The Sycamore boys cross country team finished ninth of 52 teams with 343 points at the First to the Finish Invite at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
Mark Stice came in 13th for the Spartans with a time of 15:27, while Adam Millburg was 16th (15:29). Kendryk Rand took 90th at 16:36, while Jordan Peterson came in 96th with a time of 16:41.
The race featured 52 schools and more than 600 runners.
“Every boy on our team posted his fastest time of the season,” Sycamore coach Mike Lambdin said.
Kaneland finished 11th. The Knights’ Ryan Bower took 40th at 15:55, while Luis Acosta was 71st at 16:21.
“We feel like we have a lot of room for growth, and we realize that we have about five weeks to put our pieces in place ahead of the conference meet,” Knights coach Chad Clarey said.
DeKalb was 34th. Isaac Heitanen led the Barbs, finishing in 74th place.
Cogs third at Chuck Wallin Invite: Genoa-Kingston finished third at the Chuck Wallin Invite hosted by Rockford East at Rockford University. Jason McLean led the way for the Cogs with a 20th-place finish. There were seven teams.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Schrader takes fourth in Peoria: DeKalb senior Kelsey Schrader came in fourth place at the First to the Finish Invite in Peoria. She had a time of 17:39. DeKalb took 25th as a team.
Sycamore finished 17th as a team at the same meet. Maggie Lalowski led the Spartans with a ninth-place finish (18:04).
Bower leads Knights at Wauconda: Kaneland’s Brianna Bower finished in ninth place at the Wauconda Invite. Kaneland took 14th as a team.
Cogs fourth at Chuck Wallin Invite: Genoa-Kingston finished fourth at the Chuck Wallin Invite hosted by Rockford East at Rockford University. Nikki Hebel led the way for the Cogs with a 12th-place finish. There were seven teams.
Adamczek leads Cogs: Nick Adamczek shot an 83 for the Genoa-Kingston boys golf team at the Rockford East Invite at Aldeen Golf Club. Tommy Lucca added an 89 for the Cogs, who finished with a team score of 366, which was good enough for eighth place in the Class A portion of the meet.
DeKalb took fourth of 20 in the Class AA portion of the meet and fifth overall of 31 teams at Aldeen with a score of 331.
T’wolves fifth, Genoa-Kingston ninth at Prairie View: Indian Creek took third at the Stillman Valley Invite at Prairie View Golf Club in Byron, with Delany Bend shooting a 95. Lauren Frances had a 101 and Samantha Bergstrand finished with a 105.
“I was really proud of the girls for putting in a good team score together,” T’wolves coach Keith Haag said. “They really came together as a team.”
Genoa-Kingston finished in ninth place. G-K’s Andrea Stromaier was the runner-up of the invite, shooting an 86.
Knights finish fifth at West Chicago: Kaneland lost to Dundee-Crown (25-19, 23-25, 10-15) and West Chicago (26-27, 23-25) but defeated Fenton (25-22, 25-23) in the White Pool at the West Chicago Tournament. The Knights defeated Bartlett (25-11, 25-13) for fifth place.
Genoa-Kingston finishes 10th: The Cogs lost to Bevidere, 13-25, 15-12, 14-16 in the ninth-place match at the Byron Tournament.
Spartans third at Auburn: Sycamore’s Angelina Ye won the No. 1 singles title at the Auburn Tournament. Dani Johnson was second at No. 2 singles.
Barbs beat Boilermakers: DeKalb defeated Kewanee, 5-0, in a nonconference match at home.
Timberwolves lose: Indian Creek lost, 7-0 to Princeton.
Kaneland 177, Hinckley-Big Rock 220: At Indian Oaks Country Club in Shabbona, medalist Jacob Sheehan led Kaneland with a 42.