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ROUNDUP: DeKalb's Schrader races to win at cross country regional

DeKalb senior Kelsey Schrader won the Class 2A Sterling Regional in 17:51 and the Barbs took fifth as a team to advance to the sectional round. 

Senior Monica York was 14th while Sara Schafer finished 17th for DeKalb. Kayla Federici placed 34th and Emma Conway rounded out the the scoring with a 38th-place finish. 

Lalowski advances: Sycamore senior Maggie Lalowski placed 10th at the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional and advanced individually to the sectional round. Sophomore Hannah Cerny was 27th and also moved on as the Spartans placed 7th as a team. 

Kaneland took fourth as a team and was led by Brianna Bower's sixth-place finish. Victoria Clinton (11th), Sydney Strang (19th), Erika Carlson (20th) and Aislinn Lodwig (22nd) also scored for the Knights. 

Harrod, Clark advance: Hinckley-Big Rock freshman Audrey Harrod and senior Kristen Clark advanced as individuals at the Class 1A Seneca Regional. Harrod placed ninth in 21:27 while Clark was 18th in 22:33. 

"I am very proud of all of our runners this year, and to have two runners in their first year of cross country qualify for sectionals is very exciting for Hinckley-Big Rock," H-BR coach Kristy Harrod said.

Nordgren places 24th: Hiawatha's Christa Nordgren finished 24th in 19:27 at the Class 1A Winnebago Regional and advanced as an individual. Genoa-Kingston finished ninth as a team. 


DeKalb places third: DeKalb placed third as a team at the Class 2A Sterling Regional to advance to next week's sectional. The Barbs were led by senior Isaac Hietanen, who finished eighth in 16:19. Paul Fielder was 20th, Brandon Anderson finished 23rd, Nate Wellendorf placed 25th and Nick Rigas was 34th for the Barbs. 

Millburg fifth at regional: Sycamore junior Adam Millburg finished fifth in 15:59 at the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional and senior Mark Stice was eighth. Kendryck Rand finished 29th and all three advanced individually to sectionals after Sycamore took seventh as a team. 

"Last weekend we had our 1-5 split of the year at 1:08 and today it just wasn't there," Sycamore coach Mike Lambdin said. "When you're running against teams as good as these, you can't afford to be off at all."

Kaneland took third as a team to advance to next week's sectional. Kyle Carter led the Knights by finishing 10th while Nathaniel Kucera was 14th. Ryan Bower (26th), Andrew Lesak (28th) and Sean Spaetzel (31st) also scored for Kaneland. 

Nordgren moves on: Hiawatha sophomore Philip Nordgren placed 11th at the Class 1A Winnebago Regional and advanced as an individual after crossing the finish line in 15:27.

Also moving on were Genoa-Kingston sophomore Andy Voltz (44th) and senior Jason McLean (45th). G-K was ninth as a team. 


DeKalb/Sycamore places fifth: DeKalb/Sycamore swim co-op placed fifth in the 13-team Metea Valley Invitational.

Last year the co-op finished in sixth place.

"Overall as a team it was definitely our best finish since we've been part of this invitational," co-op coach Leah Eames said. "There's great competition in the meet."

Sophomores Kylie Olson, Jensen Keck, Alexa Miller and Bailey Flemming won both the 200-yard medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

"We were really focused, we've been training hard these last couple weeks and we weren't resting for any of our meets," Eames said.

Kate Baressi, Erin DeWitt, Kayleigh Kozlowski and Ana Flavia Michelini all swam career-best times on Saturday. Emily Cook, Keck, Miller, Colette LeBlanc and Jessie Howland also posted season-best times.

"I was really proud of the way the girls handled themselves and were able to swim some good races," Eames said. 


Timberwolves go 1-2: Indian Creek went 1-2 on the final day of the Stillman Valley invitational. The Timberwolves lost to Winnebago, 27-25, 25-23, then beat McArthur 25-20, 25-18. They lost their final match to West Carroll, 25-11, 25-21.

Bailey Martenson had 35 digs, Rebekka Bohene dished out 40 assists, Rebekah Goodrich put down 17 kills and Emma Goodrich had 12 kills for the Timberwolves (12-20).



Indian Creek falls: Indian Creek lost two matches in the Stillman Valley tournament on Friday. The Timberwolves (11-18) fell to Oregon, 11-25, 12-25, and lost to Belvidere 14-25, 16-25.

Bailey Marenteson had 12 digs, Emma Goodrich recorded six kills and Alex Turner dished out 10 assists for Indian Creek.

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