Metamora still running hot
In the second to last Mid-Illini cross country meet of the season, the Metamora Runnin’ Red traveled to Canton with Dunlap.
The girls were defeated by Dunlap, 23-32, but overcame the Little Giants, 20-43.
The boys Runnin’ Red had no issue taking first for the day with wins over Dunlap, 20-29, and Canton, 15-50.
Leading the girls for Metamora was Kaitlyn Benson in fourth overall at 20:05. Cassy Fitzgibbons was right behind in fifth at 20:09.
Bethany Spradlin finished in eighth at 20:25 with Lexi Grieves on her heels in ninth at 20:41.
In 11th was Katie Pitts after crossing the line at 20:52 and Katie Kessler closed in finishing 12th at 20:57.
Ellie Osko rounded out in 17th at 21:19 for the girls Runnin’ Red.
Leading the pack again for the boys was Jake Gillum in first overall with a 16:05 finish.
John Crotteau wasn’t far off in second at 16:10.
Next in for Metamora was Matt Crotteau in seventh at 16:57 and Keaton McClure was right behind in eighth at 17:06.
Ryan Meyer finished in 10th for Metamora at 17:43. In 11th was Seth Guner at 17:49 and Ross Stanley finished up the three-pack in 12th at 17:51.
At the Peoria High School Invite Saturday, the girls Runnin’ Red finished in 22nd out of 49 full teams running.
Leading the Metamora girls was Fitzgibbons in 81st overall at 19:19.62. Spradlin was next in at 19:57.82 for 132nd overall. Grieves wasn’t to far behind in 140th at 20:03.84 and Pitts was right on her heels in 141 at 20:03.95.
Close behind in 146th was Kessler at 20:06.73. Osko and Emily Hasselbusch rounded out for Metamora after finishing just over the 21-minute mark.
To help pave the way for a sixth-place finish for the boys Runnin’ Red, Gillum finished 12th overall at 15:12.7 out of the 346 runners.
Next in for Metamora was Wipfler at 15:29.55 for 23rd and Mangold finished in 38th after a 15:38.48 time.
McClure crossed the line at 15:56.06 for 77th and Croteau was in 156th at 16:30.21.