Knight boys XC sees good fortune
by Mike Slodki
Kaneland boys cross country took to the north and west trails this past week as it gears up for the postseason.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the boys competed at the Byron Handicap Invite with staggered starts and came away with a first-place showing of 22 points.
Meanwhile on Saturday morning, the Knights went to Sterling and finished seventh out of 26 teams wuth 190 points.
At Byronâ€™s hilly course, Tommy Whittaker (17:40), Jemmar Parrenas (18:02), Tyler Howland (18:10) and Matt Reusche (18:14) took four of the first five spots.
At the home of the Golden Warriors, Trevor Holm was 14th at 16:08.
â€œOur peaking week is this week or next week,â€ Holm said. â€œWeâ€™re getting people back, and weâ€™re recovered from injuries.â€
Reusche continued his strong season with a 16:35 output.
Fenwickâ€™s 71 points was tops for team points.
Kanelandâ€™s frosh/soph unit was second with 71 points, thanks to a fourth-place showing by Clayton Brundige (17:07) and a sixth-place by Nate Rehkopf (17:10).
Kishwaukee Junior College is the site of the WSC meet on Saturday, Oct. 17.