On February 11 in front of family, teammates, coaches, teachers, and friends, Jace Green committed to continue his running career next year at Western Illinois University. Jace is shown with his family. Seated, brother Beau, mom Monica, Jace, dad Justin, Standing Gary Shipp, Mike Green, Jerelyn Green, Madison Green, and Cory Green.
Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School is proud to announce that Senior Cross Country and Track & Field student-athlete Jace Green will be committing to continue his athletic participation on the intercollegiate level at Western Illinois University.
Located in Macomb, Illinois, Western Illinois University is a member school of the Summit League and competes at the Division 1 level. The Fighting Leathernecks are led by Head Coach Trey Brokaw.
Green has been a four-year varsity letter winner in cross country and a three-year varsity letter winner in track and field. He was an instrumental part of the Knights 2021 LPC Track and Field Championship Team, the 2021 IHSA Sectional Track and Field Championship Team, the 2020 and 2021 LPC Cross Country Championship Teams, the 2019, 2020 and 2021 IHSA Class A Regional Cross Country Championship Teams, the 2020 and 2021 IHSA Class A Sectional Cross Country Championship Teams, the 2nd place team at the 2020 Shazam State Cross Country Championships and the 2021 IHSA Class A State Runner-Up Cross County team.
Green’s personal cross county accolades include: two time LPC All-Conference team, two time IHSA state qualifier, and All-Area News Gazette Second Team. His personal accolades for Track and Field include: LPC All-Conference in the 1600m as a junior and Lincoln Prairie Conference meet record holder for the 1600m, and LPC All-Conference in the 3200m relay as a Junior. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Green has maintained a 4.0 GPA through his high school career, currently ranking him 9th in the senior class. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council President, and President of the ALAH chapter of FFA.
Jace is the son of Monica and Justin Green of Arthur and plans to major in agriculture at WIU.