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Will be curious how season unfolds. Looks like cross teams will pick up runners who might normally have done soccer or even football. Not sure how these runners might perform in a shortened season, but could really help some schools. Those same runners will then go from spring soccer directly to summer track.
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Girls XC preview from Sunday's (Aug 23) PJ Star

https://www.pjstar.com/sports/20200823/ ... eoria-area
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Boys XC preview from Monday's (Aug 24) PJ Star

https://www.pjstar.com/sports/20200824/ ... eoria-area
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Season got under way Saturday at Dunlap! Pekin girls and boys swept Dunlap but lost to Morton. All the meet scores were close...kids just seem happy to be running!
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Shazam Racing thinking about an alternative state championship for middle school and high school XC.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... NyA6FgQCJ4
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More about state championships from PJ Star - https://www.pjstar.com/sports/20200901/ ... ate-finals
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https://il.milesplit.com/articles/28508 ... ss-release

Specific details. Not sure why the IESA and IHSA couldn't have planned and done something very similar. Good opportunity for the kids and seemingly a safe set up as well.
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Another option for end of season XC competition.

Illinois coaches group planning virtual 5K ‘state’ championship for high school cross country.

"Each high school coach can organize a 5-kilometer time trial for his team’s varsity and junior high athletes on the school track, with social distance protocols in place. The times are then posted on Athletic.net."

https://www.pjstar.com/sports/20200907/ ... ss-country
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Results from Tuesday's Mid Illini Preconference meet: https://raceresultsplus.com/event/mid-i ... nference-0
Highlights
-Emma Skinner wins the girls title individually while leading her team to the title as well
-Wilson Georges blisters the course record in route an impressive win.
-Pekin wins a tight team battle by three over Morton and four over Dunlap.
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Not much distance between girls team 2-5 and boys teams 1-4....conference meet should be very interesting
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IHSA expands yearend meets to include both regionals and sectionals.

https://www.ihsa.org/News-Media/Announc ... ournaments
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PJ Star has an honor roll listed for top 25 XC times as of Friday, Sept 25, 2020.

Here is the full list: https://www.pjstar.com/sports/20200926/ ... l-illinois

Top three boys:

1 — 14:50.6, Wilson Georges (3) Limestone, Sept. 19 at Detweiller Park

2 — 15:04.6, Charlie Kistner (4) Olympia, Sept. 19 at Detweiller Park

3 — 15:08.9, Ian O’Laughlin (4) Metamora, Sept. 19 at Dunlap Valley MS*

Top three girls:

1 — 17:39.5, Anna Perry (3) Eureka, Sept. 19 at Dunlap Valley MS*

2 — 17:56.8, Alexi Fogo (4) Eureka, Sept. 19 at Dunlap Valley MS*

3 — 18:10.6, Maria Stedwill (2) Notre Dame, Sept. 19 at Detweiller Park

* is 2.96 miles
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MI conference results

Girls
1. Metamora - 68
2. Pekin - 69
3. Morton - 71
4. Washington 79
5. Dunlap - 81
6. E Peoria - 170
7. Canton - 204
8. Limestone - 210

Boys
1. Morton - 46
2. Metamora - 50
3. Pekin - 76
4. Dunlap - 110
5. Limestone - 121
6. Washington - 135
7. E Peoria - 176

Details here: https://results.shazamracing.com/meets/6589
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Really close girls race. Would have been nice to see Pekin squeeze a few extra points to win their first x-country championship. But still, happy to see Dragon girls notch second. The program has really improved the last few years....congrats to all the runners from all the schools for competing through some difficult times with Co-vid. Also surprised that a school the size of Canton can't find enough runners to field a boys team... :?:
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CIS wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:47 pm Really close girls race. Would have been nice to see Pekin squeeze a few extra points to win their first x-country championship. But still, happy to see Dragon girls notch second. The program has really improved the last few years....congrats to all the runners from all the schools for competing through some difficult times with Co-vid. Also surprised that a school the size of Canton can't find enough runners to field a boys team... :?:
Canton wasn't allowed to even start training as a team until mid-September. Tough situation all the way around for everyone, but maybe the most difficult for Canton.
It was nice to finally get to run at Detweiller this season (most teams hadn't had the opportunity yet). Regional meets next Saturday!
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Metamora regional results.

Do top 5 teams advance to sectionals?

Boys
Official Team Scores
1. Morton 42
2. Metamora 48
3. Peoria (Notre Dame) 99
4. Normal (University) 118
5. Bartonville (Limestone) 131
6. Dunlap 147
7. Washington 148
8. Bloomington 204
9. East Peoria 226
10. Galesburg 281
11. Peoria (Richwoods) 322

Girls
Official Team Scores
1. Morton 52
2. Peoria (Notre Dame) 86
3. Dunlap 88
4. Washington 92
5. Metamora 96
6. Bloomington 158
7. East Peoria 196
8. Canton 252
9. Bartonville (Limestone) 259
10. Galesburg 262
11. Peoria (Richwoods) 278

Full results here: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/R ... 1&show=all
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ATGGuy wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:33 pm Metamora regional results.

Do top 5 teams advance to sectionals?

Boys
Official Team Scores
1. Morton 42
2. Metamora 48
3. Peoria (Notre Dame) 99
4. Normal (University) 118
5. Bartonville (Limestone) 131
6. Dunlap 147
7. Washington 148
8. Bloomington 204
9. East Peoria 226
10. Galesburg 281
11. Peoria (Richwoods) 322

Girls
Official Team Scores
1. Morton 52
2. Peoria (Notre Dame) 86
3. Dunlap 88
4. Washington 92
5. Metamora 96
6. Bloomington 158
7. East Peoria 196
8. Canton 252
9. Bartonville (Limestone) 259
10. Galesburg 262
11. Peoria (Richwoods) 278

Full results here: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/R ... 1&show=all
Per the athletic.net sectional link, top 5 teams from regionals advance and looks like top 5 individuals not on top 5 teams. Would be nice if IHSA would show actual results rather than links which makes it harder to see the information.
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Pekins boys advance to sectionals in 3A finishing 2nd in Granite City regional.

https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/m ... lts/737977

Pekin girls also advance finishing 5th.
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https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/m ... lts/748380

Congrats Metamora boys, sectional champs over Morton via the 6 runner tie breaker.
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https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/m ... lts/748381

Congrats Morton girls on sectional championship. Mid Illini had 4 of top 5 teams in Sectional with ND finishing second to break up the Mid Illini sweep.
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