Olivia Rosenstein was all smiles after some trials and tribulations
It was a cold and wet day at Maxwell Park. Very few fans knew what the course would hold as it had to be maneuvered around different small pools upon the original course layout and it not looking to get over 40 degrees.
No one really knew what the girls' race would hold as there were two names that could have won the individual race. Throughout the first mile, senior Olivia Rosenstein of Urbana and sophomore Emma Skinner of Morton both coming through at 5:44.
The second mile is truly when the race started to unfold as Rosenstein and Skinner past the checkpoint in 11:44. Soon after Skinner started to appear as though she was struggling. Rosenstein must have sensed it and blasted out in front of Skinner- putting 11 seconds on one of the best runners in 2A winning and winning her first sectional title.
|1||Olivia Rosenstein||12||Urbana High School||17:37.54||1|
|2||Emma Skinner||10||Morton High School||17:48.81||2|
|3||Ashley Heagy||12||LaSalle-Peru High School||18:19.30||3|
|4||Elizabeth Sims||10||Mahomet-Seymour High School||18:26.47||4|
|5||Maria Stedwill||9||Peoria Notre Dame High School||18:29.30||5|
|6||Kaitlin Skeate||11||Bloomington High School||18:46.70||6|
|7||Eileen Zopel||9||Peoria Notre Dame High School||18:54.60||7|
|8||Celia Barbieri||10||Urbana High School||19:04.80||8|
|9||Saniya Mathew||9||Dunlap High School||19:12.00||9|
|10||Irene Ehrhart||11||Peoria Notre Dame High School||19:14.70||10|
#16 Peoria (Notre Dame) fought back over the final two miles after trailing #14 Dunlap and #18 Bloomington to actually win very comfortably. Led by two freshmen Maria Stedwill and Eileen Zopel, the victory was especially sweet being that it's the first sectional title for the program.
Bloomington, Dunlap, Morton, and Mahomet-Seymour rounded out the rest of the teams to make it to state.
|1||Peoria Notre Dame High School||88||5+7+10+26+40 (45+80)||1:42 1-5 Split | 19:20 Avg|
|2||Bloomington High School||106||6+11+28+30+31 (33+35)||1:10 1-5 Split | 19:33 Avg|
|3||Dunlap High School||110||9+17+21+25+38 (42+43)||0:57 1-5 Split | 19:38 Avg|
|4||Morton High School||138||2+18+23+34+61 (85+89)||3:20 1-5 Split | 19:37 Avg|
|5||Mahomet-Seymour High School||141||4+20+27+44+46 (50+53)||1:57 1-5 Split | 19:43 Avg|
The undisputed and at times unheralded favorite senior Sam Lange of Morton was in the field. The first mile featured approximately seven guys at 5:06. However, Lange stopped toying with the field and dropped a blistering 4:54 second mile and gapped the field by about 20 seconds and cruising home in 15:03.
|1||Sam Lange||12||Morton High School||15:03.50||1|
|2||Luke Manolakes||12||Champaign Centennial High School||15:37.70||2|
|3||Adam Gilbreath-Glaub||12||Metamora High School||15:42.20||3|
|4||Ian O'laughlin||11||Metamora High School||15:51.40||4|
|5||Jackson Ward||10||Washington High School||15:56.10||5|
|6||Wilson Georges||10||Limestone High School||15:56.30||6|
|7||Cade Zobrist||10||Morton High School||15:58.80||7|
|8||Ben Olaivar||12||Champaign Centennial High School||16:00.20||8|
|9||Bradyn Olmstead||12||Bloomington High School||16:01.50||9|
|10||Kyle Nofziger||10||Mahomet-Seymour High School||16:03.60||10|
Lange's team dominate the field by over 50 points. Peoria Notre Dame, Mahomet-Seymour, Bloomington, and Metamora round out the teams heading to Peoria next weekend.
|1||Morton High School||67||1+7+18+19+22 (69+97)||1:28 1-5 Split | 16:03 Avg|
|2||Peoria Notre Dame High School||118||14+20+23+25+36 (38+44)||0:36 1-5 Split | 16:31 Avg|
|3||Mahomet-Seymour High School||126||10+11+24+34+47 (53+82)||0:52 1-5 Split | 16:29 Avg|
|4||Bloomington High School||130||9+17+21+32+51 (70+101)||1:01 1-5 Split | 16:31 Avg|
|5||Metamora High School||157||3+4+33+56+61 (67+71)||1:34 1-5 Split | 16:32 Avg|