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  •  Senior Andy Philipose heads for a sixth-place individual finish for Mid-Suburban League team champ Hersey during the MSL meet last month at Willow Stream Park in Buffalo Grove.

    Hersey hungers for big finish Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hersey boys cross country team started last season with high expectations .But then ended it with a thud.This year the Huskies are primed to finish the deal.Hersey enters Saturday’s Class 3A state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria in the mix for its first state trophy since the Huskies finished second in 1972. The Huskies entered last season with high rankings, but ran a timid state race finishing a disappointing 19th in Class 3A.

  • Harper cross country teams prep for big run Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    It’s been a tale of two seasons for the Harper College men’s and women’s cross country teams as they depart for Saturday’s NJCAA Division III cross country national championships hosted by Holyoke Community College, in Northfield, Mass. The men’s team, the two-time defending national champ, has been ranked No. 1 all season and it’s been mostly smooth sailing for Harper. The women’s team is currently ranked No. 5, but their journey has been much more trying. Early in the season, injuries were an issue, but in the latter stages the Hawks were able to field a full team and performed well in end-of-season meets.

  •  Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen heads to first place at the Waubonsie Valley girls cross country sectional in Aurora last Saturday.

    Jacobs’ Van Vlierbergen has lofty goals for state Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jacobs junior girls cross country standout Lauren Van Vlierbergen took up running during her middle-school years at Westfield in Carpentersville. Even back then, Van Vlierbergen had a plan. Her goal was to attempt to break 60 seconds in the 400 dash. What middle-school-aged kid thinks like that? “She’s unbelievable,” said Jacobs coach Kevin Christian. “I saw her run once in junior high and knew right then that I had to have her on our team. She goes after it more than any other kid I have ever seen. She’s one of the smartest runners I have ever coached. She keeps meticulous logs and evaluates everything she does. She compares times in workouts and races to what she did last year. She’s smart with everything she does.”

  •  Glenbard West’s Madeline Perez nears the finish line to take 15th place with a time of 17:15 in the 3A state cross country final in Peoria on Saturday, November 5.

    Glenbard West, Naperville North finally set for showdown Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    The vagaries of the girls cross country schedule have been such that defending Class 3A champion Naperville North and Glenbard West, third last year, have yet to face off in a traditional scoring invitational. The schools’ lone joint appearance was at the Wheaton North flighted meet, which New Trier captured. But the schools, both of whom entered the season nationally ranked, are on a collision course this Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.

  • Saturday’s girls cross country scoreboard Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    High school varsity results from Saturday's girls cross country meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.

  • Harvest Christian boys advance downstate Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Harvest Christian boys cross country team ran just well enough Saturday to extend its season one more week. And now the Lions get to run in the state finals next Saturday at Detweiler Park in Peoria.

  • Saturday’s boys cross country scoreboard Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    High school varsity results from Saturday's boys cross country meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.

  • Lake Zurich finds its way downstate Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Lake Zurich girls cross country team knew it was going to be in the mix to earn one of the five berths downstate out of the powerful IHSA Class 3A Schaumburg sectional Saturday morning. And when all was said and done the Bears did just that as they captured the fifth and final trip to Peoria’s Detweiller Park next weekend with 145 points. The 3-mile race at Busse Woods was dominated by Mid-Suburban League teams with Palatine easily rolling to the championship of the 18-team meet by a comfortable 57-100 margin over runner-up Hoffman Estates.

  • Palatine puts it all together at sectional Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Palatine’s girls cross country team made quite a statement at the Schaumburg Class 3A sectional on Saturday at Busse Woods. On a crisp and overcast morning, the Pirates placed five runners in the top 22 in storming to the sectional title with 57 points. “We started off well and put ourselves in good position,” said Palatine coach Joe Parks, whose team had won Mid-Suburban League and Palatine regional titles the past two weekends. “We can still run better, but we have some good momentum going into the state meet next weekend.”

  • Wheaton Warrenville South's Luke Schroer heads to second during the Waubonsie Valley boys cross country Sectional in Aurora.

    WW South wins Waubonsie Valley sectional Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Batavia gave its coach Mike DiDomenico quite the retirement gift Saturday at the Class 3A Waubonsie Valley sectional. The Bulldogs' top five runners turned in a 16-second split. That teamwork was just what Batavia needed to score 174 points and snare the fifth and final spot and qualify for state for the first time in school history.

  • Lake Zurich earns a spot downstate Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    There wasn’t much wiggle room for area boys cross country teams and individuals hoping to earn a berth to the state meet Saturday morning at the Class 3A Schaumburg sectional. Mid-Suburban League teams dominated the 19-team meet on the 3-mile Busse Woods course, with Hersey holding off rival squad Buffalo Grove 93-112 for the championship under the roughly 45-degree running conditions. Palatine took third place by a narrow 154-157 margin over perennial power Lake Zurich as the Bears will be making their sixth straight trip to Detweiller Park next Saturday under coach J.B. Hanson. Lake Zurich’s push for fourth place was led by elite freshman Matt Pereira, who placed sixth in 15:30. The Bears’ top-five pack also featured Will Llanos (24th), Dave Brown (26th), Austin Kuehr (40th), and Matt Reninger (64th).

  •  Claire Hamilton of Naperville North on the way to eighth during the Waubonsie Valley girls cross country Sectional in Aurora.

    Naperville North dominates Waubonsie Valley sectional Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Geneva coach Bob Thomson had a good idea of just what teams were up against with No. 1 Naperville North part of the field Saturday at the Class 3A Waubonsie Valley girls cross country sectional.

  • Hersey breaks new ground with sectional triumph Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Hersey is showing no signs of slowing down. Having won the Mid-Suburban League title and the Hoffman Estates regional title the past two weekends, the Huskies kept rolling right along at the Class 3A Schaumburg sectional on Saturday. On a cool and overcast morning, Hersey placed five runners in the top 29 in winning the sectional title with 93 points at Busse Woods. “I feel really good,” said Hersey coach Jay Renaud, whose team won its first sectional title. “We want to keep the momentum going, keep that winning attitude and it should serve us well at the state meet.”

  •  Kaneland’s Brianna Bower takes fifth place at the Kaneland Invitational cross country meet in Elburn on Saturday, September 21.

    Family ties run deep in the Kaneland cross country program Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Look at a family with children and there is probably a sibling rivalry, no matter what age. Kaneland has a couple of them crisscrossing its boys and girls cross country teams. Each unit as a whole actually seems to motivate the other.

  • Boys cross country: Sectional scouting, Northwest Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at Saturday's boys cross country meets featuring teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West and Leyden.

  • Girls cross country: Sectional scouting, Northwest Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at Saturday's girls cross country sectionals involving schools from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator.

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