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PEORIA – The best thing about running in really cold weather – mid-30s, with a strong wind – is that it serves as a numbing agent.
Got a sore ankle? Legs aching? No worries.
The 20-year anniversary of an area sweep in state cross- country also is serving as a reunion for two of the people in the historic event.
In the fall of 1988, Courtney Porter was a senior at Shiloh High School and a member of the co-op cross-country team at neighboring Chrisman.
News-Gazette Top 10
Each week, The News-Gazette ranks the top 10 teams in a fall sport. This week's topic: girls' cross-country
PEORIA – Jacob Mahaffey completed the 3-mile course at Illinois Central College in 15 minutes, 29 seconds for Mahomet-Seymour to earn a sixth-place finish at the East Peoria sectional Saturday and advance to the state meet.
The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 232 to earn seventh at the 20-team event.
PBL's Pacey leads way; Uni boys win; SJ-O girls second
PAXTON – For 14 cross-country races, Tom Pacey has run his best, and that resulted in him being the best.
DECATUR – Ryan Root's hamstring injury flared up again Saturday. Good thing for the Centennial senior it wasn't until after he was done running at the Class 2A Decatur Sectional.
Root became the first Charger male cross-country runner to win a sectional title, edging Big 12 Conference rival Michael Clevenger of Decatur MacArthur by a fraction of a second for the victory on a muddy Hickory Point Golf Course.
News-Gazette Top 10
Each week, The News-Gazette ranks the top 10 teams in a fall sport. This week's topic: boys' cross-country
ST. JOSEPH – For the St. Joseph-Ogden girls' cross- country team, last Saturday's Class 1A regional was a success, though slightly bittersweet. The state-ranked Spartans won the regional, but they were missing one of their star runners.
Sophomore Sidney Long, who has alternated between the Nos. 1 and 2 positions for the team throughout the season, was held out of the race due to a foot ailment. Her teammates, however, would not let the absence of one of their stars stand in the way of a regional title.
Spartans freshman Blaase runs away from girls' field
DANVILLE – Doug Mynatt wasn't satisfied when he heard Malcolm Taylor's goal for his senior regional cross-country race.