Alex Partlow’s cell phone started blowing up minutes after he won the Class 2A cross country meet Saturday in Peoria and never really quieted down for the weekend’s remainder.
DECATUR — Carbondale’s Alex Partlow repeated as Class 2A sectional boys cross country champion Saturday, splashing over a wet course in 14:57.02 to finish more than a minute ahead of second place Brenden Heitzig of Lincoln.
CARBONDALE — It was a beautiful day for running at the Carbondale Cross Country Invitational on Saturday when the Du Quoin girl’s team and Marion boy’s team took home first place plaques in the Terriers’ return to their home course near SIU’s Abe Martin Field.
HERRIN — Benton’s Brent McLain had a message for his team just minutes before the opening gun set off the cross-country season at Herrin Memorial Park on Tuesday.
The Carbondale boys cross country team hopes for consistency behind one of the states best long distance runners in Alex Partlow.
Massac County’s Ansley Bailey is The Southern Illinoisan’s Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Carbondale junior Alex Partlow capped his comeback from a hip injury that sidelined him all last year by winning the Class 2A Olney Sectional.
BELLEVILLE — The Class 1A Sectionals at Swansea Clinton Hill Conservation Park on Saturday left a lasting impression on many runners with the symbolic passing of the torch.
The weekend that cross country teams across Southern Illinois have been waiting for is almost near with Class 1A and 2A sectionals taking place this Saturday.
Carbondale cross country runners Alex Partlow and Tucker Poshard did their best impressions of Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. once again during the top-flight race at the Class 2A Highland Regional held at Fireman's Park in Alhambra on Saturday.
Benton added another piece of hardware to its collection after winning the Class 1A Regional at Hamilton County High School on Saturday.
Massac County senior Ansley Bailey cruised to a 50-second victory in the girls’ race for her second regional title at the Class 1A Marissa Regional.
Blood, sweat and tears will be put on display this Saturday at the Class 1A and 2A cross country regionals. Highland will host the Class 2A schools, while Marissa and McLeansboro play host to 1A programs such as Du Quoin.
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Monday’s race at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds happened just a month after Pinckneyville runner James Robb's second cardiac arrest in 17 months literally toppled him from his seat in class.
VIENNA — For the last two months, Carmi-White County senior Ty Barbre has juggled cross country, golf and online classes.
Du Quoin junior Olivia Phillips won her team-record seventh straight race to lead the Lady Indians to their third straight SIRR Mississippi Division title, while Pinckneyville freshman Issac Teel led the Panthers to their second title on Thursday.
MURPHYSBORO — The Southern Illinois River to River cross country meet at Riverside Park turned out exactly how the Benton Rangers envisioned Tuesday.
CENTRALIA — A pair of Carbondale runners, Alex Partlow and Madeline Prideaux, were the top individual finishers at the South Seven Conference cross country meet on Thursday at Foundation Park.
Carbondale’s Madeline Prideaux and Alex Partlow put on another show Thursday at Harry L. Crisp Sports Complex with first-place finishes to lead the Terriers against Marion, Salem, Vienna and Carmi-White County.
The teams and locations were different but the results were the same Tuesday as sophomore Brodie Denny of Anna-Jonesboro and freshman Isaac Teel of Pinckneyville bested the field once again — this time at the annual Herrin Invitational.
Benton stole the show in Wednesday’s SIRR Ohio Conference meet placing five boys and six girls in the Top 10 of each respected race.
Freshman Isaac Teel of Pinckneyville and sophomore Brodie Denny of Anna-Jonesboro earned medalist honors at the River-to-River Conference (Mississippi Division) preview cross country meet hosted by Du Quoin High School at the state fairgrounds.
During quarantine, I shared multiple phone conversations with Marion boys cross country coach Eli Baker. His voice on the other end of those calls couldn’t have been filled with more excitement for his Wildcats roster consisting of 18 runners.
The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors met virtually on Monday, when the Board approved a plan for modified postseason state tournaments in golf, cross country, girls swimming and diving and girls tennis this fall.
A simple shift in schedules has created new opportunities for volleyball athletes to try out for fall sports like cross country. Black Diamond teams hope these roster increases will give them a competitive edge over Hamilton County in the upcoming season.