The men and women of the KC cross country teams traveled to Hillsboro for the Topper Town Invite.
The Blue Angels put together the best race of the year as a team, placing second to Nationally ranked Heartland College of Bloomington. KC put 3 runners in the top 15 of the race, led by Cheyenne Finley in time of 20:01 over the 5K distance, placing 7th. Summer Chelf was 11th in a time of 20:52 and Elyse Faust was 12th in 20:57. The 4th and 5th counters were Gracee Kelly in a time of 22:15 good for 17th and Mya Albers placed 19th in a time of 22:28. Macie Hargis was the 6th KC runner in a season best time of 23:15 and her teammate Abby Bloemer also had a season best time of 23:22.
The men of KC placed 3rd as a team and also put together their best race of the season. Noah Probst was 13th in a time of 27:41 over the 8K distance, followed by Alex Detmer in 17th in a time of 28:14. Ty Reynolds was 19th in a career best time of 28:37 and next in line was Matt Speidel in 25th with his career best time of 30:36. Braden Tate was 26th in his personal best time of 30:38. But the highlight of the race was Alex Huegen who covered the course in a career best time of 31:27, taking almost 3 minutes off his previous best. Andrew Stevenson, not to be left out, had his career best race in a time of 31:29.
It was a great day for the racers from Kaskaskia College with all the personal and season best times even with the windy conditions of 17 to 20 mph winds.