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Sacks win in L-P triangular

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2012

The Mendota High School cross country team journeyed to Oregon for a meet featuring runners from ten Northern Illinois high schools on Sept. 26.

Shelby Hunter of Oregon won the girls' race of 92 runners with a time of 20:27, edging out Rockford Lutheran's Julie Buzzard (20:28). Erica Lowry of Rockford Boylan was third with a time of 20:34.

Emily Ross finished 11th as Mendota's top finisher in a time of 21:47.

In the 86-member boys' race it was Boylan's Jonah Niedermeier (16:50) comfortably ahead of Lutheran's Matthew Kortze (2nd, 17:25) and Durand-Pecatonica's Grant Colburn (3rd, 17:34).

Mendota was led by Ethan Sack's seventh-place performance of 17:48.

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Mendota competed against LaSalle-Peru and St. Bede on Oct. 1 at Peru.

L-P harriers took the top two spots on the 3-mile course, with Mendota's Ross placing third in 21:17.

Mendota's Sack was first to the finish in the boys' run, with a time of 17:26.

For the complete article see the 10-03-2012 issue.

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