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SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher girls qualify for state cross country meet
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SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher girls qualify for state cross country meet

Led by Jade Dooley's 17th-place finish, the Beecher girls cross country team took fifth Saturday at the Class 1A Lisle Sectional.

Beecher had 165 points, while Bishop McNamara won with 79.

The top five teams and top five individuals in each class not from those top-five teams advance to the IHSA state finals Saturday at Peoria's Detweiller Park.

The Ladycats' Theresa Hoge was 28th (22:00), Julieanna Slamen 29th (22:01), Danielle Nahmer 39th (22:28) and Abby Bultema 52nd (23:12).

 

Boys Cross Country

Class 1A Lisle Sectional: Beecher's Grant Nykaza, the favorite to win the Class 1A title, was the overall winner in 15 minutes, 49 seconds.

Beecher was seventh as a team with 194 points.

The top five teams and top five individuals in each class not from those top-five teams advance to the IHSA state finals Saturday at Peoria's Detweiller Park.

Class 2A Fenton Sectional: Mount Carmel's Dan O'Keefe was 11th (16:10.22) and qualified for the state meet.

Class 3A Normal Sectional: Thornwood was sixth and just missed qualifying for the state meet, but the Thunderbirds qualified three runners.

Khalil Lightbourne (15:57), Kenneth Allen (15:58) and  Jesse Unzueta (15:59) qualified as individuals as did Homewood-Flossmoor's Matt Anyiwo (15:39).

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Jim is a copy editor for The Times who works out of Valparaiso.He received the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Media Award in 1997. He can be reached at 219-548-4356 or jim.hunsley@nwi.com.

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