Crystal Lake South graduate Mackenzie Aldridge is healthy and producing the fastest times of her career for Eastern Illinois University cross country. And more in Barry Bottino's "On Campus" column this week.
Abby Machesky took runner-up as the Gators won their own Rich Eschman Invite at Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake. The Gators senior was selected as the Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week in an online vote.
Prairie Ridge's Rachel Soukup started strong and never let up on her way to a second-place finish in the Class 2A State Meet. Soukup is the 2022 Northwest Herald Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.