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Rockford Christian High School Girls Varsity Cross Country finishes 4th place

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

9:30 AM

Place

4

Points

128

Meet Recap

The RCXC girls had an outstanding performance at the 2015 BNC Championship Meet hosted by Burlington Central High School. The girls program took fourth to three strong 2A programs, Dixon, Richmond-Burton, and Marengo. The girls team posted one of their best performances of the entire season, despite several runners not running at peak performance.

The team was led by freshman Madison Franseen’s all-conference 19:06 performance, placing her ninth. This was Franseen’s first race since ACC; she has been battling a chest cold which was still present on Saturday’s conference meet. Despite being held back by her lungs, Franseen plans to continue healing and improving as the team moves towards IHSA championship competition.

The core pack consisting of Kate Smith (12), Cecily Holiday (9), Carolynn Claussen (12), Andrea Zwonitzer (10), and and Elise Combs (12) also had an outstanding day. Smith posted her fastest time in almost two years, coming in as the second girl at 20:25 (27th place). Cecily Holiday continued her huge freshman year gains finishing less than a second behind smith at 20:25.7. Holiday’s performance puts her as the 15th fastest runner in school history (immediately in front of teammate Carolynn Claussen), abd as the third fastest freshman in program history, right behind Alex Childs and teammate Madison Franseen. Carolynn Claussen — who was not running at peak performance due to a marginally sore knee — finished 30th place at 20:42. Sophomore and rookie cross country runner Andrea Zwonitzer had her first PR since Rock Falls, running sub 21-minutes at 20:55 and taking the 34th place finish. Closing out the main pack, senior captain Elise Combs had her first PR since mid-season 2014, also breaking the 21-minute barrier for the first time, running 20:58.

Finally, seventh girl Stefanie Walsh (12) had one of the top performances of the meet as well. Walsh, nursing sore shins and minor leg pain, was just shy of a top 50 finish, taking 51st at 21:46. This performance was yet another PR for Walsh. More importantly, Walsh finished as the second fastest seventh girl of any team, and even beat several team’s varsity top 5 runners — including several regional competitors.

Full results can be found at: http://il.milesplit.com/meets/220830/results/406125

The girls next race will be the IHSA Regional Meet hosted by Winnebago at Fuller Forest Preserve. The top seven teams and top five individuals from non-qualifying teams move onto the IHSA Sectional meet hosted on 10/31 by Oregon High School at Park West.

Opponents

School Place Points
Dixon High School
1
56
Richmond-Burton High School
2
62
Marengo Community High School
3
64
Rockford Christian High School
4
128
Winnebago High School
5
154
Byron High School
6
163
Johnsburg High School
7
180
Harvard High School
9
214
Genoa-Kingston High School
10
236
Mendota Township High School
11
347
North Boone High School
12
353
Oregon High School
13
375
Rockford Lutheran High School
14
398
Rock Falls High School
15
401