Cross country teams in action at EAWR

Cross country teams in action at EAWR

The Carlinville cross country teams tuned up for Tuesday’s home invitational by running in the East Alton-Wood River invitational Saturday at Belk Park in Wood River.

The results were by class. Freshman boys had the Carlinville runner Jacob Landon taking first with a time of 17:14, while classmate/teammate Bailey Lippold was third at 17:33.

For the sophomore boys, Jason Landon and Charles Helton IV led the way. Landon was first at 16:41, with Helton second at 16:46. Fellow classmate Grayson Armour was ninth at 17:03. Samuel Mock was 11th at 17:22.

Carlinville’s top junior runner was Jack Kufa, 21st overall at 20:53.

Cory Landon led the senior boys race by winning with a time of 16:08, tied with teammate Nolan Kreipe also at 16:08.

On the girls side, Carlinville freshman Molly Lewis placed fourth at 20:45.

The Carlinville sophomores had a couple in the top three and four of the top 10 runs, as Madelynn Williams took second at 20:26 and classmate Stasia Nejmanowski was third at 21:04. Teammates Ryleigh Gibbel finishes seventh at 21:50 and Mackenzie Harris was ninth at 22:01. Rachel Strubbe finished 24th at 25:52.

For the juniors, Carlinville’s Camryn Bremer was ninth at 22:08. Bailey Cox finished 15th at 23:46.

Colleen Madden and Jacey Roper helped lead the senior girls, as Madden was second at 18:20. roper took third at 18:55. Abby Fleischer was 20th at 31:31.

The highly competitive Carlinville Invitational meet was held Tuesday at Loveless Park. Complete results and a photo gallery of the event can be found on our website,