BOYS ROUNDUP: Johnson leads Jacobs to Bartlett cross country title
BARTLETT – When a team can put four runners in the top 10 at a cross country invitational, there is a good chance they'll pull out a victory.
That's exactly what Jacobs' boys team did Saturday in winning the Bartlett Invitational with 45 points at Sunrise Park.
Matt Johnson (15:48.2) came in second for Jacobs. He was followed by Tyler Estell (15:58.5) in seventh, Pat Nerja (15:59.4) in eighth and Ryan Ross (16:01.3) in 10th.
Evan Prizy of Schaumburg edged Johnson with a time of 15:42.4 in the 13-team invitational. Huntley and Crystal Lake South participated as well, taking sixth and seventh respectively.
The top finisher for Huntley was Keagan Smith (15:59.7), who came in ninth. Crystal Lake South's Duncan Henderson (16:14.6) led the Gators with a 19th-place finish.
James “J.T” Taylor Invitational: At Camp Henry Horner in Fox Lake, Aaron Spivey placed fifth with a time of 16:40.07 and James Kaht placed seventh with a time of 16:43.65 on the 3-mile course to help Richmond-Burton pull out the win.
Marian Central took ninth in the 13-team meet hosted by Grant.
Charger Classic Invitational: At Oakhurst in Aurora, junior Liam DeWane was Woodstock's best finisher with a 43-place time of 15:44.9.
Normal University High (103 points) finished first, while Woodstock took 21st in the 33-team field.
Rock River Run: At Sterling, Ross Seaton placed 18th at the 15-team invitational for Hampshire in 16:33. The Whip-Purs were 11th with 290, and Belvidere North won with 27 points.
Hampshire Tournament: At Hampshire, Tyler Koppie and Daniel Rodriguez each scored two goals, and Michael Boutin assisted on four goals as the Whip-Purs easily defeated Christian Liberty 7-1.
Woodstock North defeated Elgin, 3-0 on first-half goals from Josh Jandron, Chris Niese and Brian Urbina. Both teams will advance to play Saturday, when Woodstock North will take on South Elgin and Hampshire will face Burlington Central.
Woodstock 3, Marengo 2: At Marengo, freshman Julio Arias scored two goals, his fourth and fifth of the year, to help the Blue Streaks snap a seven-game losing streak.
Carlos Umana scored the other goal for Woodstock (6-9) in the nonconference win.
Huntley 0, DeKalb 0: The windy conditions proved too much as Huntley and DeKalb played to a scoreless draw. Austen Emery recorded three saves for Huntley (10-3-1) in the nonconference game.
Prospect 1, CL South 0: At Crystal Lake, despite two saves each from Gus Alvarez and Steven Follmer, the Gators lost to Prospect in a nonconference game.
Carmel Tournament: At Mundelein, Kevin Wilde scored Cary-Grove's two goals in a 2-0 nonconference win against Lakes. Also for C-G (10-0-2), Kevin Schenk made five saves in goal.
Freeport Tournament: McHenry split a pair of games, losing to Barrington, 1-0, and beating Freeport, 1-0, to finish third in the tournament.
Marco Tello scored in the second half of the second game for McHenry (9-2) as goalkeeper Frankie Valle made 10 saves in the first game and seven in the second.
• Dan Howell and Rob Smith contributed to this report.