8/29/15 – Edwardsville Invitational

LADY FOXES’ RESULTS
LESLIE DRONE 16TH 21:12
RAEGAN HALLEY 81ST 24:05
JASMINE COOMES 137TH 25:54
KAYLEE CHAPMAN 225TH 28:25
SCHUYLER BAILEY 259TH 29:58
LEAH RAGAN 285TH 31:39
JAYDA JOHNSON 322ND 34:35
MADDY HOLLOMAN DNR NT
GIRL’S TEAM RESULTS
Place School Score
1 ROCHESTER 58
2 DECATUR (ST. TERESA) 79
3 NOTRE DAME (CAPE GIR) 97
4 FREEBURG 137
5 HERRIN 148
6 MASCOUTAH 217
7 EFFINGHAM (St. Anthony) 248
8 BREESE (MATER DEI) 257
9 CARTERVILLE 278
10 BELLEVILLE (ALTHOFF) 290
11 SALEM 296
12 MT. ZION 344
13 DUQUOIN 423
14 NEOGA 488
15 NEW ATHENS 501
16 FAIRFIELD 518
17 SAXONY LUTHERAN 523
18 HAMILTON COUNTY 530
19 SPARTA 556
20 CHAFFEE SENIOR 560
21 CHESTER 566
22 DUPO 611
23 MURPHYSBORO 620
24 NASHVILLE 632
25 VALMEYER 650
26 BREESE (CENTRAL) 674
27 PIASA (Southwestern) 687
28 COLUMBIA 688
29 STAUNTON 706
30 BENTON 709
45 TEAMS REPRESENTED TOTAL
FOXES’ RESULTS
TYLER BYARS 14TH 17:44
CLAY RAGAN 80TH 19:47
MATT RUBENACKER 100TH 20:08
LOGAN HUNT 101ST 20:12
ALEX SOLTANIPANAH 131ST 20:46
JOHNATHON JAEGERS 174TH 21:28
CHAD BARNARD 196TH 21:49
TRENTON BUTLER 236TH 22:36
CLAYTON CROSS 331ST 25:02
BOY’S TEAM RESULTS
Place School Score
1 SALEM 96
2 NORTE DAME (CAPE GIR) 107
3 FREEBURG 118
4 MASCOUTAH 177
5 BREESE (MATER DEI) 254
6 NASHVILLE 256
7 HERRIN 297
8 RED BUD 311
9 ROCHESTER 331
10 DECATUR (ST. TERESA) 344
11 STEELEVILLE 351
12 BENTON 366
13 MT. ZION 371
14 HAMILTON COUNTY 390
15 COLUMBIA 414
16 FAIRFIELD 440
17 SPARTA 463
18 MURPHYSBORO 471
19 SAXONY LUTHERAN 524
20 CARTERVILLE 530
21 BETHALTO 585
22 NEOGA 632
23 EDWARDSVILLE (MEL) 636
24 NEW ATHENS 642
25 DUQUOIN 689
26 OKAWVILLE 689
27 CALVARY LUTHERAN 713
28 LUTHERAN NORTH 753
29 MARISSA SENIOR 763
30 BELLEVILLE (ALTHOFF) 765
31 LEBANON 783
32 STAUNTON 815
33 O’FALLON (FBA) 865
34 CHESTER 868
35 EFFINGHAM (St. Anthony) 882
36 BREESE (CENTRAL) 909
37 DECATUR (Eisenhower) 910
47 TEAM REPRESENTED TOTAL

EDWARDSVILLE INIVITATIONAL NARRATIVE – 8/29/2015

In a “small” beginning of the year invitational at Edwardsville the Foxes were ready to challenge the competition. This race was anything but small, it had 494 registered runners in the Boy’s race and the Girl’s race had 417 registered. Many families and friends of the runners showed up to cheer them on. Both of the teams started in one of the worst placed boxes of the race, box 48.

The Lady Foxes ran first at 9:30a.m. as one of the 44 teams represented in the race. Leslie Drone and the Lady Foxes got a good start, even while starting from box 48. From the start there was a lot of elbowing and pushing going on by all runners jockeying for position. Leslie Drone led the team with a 16th place finish with a time of 21:12, bettering her time from last years’ meet by 7 seconds. Raegan Halley was the second Lady Fox finisher with an 81st place finish. Leslie and Raegan both took medals for being in the top 125. The order of the other Lady Fox finishers were: Jasmine Coomes, Kaylee Chapman, Schuyler Bailey, Leah Ragan and Jayda Johnson. The Lady Foxes finished with 530 points and were the 18th team out of the 44 teams represented.

The Foxes started their race at 10:15 a.m. as one of the 48 teams represented in the race. The boy’s got off to a good start with Tyler Byars leading the Foxes. Tyler who had a stellar race on Monday at Fairfield started off in close proximity to the lead pack of runners. Tyler ended up closing on the pack and finishing in 14th place out of the 400+ finishers in the race. Behind Tyler, the rest of the Foxes worked hard at competing with each other and competing with the competition. Matt Rubenacker, Clay Ragan, Logan Hunt, Johnathon Jaegers, Alex Soltanipanah and Chad Barnard kept changing positions throughout the race. When all was said and done, Clay Ragan was 80th place, Matt Rubenacker was 100th place, Logan Hunt was 101st and Alex Soltanipanah finished in 131st giving the Foxes a team score of 400 points. The Foxes finished in 14th place out of the 48 teams that competed with Byars, Ragan, Rubenacker and Hunt all medaling.

Full team stats will be posted as soon as I receive them.

I am so proud of how well each and every one of these athletes have worked to improve and I’m looking to having a very successful season this year. It makes it so easy to coach when the athletes are giving all they have to give and parents and friends committed to cheering them on.

The next Cross Country meet for both teams will be on September the 4th at Norris City. This will be a practice meet and all runners will run at 3:30 p.m. We hope to see you then!