by Mike Slodki
BELVIDEREâ€”According to KHS coach Chad Clarey, Knight runner Trevor Holm ran his race strategy to perfection.
Based on Saturday’s perforance at the IHSA 2A Belvidere Sectional, Holm will finish his senior year in style.
One of the productive Knight anchors throughout the year, Holm finished 10th overall with a 16 minute clip.
Holm feels, despite the accolades, it was not his best race of 2010.
â€œNo, I felt tired and I really had to push myself at the end. I was getting over being sick, but I was getting confidence toward the end,â€ Holm said.
Meanwhile, Kaneland as a whole unit fell short of State by one place and 28 points.
With 231 team points, Kaneland was behind Belvidere North (30), Crystal Lake Central (87), Marmion Academy (96), Glenbard South (183) and Woodstock (203).
“We wanted our 2-5 to be less than 30 seconds. Today they were 25 seconds. It was good enough to beat nearly all off the teams battling for the last qualifying spot. We just couldn’t counterbalance the 1-2 punch of Woodstock.
After Holm, teammate Nate Rehkopf was 44th overall with a time of 16:54. Close behind was Grant Alef in 45th place just one second behind Rehkopf.
In 58th, Conor Johnson finished in 17:05, while John Meisinger was 74th at 17:19.
Holm wishes the entire team was represented at State, but is glad to be down there as a lone Knight.
â€œIt was a goal of mind, and itâ€™s great that one of us gets to go down there instead of no one. We deserve recognition,â€ Holm said.
About last year…
IHSA 2A State Finals
Kaneland finished in 5th place (192 points)
Trevor Holm – 18th place (15:35)
Dominic Furco – 34th place (15:56)
Edgar Valle – 45th place (16:08)
Matt Reusche -47th place (16:11)