Crystal Lake Central’s boys cross country team grabbed the top three spots to win its Fox Valley Conference dual meet against Prairie Ridge Wednesday at Lippold Park.
Thomas Landt won the race in 16:04, followed by Daniel Hamill and Karson Hollander. Prairie Ridge’s Will Gelon was fourth, then three more Tigers’ runners (Austin May, Reilly Wheeland and Anthony Camacho) followed.
Central won the race, 17-43, to move to 4-1 in FVC duals. That puts the Tigers a step closer to making the top flight at the FVC Meet late in the season.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the five top teams from duals will run in one race, the next five will run their heat two hours later. Only the team champion can come from the first race.
Central’s only FVC loss came against unbeaten Jacobs.
Huntley 26, Hampshire 31: At Hampshire on Tuesday, Hampshire's Isai Morales (16:20.72) and Aidan Gonzalez (16:23.34) finished first and second, respectively, but the Raiders placed the next four runners in the FVC dual win. Charlie Kucz, Thomas Patel and Luke Grubbs grabbed the top spots for Huntley.
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Prairie Ridge 20, CL Central 37: At Crystal Lake, Rylee Lydon, Rachel Soukup and Colette Janik finished 1-2-3 for the Wolves in their FVC dual victory over the Tigers at Lippold Park.
Bridget Jewell was fifth for Prairie Ridge (4-1). The Wolves’ only loss came against unbeaten Crystal Lake South in a sixth-runner tiebreaker.
Central’s Annie Ferrero took fourth and Kylie Smith was sixth.
Huntley 15, Hampshire 50: At Hampshire on Tuesday, the Raiders placed the top five runners to run away from the Whip-Purs in an FVC dual win. Huntley's Brittney Burak ran a 19:28.84 to win the race, followed by Molly Allen, Grace Allen, Genevieve Collatz and Breanna Burak.
Cary-Grove 6, Prairie Ridge 1: At Crystal Lake, the Trojans remained unbeaten in FVC duals with a victory over the Wolves.
Sarah Greenwald and Gwenn Moran won at Nos. 1 and 2 singles for C-G (4-0). Kate Larry and Katie Jannusch (No. 1), Mary Greenwald and Chloe Sorensen (No. 2), Nicki Carpatiuc and Lexie Soltis (No. 3) and Kim Klawitter and Brooke Iverson (No. 4) won for the Trojans.
Prairie Ridge picked up a win at No. 3 singles from Lillian Manley.
Jacobs 4, Crystal Lake South 3: At Algonquin, the Golden Eagles swept the singles and won at No. 1 doubles for a dual-match victory over the Gators.
Chloe Siegfort (No. 1), Isha Desai (No. 2) and Bryn Reicha (No. 3) won at singles, while Kaya Trumbo and Lara Santa-Ines won at No. 1 doubles.
The Gators got wins from Anna Chang and Jaden Applehans (No. 2), Gracelyn Gabel and Marissa Baietto (No. 3) and Vrinda Brahmbhatt and Morgan Lowery (No. 4) in doubles.
Hampshire 6, Dundee-Crown 1: At Hampshire, the Whip-Purs’ Clare Hahn held off Emily Gavina at No. 2 singles in three sets 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 to help Hampshire to the FVC dual-match win.
D-C freshman Rujul Shah won at No. 1 singles for the Chargers’ only victory.
Sophia Geraci won at No. 2 singles for the Whips, who swept the doubles matches with wins from May Kimura and Karolina Ryzka (No. 1), Taylor Sweet and Lauren Marckini (No. 2), Alessandra Valladares and Julianna Ernst (No. 3) and Grace Rose and Evelyn Renaldi (No. 4).
Woodstock North 6, Johnsburg 1: At Woodstock, Anika Treadway and Ximena Garcia won at Nos. 2 and 3 singles as the Thunder won in a Kishwaukee River Conference dual match.
The Skyhawks’ Gracie Cittadino defeated Sophia Ferru at No. 1 singles for Johnsburg’s only win.
North has won 23 consecutive duals. Maggie Thomas and Kaitlyn Mauck (No. 1), Jacky Alvarez and Bethany Lintner (No. 2), Sophia Davidson and Belinda Mendoza (No. 3) and Ariel Pierce and Hailey O’Brien (No. 4) at doubles for the Thunder.
Crystal Lake Central 7, McHenry 0: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers swept the Warriors, winning all seven matches in two sets, in their FVC dual. Central (2-2) got singles wins from Ellie McGinnis (No. 1), Natalia Piekunko (No. 2) and Ally Holtkamp (No. 3).
Haley Benard and Emma Grindstaff (No. 1), Olivia Johnson and Megan Rapisarda (No. 2), Ellyse Cruz and Lexi Holtkamp (No. 3) and Grace Cullian and Anika Richard (No. 4) were the winning doubles teams.
Marengo 177, Johnsburg 194: At Chapel Hill in Johnsburg, Tyler Nelsen carded a 39 for the Indians in a KRC dual win. Jack Schirmer added a 45, including a hole-in-one on the last hole, Riley Weiss had a 46, and Kyle Northcutt had a 47 for Marengo.
Mike Link, Peter Link and Mike Preston all carded 48s for the Skyhawks. Cody Clauson and Nick Grons had 50s.
Huntley 176, Jacobs 176: At Pinecrest in Huntley, the Red Raiders beat the the Golden Eagles with a lower fifth-golfer score. Josh Good shot a 40 for Huntley, which moved to 3-0 in the FVC with the dual win.
Rounding out the scoring for Huntley were Danny Sheedy (44), Trevor Book (46), Evan Bendis (46) and Graham Holmes (46).
Ryan Frantik and Jason Seaholm led Jacobs with 42s, followed by Justin Cunningham (46) and Kyle Schutt (46).
Cary-Grove 173, Dundee-Crown 200: At Foxford Hills in Cary, Joey Vitullo led the Trojans with a 42 in an FVC dual victory against the Chargers. Tom Fornelli posted a 43 for C-G, while Dylan Turner, Ryan Weaver and Maddux Tarasievich each added 44s.
Jake Russell shot a 40 for D-C. Yash Dulla had a 50, and Jason Huber and Vinnie Bono both had 55s to round out the scoring for the Chargers.
Johnsburg 196, Marengo 243: At Chapel Hill in Johnsburg, the Skyhawks remained perfect in KRC duals, improving to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the KRC. Ellie Johnson led Johnsburg with a 40, Savannah Prouty had a 50, Hailey Bullamore had a 52, and Lana Bowers and Riley Klotz each had 54s.
Emma Leucht had a 56 for Marengo, followed by Cadence Leucht (57), Aubrie Ettner (62) and Kiley Christopher (68).
Huntley 170, Dundee-Crown 245: At Bonnie Dundee in Carpentersville, Lorelei Oomens carded a 38 for the Raiders in a FVC dual win. Molly Baker shot a 40, Nina Shaffer had a 43 and Victoria Hassels added a 49 for Huntley, which improved to 5-0.
Magen Laas had a 56 for the Chargers, followed by Ashley McAtee (58), Sonora Rodriguez (64) and Arly Perez (67).
McHenry 201, Prairie Ridge 206: At Boone Creek in Bull Valley, the Warriors pulled out a close FVC dual victory against the Wolves, led by freshman Madison Donovan's 39. Aubree Lundin added a 53 for McHenry, followed by Ashley Wachter (54) and Gracie Gasmann (55).
Elizabeth Tucker had the low score for the Wolves with a 38. Ellie King had a 53, Bri Baron had a 56, and Brooke Benjamin and Heather Mead added 59s.
Burlington Central 175, Jacobs 238: At Whisper Creek in Huntley, Emily Koh (40) Kelsey O’Connor (41) paced the Rockets in the FVC dual win over the Eagles.
Huntley 80, Woodstock North co-op 48: At Woodstock, the Red Raiders improved to 3-0 in the FVC with the dual win over the Thunder. Raquel Salinas finished first in the the 200-yard freestyle (2:06.71) and 100 breaststroke (1:16.64) for Huntley. For North co-op, Hannah Blaksley won the 50 free (25.22) and 100 free (56.42).
Jillian Cherwin finished first in the 200 individual medley (2:19.46) for Huntley, Ella Young won the 100 butterfly (1:01.56), and Abigail DeVries won the 100 backstroke (1:05.99). Haley Halsall took first in the 500 free (5:35.57) for the Thunder.
McHenry 67, Jacobs co-op 61: At McHenry, the Warriors earned the FVC dual win over the Eagles. Jenny Tokarz won all four of her events for Jacobs co-op, placing first in the 200 free, 100 butterfly, 100 free and 100 backstroke.
McHenry’s Reilly Byron won the 200 IM (2:23.79) and 100 breaststroke (1:16.02), and Melisa Nava added a win in the 500 free (5:41.98). For the Eagles, Julia Koltuniuk won the 50 free (27.64).
Cary-Grove 93, Dundee-Crown 36: At Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake, Emily Marks won three races to lead the Trojans to the FVC dual victory. Marks won the 50 free (26.69), 100 butterfly (1:06.50) and 100 backstroke (1:07.78).
Dundee-Crown’s Ali Fitzgerald won two events: the 200 IM (2:22.70) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.88). For C-G, Kaitlyn Bruhn won the 200 free (2:15.60), Molly Gilbert won the 100 free (59.77) and Lizzy Fournier won the 500 free (5:51.59).