NewsTribune sports roundup for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023

L-P’s Ashlee Lord, Mendota’s Anthony Kelson, Henry-Midland’s Daniella Bumber advance to state cross country

Anthony Kelson


At Geneseo: La Salle-Peru senior Ashlee Lord ran a personal best 20:34 on Saturday to place 28th at the Class 2A Geneseo Sectional.

Lord earned an individual berth to next weekend’s IHSA State Meet.

Teammate Anya De La Luz finished 57th in 21:42.

In the boys race, L-P’s Adam Kasperski finished 83rd in 17:48.

At Oregon: Mendota junior Anthony Kelson ran a 16:57 to place 10th at the Class 1A Oregon Sectional and earn his second consecutive trip to the IHSA State Meet.

Princeton’s Augustus Swanson placed 32nd in 17:48.58 and Mendota’s Dagen Setchell was 43rd in 18:08.36.

In the girls race, Henry-Midland sophomore Daniella Bumber ran a 20:32.41 to place 11th and earn her first state meet berth.

For Princeton, Payton Frueh (21:51.94) was 36th, Ruby Acker (22:36.66) was 56th and Alexandra Waca (23:01.16) was 70th.

At Elmwood: Fieldcrest’s Caleb Krischel placed 33rd in 16:19.65 in the Class 1A Elmwood Sectional.

In the girls race, Fieldcrest’s Clare Phillips was 63rd in 20:38.51.


Kishwaukee 1, IVCC 0 (2 OT): The Eagles fell in an NJCAA Region 4 quarterfinal in La Salle.


At Batavia: IVCC’s season came to a close at the NJCAA Region IV Meet at the Northwestern Medicine Cross Country Course.

The men’s team finished sixth in the Division II 8K race. Princeton graduate Christian Yepsen led the team in 35:24. Tafara Kaguru (37:06), Putnam County graduate Azael Vargas (39:13), Shingai Monyonga (39:29) and Rawland Jasi (46:16) also competed for the Eagles.

In the women’s 5K, Hall graduate Yovanna Reyes led the Eagles with a time of 26:28, while Kristy Hoang finished in 28:19.

Sauk Valley freshman Lexi Bohms, a Princeton graduate, finished fourth in 22:29.