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  • Batavia doubles its fun at state Nov 5, 2014 8:48 PM
    Another season of cross country has reached the finish line, and for the second straight year the Batavia programs have made history.

     
  • Fox Valley runners poised to make an impact at state Nov 5, 2014 6:43 PM
    For Streamwood senior girls’ cross-country standout Gabby Juarez, it was time to play with the big dogs. Juarez adjusted her running strategy a bit this year and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. Juarez recently won a Class 3A sectional individual title and will try to add some more hardware to her collection at Saturday’s state finals race in Peoria at Detweiller Park.

     
  • Vernon Hills nabs final state spot Nov 1, 2014 7:43 PM
    Yorkville’s girls cross country team started the day off in great fashion, placing its top five runners in the top 22 to win the Class 2A Kaneland sectional with 72 points. Belvidere North finished second with 89 points. Blue Thunder sophomore Jenna Lutzow won the race in a time of 17:12, while Marengo’s Kitty Allen finished second in 17:17. Crystal Lake Central (105), Lake Forest (115), and Vernon Hills (137) rounded out the top five qualifiers for next weekend’s state meet in Peoria.

     
  • McHenry’s Reiser edges Conant’s Dale Nov 1, 2014 3:24 PM
    The Schaumburg Class 3A boys cross country sectional lived up to its hype, but also offered plenty of surprises. McHenry senior Jessie Reiser edged Conant senior Zach Dale for the individual title, while Hersey, McHenry, Barrington, Lake Zurich and Hoffman Estates earned team advancement to the state meet.

     
  • Record effort from Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen Nov 1, 2014 7:33 PM
    Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen made the most of her first race at Busse Woods in the Class 3A Schaumburg girls cross country sectional, while Palatine continued to dominate from start to finish. Van Vlierbergen battled Palatine junior Kelly O’Brien for over 2 miles before flashing great closing speed in the final 800 meters to run away with the sectional title in a course-record 17:07.

     
  • Girls cross country: Saturday’s results Nov 2, 2014 12:02 AM
    Here are high school girls cross country results from Saturday, Nov. 1.

     
  • Boys cross country: Saturday’s results Nov 2, 2014 12:02 AM
    Here are high school boys cross country results from Saturday, Nov. 1.

     
  • Harvest Christian boys, girls make state Nov 1, 2014 11:50 PM
    Harvest Christian finished fourth at the Class 1A Lisle boys cross country sectional Saturday to qualify as a team for the state meet. The Lions had 168 points. Westmont won with 118, while Montini, Beecher and Peotone also qualified as teams.

     
  • Vernon Hills, Grayslake Central headed to state Nov 1, 2014 7:30 PM
    Perhaps it was the cold, the wind, or the flat course that led to the fast first mile pace at the Kaneland sectional. Or maybe it was just the strategy of the two senior brothers from Yorkville. Either way, the fast start led to new personal records for some of the runners, or a learning experience for those who couldn’t adjust to the pace.

     
  • Girls cross country: Shepard, Lake Zurich advance Nov 1, 2014 5:56 PM
    Lake Zurich's girls cross country team earned a spot in the state finals field with a strong performance in the Schaumburg sectional on Saturday. The Bears' successful effort was led by junior Caitlin Shepard in 17th, junior Kristie Houghton in 40th, senior Laura McNair in 41st, and senior Nicole Syverson in 43rd.

     
  • Boys cross country: Lake Zurich earns downstate trip Nov 1, 2014 5:50 PM
    As is always the case, there was nothing left to chance, and no room for error Saturday morning in the Class 3A Schaumburg boys cross country sectional. When all was said and done, a 20-year old course record was broken and a Lake County area squad would be heading to the state meet for the seventh straight year. Temperatures in the upper 30’s made for a very fast 3-mile race at Busse Woods as McHenry senior Jesse Reiser set the course record in 14:32 to break the 1994 record of Prospect’s Lou Petricca by three seconds. Hersey captured the championship with 92 points to topple McHenry (109 points) in second place. Barrington took third place with 143 pointswhile Lake Zurich made it seven straight trips to Peoria’s Detweiller Park with a fourth-place score of 158 points. Hoffman Estates (170) earned the fifth and final team berth downstate.

     
  • Naperville North, Juarez take titles at St. Charles East Nov 1, 2014 4:12 PM
    Naperville North didn’t leave much suspense at the Class 3A St. Charles East sectional Saturday morning at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. By the time Emily Hamilton ran into the chute to take 11th place the Huskies had all five of their top runners in. That totaled up to a mere 32 points, well ahead of runner-up Geneva’s 101.

     
  • Huntley’s Smith runs away from field at LeRoy Oakes Nov 1, 2014 3:56 PM
    Eight runners broke 15 minutes Saturday morning at the Class 3A St. Charles East sectional at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. Nobody broke it like Huntley junior Keagan Smith.

     
  • Boys cross country: Schaumburg sectional scouting Oct 31, 2014 2:51 PM
    Saturday's sectional cross country meet at Busse Woods Forest Preserve features several compelling storylines. Topping the list is the first of two anticipated showdowns between two of the state top individual competitors, Conant's Zach Dale and McHenry's Jesse Reiser.

     
  • Girls cross country: Schaumburg sectional scouting Oct 31, 2014 2:50 PM
    The Schaumburg girls cross country sectional features plenty of talented competitors, including Jacobs' Laura Van Vlierbergen and Palatine's Kelly O'Brien. The Pirates look like the class of the field as teams aim for state qualifying spots.

     
  • Chicago Marathon champion Jeptoo fails doping test Oct 31, 2014 6:07 PM
    Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.

     
  • Rotolo Middle School girls cross country team takes state championship Oct 30, 2014 8:01 PM
    At the start of the Oct. 18 IESA State Cross Country meet for middle school athletes, members of Batavia’s Rotolo Middle School girl’s team knew they had a good chance to do well. But when they wound up taking home a state championship, it was like a dream come true.

     
  • Edge to Libertyville in regional victory Oct 25, 2014 6:37 PM
    After a close battle at the North Suburban Conference meet last weekend, the stage was set for another close encounter between the host Wildcats and Warren on Saturday afternoon at the Class 3A Libertyville girls cross country regional. True to form, the Wildcats were able to pull out a 42-50 victory over the Blue Devils to win the regional championship for the second straight year on their 3-mile Adler Park course.

     
  • Batavia frosh Stephens wins regional Oct 25, 2014 5:07 PM
    After winning the Upstate Eight Conference River Division championship last week, Batavia’s girls cross country team notched another impressive accomplishment Saturday at the Class 3A West Chicago regional at Kress Creek Farm. Freshman Emma Stephens covered the course in 18:05 to win the race, beating an impressive field that included Naperville North.

     
  • Girls cross country: Lake County roundup Oct 25, 2014 10:45 PM
    Girls cross country Antioch regional: At Fox River Park in Wilmot, Wis., Lakes junior Kortney Schardt won the Class 2A race in 19:17, helping the Eagles (59 points) finish second to Lake Forest (31). Lakes’ effort also included the runs of seniors Danielle Griesbaum (fifth, 20:08), Ashley Espinosa (11th, 20:35) and Nicole Towne (20th, 21:42) and junior Sarah Sprague (22nd, 21:44). Third-place Grayslake Central (74) was led by sophomore Megan Girmscheid (sixth, 20:11). The Rams also counted juniors Lura Quandt (seventh, 20:15) and Umaiyal Sridas (16th, 21:31), senior Emma Mitchiner (19th, 21:40) and junior Sara O’Malley (26th, 22:01). Freshman Aileen Hull paced fifth-place Carmel (116). The Corsairs’ other runners included freshman Lauren Laughlin (21st, 21:43), sophomore Maddie Cusack (25th, 21:52), freshman Molly Machala (28th, 22:06) and senior Riley Felicicchia (33rd, 22:26). Antioch (sixth, 162) advanced too, as sophomore Tessa Furlong (13th, 21:09) was the first Sequoit to finish. Freshmen Jessica Lamberty (31st, 22:16) and Allison Morris (34th, 22:32) and juniors Kayla Fahey (41st, 23:15) and Brenda Herman (43rd, 23:25) also helped out Antioch. The advancing individuals included Grayslake North’s duo of sophomore Cindy Alcala (29th, 22:12) and junior Paloma Alcala (39th, 23:10). Palatine regional: At Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, Lake Zurich (79 points) finished second in the Class 3A meet, well behind Palatine (27). Junior Caitlin Shepard was Lake Zurich’s top runner, as she finished seventh (18:20) The Bears’ top five also consisted of freshman Kelly Ledinsky (15th, 18:55), senior Nicole Syverson (18th, 19:03), junior Kristie Houghton (19th, 19:04) and senior Laura McNair (20th, 19:06). Grant (sixth, 130) advanced too, with junior Madison Romig (14th, 18:49) leading the way. Sophomore Rachael Temple (16th, 18:56), senior Kaleigh Bauer (32nd, 19:57), sophomore Lauren Troemel (33rd, 20:01) and freshman Samantha Kaye (35th, 20:06) completed the Bulldogs’ scoring. Woodstock regional: At Emricson Park, Vernon Hills (88) finished third behind Yorkville (28) and Crystal Lake Central (68) in the Class 2A meet. Vernon Hills’ top five consisted of junior Vivian Overbeck (18:51), senior Samantha Hershman (19:51), junior Shannon Skeoch (20:13), freshman Lauren Katz (20:35) and senior Lauren Kim (21:01).

     
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