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STATE CENTRAL: 2012 Cross Country

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The 2012 IHSA Boys & Girls Cross Country State Finals return to Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday, November 3, marking the 67th annual season of the boy’s state finals and the 34th of the girl’s state meet. All six races will unfold over the three-mile course at Detweiller Park, which is hosting the event for the 43rd consecutive year. The sixth-year of the three-class state championship series will be documented on IHSA.tv, which will release highlights of the races on the website in the days that follow the meet.

1A GIRLS
St. Teresa ended Winnebago’s streak of five straight state titles in 2010 by claiming the Class 1A crown and now look to move a step closer to matching that mark, as the two-time defending champs vie for a three-peat behind a trio of returning Top 11 finishers from a year ago.
Top 5 Team Returnees From 2011 State Meet: St. Teresa (1st); Monticello (3rd); Elmwood (4th); Freeburg (5th); Rock Falls (6th)
Top 10 Individual Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Alex Van Hoof, Bloomington Central Catholic (2nd); Megan Burgener, St. Teresa (7th); Faith Wieland, Bloomington Central Catholic (8th); Ivy Handley, St. Teresa (10th); Rachel Devereux, St. Teresa (11th); Caitlin Busch, Freeburg (12th); Hannah Houska, Monticello (13th); Chloe Marshinski, Westmont (14th); Jess Clarke, Tri-Valley (15th); Maria Baldwin, Fieldcrest (17th)
Top 2012 Sectional Team: St. Teresa (31 points at Effingham St. Anthony Sectional)
Top 2012 Sectional Individual: Rachel Devereux, St. Teresa (18:11 at Effingham St. Anthony Sectional)

1A BOYS
Mt. Zion edged runner-up Tolono Unity by 12 points to claim its first cross country state title in school history a year ago. The Braves will have another tough road ahead of them with the top five team finishers from a year ago all returning, while the school could challenge for its first individual crown with the return of Jake Brown.
Top 5 Team Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Mt. Zion (1st); Tolono Unity (2nd); Monticello (3rd); St. Thomas More (4th); Tremont (5th)
Top 10 Individual Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Grant Nykaza, Beecher (2nd); Jake Brown, Mt. Zion (3rd); Blake Hale, Robinson (4th); Jesse Hahne, Schlarman (5th); James Weissensel, Ottawa Marquette (10th); Austin Ackman, Havana (11th); Ethan Adlfinger, Alleman (13th); Nick Hess, St. Thomas More (19th); Chad French, Canton (22nd); Daniel Plunkett, Pleasant Plains (23rd)
Top 2012 Sectional Team: Richmond-Burton (33 points at Lisle Sectional)
Top 2012 Sectional Individual: Jake Brown, Mt. Zion (15:13 at St. Thomas More Sectional)

2A GIRLS
Yorkville finished as the runner-up at the state meet in both 2010 and 2011, falling by six and 17 points, respectively, before winning the school’s first state title in girls cross country a year ago. The Lady Foxes are back to defend their crown, while Crystal Lake Central hopes to follow Yorkville’s path from runner-up to champion with defending individual champ Sami Staples leading the way.
Top 5 Team Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Yorkville (1st); Crystal Lake Central (2nd); Montini (3rd); Springfield (4th); Wheaton St. Francis (7th)
Top 10 Individual Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Sami Staples, Crystal Lake Central (1st); Katie Adams, Marengo (7th); Casey Kramer, Yorkville (8th); Meredith McClain, Sacred Heart-Griffin (9th); Victoria Clinton, Kaneland (11th); Mary Fleming, Crystal Lake Central (17th); Brittany Schwarz, Dixon (20th); Sydney Billingsley, Normal University (21st); Kate Roback, Wheaton St. Francis (24th); Sarah Curci, Chicago University (26th);
Top 2012 Sectional Team: St. Viator (22 points at Fenton Sectional)
Top 2012 Sectional Individual: Katie Adams, Marengo (17:23 at Belvidere Sectional)

2A BOYS
In 2010, Belvidere North High School left the field in the dust en route to its second consecutive state title, besting the runner-up by 125 points. The Blue Thunder won their third straight championship in 2011, but runner-up Glenbard South significantly narrowed the gap from 2010 (18 points) and is among several schools who hope to overtake Belvidere North in 2012.
Top 5 Team Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Belvidere North (1st); Glenbard South (2nd); Normal University (3rd); Springfield (4th); Mahomet-Seymour (5th)
Top 10 Individual Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Tyler Yunk, Belvidere North (2nd); Riley McInerney, Charleston (3rd); John Wold, Glenbard South (4th); Alex Baker, Crystal Lake Central (5th); Jamison Dale, Jones (6th); Paxson Menard, Belvidere North (9th); Murphy Affolder, Mascoutah (10th); Joe Singleton, Glenbard South (11th); Simon Thorpe, Dixon (14th); Tyler Rasso, East Moline United (15th)
Top 2012 Sectional Team: Jones (17 points at Fenton Sectional)
Top 2012 Sectional Individual: John Wold, Glenbard South (14:32 at Wheaton Academy Sectional)

3A GIRLS
New Trier ran away from the field in 2011 and brought home the school’s first championship trophy in girls cross country. With three returnees who placed among the Top 11 individuals a year ago back in 2012, the Trevians will look to follow Geneva (2007-2008) to become the second school to repeat in Class 3A in the three-class era.
Top 5 Team Returnees From 2011 State Meet: New Trier (1st); Wheaton Warrenville South (2nd); Naperville North (T3rd); Prospect (5th); Glenbard West (6th)
Top 10 Individual Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Kaylee Flanagan, Lake Park (3rd); Courtney Ackerman, New Trier (4th); Jill Hardies, Hinsdale Central (5th); Emily Leonard, Maine South (6th); Megan Lemersal, Maine South (9th); Mimi Smith, New Trier (10th); Jessica Ackerman, New Trier (11th); Emma Fisher, York (12th); Kelsey Hjorth, Oswego (13th); Madeline Perez, Glenbard West (14th)
Top 2012 Sectional Team: O’Fallon (36 points at Normal Community Sectional)
Top 2012 Sectional Individual: Madeline Perez, Glenbard West (16:38 at Niles West Sectional)

3A BOYS
Palatine had finished as the runner-up at the state meet five times, including three times since 2003, before the Pirates finally broke through last year for the school’s first team state title in boys cross country. O’Fallon, the 2011 runner-up by six points, returns a host of talent and expects to push Palatine again in 2012.
Top 5 Team Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Palatine (1st); O’Fallon (2nd); Neuqua Valley (3rd); York (4th); Sandburg (7th)
Top 10 Individual Returnees From 2011 State Meet: Alex Riba, O'Fallon (2nd); Scott Milling, York (15th); Joey Santillo, Minooka (16th); Nathan Mroz, York (21st); Patrick Perrier, O'Fallon (22nd); Ryan Burgoon, Barrington (23rd); Martin Martinez, Gurnee Warren (24th); Griffin Haugen, Naperville North (27th); Kyle Mattes, York (30th); Pat McMahon, Sandburg (32nd)
Top 2012 Sectional Team: O’Fallon (26 points at Normal Community Sectional)
Top 2012 Sectional Individual: Patrick Perrier, O’Fallon (14:36 at Normal Community Sectional)

SITE
Detweiller Park (Peoria)
Directions


SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 3
State Final Races

Class 1A Girls - 9:00 a.m.
Class 1A Boys - 10:00 a.m.
Class 2A Girls - 11:00 a.m.
Class 2A Boys - 12:00 p.m.
Class 3A Girls - 1:00 p.m.
Class 3A Boys - 2:00 p.m.

Awards
Class 1A - 11:00 a.m.
Class 2A - 1:00 p.m.
Class 3A -  3:00 p.m.


COURSE LAYOUT

Click here for course layout


WATCH

A highlight package from the meet will be posted on www.IHSA.tv in the days that follow the state finals.


LISTEN

Currently no radio broadcasts for this event


RESULTS

Boys Cross Country Page

Girls Cross Country Page


PARKING FEE

Cars - $10
Large Passenger Van - $15
Bus - $25
Price is per car, regardless of number of people in vehicle


INTERACT

Chat

Photos

Video


HISTORY & RECORDS

2012 State Series:
Boys  -  Girls

Record Books & Past Individual/Team Champions:
Boys  -  Girls

 

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