   Wauconda Inv.  18:56  2.9 M.
1st     Mather Inv.       12:06  2.0 M.
64th  R. Spring Inv.     19:04  3.0 M.
Camille Forte
September 2017 Lane Tech HS
Clayton Mendez
October 2017 Whitney Young HS
Clayton completed his outstanding season by winning the Chicago Public League, IHSA 3A Regional and Sectional Championships, and racing to a Runner-Up finish at the State Meet with a personal record 14:22 over the 3 mile course.
Adriana Munoz
October 2017 T.F. North HS
The TFN Senior finish 2nd in both the SSC Blue Conference and IHSA 2A Regional meets.  At the Sectional Adriana qualified for State with a 12th place finish.  At the State Meet she finished 140th place covering the 3 mile course in 19:47.