Over the last few years, the Cary-Grove girls haven't had the individual standouts Capable of finishing in the Top 10 in big invitational meets.
That might change this season.
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With a fifth-place finish from sophomore Talia Duzey and a 14th place finish by freshman Sarah Riley, the Trojans performed well at Saturday's McHenry County Meet.
"Talia and Sarah really ran well and they are capable of finishing near the top in every meet," said Cary-Grove coach Mark Anderson. "We have the chance to have a very good team. We need to develop our fourth, fifth and sixth runners to finish high in big meets."
The Trojans' No. 3 runner was senior Sarah Englund, who was 18th. Tash Geiger-Powell placed 21st and Gretchen Price was 22nd and Maddie Lundon finished 38th.
Lauren Van Vlierbergen led Jacobs with a second-place finish. Sam Baran (8th) and Alex Lorenz (10th) also cracked the Top 10. Kayla Guiliano was 19th while Tiffany Johnson placed 28th and Elizabeth Berry was 29th.
Huntley's Katie Mitchell placed 13th followed by Amanda Easley, who was 53rd.
Crystal Lake South's Gabriella Garay, Kiley Britten and Malgorzata Waz placed 24th, 25th and 26th respectively. Laura Biederwolf was 35th and Katie Davis was 47th for the Gators.
Marengo's Katie Adams was the county champion with a time of 18:13.8.