Landon runs to victory for CHS at Fight to the Finish

Landon runs to victory for CHS at Fight

Detweiler Park in Peoria is the preferred destination for the final cross country meet of the season come November.

That is because Detweiler Park hosts the state cross country meet. If last Saturday is any indication, Cavie Nation could be showing up in full force participation.

Both Carlinville teams sparkled during Saturday’s Fight to the Finish meet in Peoria. As has been the case, strong tough runs by the Carlinville harriers helped the boys place second in Class A, while the girls place fifth.

Senior Cory Landon, with 497 runners participating in the boys race, won the Class A meet. He crossed the finish line in a time of 15:24, eight seconds ahead of second place finisher Wyatt McIntyre of Athens.

As a team, the Cavaliers finished second out of 50 Class 1A teams, with 162 points. Elmwood/Brimfield won the team event with 123 points. Both Brimfield and Carlinville had two in the top nine. The Cavies also got a strong showing from Nolan Kreipe, finishing 10th overall, eighth in the adjusted placings, in a time of 16:01.

The Cavies also had a 17th place finisher (adjusted placing) in Jason Landon (20th overall), as he clocked in at 16:19.

Also for Carlinville, Charles Helton IV finished 65th (61st adjusted) at 17:13. Samuel Mock was 79th (75th adjusted) at 17:28 and Jacob Landon was 98th (91st adjusted) at 17:38.

Grayson Armour finished in 17:52; Bailey Lippold 18:00; Xavier Lewis 18:28; Seth Evans 20:45.

Meanwhile, Colleen Madden had quite the day, starting with a race in Peoria and finishing with a  Lions Club queen coronation in downtown Carlinville Saturday evening.

Madden raced to a fourth place finish out of  346 Class 1A girls. Her time was 18:18.6. Madden was third in adjusted placings, as Galloway was a runner for a school not having enough to field a complete team for the meet.

Winning the girls race was Daly Galloway of Gardner South Wilmington at 17:23.

The Cavaliers were third in girls competition out of 39 teams. Urbana finished with 86 points, followed by Senaca, Annawan-Weathersfield, Winnebago and then Carlinville with 165 points.

The Cavies had two in the top nine, as Jacey Roper, 11th overall was ninth in the adjusted placings, at 18:47.3.

Madelynn Williams was 37th overall (32nd adjusted) with a time of 20:18. Molly Lewis was 56th (50th adjusted) at 20:49.

Also for the Cavies, Mackenzie Harris finished in 21:29; Stasia Nejmanowski 21:37; Ryleigh Gibbel 21:41; Kamryn Bremer 23:31; Bailey Cox 24:44; Justice Brock 24:44.5; Rachel Strubbe 25:43; and Abby Fleischer 34:15.

The Cavalier teams head to the Tuscola Invitational on Saturday.