Cross Country

5 to watch: Boys cross country

McHenry's Jesse Reiser runs ahead of Huntley's Keagan Smith last season.
McHenry's Jesse Reiser runs ahead of Huntley's Keagan Smith last season.

Luke Beattie, Woodstock, Junior

Beattie was a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection after taking 21st in the Class 2A meet and earning all-state honors. He was eighth in the Fox Valley Conference Meet and was third in the McHenry County Meet to start the season.

Seth Conroy, Huntley, Junior

Conroy was an all-area second-team selection after taking 10th in the FVC Meet and 10th in the McHenry County Meet. Conroy was fourth in the Class 3A Hononegah Regional and is one of four area juniors who have made significant impacts for two years.

Michael Hahndorf, McHenry, Junior

Hahndorf was an all-area second-team pick in a strong sophomore season. He finished fifth in the FVC Meet and sixth in the Class 3A Palatine Regional. Hahndorf was seventh in the McHenry County Meet.

Jesse Reiser, McHenry, Junior

Reiser was the Northwest Herald Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year after taking second in the Class 3A State Meet. He followed that in the spring by winning the Class 3A 3,200 meters in track. Reiser suffered only two defeats last season, losing those races by a combined total of less than 3 seconds.

Keagan Smith, Huntley, Sophomore

Smith was an all-area first-team selection after becoming the Red Raiders’ first all-state boys runner, taking 16th in the Class 3A State Meet. Smith was third in the FVC Meet, won the Hononegah Sectional and took fourth in the Waubonsie Valley Sectional.

– Compiled by Joe Stevenson, the Northwest Herald

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