Boys Cross Country news
Lowe, the Batavia senior, finished his season in grand style: Kane County Meet champion, DuKane Conference champion, IHSA All-State, and his 20th individual finish at the IHSA state meet earlier this month. Lowe is the 2022 Chronicle Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Sterling junior Dale Johnson placed second in Class 2A at the IHSA Cross Country State Finals on Nov. 5 at Detweiller Park in Peoria, clocking a 15:06.35 to improve five spots from his seventh-place finish in 2021.
It was an impressive day across the board for Joliet area runners at the IHSA Cross Country State Finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria, as they battled through rain, cold weather, wind and a muddy course to place favorably – and in several cases – earn all-state honors.
Sterling junior Dale Johnson placed second in the Class 2A boys race at the IHSA Cross Country State Finals on Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria, highlighting a solid showing by the large contingent of Sauk Valley area runners.
Barb senior Riley Newport finished seventh in the Class 3A race at the IHSA Cross Country State Meet on Saturday at Detweiller Park in 15:05.11, one of five area athletes who competed at the state tournament Saturday.
Prairie Ridge's Rachel Soukup capped her outstanding season with a second-place finish in the Class 2A girls race at the IHSA Cross Country State Meet on Saturday at Peoria's Detweiller Park.
Prairie Ridge coach Judd Shutt will coach his team and cheer for his son Cohen, who will run for Woodstock, in the Class 2A boys race at Saturday's IHSA Cross Country State Meet. Read Joe Stevenson's full state meet preview.
Polo senior Carson Jones as been a consistent finisher at or near the top of cross country races all season long, and has qualified for the Class 1A state meet this weekend at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
Runners earn berths for the state meet next weekend.
The Newman boys and Rock Falls girls cross country teams both ran well at Saturday's Class 1A Oregon Sectional, and earned berths for the state meet next weekend. There are also several runners who qualified for state as individuals.
Sterling junior Dale Johnson cruised to the win in the boys race at the Class 2A Kaneland Sectional on Saturday, while the Dixon girls took third as a team to earn berth at next weekend's state meet at Detweiller Park.
Here is the Northwest Herald high school sports roundup for Saturday, Oct. 29.
Prairie Ridge's Rachel Soukup continued her outstanding season with a victory and Crystal Lake South's girls grabbed their third consecutive team title at the Class 2A Kaneland Cross Country Sectional Meet on Saturday.
Plainfield North's Jessica Kovalcik finished second in singles at Class 2A state tennis tournament; plus results from boys soccer and boys and girls cross country regionals
The Bureau Valley boys cross country team took third at the Class 1A Seneca Regional on Saturday, claiming a spot at next week’s Oregon Sectional. Also Saturday, the Fulton volleyball team finished 4-1 and placed second at the Stillman Valley Invite.