Local briefs: Local cross country team competes in first meet

Local cross country team competes in first meet

Northern Illinois Athletics Youth Track and Field / Cross Country competed in its first cross country meet last weekend in Belvidere.

Evan Smith (Shabbona) took second place in the Youth Boys 4,000-meter run with a time of 16 minutes, 2 seconds. Alex Taylor (Sycamore) was fifth in the Bantam Boys 3,000 run, finishing in 13:01. Noah Wester (Sycamore) finished eighth in the Pee Wee Boys 1,500 run with a time of 6:31. Emily Schilling (Earlville) was first in the women’s open 3,000 meter, finishing in 12:47.

The program is still looking for interested runners. Contact Nick Schneigert at 224-388-7653. Go to www.northernilathletics.weebly.com for more information.


G-K graduate nets weekly NAC men’s soccer award

Aurora University junior Anthony Parra has been named the Northern Athletics Conference Men’s Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week.

Parra, a Genoa-Kingston graduate, carried the Spartans (6-3-1, 3-1-1 NAC) to a 2-0 week with five goals, which included game-winners in both victories against Rockford and Concordia Wisconsin.

In the 3-2 double-overtime win against Concordia Wisconsin, Parra scored a hat trick to provide the only AU offense of the day.

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