Kaneland grad and current Waubonsee Community College sophomore Erin Cinto (right) was the Lady Chiefs’ lone qualifier for the NJCAA Division I National Meet, placing 199th overall out of 263 runners with a time of 22:56 on the 5K course.
On the men’s side, Waubonsee’s squad placed 16th overall out of 35 teams. Drew Schmitt led Waubonsee by placing 63rd out of the 260 competitors in the field, with a time of 27:39. Greg Adelman was not far behind his teammate in 68th (27:34), Max Sliwa came in 75th (27:44) and Evan Ehrhardt placed 100th (28:09). Jared Klein and Chris Higgins, normally at the front of the Chiefs’ pack of runners, struggled to 118th (28:30) and 168th-place (29:38) finishes, respectively. Andrew Peters rounded out Waubonsee’s contingent with a 173rd-place finish (29:45).