Marin boasts top spot in boys XC win

By on September 8, 2011

Photo: Miki Marin and Nate Rehkopf power through Elburn Woods during Tuesday’s win over East Aurora and Yorkville. The duo finished first and fourth, respectively. Photo by Ben Draper

by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—It was near perfect outside on Tuesday.

The weather wasn’t bad, either.

With the first five slots taken up by Kaneland boys cross country harriers, the Knights’ 15 points took care of East Aurora’s 65 and Yorkville’s JV squad’s 89 points.

Miki Marin ran the Elburn Woods trail in 17 minutes, six seconds, in what is a solid campaign for a Knight who doesn’t run like a raw rookie.

“The difference between track and cross country is unbelievable,” Marin said. “They are way different sports. In cross country, you rely on mentality a lot more, and in track you have to just power through.”

Marin’s teammate Connor Johnson took second in 17:08, followed by Kyle Carter at 17:09 and Nate Rehkopf at 17:16.

The Knights travel to the Peoria Woodruff Invite Saturday, Sept. 10.