Foxes take their turn at 2018 Flight Meet

Sunday, September 16 2018 - Minooka Flight Invitational


The Foxes travelled to Channahon Saturday for the annual Minooka Flight Meet. The varsity girls won its 17-team division, while the varsity boys were 10th out of 20 teams. The fr/so girls were second and fr/so boys third, while the open girls were 5th and open boys 10th.

The fr/so races opened the day, seeing Jackson Edwards lead the team with a fourth-place effort in 16 minutes, 26 seconds. Jack Stillmunkes was in the top 15, placing 11th with a 16:43. On the girls side, Anna Hunter was the individual champion in the girls race with a time of 19:44. Nicki Vergara (7th, 20:20) and Kylie Regas (12th, 20:42) cracked the top 15.

The boys varsity was paced by Ivan Westcott's 16:09 in the championship flight (flight 1), which was good enough for 11th. Ben Tholen placed 6th — the highest mark for any of the boys — in flight 2 with a time of 16:11. Alex Loos (flight 3, 10th, 16:58), Austin Hunter (flight 4, 10th, 17:01), Corey Kramer (flight 5, 10th, 17:50), Nicholas Kieffer (flight 6, 14th, 18:51) and Andrew Cox (flight 7, 12th, 19:02) rounded out the varsity team Saturday. The team scored 74 points, 6 behind 9th-place Plainfield North. Maine South won the meet with 20 points, just ahead of Downers Grove North's 21. 

Behind five individual champions, the varsity girls posted a strong score of 12. The lowest score possible in this meet format is 7. Batavia was second with 20 points, Lyons Twp. with 22, Minooka with 26 and Belvidere North with 42. Kailey Fox — one of the five individual champs — posted the Foxes' top time of the day in flight 2 with a 17:49. Emily Eberhart (flight 4, 1st, 17:50) had the second-fastest time of the day. Helena Kleronomos (flight 1, 5th, 17:57) stacked up well against the best in the championship flight. Olivia Borowiak won flight 3 by a margin of 35 seconds with her 18:29. Sara Klemm (flight 5, 1st, 18:39) and Hailey Simmons (flight 6, 1st, 19:02) also took the titles in their respective flights. Nicole Greyer (flight 7, 2nd, 20:14) rounded out the varsity lineup Saturday.

Sam Moreno (3rd, 19:57) and Austin Popplewell (31st, 17:58) led the Foxes in the girls and boys open races, respectively.

Next up, the Foxes travel to Sterling for the Rock River Run Sept. 22.