News-Gazette Preseason Nifty 50 (boys and girls)
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N-G Top 10 (boys)
Coaches corner (girls)
N-G Top 10 (girls)
Danville native Kyle O’Brien, 28, secured a top 20 finish in the 113th Boston Marathon on Monday by averaging 5 minutes, 23 seconds per mile.
DANVILLE – It sounds good, in theory.
Two former Schlarman High School teammates are going to run the 113th Boston Marathon together Monday.
Three area seniors were chosen to the 15- player combined Class 1A/2A all-state second team selected by the Illinois Coaches Association. They will be invited to play in the annual North-South All-Star game June 20 at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Hoopeston's Erika Ramos earns News-Gazette Girls' Cross-Country Runner of the Year honor
PAXTON – Tom Pacey wouldn't have recommended his training method for the 2008 cross-country season before it started, but he has come around to it after seeing the results.
The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior has tasted results at every level of competition since he began running in sixth grade. He won a team title that year, then an individual title in eighth grade.
PEORIA – Tom Pacey's dream didn't come true Saturday at the state cross-country meet. But sometimes dreams are only delayed.
The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior, undefeated in 14 races entering the Class 1A race at Detweiller Park, finished sixth. He had his sights set on a top-three finish, but circumstances might have conspired against him.