BOYS FINISH 7TH OUT OF 20, GIRLS FINISH 15TH OUT OF 19

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Pictures provided by Lori Rubenacker

10/29/2016 – Sectionals (Edwardsville)

The Foxes had to get up early and be ready to leave by 6:45 a.m. The weather looked to be nice and warm, which wasn’t really what the Foxes were hoping for. The Foxes have been a rough weather running team instead of a fair weather running team this year, with their best races coming during rainy weather. It was going to be another tough meet, but both teams knew what needed to be done to have a chance to advance.

The Lady Foxes would be the first to take to the SIU–Edwardsville Collegiate women’s 5k Cross Country course. As the race was getting ready to start the temperature was still rising which was not what Kaylee Chapman was hoping for. Kaylee’s breathing is much better when the weather is cool, which was evident last week at West Frankfort. The teams were required to be to the starting line at 15 minutes before the race started. As they were waiting to start the race it was apparent that everyone was nervous, especially Raegan Halley. Halley has had issues with not feeling great during the morning races and usually ends up puking at some point during the race. Raegan had tried a few different things before this race (READ MORE …)

SECOND PLACE FOR BOTH THE BOYS AND GIRLS!

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10/23/2016 – Regionals (West Frankfort Park)

The Foxes girls came into the regional hoping to pull an upset and beat Carmi with an exceptional race by everyone. The race started off and everyone was moving into proper position to make it happen. Raegan Halley took off and led the Foxes. Raegan had a rough race in that she didn’t feel well and that she had a side stitch. Raegan never gets side stitches so this was tough for her to prosper through, but she (READ MORE …)

HAMILTON COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WINS 24 TEAM BENTON INVITATIONAL!

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10/18/16 – Benton Invitational

The Foxes hot off of their boys win at the Black Diamond Conference headed into Benton knowing it was going to be a tough meet. The Invitational would be similar to what will see at the Sectional, as far as team competition and as far as number of participants goes.

The first race of the day was the Varsity Boy’s race, the boys coming into the race knew that their main competition would be Olney, Nashville, Herrin and Benton. The Foxes took off fast and quickly made it up the first large hill at the Benton Park. Hunter Braden quickly moved up into the top ten and worked on catching READ MORE …

BLACK DIAMOND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!

5 FOXES ALL CONFERENCE (HUNTER BRADEN, MATT RUBENACKER, CLAY RAGAN, LOGAN HUNT AND RAEGAN HALLEY)

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R to L: Raegan Irwin, Trenton Butler, Colin Meade, Matt Rubenacker, Evan  Shelton, Clay Ragan, Alex Soltanipanah, Coach Sam Wilson, Clancy Bond, Hunter Braden, Will Jones, Logan Hunt, Clayton Cross and Dylan Halley.

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L to R: Olivia Ragan, Jayda Johnson, Abby Reyling, Raegan Halley, Jade Lemmons, Jasmine Coomes, Kaylee Chapman and Leah Ragan

10/13/2016 – Black Diamond Conference

CHESTER!, not exactly how our team wanted to spend the day of the Black Diamond Conference. The Foxes left for Chester at 1:20 p.m., fresh off of great races at the McLeansboro Invitational, ready to race well in the conference meet. The Lady Foxes were to run at 4:30 p.m. and the boys at 5:15 p.m.

The Lady Foxes were up first and once again the top five were all “healthy” and ready to run. Raegan Halley and Jasmine Coomes both knew they would have to have great races to have a chance to break into the All-Conference team. The All-Conference team consists of the top 5 finishers in both the male and female races. Raegan took off fast READ MORE …

Hamilton County Invitational

http://hamcocc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20161012_181840-550x413.jpgFOXES WIN HAMILTON COUNTY INVITATIONAL Boys Varsity R to L: Matt Rubenacker, Sam Wilson (Coach), Hunter Braden, Clayton Cross, Alex Soltanipanah, Blake Childers, Clay Ragan, Logan Hunt and Trenton Butler Boys JV R to L: Sam Wilson (Coach), Dylan Halley, …

 

Harrisburg Invite

http://hamcocc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/14484768_10210421614366501_8738884284489261231_n-550x309.jpgBOYS TAKE 1ST PLACE AND GIRLS TAKE 3RD PLACE …. AGAIN!   10/05/2016 – Harrisburg Invite | Hamilton County Cross Country  Temperatures started to rise again, but the Foxes were hoping it wouldn’t effect them negatively. The Foxes took 22 …

 

Carterville Invitational

http://hamcocc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/FB_IMG_1475357024978-550x309.jpgBoys 1st and Girls 3rd at Carterville Invitational 10/01/2016 – Carterville Invitational RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! As we loaded up the bus to head to John A. Logan College the rain came pouring down. The Foxes were hoping it would break before …

 

Olney Invitational

http://hamcocc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/14358863_10210254012856568_7111457504735523615_n-1-550x309.jpgRAINY MESS AT OLNEY INVITATIONAL Up in the morning and leaving at 6:30 am with rain pouring down, exactly how you would like to start the day of a large meet. 22 of the 23 runners loaded on the new …

 

Dave Gray Invitational

http://hamcocc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/14291697_10210236566020408_5168527435157743344_n-550x309.jpgFOXES TAKE FIRST PLACE AT NORRIS CITY The Foxes received a first place trophy for an outstanding performance by the Foxes. The Foxes went to the Norris City Invitational set on taking home a little bit of hardware. The girls …

 

West Frankfort Invitational

http://hamcocc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/WF-Boys-3-550x309.jpgBOYS TAKE 1st – 4th PLACES AT WEST FRANKFORT INVITATIONAL L to R: Hunter Braden (1st), Matt Rubenacker (2nd), Logan Hunt (3rd) and Alex Soltanipanah (4th) (PHOTO BY LORI RUBENACKER) Foxes Cross Country teams competed at the West Frankfort Park today in …