Girls Roundup: Crystal Lake South cross country wins by 58 points

The Crystal Lake South girls cross country team cruised to a 58-point victory in the Antioch Invitational on Saturday in Antioch. The Gators had five runners finish in the top 20, including three top-10 finishes.

Freshman Caitlin Bruzzini (20:15.7) led the way for CLS with her fourth-place finish. Kiley Britten (20:24.66) finished sixth, and right behind her was Debra Tomlinson (20:27.7).

Kitty Allen of Marengo took the top individual place with a time of 19:16.69, Prairie Ridge’s Erin Wagner was the only other runner to finish in fewer than 20 minutes. Allen’s time helped Marengo to a sixth-place finish. Ashlynd Broling (20:36.2) was second on the team, finishing in 12th place.

Prairie Ridge finished fourth with 120 points. The Wolves were led by Wagner’s second-place finish, and Andie Shine’s 10-place finish with a time of 20:29.8.

Harvard got a top-10 time from Jordan Peterson to help it finish in eighth place as a team. Peterson’s time of 20:28.5 was good enough for an eighth-place finish.

Richmond-Burton was ninth with Breanne Retherford leading with a ninth-place finish. Jacobs finished 11th. The Golden Eagles’ top finisher was Bailey Zinger in 34th.

Marian Central was led by Abigail Jones’ 17th-place finish. The Hurrcianes finished 12th with a score of 284. Johnsuburg did not compete as a team, but did have Anna Fox finish in 71st place.

Niles West Invitational: Maura Beattie of Woodstock claimed a first-place finish with a time of 17:18.16, leading the Blue Streaks to second place with a score of 90, 12 points behind Loyola Academy. Kate Jacobs just missed a top-10 finish for the Blue Streaks, finishing in 11th place with a time of 18:50.8. Grace Beattie was third on the team with a time of 19:29.11, good enough for 22 place.

Dundee-Crown finished 25th with a score of 757. Anabel Aguirre was the only runner for the Chargers to finish in the top 100. She finished 55th with a time of 20:17.33.

Peoria Central Invitational: At Detweiller Park in Peoria, McHenry’s Lauren Opartny took fourth in 17:42 as the Warriors took 14th place.

Cary-Grove took fourth behind a seventh-place finish by Morgan Schulz (17:53). Huntley’s Kelly Meehleib took 33rd in 18:53 as the Red Raiders took 17th place.


Asics Challenge: At Evergreen Park, the Trojans went 2-3 at the challenge to finish in seventh place in the Silver Bracket. Cary-Grove got wins over Nazareth and Stagg. The Trojans were led by Kayli Trausch, who had 40 kills and 30 blocks in five matches. Delaney Bayer had 47 digs and Meghan Seymour added 112 assists for the tourney.

The Red Raiders (12-8) went 2-3 with wins over Mercy and Memorial Catholic. Huntley was led by Emily Westermeyer, who had 38 kills and 29 digs. Kelsey DeWulf had 95 assists and Erin Lyman added 33 kills. Rachel Shores had 56 digs for the Red Raiders.


Conant Cougar Invite: At Hoffman Estates, the Crystal Lake Central co-op finished fourth with 142 points. Nora Mollitor won the 400-yard freestyle and finished fourth in the 50 free. Central recorded two second-place finishes, as well, with Danielle Dalbke in the 100 backstroke and Caroline Keller in the 100 breaststroke. Paige Dalbke had two third-place finishes, in the 100 fly and 200 individual medley.


Crystal Lake South Quad: The Gators went 2-1 with wins over Marian Central and Hononegah. Crystal Lake South lost to New Trier, 3-2, in the most competitive match of the day. Julia Thome went 3-0 at No. 1 singles, including a win against New Trier, 6-3, 7-6. The doubles pair of Rachel Rasmussen and Kelsey Laktash also went 3-0 at No. 1 doubles for the Gators.

Marian Central went 1-2, with its lone victory coming against Hononegah, 3-2. Abby Waters won at No. 1 singles and Ariel Majewski won at No. 2 singles in the match. Abby Waters teamed up with Sydney Waters to win the team’s only match against New Trier, 6-2, 7-6.


Blue Devil Invite: At Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, Crystal Lake Central Co-op won the invite with a score of 345, 53 strokes ahead of second-place Warren. The Tigers were led medalist Brianna DiGrazia, who shot an 84, one ahead of teammate Larisa LuLoff’s 85. Bailey Bolster was third on the team with an 87. CLC won all six of the tournaments they played in this year.

McHenry finished third with 424 points. The Warriors were led by Kailey Lindholm, who shot a 93, good enough for a seventh.

Dundee-Crown was fourth with a 471. Maggie Ahearn led the team, shooting 101.

• Joe Stevenson, Andrew Hansen and Kevin Meyer contributed to this report

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