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OHS Girls Cross Country Finishes Strong at Conference

Oct 20, 2016 05:28PM ● Published by Steven Jack

The Oswego Panthers girls raced to excellent finishes in the competitive SPC Conference Championship hosted by Romeoville at Channahon Community Park.

The course was soft and muddy in areas, but the team competed well. The varsity placed 2nd to Minooka, the defending class 3A state champions, and held off Plainfield North currently ranked 24th in the state.

Isabelle Christiansen paced the team placing 5th and Grace Pagone also followed in the top 10 placing 8th. Ava Weyrich was next in at 17th place garnering her first All-Conference recognition.

This is Christiansen's second All-Conference recognition and the third in as many years for Pagone. The Panther trio of Caitlin Guist, Megan Berg and Jaycie Simon followed in 20th, 21st and 24th. Sydney Luchyn was next in placing 38th overall.

The varsity team will look now to the IHSA Class 3A Batavia Regional Saturday at Cress Creek Farms in West Chicago.

In the Open Race division the Panthers produced their lowest point total on the day with a low score of 37 points and placing 2nd overall. The team put 6 runners on the award stand with Kacie Moran(2nd), Jenna Yakesh(4th), Isabelle Santiago(7th), Emma Nelson(10th), Katie Iverson (15th) and Abbie Lemley(16th).

The frosh/soph team had a nice race placing 3rd overall and putting placing four on the award stand. Madi Etheridge placed 8th, Jazmin Russell was 11th, Isabel Aguado was 14th and Molly Krall placed 15th.

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