Ari Rothschild Earns All-State Honors

Sunday, November 7 2010 - IHSA State Cross Country Meet - Ari Rothschild

It has been a long journey.  Through hard work, commitment, and mental toughness, senior Ari Rothschild has reached his goal of becoming an Illinois All-State Cross Country Runner.   He did so by finishing in 22nd place in one of the fastest and deepest Illinois State Cross Country Meets ever!   Ari ran his race plan to perfection to finish in an incredible time of 14:41 for 3 miles, just 10 seconds behind 4th place!   This gives him the 3rd fastest time ever by a Highland Park runner on the Detweiller Park course in Peoria.  
Ari has worked very hard for many years to get to this point.   It was such a satisfying feeling for everyone that has been part of Ari's cross country career.  It is a well deserved honor that shows that hard work and dedication pay off and that the training he has been doing works.   
Thank you to all of the team members, alumni, friends, and family that were there to support Ari.   It was greatly appreciated by the coaches and by Ari.  
Push to the finish!


Acknowledging his teammates.


atkinsSunday, November 7 :: 5:50:54 pm      
yeah ari!!!!! this year was the first step in getting highland park cross country back on the map. i expect this to continue next year and into the future.

NoodlesSunday, November 7 :: 7:36:48 pm      
In this, my fifth year apart of HP cross country and Track and Field, this was by far the most excited I have ever been. It was the single BEST performance by any HP runner that I have ever witnessed. What Ari did, is set the bar high for any future HP runner who wants to make his name heard. Since freshman year, Ari has worked his a** off for this. I remember when he came in as a freshman he immediately had the sense of urgency and training that every one should aspire to have. Great Job Ari, keep it up in the post season and Track. For everyone else, look to this as the bar, and try to surpass it because every record is meant to broken...even Craig Virgins

turbodog996Monday, November 8 :: 5:07:40 am      
Congrats Ari! An amazing field of runners this year. You should be proud of your accomplishments this season. --Tom Newell

Vyom JoshiTuesday, November 9 :: 7:31:36 am      
Congrats ARI!!!! I am proud of you!!!! :D