Boys cross country
At Palatine, defending state champion Plainfield South won the championship at the Palatine Invitational at Deer Grove Forest Preserve on Saturday. The Cougars finished with a total of 112 points, beating runner-up Plainfield North’s total of 124 in the 30-team event.
South was led by race winner Camyn Viger, who finished with a time of 14:36.20. He was followed by Dylan Maloney (4th, 14:42.20), Joaquin DeAlba (23rd, 15:31.22), Alex Batsala (41st, 15:47.64) and Riley Fink (45th, 15:49.74).
Plainfield North was led by Thomas Czerwinski, who finished sixth in 14:43.83. He was followed by Quinn Davis (11th, 15:05.40), Owen Stahl (17th, 15:11.77), Aidan Connors (38th, 15:46.98) and Gavin Hall (54th, 15:58.07).
Macnider Invitational: At Schaumburg, Minooka finished third out of 11 teams with 92 points, while Plainfield Central was eighth with 172.
Minooka was led by Tyler Herrera, who took eighth in 16:32.72. He was followed by Nico Cimino (10th, 16:39.37), Gavin Carlson (19th, 17:05.92), Hayden Host (24th, 17:14.11) and Nate Schalk (31st, 17:23.69). Plainfield Central was led by Ubaldo Rodriguez, who took 23rd in 17:12.13.
Run Down at Round Barn Farm: Lincoln-Way Central took first in the nine-team event with 33 points, with Lincoln-Way West taking second with 102. Lemont (122) was seventh, and Lockport (159) placed eighth.
The Knights were led by Braden Hoff, who finished second in 15:36.18. He was followed by Jack Galminas (4th, 15:54.87), Bryce Counihan (5th, 15:59.36), Evan Jensen (6th, 16:01.18) and Kyle Friedl (16th, 16:41.00).
Lincoln-Way West’s top runners were Jackson Ethridge (7th, 16:01.20) and Nicholas Duff (8th, 16:01.21).
Lemont’s top runner was Jack Davey, who finished 11th in 16:09.67.
Lockport was paced by Cameron Valcich (18th, 16:47.41).
Tinley Park Invitational: Lincoln-Way East won the team championship at the 12-team event with a score of 38. Joliet Central (98) was fourth, Bolingbrook (138) was fifth, and Romeoville (285) was eighth.
The Griffins were led by Sean Hanrahan (3rd, 16:03.40), followed by Michael O’Brien (4th, 16:04.40), Drew Arnold (8th, 16:29.00), Daniel O’Connor (11th, 16:39.70) and Dylan Robinson (12th, 16:44.80).
Girls cross country
Macnider Invitational: The Minooka girls cross country team won the championship. The Indians captured the top spot in the 10-team event with a score of 54, edging Huntley’s runner-up total of 55.
All of Minooka’s top five runners placed in the top 20. Maya Ledesma led the Indians, taking third place with a time of 19:05.98. She was followed by Taya Gummerson, (7th, 19:39.15), Natalie Nahs (10th, 20:00.90), Kylie Myers (15th, 20:15.82) and Cassie Brushaber (19th, 20:30.31).
Plainfield Central took 10th, led by Hannah Kilday’s 13th-place finish in 20:09.28.
Palatine Invitational: Lockport took 14th out of 27 teams with a score of 443. The Porters were led by Katie Perez, who finished 61st in 19:23.17.
Tinley Park Invitational: Joliet Central’s Madison King won the individual championship at the 17-team event with a time of 19:26.30. Lincoln-Way East won the team title with a score of 34, while Bolingbrook (189) was sixth, Lincoln-Way West (234) was eighth, Joliet Central (315) was 10th, and Romeoville (361) was 13th.
Watseka Tournament: Gardner-South Wilmington went 1-2. The Panthers lost to Peotone 14-25, 25-22, 15-9, beat Iroquois West 25-14, 25-13 and lost to Watseka 25-13, 25-17. Addison Fair had a total of 13 kills and 26 digs in the three matches, while Maddie Olson had 13 kills and seven aces.
Mendota Ryder Cup: Morris finished as the runners-up in the two-man event behind Ottawa, which three-peated. Morris finished with a team score of 232 to Ottawa’s 221.