by Mike Slodki
STERLINGâ€”With a personal best on the Rock River Run course at Hoover Park in Sterling, all Knight athlete Trevor Holm could say was, â€œMy teammates think itâ€™s gross.â€
Nobody was recoiling after the effort on Saturday, however.
With a time of 15 minutes, 32 seconds, the senior bested his course time by 40 seconds.
â€œI just tried to stick with Belvidere (North),â€ Holm said. â€œI guess it worked out for me. I didnâ€™t want to let them go. Coming into the race I think five of them were ranked higher than me and only two of them beat me today.â€
For Kaneland, 148 points was good enough for fourth place overall, edging Dixonâ€™s 152-point total.
Belvidere North (28), Geneva (73) and Normal West (97) earned the top three places.
Blue Thunder entry Paul Zeman, with a time of 15:16 , won the course. For Kaneland, Holmâ€™s fifth-place effort, was followed next by 30th place Clayton Brundige with a time of 16:48. Next on the Knights docket was Nate Rehkopf in 32nd with a time of 16:49, and Conor Johnson finished in 35th at 16:54.
The Knight crew faces the Freeport Invite for its next challenge on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m.
Photo: Trevor Holm is the lone Knight amongst Belvidere North runners during Saturdayâ€™s Rock River Run at Hoover Park at Sterling. Holm finished fifth overall at 15:32. Photo by Mike Slodki