Photo: The KHS girls XC team practices Tuesday in preparation for the Belvidere Sectional this Saturday. Photo by Mike Slodki
by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—It would take a team effort to make it out of one of the premier girls cross-country regionals in Illinois.
For Kaneland, that effort was solid enough to garner third place in Saturday’s Elburn Woods clash.
Kaneland’s 84 points was behind champ Yorkville’s 39 and Crystal Lake Central’s 84.
Other advancing teams are DeKalb at 99, Sycamore at 144, Woodstock at 189 and Hampshire at 203.
DeKalb sophomore Kelsey Schrader took the Regional mantle at 18 minutes, 14.9 seconds, which was 10.5 seconds ahead of the closest competitor.
Freshman Victoria Clinton of Kaneland continued to make leaps and bounds of progress with an eighth-place finish of 19:16.7.
Teammate Maggie Brundige had a 14th-place day with a time of 19:35.5.
Aislinn Lodwig, another of Kaneland’s talented freshmen, finished 20th at 19:51.8.
“(We) had several girls under the weather, but they still managed a third-place finish in the toughest 2A regional in the State,” KHS coach Doug Ecker said.
The Saturday, Oct. 29, gathering hosted by Belvidere kicks off at 10 a.m.