Foxes close regular season at Stampede; Edwards wins individual titleSunday, October 8 2017 - West Aurora Blackhawk Stampede - Alyssa Edwards
The Foxes girls varsity earned another invitational championship even with a setback, and a short-handed boys team placed seventh in the 19-team field.
Senior Alyssa Edwards continued her quality running as the postseason gears up next week, winning the individual championship in 18:00.27. Helena Kleronomos (3rd, 18:24.50) was with Edwards and Emily Eberhart for much of the race before Edwards pulled away and Eberhart was forced to drop out. Nicole Greyer (8th, 18:50.71), Olivia Borowiak (9th, 18:53.4) and Sara Klemm (16th, 19:10.15) stepped up and helped seal the victory nonetheless, as the Foxes were able to withstand a solid Batavia team 37-44, with Oswego East third with 103. Mady Klebenow (17th, 19:10.49) was right on Klemm’s heels, and Sam Moreno (26th, 19:30.35), Hailey Simmons (29th, 19:34.14) and Victoria Crawford (32nd, 19:39.71) competed on the varsity level.
Without Zack Price or Matt Cox in the lineup, the Foxes placed seventh with 203 points. Ben Summers (16th, 16:20.35) and Ivan Westcott (17th, 16:21.4) led the Foxes, and Eric Naumann (41st, 16:35.67), Ben Tholen (52nd, 16:45.12) and Patrick Black (89th, 17:29.53) were in the scoring five for the Foxes. Alex Loos (104th, 17:38.67) also ran on the varsity squad.
Next up for the Foxes is the Northern Illinois Big XII Championship, hosted at Kaneland High School Oct. 14th. Varsity girls run at 10 a.m., followed by the varsity boys at 10:30 a.m. Fr/so girls run at 11 a.m., fr/so boys 11:30 a.m., and a combined open race begins at noon.