Junior High State Cross Country -- Oct. 15


Published on October 17 2022 10:23 am
Last Updated on October 17 2022 12:16 pm
Written by Millie Lange

NORMAL -- Area runners competed in the Class 1A, 2A and 3A State Cross Country Meets Saturday at Maxwell Park in Normal.


Class 1A State Meet

Effingham St. Anthony finished fifth as a team in the boys meet.

Morton Blessed Sacrament won with 115 points followed by Normal Metcalf 119, Peoria St. Jude 122, Chicago Old St. Mary's 168, St. Anthony 203, Princevile 208, Orlando Park St. Michael 209, Lombard St. Pius X 226, Champaign St. Matthew 273 and Brimfield 308.

Winning the individual title was Morton Blessed Sacrament's Maxwell Kirby in 10:29.4.

St. Anthony's Isaac Fallert finished eighth in 11:19., Camden Bloemer 69th in 12:22.2, Connor Storm 71st in 12:22.5, Charlie Bierman 73rd in 12:23, Blake Verdeyen 89th in 12:30, Keegan Overbeck 97th in 12:35 and Mike Fearday 156th in 12:59.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City also competed as a team.finishing 15th with 372 points. Competing for the Bobcats were Griffin Vaughn 31st in 11:51.5, Porter Lilly 93rd in 12:33.6, Deacon Sutter 135th in 12:51.8, Hayden Sarver 136th in 12:52.2, Slade Rauch 172nd in 13:11.5, Kaisyn Calame 198th in 13:56.7 and Elijah Maxedon 206th in 14:12.5.

Effingham Sacred Heart's Daniel Ramos captured 47th place in 12:07.1.

In the girls race, St. Anthony finished 12th as a team. Nora Trupiano took fifth place in 12:39 followed by teammates Nora Niebrugge 65th in 13:34, Reese Hoene 98th in 13:59, Anna Bierman 140th in 14:27, Hannah Frisbie 141st in 14:28, Addison Jones 167th in 14:48 and Rosie Warner 186th in 15:10.

Effingham Sacred Heart's Isabella Keller captured second place in 11:58.5. First went to Brimfield's Mya Hill in 11:50.7.

Sigel St. Michael's Nora Bueker finished 122nd in 14:16.0.


Class 2A State Meet

The Jasper County girls team competed in the Class 2A State Meet and finished 23rd out of 27 teams.

Avery Geier finished 140th in 14:05.3 followed by Heather Bergbower 142nd in 14:10.8, Brooke Gentry 182nd in 14:36.9, Ashtyn Ochs 183rd in 14:37.3, Kate Bierman 187th in 14:40.3, Nora Street 206th in 15:11.0 and Lena Fehrenbacher 217th in 15:38.7.

In the boys Class 2A State Meet, Cumberland had two runners competing. Cameron Roedl captured 11th place in 11:14.7 while Aiden Vaughn was 81st in 12:12.6.


Class 3A State Meet

Effingham had three runners in the Class 3A State Meet.

In the girls meet, Drew Weis took 34th in 12:33.5 and Emery Spicer finished 50th in 12:41.6.

In the boys meet, Gage Kinder captured 52nd place in 11:33.7.