Harvard’s Steven Austin was all that stood between Woodstock and a perfect score at the Kishwaukee River Conference Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Harvard’s Milky Way Park.
Austin grabbed the fifth individual spot in the boys race, keeping the Blue Streaks from taking the top five spots and scoring 15 points.
Woodstock finished with 16 points and placed its seven runners in the top 13 to take the title.
The Streaks’ Ishan Patel won the race in 16:10.44, followed by Alex Wickersheim, Aryan Patel and Cohen Shutt in the next three spots. Thomas Sieck was sixth. The Streaks’ AIdan Greenlee was 10th and Dylan Hanson was 13th.
Marengo (72) was second. Marcus Ray (eighth), Preston Bailey (11th) and Patrick Signore (12th) led.
Johnsburg’s Jackson Batt was seventh and Woodstock North’s Daniel Jansen was ninth.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Kishwaukee River Conference Meet: At Harvard, Woodstock put its five scoring runners in the top 12, led by winner Maggie Adams and runner-up Keira Bogott to take the conference team title.
The Blue Streaks scored 29 points, Woodstock North was second with 51.
Woodstock’s Ireland Dunnett was eighth, Anna Wickersheim was ninth and Ariel Villavicencio was 12th.
North was led by Stella Splendoria was third and Hannah Pittman was fourth. Johnsburg’s Ava Jablonski took fifth, Richmond-Burton’s Alexia Spatz was sixth, Harvard’s Christina Koleno was seventh. Marengo was led by Ruby Escorza in 10th.
Class 2A Harlem Sectional: At Machesney Park, Huntley advanced two singles and a doubles pair to the state finals, while taking second place as a team behind Auburn.
Ruhi Gulati and Elaina Hibbeler took second and fourth, respectively, in singles to advance to state, while Dyllan Cash and Kylie Phommasack also earned a spot with a third place doubles finish.
Hampshire finished tied for fifth place in a nine-team field and had no individuals advance beyond the sectional round.
Woodstock North Invite: At Woodstock, Woodstock North took second place as host of its own tournament, finishing up with wins over Harlem (25-13, 25-15) and Burlington Central (27-29, 25-15, 15-8) before falling 25-17, 25-20 to Kaneland in the championship match.
Marian Central picked up three wins on day two of the tournament to win the Silver Bracket. The Hurricanes defeated IMSA 25-21, 25-19, Auburn 25-23, 25-15 and Grant 25-22, 25-21 to sweep through the secondary bracket.
Glenbard East Autumn Fest: At Lombard, Huntley swept through the second day of Autumn Fest to win the Silver Division.
The Red Raiders defeated Hononegah (25-17, 21-25, 25-20), Downers Grove North (25-10, 25-21) and Glenbard West (25-22, 23-25, 25-23).
Prairie Ridge finished Autumn Fest with a win and two losses to take 15th place overall.
The Wolves lost to Glenbard West (29-27, 25-12) and Crystal Lake South (25-16, 25-13) before bouncing back to end on a high note with a 20-25, 25-20, 25-17 win over Providence.
Class 1A Marian Central Regional: At Woodstock, the Hurricanes secured a regional championship plaque thanks to a shutout effort from its defense and keeper Dawson Yegge.
Yegge made eight saves in the clean-sheet win, while a second-half goal from Jacob Bonnet on an assist from Derek Emmert was all the offense the ‘Canes would need to keep their season alive.
Crystal Lake Central 2, Antioch 0: At Antioch, Joey Moore made five saves for the Tigers in a shutout victory on the road.
Joseph Gumecindo and Evin Perez scored one goal each in the victory. The Tigers are 5-7-1 overall this season.