Lady Knights advance to XC sectional
by Mike Slodki
Nothing like Belvidere in late-October.
Kanelandâ€™s girls cross country roster will look forward to finding that out first hand on Halloween.
Due to its third-place performance at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora on Saturday, Kaneland sets out for Statehood based on its sectional perforance.
Kanelandâ€™s 82 points were behind Crystal Lake Central (72) and Burlington Central (76).
â€œThe girlsâ€™ best team effort of the season,â€ KHS coach Doug Ecker said.
Burlington Centralâ€™s Maggie Gannon won the three-mile course with a time of 18 minutes, 20 seconds, followed by Holly Plichta of Hampshire at 18:26.
For Kaneland, the top runner was junior Andie Strang, good for her usual output at 19:16, for 11th place. Two places behind was freshman Ashley Castellanos at 19:17.
In 15th place was senior anchor Lisa Roberson, who completed her task in 19:21, a personal best.
In 17th place was freshman Abby Dodis, who ran the course is 19:30.
The team-wide split of 42 seconds was the best for any Kaneland team, made more remarkable by Castellanos and Dodis recovering from the flu.