CHILLICOTHE — The meet was not IHSA-sanctioned, however coach Lyle Dorjahn’s Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond boys’ cross-country athletes handled Friday’s consequence like they’d an official state meet.
The Knights — competing below the non-school banner of 4 Metropolis Striders — posted a small-school runner-up end behind senior Layton Corridor’s top-five time at Three Sisters Park. It marked spherical one of many three-day occasion placed on by ShaZam Racing and MileSplit Illinois after the IHSA canceled its state meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Are we disillusioned that we didn’t win? Effectively, yeah, and that’s factor,” mentioned Dorjahn, whose group collected 102 factors to the 90 of Harvest Christian Academy’s Elgin Holy Cow Athletics unit. “My guys ran their tails off and misplaced by 12 factors to group. We’re excited to be second within the state.”
Corridor capped his prep cross-country profession by putting fifth in a 5-kilometer time of quarter-hour, 58.89 seconds. His clocking was second-best domestically, trailing solely Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior Ryder James (fourth, 15:50.36). Sophomore Logan Beckmier (twenty sixth, 17:04.66), junior Jace Inexperienced (thirty fourth, 17:13.53), sophomore Lyle Adcock (fortieth, 17:24.35) and sophomore Jacob Adcock (forty sixth, 17:27.25) rounded out ALAH’s high 5.
“I instructed the MileSplit guys, ‘Two years in the past we have been fortunate to place 5 guys on the beginning line,’” Dorjahn mentioned, “and look the place we’re at now.”
In different boys’ outcomes, St. Joseph-Ogden’s membership, SJOXC, took seventh within the 19-team hunt behind senior Brandon Mattsey (thirty third, 17:13.25) and freshman Carson Maroon (forty third, 17:25.79). Monticello’s squad, Pacers, nabbed thirteenth as juniors Jackson Grambart (thirty first, 17:12.00) and Ed Mitchell (thirty ninth, 17:21.82) led the cost. Unity’s outfit, Iron Rockets, landed seventeenth and bought a high time from senior Ben Gavel (92nd, 18:14.44).
Individually, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin junior Eli Mojonnier (18th, 16:47.89) and Iroquois West senior Connor Worth (57th, 17:39.79) have been finest domestically behind PBL’s James.
Monticello sophomore Mabry Bruhn and Uni Excessive sophomore Kate Ahmari paced the native women at Friday’s race.
Bruhn claimed third place in 18:21.66, whereas Ahmari crossed the end line in sixth by way of a time of 19:02.48. BHRA freshman Gabriella Moreman (tenth, 19:14.87), Monticello sophomore Estella Miller (twelfth, 19:27.03) and Judah Christian freshman Aleigha Garrison (14th, 19:50.21) additionally cracked the highest 15.
St. Joseph-Ogden’s women’ group, SJOXC, notched fifth out off 19 golf equipment to steer the world. The Spartans’ high efficiency got here from junior Ava Knap (thirty sixth, 20:41.35).
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