Cross Country Teams 2nd and 3rd at McCutcheon Invite
August 27, 2012Kankakee Valley High School
Both KV Cross Country teams earned team ribbons at Saturday's McCutcheon Invite, the ladies taking 2nd with 44 points, and the men 3rd with 78 vs. some real strong teams. Soph. Michelle Kent was 2nd overall individually in 20:58.1, nearly a minute faster she she ran here in 2011. Brittany Stepp and Allison Rockley were 5th and 6th in 22:17.4, and 22:21.7, respectively. Kaylin Orsburn was 10th in 23:01.6, over 20 seconds faster than last year, and 5 places higher. Kate Lott was 25th in 24:56.4, Rachel Krupa was 31st in 25:41.9, roughly 40 seconds faster than in 2011, and 14 places higher! Joli Jungels also bettered her 2011 time and place, placing 36th in 26:10.4.
Soph. Bryce Gawronski led the KV boys with an 11th place in 18:53.5. Freshman Isaac Tillema also ran well, placing 13th in 19:17.5. Sr. leader Brandon Hazlett was 15th in 19:18.3, with Mike Nava 19th in 19:38.8. Nava, a wrestler for KV, was in his first varsity cross race, and did very well. Jacob Stemper was 22nd in 19:46.6. Andrew Schultheis was 29th in 20:55.0, with Justin Edwards 45th in 23:17.0. Nice job, both teams! Both return to action at Saturday's very competitive Harrison Invite.