Boys' CC takes a step up at McCutcheon
September 3, 2013By Tim Adams of Kankakee Valley High School
The place was the same. The results weren't.
The boys' cross country team placed third again this year at Lafayette McCutcheon's 10 team Maverick Stampede, behind the host team and Lafayette Jefferson. Both perennially strong teams advanced last year to semistate, with McCutcheon making the trip to State.
This year, however, the Kougars marked some progress. Bryce Gawronski (11th last year) bested the field of 68 runners with a time of 17:38. Travis Conley (injured last year) placed second in 17:47.
Robert Svitek (17th in 19:01), Jacob Stemper (22nd in 19:27), and freshman Bryce Niewoehner (23rd in 19:32) rounded out KV's scorers.
The 2013 version of the boys' cross country team, however, signficantly improved over their 2012 selves, lopping off 3 minutes 25 seconds off the total scoring team time, a whopping average of 41 seconds per runner.
Other useful stats:
2012 gap #5 - #7 = 3:32
2013 gap #5 - #7 = 0:42
2012 gap #7 - #8 = NA
2013 gap #7 - #8 = :01