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updated: 11/2/2013 9:51 PM

Vernon Hills win Belvidere sectional

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Boys cross country

Belvidere sectional: Led by senior Kyle Whitney, who finished third in 15 minutes, 26 seconds, Vernon Hills won the Class 2A sectional.

Freshman Shane Williamson (15:36) and junior Tyler Smith (15:39) placed sixth and ninth, respectively, for the Cougars, whose 45 points were easily better than runner-up Dixon (99).

Junior Rob Williams (15:41) was 10th, while senior Ben Mohrdieck (15:56) came in 17th for Vernon Hills.

Grayslake Central also advanced to next Saturday's state meet, as the Rams tied Prairie Ridge for fifth (181 each). Grayslake Central's top five consisted of junior Max Brunk (18th, 15:56), sophomore Jack Battaglia (20th, 15:56), senior Kevin Orozco (26th, 16:06), sophomore Danny Vincent (55th, 16:38) and junior Suneed Ahmed (62nd, 16:48).

Crystal Lake Central's Ryan Pitner won the race in 15:09.

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