The Riverside-Brookfield boys cross-country capped off a strong season by finishing 22nd at the Class 2A State Meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday.
Senior Travis Trevizo led the way for RB, running the 3-mile course in 16:02 (82nd overall). Talented sophomores Dan Curtin and Spencer Purcell also ran well, clocking times of 16:10 and 16:35, respectively.
Kevin Faje (16:35), Chris Dziagwa (16:44), Joey Melone (16:51) and Jeremy Vasquez (16:58) rounded the Bulldogs’ lineup over the weekend.
“Our team goal was to have all seven runners finish under 17 minutes,” RB coach Larry Forberg said. “We accomplished that goal. In fact, six of our seven runners had personal records, so I thought we ran very well.”
The state finals signaled the end of a successful Bulldogs’ run this season, highlighted by winning the annual RB Invitational along with a pair of Elmwood Park invites and a solid fourth-place finish in the stacked Metro Suburban Conference, which produced four of the top 22 teams at state.
“Before the season, DyeStat [cross-country web site] was kind of writing us off as a joke,” Trevizo said. “We wanted to prove to everybody that RB has a strong cross-country program.”
While the Bulldogs will lose Trevizo – an all-sectional runner – to graduation, plenty of talent returns next fall.
“Travis set the best example for all of us,” Curtin said. “I think it was a great learning experience for us to compete at state this year.”
LT boys cross-country
The Lions raced to a 15th-place finish at the Class 3A State Meet on Saturday. Sophomore Ed McCarter was LT’s top finisher, running the course in 15:19, good for 57th overall, while junior Michael Matusiak (15:32) and sophomore Dan Lupano (15:35) also paced LT.
Other LT runners included John Dombro (15:43), Ryan Speir (15:46), Grant Smith (15:51), and James Ryan (15:54).
LT girls cross-country
Lyons took 11th place at the Class 3A State Meet with a score of 274, representing one of three teams – Glenbard West (221) and York (244) – placing in the top 11 spots from the West Suburban (Silver) Conference. Senior A lex Daemicke led the Lions by running the course in 17:40, good for 32nd overall. Senior Lisa Gordon (17:54) and Junior Haley Prokaski (18:02) also had good runs.
Lexy Rudofski (18:32), Randie Speir (18:48), Mary Clare Flaherty (18:53), and Rachel Walsh (19:17) also represented LT.
RB girls cross-country
Maggie McLaughlin ran to a time of 18:49 to finish 72nd among 209 runners at the Class 2A State Meet at Detweiller Park. The senior ran a pace 6:17 per mile.
Fenwick girls cross-country
The Friars (207 points) finished fifth in state at the Class 2A finals. Freshman Olivia Ryan placed 16th overall with a time of 17:46, followed by teammates Briana Daley (17:56) and Becky Steinmeyer (17:59), who both finished among the top 25 runners.
LT girls volleyball
The Lions’ bid for a repeat Class 4A State championship ended Saturday but not without a battle as Marist edged LT 25-22, 21-25, 25-23 in a thriller at the Hinsdale South Supersectional.
Lyons (30-9) held off host Whitney Young 27-25, 22-25, 25-16 to win a Class 4A sectional last Thursday. Laura Williams (19 kills, 6 assists) and Alexis Viliunas (13 kills, 24 assists) led LT. Junior Alyssa Keeve contributed six kills.