Boys Cross Country news
Kaneland junior Evan Nosek, who finished first at the Interstate 8 Conference meet and the Kaneland-hosted regional, third at sectionals and sixth at the Class 2A state meet, is the Kane County Chronicle boys cross country Athlete of the Year.
Plainfield North sophomore cross country runner Thomas Czerwinski was voted the Herald-News Athlete of the Week after he finished fifth at the Class 3A state meet and led the Tigers to a runner-up team trophy.
Here is a list of Northwest Herald area athletes who can sign their National Letters of Intent this week with NCAA scholarship schools, and those who are headed to other colleges.
Plainfield North's boys cross country team finished as the state-runner up in Class 3A, while Plainfield South took third. Both teams say their rivalry pushes them, but the district foes celebrated together at state.
Ranked No. 1 all season, Downers Grove North's boys cross country team on Saturday won its second state title, while York's girls team won its second state championship in three years and Hinsdale Central senior Aden Bandukwala successfully defended his individual 3A title.
Sterling senior Dale Johnson turned in a personal record Saturday to close his career with a third-place finish at the IHSA Class 2A state meet in Peoria. “It’s been pretty special placing three times and coming here one last time for a P.R.."
Dixon junior Aaron Conderman bettered his seeding and took 18th place in 2A with a time of 15:05, blasting away his previous best effort of 15:40.
McHenry's Danielle Jensen took fifth in the Class 3A girls race at the IHSA Cross Country State Meet to repeat as an All-State runner. Huntley's Tommy Nitz earned his first All-State status taking 21st in 3A boys.
Huntley's Tommy Nitz overcame adversity at the Class 3A sectional and now has high hopes for IHSA Cross Country State Meet.
Boys and girls cross country runners take aim at the IHSA State Meet. Dale Johnson leads the way for Sterling, while Prophetstown makes history.
Mendota's Anthony Kelson, La Salle-Peru's Ashlee Lord and Henry-Midland's Daniella Bumber will compete in the IHSA State Cross Country Meet on Saturday in Peoria.
Runners from Dixon, Sterling and Rock Falls advanced to state from the Geneseo and Woodstock cross country sectionals on Saturday.
Wheaton Warrenville South had both individual winners Saturday at the Class 3A Lake Park Sectional.
Johnsburg's historic season came to an end with a 4-1 loss to Peoria Christian in a Class 1A Illinois Valley Central Boys Soccer Supersectional. Plus cross country and girls swimming results in Saturday's high school sports roundup.
Under Liz Green, the Erie-Prophetstown cross-country program has always been an environment of caring for one another. That attribute played dividends, as both boys and girls teams advanced to the IHSA state meet.