Boys cross country: Rolling Meadows' Barretto has historic run

  • Rolling Meadows' Stephen Barretto won the Mid-Suburban League boys cross country championship last weekend.

      Rolling Meadows' Stephen Barretto won the Mid-Suburban League boys cross country championship last weekend. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

By Dick Quagliano
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 10/20/2020 2:08 PM

Stephen Barretto became just the second runner in Rolling Meadows' history to win the Mid-Suburban League individual boys cross country title. Barretto completed the course last Saturday at Hoffman Estates High School in 15:19.28. He joined Dan Raleigh, who was the only other Mustang in the last 50 years to win the conference title. Raleigh accomplished the feat in 2002.

Barrington won the team title with 34 points. The Broncos were followed by Hersey's 60 points, Prospect's 100 and Palatine's 106.


Barrington went 2-3-4 with Alfredo Arnieri (15:23.79), Jake Ziebarth (15:35.05) and Joey Furlong (15:38.88). Hersey's Connor Oiler and Quinn Born placed sixth and seventh respectively. Palatine's Jack Casaccio was fifth and Brandon Waller was eighth.

Buffalo Grove's Mario Torres was ninth while Hoffman Estates' Getsemani Aquirre was 10th.

Lake Zurich wins North Suburban:

Led by Jake Myers, who finished first in a time of 14:47.34, Lake Zurich rushed to the North Suburban title with a score of 20 points to easily outpace Warren, which had 64 and Libertyville, which finished with 68 points.

Lake Zurich had four of the top 12 finishers with Jack Gilboy (15:01.30), finishing second, Danny Burns (15:35.34) fourth, Kevin Loftus (15:49.03) fifth and Dylan Myers eighth.

Warren was led by Luke Wiley (15:16.4), who was third and Cole Kaether, who was 10th. Libertyville's Liam Tucker finished sixth.

Downers North takes WSC Silver:

Downers Grove North had four runners in the top nine to help the Trojans win the West Suburban Silver with 44 points. Lyons was second with 51 points followed by Hinsdale Central's 55 and Glenbard West's 97. York did not compete due to the team being quarantined.

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Evan Cummings (15:13) was fourth, Roy Llewellyn (15:15) fifth, Kyle McNally (15:19) eighth and Chris Allen (15:19) ninth for Downers North. Hinsdale Central was led by Dan Watcke (14:59), who was third, and Henning Ley (15:17), who was seventh.

Glenbard West's Pierce Cousins finished second in 14:58. He finished just behind Lyons' Owens Hays, who won the race in 14:52.

Downers South WSC Gold champs:

Downers Grove South had to go a bit further to capture the WSC Gold. The Mustangs had to traverse a 3.05-mile course at Proviso West to come away with the title with 35 points. They finished well ahead of Hinsdale South, which was third in 81 points and Addison Trail, which scored 84 points to finish fourth.

Downers South's Tim Neumann (16:10.3), won the conference title. Hinsdale South's Julian Watson (16:28.18) was second and Dylan Moran (16:40.95) was third.

Harvest Christian sweeps NAC:

Harvest Christian captured the top five spots to easily win the Northeastern Athletic Conference meet.

Matthew Olech led the Lions in 16:08. He was followed by Daniel Winkleman (16:09), Hayden Colclasure (16:14), Carson Welsh (19:07) and Sam Rozier (19:08).


Kaneland wins I-8 crown:

Kaneland's Isaiah Dallal grabbed top honors with his 16:53 performance while leading the Knights to the conference title with 30 points. Noah Allen (17:10), was fourth, Parker Malone (17:15) sixth, Aaron Lodwig (17:21) ninth and Logan Cunz (17:26) 10th.

CSL championships:

Jesus Valejo was fifth and Adam Gorcyca seventh to help Maine West to a third-place finish in the Central Suburban North with 77 points. Alex Utsis was ninth and Ian Joe was 11th for Vernon Hills which was fourth with 86 points. Deerfield won the meet with 35 points.

Maine South scored 50 points to finish second behind New Trier's 27 points in the CSL South meet. Glenbrook South was third with 89 points and Glenbrook North was fifth with 127 points.

Maine South's Jack Coyle was second in 15:01 to lead the Hawks while Eamon Brady was fourth in 15:16.9. Glenbrook South was led by Brian Hiltebrand, who was ninth

Benet wins ESCC:

Benet came spinning out of the turn to win the East Suburban Catholic at Arlington Park Racecourse. The Redwings scored 34 points to finish ahead of Marist's 52 points and St. Viator's 99 points.

Niklas Anderson (15:29.5) was third and the top finisher for Benet. Dominic Ullmer, Ryan Amidei, Emmett Tully and Jack Robinson were top 10 finishers for Benet.

St. Viator's Michael Schumacher was fourth in 15:58.9. Marian Central's Peter Walsdorf was the conference champ in 15:16.7.

Round Lake takes NLCC:

Round Lake came up with a balanced performance to win the Northern Lake County Conference title with 44 points, edging Grayslake Central, which scored 49 points. Grant was third with 66 points.

Bryan Vale of Grayslake Central took top honors in 15:50. He was followed by Round Lake's Cody Arenas (15:51), Grant's Colton Romig (16:01), Grayslake Central's Trey Sato (16:11) and Grayslake North's Armani Diaz (16:12),

Catholic League:

Montini's Nick Fisch (16:16.54) was seventh overall at the Catholic League championships in Wilmette Saturday. Marmion was led by Anthony Standish (16:31.83), who was 14th. Marmion scored 169 points to finish fourth while Montini was sixth with 169 points. Loyola won the title with 23 points.

Metro Suburban:

Timothy Christian scored 63 points to finish behind Bishop MacNamara's 25 points in Manteno Saturday. Westmont was fourth with 97 points, followed by IC Catholic's 106 and St. Edward's 158.

Westmont's Tim Rosland (17:31), who is a sophomore, was third overall. Quinn Hipskind (17:40) from IC Catholic was sixth while freshman Tyce Plaiser (18:09) from Timothy Christian was ninth.

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