Lady Knights run over W. Chicago, W. Academy
ELBURNâ€”Kaneland girls cross country found a surefire way to get some of those opening-race jitters out of the way.
At Elburn Woods on Tuesday, the Lady Knightsâ€™ 31-point total out-performed West Chicago (34) and Wheaton Academy (77).
While West Chicagoâ€™s Kelsey Sauner won the course with a 15 minute, 25 second effort, Lady Knight Andie Strang finished second at 16:12. Teammate Kris Bowen finished fourth at 16:36, while Maggie Brundige was fifth at 16:43.
Abby Dodis of KHS finished eighth at 17:03, while Shelby Koester took 12th at 17:29. Ashley Castellanos rounded out the top six for Kaneland with a time of 18:35.
Upcoming challenges for the Lady Knights include the Oregon Invite on Saturday, Sept. 5, and a trip back to Elburn Woods on Tuesday, Sept. 8, against East Aurora.
Photo: Lady Knight Kris Bowen (16:36) provided support for the winning effort on Tuesday against West Chicago and Wheaton Academy.
Photo by Ben Draper
Boys XC handles visiting rosters
ELBURNâ€”Ask Matt Reusche what kind of day he had on Tuesday at Elburn Woods.
Better yet, ask West Chicago and Wheaton Academy.
Reuscheâ€™s course-winning effort was key for Kanelandâ€™s victory at the boys cross country race hosted by Kaneland on Tuesday.
Reuscheâ€™s 16 minute, 42 second effort was paramount in helping Kaneland (27) beat the Wildcats (34) and the Warriors (77) and get the season off to a favorable start.
Following Reusche for KHS was Logan Markuson, who took third with a time of 17:06. In sixth place was Edgar Valle at 17:27.
Joe Levita finished eighth at 17:46, and teammate Grant Alef took ninth at 18:22.
Tyler Howland rounded out the top six Knights finishers with a 18:59 effort, good for 13th overall.
The frosh-soph troops beat West Chicago on Tuesday, as well, by a 15-68 score.
The top three finishers were Clayton Brundige (14:15), Nate Rehkopf (14:22) and Jake Ginther (14:31).
Coming up for the cross country crew is a home matchup with East Aurora on Tuesday, Sept. 8.