Boys Varsity Cross Country
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 7, 2019
2019 Oregon Open - D' Artagnon Beaver, 8th Place
[updated 9/9/19 at 7:37 pm]
Park West, Oregon -- A newly configured course awaited the Royal Lions (1A #14 ILXCTF) at the 26 team Oregon Open on Saturday, September 6. Oregon Park District construction demolished the center pathway of the old course forcing meet officials to redesign a 1.5 mile loop around the park. The grass was still long and wet and the hills were still there. Dawson Smith of Rock Falls won the individual title in 15:52 out of 138 competitors.
D' Artagnon Beaver (Jr.) broke into the top 10 finishers running a course PR of 17:31. Stephen Thomas (Jr.) had a much improved effort over last week running 17:50 and finished 15th. The Royal Lion chase pack of Benjamin Capriola (So.), Ethan Walsh (So.), Josiah Emenecker (Sr.), and Carter Fryer (Sr.) placed 28-36-37-39 with marks of 18:36, 18:58, 18:58, and 19:01. Adison Elliott (So.) closed out the top seven in 58th place in 19:47. Capriola was recognized as the RCXC "Runner of the Week" for his breakout run.
No team scores are recorded at the Oregon Open. Unofficial marks tabulated by Coach Moore were as follows:
- 60 - Rockford Auburn (3A)
- 103 - Illinois Math and Science Academy (2A)
- 109 - Rockford Christian (1A #14)
- 138 - Rock Falls (1A)
- 189 - Rockford Boylan (2A)
- 193 - Erie-Prophetstown (1A)
- 208 - Amboy (1A)
- 213 - Sherrard (1A)
- 222- Woodstock North (2A)
- 236 - Belvidere (2A)
Complete varsity race results are available here: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/164320/results
In the open race, Tony Chen (So.) was the top RCXC finisher in 3rd place. He ran 19:55. Aiden Sosnowski (Fr.) broke into the top twenty running 20:55. Special recognition went out to first year runner Blake Wartell (Jr.) for his 65 second personal record over last week's race.
Additionally meet highlights and photos can be found @rcyouknow on Twitter.
The Royal Lions will complete next in the first super meet of the season run at historic Detweiller Park in Peoria. The First to the FInish 1A race will see 60+ schools with the majority of the ILXCTF ranked teams on Saturday, September 14. Meet details will be posted on the RC You Know social media accounts at a later time.