KHS girls XC has productive week
by Mike Slodki
KANELANDâ€”Through two meets this week, the only thing able to stop the Lady Knights cross-country crew is sickness.
Saturday had the Lady Knights tackle the Oregon Invite, while Tuesday had Kaneland host East Aurora and Yorkville with only one regular varsity competitor to its name.
On Saturday along Route 64, no team scores were kept, but senior Andie Strang powered through the three-mile terrain in windy conditions with a 19 minute, 58 second effort.
Sophomore Abby Dodis finished third overall at 20:43. Freshman Sydney Strang took sixth overall at 20:57, and Ashley Castellanos took eighth at 21 minutes.
On Tuesday, Kaneland won the meet with a 25 score, followed by Yorkville with 45 and East Aurora with 74.
Castellanos won the course with a 22:52 time, and was glad to help the team, despite being hampered by the elements.
â€œIâ€™m actually struggling with allergies,â€ Castellanos said. â€œItâ€™s really tough not having the girls that are out to run with. Iâ€™m not used to it.â€
Teammate Shaela Collins finished second at 22:59. Carolina Tovar took sixth with a time of 23:59, and Ariana Espino finished seventh at that same time.
Photo: Shaela Collins of KHS girls cross-country takes to the Elburn Woods course during a 22:59 effort on Tuesday against East Aurora and Yorkville. Photo courtesy of Yorkvilletrackandfield.com