Monday, February 25, 2013
The state meet took place Feb. 22-23 at New Trier High School.
Stevenson High School diver James Lichtenstein placed third at the Illinois High School Association state competition this weekend. The senior’s final score was 412.75, behind Brandis Heffner of Normal and Joey Cifelli of Chicago Heights. Teammate Blake Ripes took 10th place in the competition with a score of 392.95. Two Stevenson swimmers also placed at state. Nick Koto took 11th place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:39.85, and Allen Feng placed 10th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of :51.46. Overall, the swimming and diving team placed 22nd.
Monday, February 27, 2012
James Lichtenstein's and Langston Fitts' big moves help propel Stevenson into the top 10 in the state.
James Lichtenstein was in sixth place after the diving preliminaries on Friday. But the Stevenson junior made a few adjustments and nailed his final three dives on Saturday, to finish third in the state with a 405.15. “I just hit all my last three dives,” Lichtenstein said. “I felt real good out there.” Langston Fitts also moved up from sixth place on Friday in the 50-yard freestyle, finding some extra energy to finish with fourth in 21.28 seconds. “The energy of the crowd really got me going,” said Fitts, who also placed fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.63. “I never swam in finals before and it is an amazing experience. It got me off to a great start.” Fitt was also part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team. He, along …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Buffalo Grove resident excelled in the England event.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
James Lichtenstein earned the silver medal at the World Age Group Championships in Birmingham, England. The best athletes from 35 countries attended these competition. Lichtenstein won the silver medal in the 17/18 age group category for the double mini trampoline. — Submitted by Judy Lichtenstein
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Stevenson High School junior James Lichtenstein is one of the country's top performers on both the trampoline and the double mini trampoline.
James Lichtenstein’s “what I did on my summer vacation” might impress some folks at Stevenson High School. This weekend, the Buffalo Grove resident spent a few days north of the border in Calgary, Canada, competing for the USA junior team in the 2011 Canada Cup. He won the gold medal in his specialty, an event called the double mini trampoline. “I was happy with my scores in the preliminaries,” Lichtenstein said. “But in the finals the next day, I had some really good passes.” That means he hit his routine well. The scores went up on the board as 9.5, 9.6, 9.6 and 9.7. “I ended up winning by 6.9 points,” he said. In other words, he ran away and hid in this competition. At Stevenson, Lichtenstein is known as a diver on the swim team. Does …