Thursday, October 18, 2012
Ashley Tyburski and Jake McEneaney participated in the IESA State Cross Country Meet.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Oswego School District 308: Murphy Junior High had two students participate in the IESA State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Bloomington, Illinois. Seventh grade student, Ashley Tyburski participated in the girls’ 2A race. She finished the two-mile course in 12:57 in 44th place out of over 180 runners in grades 7 and 8. Eighth grade student, Jake McEneaney completed the two-mile course in 11:08. Jake was a place winner coming in 13th out of over 180 runners in grades 7 and 8. Coaches Hilary Schatz and Sarah Seconde are particularly proud of Jake and Ashley. They represented the school well and established a high standard of excellence for student to follow …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Coaches already anticipating better things next year because only two of their top runners are graduating this year.
Shortly after their performances Class 3A state cross country championship, Plainfield South and Plainfield East high schools talked of making it an annual event. Plainfield South placed 20th and Plainfield East took 22nd Saturday afternoon in Peoria' Detweiller Park. “We have five out of our top seven back next year with state-race experience,” Plainfield South coach Jason Crowe said. “We want to start making this an annual tradition for Plainfield South cross country.” “Everybody but Niko (Petrusich) and Nick (Quiroz) are back next year,” Plainfield East coach Rich Gatz said of the Bengals’ two seniors. “We have five of the seven guys back. It’s a good young team coming back. We’re excited about it.” Gatz was also excited to see …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Saturday's regionals followed by the next challenge, the Oct. 29 sectional competition being held at Lockport's Dellwood Park.
A large contingent of Plainfield School District 202 teams and individuals earned spots in the Class 3A Lockport cross country sectional races after their performances at the Plainfield South regional Saturday in Channahon. Two girls and two boys teams advanced as well as 10 individuals to next Saturday’s races at Dellwood Park in Lockport. “Next week is going to be fun,” Plainfield South boys coach Jason Crowe said. “There are some great teams, some great competition and it’s a great course. It’s a cross country course. And, we qualified for the state meet there two years ago, so we’re looking forward to it.” Plainfield South team member Dan Lathrop concurred. “We’re looking to get a spot at state and if we run solid, we should make it,” …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Bengals win first cross country invite in program history
In the past, the Plainfield East High School boys cross country team had a hard time with the heat. Not the temperature outside, but the competition and the mental hurdle that goes with it. The Bengals survived temperatures approaching 90 and a quality field to win its first invitational championship at the Plainfield Central Invite Saturday in Plainfield. The Bengals placed three runners in the top 10 and finished with 52 points. Plainfield East is in its third season of varsity competition. Joseph Suarez (fifth place in 16:34), Collin Warke (eighth in 16:50) and Jake Runnion (10th in 16:59) led the Bengals to their record-setting performance. Lincoln-Way East finished second (101 points) and Lockport was third (104). Individually, …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tigers' senior wants to end career with second all-state medal; Minooka boys and girls teams bid to make mark at state cross country meet.
So far, the state hasn't taken notice of the cross country teams at Minooka. The Indians are gunning to change that at the Class 3A state meet Saturday at Detweiller Park on the north side of Peoria. The girls race is at 1 p.m. and the boys will start an hour later. Included in the boys field is the entire Minooka team, plus two Plainfield individuals, North's Andrew Sandoval and East's Niko Petrusich. Minooka also qualified as a team for the girls championship race. The top three teams and top 25 individual finishers will earn awards. "If we can go down there and run our best, good things are going to happen," Minooka boys and girls coach Kevin Gummerson said. "I like to focus on Minooka and what we can do because you can't play…
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Minooka boys and girls dash to conference cross country titles.
OSWEGO –Minooka swept the Southwest Prairie Conference boys and girls cross country championships Saturday morning at Oswego High School. The boys racked up their fifth straight league title dating back to when the eight-team league was formed. The girls ended a three-year hiatus after winning the title in 2007. Individually, Minooka's Joe McAsey and Oswego East's Ariel Michalek each won SPC championships. Minooka's girls placed four runners in the top eight and finished with 39 points. Oswego East was second with 57 points. "That was a great run for them," Minooka coach Kevin Gummerson said. "It's been a few years. In 2007, we won it. We're happy to bring that trophy back to Minooka." "We've been working really hard and I know this was …
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Wildcat Invite features some strong showings from Plainfield Central and Plainfield East runners.
With over 700 cross country runners on hand, tents propped up and a beautiful Saturday afternoon as the backdrop, the setting couldn't have been much better for Saturday's 18-team Plainfield Central Wildcat Invite. Lockport made the most of the big event, sweeping both the boys and girls varsity races. DeKalb swept the freshman/sophomore races. Lockport's David Sajdak had the best time of all runners at 15:18 over the 3-mile course (a pace of 5:06 per mile). Megan O'Brien, also from Lockport, had the top girls time at 18:10 (a pace of 6:03 per mile). Plainfield East's Niko Petrusich finished sixth in the boys varsity race, and Plainfield Central's Brad Anderson took 14th place. In the team results, Plainfield East finished seventh and …
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Plainfield Central boys cross country coach Steve Lawrence previews the 2010 season.
On a windy late-August afternoon, Plainfield Central coach Steve Lawrence is putting his boys cross country team through its paces. Lawrence calls this a "development year," but he also is clearly enthusiastic about this group of athletes. "We're very excited about this year," the longtime cross country and track and field coach said. With only four seniors on this team of 24 runners, the Wildcats don't have a wealth of experience. Last year, Lawrence's son was among 13 graduating seniors. But what this season's Wildcats do have, according to Lawrence, is plenty of smarts and discipline. "All of our boys have at least a B average," he said. "You have to be self-motivated and self-disciplined. There's no game to prepare for, just more …