Inside Track and Field: Huntley's Boos, Marian's Dowell Athletes of Week

Connor Boos
Connor Boos

Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Connor Boos

Huntley, jr.

Boos won the 200 meters and was third in the 100 Thursday night at the eight-team Huntley Invitational.

Boos ran times of 22.2 seconds in the 200 and 10.8 in the 100. He figures to be one of the area’s best sprinters this season.

Huntley was fourth in the meet as a team with 88 points.

Holly Dowell

Marian Central, jr.

Dowell won the 100 meters and the triple jump at a dual meet this week against Harvard.

Although the Hurricanes lost, 76-70, Dowell’s 100 time of 12.6 is one of the area’s best this season. She also went 33 feet, 6 inches to win the triple jump.

Dowell was one of Crystal Lake Central’s top sprinters as a freshman and sat out last year so she could become eligible to transfer to Marian. Her sister Alyssa is a freshman on the team.

“We’re lucky to have her for two years,” Hurricanes coach Adam Zanck said.


Go west: McHenry junior Jesse Reiser is in California for the Arcadia Invitational, a prestigious meet which draws some of the top high school competitors from all over the nation. Reiser was the Class 3A state runner-up in cross country and finished seventh in the Class 3A 3,200 last year.

Reiser, Illinois Class 3A state champion Patrick Perrier of O’Fallon and third-place runner Zack Smith of Downers Grove North are three of the top Illinois runners at the meet. Reiser will compete in the 3,200.

Fast sophomore: Marengo’s Jarrell Jackson could be a factor in the McHenry County Meet sprint races in two weeks. Jackson ran a 10.8 in the 100 in a meet this week, which will get him a seed time near the top of the list.

Fab freshmen: Hampshire’s Douglas Stuehler and Jacob Oury had runner-up finishes at the Huntley Invitational on Thursday. Stuehler went 19-11 1/2 in the long jump, while Oury ran 10:31.0 in the 3,200.

Sister act: Richmond-Burton may have a rarity with three sisters on the same relay team later in the season. Sophomore twins Miranda and Waverly Halverson have run sprint relays together several times last year and this season.

R-B coach Keith Forth plans to have freshman Adelaide Halverson run with her sisters in the 4x400 at some point, although Adelaide is playing club volleyball this weekend, so it will not happen at Saturday’s Huntley Invitational.

This week’s top meets


Al Bohrer Invitational

2 p.m. Saturday, at Cary-Grove

C-G, Hampshire, Johnsburg, Marengo and Richmond-Burton are the local teams competing. Belvidere North, Round Lake and Wauconda are the other teams there.


Huntley Jennifer Kearns Invitational

2 p.m. Saturday, at Huntley

The 10-team field is loaded with local teams. The host Red Raiders, along with Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, McHenry, Marengo and Richmond-Burton, will compete. Field events begin at 2 p.m., with running finals at 4.

– Joe Stevenson

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