Boys Varsity Cross Country
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 19, 2019
BNC All-Conference & Honorable Mention
Emenecker, Elliot, Thomas, Walsh, Capriola, Beaver, and Fryer (left to right)
Fuller Forest Preserve, Winnebago -- The Rockford Christian (1A #14) boys began championship racing with a strong showing at the Big Northern Conference meet on Saturday, October 19. The Royal Lions fell to Dixon (2A #1) by a score of 24 to 66 in the eleven school competition. It was, however, a remarkable day of racing with six of the boys wearing black and blue checkerboards earning all-conference honors.
D’ Artagnon Beaver (Jr.) once again lead the Royal Lions with his 4th place all-conference time of 15:02 around the 2.85 mile loops at Fuller Forest. It is the 8th fastest performance on Fuller course by a Rockford Christian runner since the program began in 2000. The Lion Pack of Ethan Walsh (So.), Stephen Thomas (Jr.), Ben Capriola (So.), co-captain Carter Fryer (Sr.), and Adison Elliott (So.) each made all-conference finishing 14-15-16-17-20 out of the 69 man field. Walsh lead the cluster in 15:57 and Elliot closed it out in 16:11. The 14 second split is also a realization of season long goal set by the boys. Co-captain Josiah Emenecker (Sr.) earned the newly established honorable mention honor with his 25th place finish in 16:39.
In the open race, Tony Chen (So.) was the top RC finisher in 3rd place. He ran 16:49. Additional honors went to Aidan Sosnowski (Fr.), Tyler Emenecker (Fr.), Oliver Buckner (Jr.), Reese Weeseln (Fr.), and Joseph Chan (So.) all of six of whom earned ribbons by finishing in the top 20.
Complete team and individual results can be found at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/168040/results.
The Royal Lions will compete next on Saturday, October 26 in the IHSA 1A Regional hosted by Winnebago at Fuller Forest. Meet details will be posted on “RC You Know” social media at a later time.
[updated 10/21/19 @ 1:32 p.m.]