Not only was it Stephen Poorten’s first win in more than a year, it was his fastest time of his career and his third-straight win at the Wheaton Academy Warrior Classic.
Not a bad Saturday for the Sycamore senior cross country runner.
Poorten finished the race in 14 minutes, 53 seconds and was named the Daily Chronicle Athlete of the Week.
The Spartans head to Sterling on Saturday, with the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championships on Oct. 14 at Kaneland.
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