Knight boys hit Sterling Invite, finish in 14th

By on October 14, 2010

by Mike Slodki
STERLING—The annual Sterling Invitational usually provides tough competition for the visiting Kanenald boys cross country crew.

On Saturday, it was again more of the usual.

With Trevor Holm’s 15 minute, 47 second effort good enough for 22nd place, the Knights as a whole finished in 14th place with 371 points out of 28 teams. Kaneland finished behind Bettendorf, Iowa High School’s 367.

Mid-Suburban League outfit Schaumburg took the meet with 73 points, followed by Minooka’s 73. The Saxons held the tiebreaker edge.

“We were pretty flat today, as a whole team,” KHS coach Chad Clarey said. “We anticipated this happening at some point. Where some programs may take a weekend off during the season, we run straight through. We liked seeing the boys pack up a little better.”

After Holm, the next Kaneland athlete to cross the line was Nate Rehkopf in 82nd place at 17:02. Teammate Clayton Brundige was in 86th at 17:09, while Grant Alef was right behind at 17:11.

The frosh/soph side finished fourth in their grouping.

The homestretch begins for KHS as Clarey’s crew takes on the field at the first-ever Northern Illinois Big XII meet at Elburn Woods on Saturday, Oct. 16.