Dylan Jacobs Ready To Lead Strong Illinois Cast In Edinburgh XCountry Challenge

Dylan Jacobs recently became the second runner from his high school to win the FL National title (Ben Crawford photo)

Just when you thought the cross country accolades for Illinois harriers were over.... not quite. There is one more event, one more race to tend to. Orland Park (Sandburg HS) senior Dylan Jacobs will head an impressive group from Illinois for the upcoming Edinburgh XChallenge to be held in Scotland on January 13, 2018. All-American runners Danny Kilrea of Lyons Township and Clayton Mendez of Chicago Whitney Young will join Jacobs on the boys side. Sophomore Katelynne Hart of Glenbard West will be the lone Illinois girl entrant.

Full senior and junior rosters-

8k Senior Men
Emmanuel Bor Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado
Chris Derrick Portland, Oregon Oregon
Trevor Dunbar Boulder, Colorado Colorado
Garrett Heath Seattle, Washington Pacific Northwest
Leonard Korir Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado
Ian La Mere Green Bay, Wisconsin Wisconsin
Ryan Mahalsky Rochester, Michigan Michigan
Morgan Pearson Boulder, Colorado Colorado
Abbabiya Simbassa Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado

6km Senior Women
Chelsea Blaase Rochester Hills, Michigan Michigan
Anne-Marie Blaney Rochester Hills, Michigan Michigan
Desiree Linden Washington Township, Michigan Michigan
Rosa Moriello Brighton, Massachusetts New England
Olivia Pratt Rochester Hills, Michigan Michigan
Natosha Rogers Litton, Colorado New England
Molly Seidel Watertown, Massachusetts New England
Makenna Smith Rancho Santa Margarita, California Southern California
Katrina Spratford Woonsocket, Rhode Island New England

6km Junior Women
Kelsey Chmiel Greenfield Center, New York Adirondack
Maggie Farrell Battle Creek, Michigan Michigan
Katelynne Hart Glen Ellyn, Illinois Illinois
Claudia Lane Malibu, California Southern California
Cailie Logue Erie, Kansas Kansas
Emily Venters Lawrence, Kansas Kansas

6km Junior Men
Drew Bosley Thiensville, Wisconsin Wisconsin
Dustin Horter Liberty Township, Ohio Ohio
Dylan Jacobs Orland Park, Illinois Illinois
Danny Kilrea LaGrange, Illinois Illinois
Clayton Mendez Chicago, Illinois Illinois
Graydon Morris Aledo, Texas Southwestern

4x1km Senior Relay
Will Geoghegan Brunswick, Maine Maine
Travis Mahoney Old Bridge, New Jersey New York
Ayla Granados Castro Valley, California Pacific
Rebecca Mehra Palos Verdes Estates, California Pacific

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