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Chart toppers: Best all-state cross-country bets

Today's topic:

Best all-state cross-country bets, courtesy Marcus Jackson

No. 1

Steve Schroeder


Third time's a charm for Sages' Schroeder

FORSYTH — Monticello's Steve Schroeder and St. Joseph-Ogden's Chelsea Blaase won individual titles during the Class 1A St. Teresa Sectional at Hickory Point Golf Course on Saturday.

Schroeder won the boys' race in 14 minutes, 55 seconds. This was the third time Schroeder placed among the top five at a sectional race and the first time he won the meet.

Athletes of the Week: Woodard and Allhands

Scott Woodard, Unity, Cross-country, Senior

Recently: Won the regional title at PBL and led the state-ranked Rockets to the team title

In his own words: "We'd really like to go out on top, especially with our top five being seniors. I'm confident in our team. We've worked really hard all year."

I'm driving ... an Oldsmobile.

Bulletin board: Honors for ex-Maroon Beach

Honors for ex-Maroon Beach

N-G Top 10: Boys' cross-country

This week: Boys' cross-country


1. Monticello (1) Sages have no sectional titles

2. Mahomet-Seymour (2) Last sectional title: 1979

3. Unity (3) Rockets have no sectional titles

4. St. Thomas More (4) Sabers have no sectional titles

5. St. Joseph-Ogden (5) Last sectional title: 1999

Teams of the Week: Unity cross-country shows way



Coach Dike Stirrett's state-ranked squad had a 67-second split for the top five runners, an impressive feat because the leader was also the regional champion, Scott Woodard. Helping the Rockets to a repeat team crown were Doran Walsten, Colby Purcell, Kendal Eckert and Austin Kramer. In a field of 95 finishers, they were all among the first 14.

Unity boys, SJ-O girls take first step

PAXTON — There will be bigger meets, and stiffer competition, but there won't be a more important step than the one taken on Saturday.

Unity's state-ranked boys' cross-country team and St. Joseph-Ogden's state-ranked girls' squad started the postseason with confidence-boosting regional championships.

Kroner: Ten years later, girls' cross-country better because of change

Ten years ago, equality was achieved in high school cross-country.

For the first time in Illinois, girls started competing at the same 3-mile distance that boys had run for more than a quarter of a century.

Bulletin board: Bulldogs set quick pace

Bulldogs set quick pace

MAHOMET — The state's fastest-moving boys' cross-country team has been Mahomet-Seymour. Unranked in the preseason by, coach Neal Garrison's squad climbed to third in last week's poll.