by Mike Slodki
Boys XC takes the fifth at Eddington
MAPLE PARKâ€”Looks like the annual Eddington Invite brings out the best in teams besides KHS.
Saturday had the Knights finishing fifth out of a tough 16-team field. With 122 points, the Knights finished ahead of Westmont (157). Crystal Lake Central took the Eddington crown with 92 points, followed by Geneva (93) and Dundee-Crown (97). Additional Western Sun Conference rival Sycamore finished fourth.
Trevor Holm of Kaneland provided a nice showing with a 16th place finish (16 minutes, 47 seconds) to be the top Knight runner. Dundee-Crown’s Anthony Manfrin took the race at 15:40. Logan Markuson of Kaneland finished 23rd at 17:06. Next for the Knights was Edgar Valle at 25th with a time of 17:10.
â€œI think thereâ€™s a ton of great competition at meets like this,â€ Markuson said. â€œItâ€™s still kind of early in the season. We have some of our top runners out. I think weâ€™re pretty close to what weâ€™ll see later in the season. A lot of people ran well.â€
Dominic Furco was 28th at 17:17.
On the F/S side, the Knights won the 12-team mix with 69 points. Clayton Brundige of Kaneland finished seventh at 18:00.
Strang, Dodis key girls XC at Eddington
MAPLE PARKâ€”Kaneland girls had a productive finish at the Eddington Invite at Elburn Woods on Saturday.
But so did at least eight other teams in the annual event hosted by KHS.
While Kaneland nabbed 231 points, ahead of Westmont’s 267 in the 17-team girls battle, Geneva, with four top-10 finishes, earned the prize (27 points), followed by Lisle’s Benet Academy (91) and Glenbard East (145). Western Sun Conference rivals Rochelle (198) and Sycamore (207) finished seventh and eighth, respectively. Lady Viking Kelly Whitley won the Elburn Woods course with a time of 18 minutes, 49 seconds.
For the Lady Knights, Andie Strang finished 17th at 20:23, followed by upstart Abby Dodis at 29th, with a time of 20:48. Lady Knight Kris Bowen was next in the black-and-white at 21:00, good for 36th place. Shaela Collins took 70th at of 22:21.
â€œWe have some top runners out,â€ KHS runner Andie Strang said. â€œWeâ€™re really not going to know how good weâ€™re going to be until later. This race was OK, I wish I ran a little bit faster.â€
The frosh-soph girls race was won by Geneva with 47 points, followed by Benet Academy at 67.