Boys Varsity Cross Country
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 8, 2019
Rockford Christian Middle & High School Teams @ Fuller Forest
Winnebago – The Royal Lions traveled to Fuller Forest Preserve just outside of town to compete in the four-team Fredrickson Invitational hosted by Winnebago High School. Rockford Christian -- recently ranked 1A #13 by ILXCTF -- took an unorthodox approach to the competition. Fresh off a fast weekend of racing at Detweiller Park, RC varsity runners paired up with jayvee teammates to help pace the less experienced Royal Lions.
Tristan Olpin of Keith (1A) won the oddly distanced 2.05 mile race in 10:45. Big Northern Conference opponent North Boone (1A) won the team competition out scoring Rockford Christian 29 to 43. Winnebago (1A) and Pecatonica-Durand (1A) trailed in the team results with 62 and 86 points, respectively.
Tony Chen (So.) was the top finisher for the Royal Lions. Juniors D’ Artagnon Beaver and Stephen Thomas guided him to an 11:35 finish over the muddy and looping course at Fuller. It was a 38 second personal best over Chen’s mark from 2018. Together the trio finished 4-5-6 from the field of 48 runners.
Aidan Sosnowski (Fr.) was the next finisher escorted to the line for the Royal Lions. Governed by sophomores Ethan Walsh and Benjamin Capriola, Sosnowski was pressed to a lifetime best of 12:29. Tyler Emenecker (Fr.) rounded out the top seven after having been paced by his brother, and co-captain, Josiah Emenecker (Sr.). The brothers finished nearly shoulder-to-shoulder in 12:36 – approximately a 60 second best for the freshman.
A link to full individual results will be made available here when made available at www.athletic.net
Rockford Christian will begin championship racing at the Big Northern Conference meet against state ranked rivals Dixon (2A #1) on Saturday, October 19 at Fuller Forest Preserve. Meet details will be posted on “RC You Know” social media at a later time.
[posted 10/9/19 @ 7:15 p.m.]