X-C champion presented with key to Elburn village

By on December 14, 2012

by Susan O’Neill
ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board presented Kaneland High School sophomore Victoria Clinton with a key to the village and a certificate of recognition for being the first KHS female to win a cross-country State championship.

Village President Dave Anderson presented Clinton with a key “in case (she) ever find (herself) locked out of the village,” and said he had the opportunity to see Clinton run several races.

“The patience, endurance, ability and the want were really exemplified by this young lady,” he said.

The Kaneland sophomore earned her way into Illinois High School Association and KHS girls cross-country history by winning the State championship in the Class 2A race—the first individual crown in KHS history.