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Third is the word

Rock Falls girls also third; Oregon, Amboy girls fifth

The Newman Comets ran to third place Saturday at the Roger Schmidt Invitational in Winnebago, led by a 10-11 finish by Micah Trancoso and Bryson Reyes.

Trancoso covered the 3.1-mile course in 15:18.97, and Reyes was right behind in 15:20. The Comets scored 79 points as a team. Jefferson won the nine-team meet (56 points), with Winnebago placing second (65). Oregon placed eighth with 195.

Rock Falls 3rd in Aurora: Brandt Cole placed third individually to lead the Rockets in the 11-team Aurora Central Catholic Invite at Oakhurst Forest Preserve.

Cole covered the 3-mile course in 15:29, 28 seconds behind winner Luke Hill of Marquette (15:01).

Rock Falls scored 90 points. St. Francis won with 69 points, three better than host Aurora Central Catholic.

Amboy 6th at Kewanee: The Clippers scored 141 points in the 14-team Boiler Invitational, and took sixth out of the nine schools with full teams.

Ben Hosto was 22nd (18:49.1) and Skylar Wheeler was 23rd (18:52.5) to lead Amboy. Hall won the team title with 53 points.

BV 12th at St. Joe-Ogden: The Storm scored 362 points at the 26-team Spartan Classic, led by Ryan Taylor’s 34th-place finish. Taylor ran the
3 miles in 16:24.479.

Girls cross country

Rock Falls 3rd in Aurora: Paige Davis placed eighth in 18:22 to lead the Rockets to third in the Aurora Central Catholic Invite at Oakhurst Forest Preserve.

Rock Falls scored 67 points. Montini won (34).

Oregon fifth in ‘Bago: Led by Shelby Hunter’s sixth-place finish, the Hawks took fifth in the Roger Schmidt Invitational.

Hunter ran the 3,200-meter course in 12:40, 16 seconds behind winner Deirdre Coyle of Boylan (12:24). Boylan also won the team title, scoring 46 points. Oregon finished with 127 points.

Newman sophomore Halie Simpson was 10th in 12:48.

Amboy 5th at Kewanee: The Clippers scored 124 points in the 14-team Boiler Invitational, one of six teams to field a full team. Hall won with 39 points.

Jennifer Popovich led Amboy with a sixth-place finish, running the 3.02-mile course in 21:21.5. Midwest Central’s Cassie Mundekis won in 19:21.2.

BV 16th at St. Joe-Ogden: Regan Weidner placed seventh indivudually at the 24-team Spartan Classic, as the Storm scored 419 points.

Weidner had a time of 11:41.945 in the 1.98-mile race, nearly 23 seconds behind winner Ivy Handley of St. Teresa (11:19.098). St. Teresa also won the team title (35 points).

Saturday’s stars

Brandt Cole, RF, 3rd at Aurora Central Catholic Invite

Shelby Hunter, Oregon, 6th at Winnebago Invite

Regan Weidner, BV, 7th at Spartan Classic

Paige Davis, RF, 8th at Aurora Central Catholic Invite

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