Boys Cross Head to State


Asher Hefty, Reporter

Evan Horgan, Orlando Hernandez, Jesse Kramer, Will Ward, Antonio Ostalaza, Colin Young, and Nicholas Schroeder. These 7 runners headed to Kaneland High School for Class 2A XC Sectionals. They came in looking strong even after placing 2nd in the NIC-10 conference meet. These runners were determined to have a big week to take them into Peoria for thestate championship. North’s Evan Horgan finished 2nd with a blazing 14:51, an insane time for a runner that just started 2 years ago. Following him was Orlando Hernandez finishing with a top 15 performance, 12th overall with a time of 15:36 also an amazing time. Following him was Will Ward that finished 23rd overall with a 15:54. Jesse Kramer followed for North with a 16:02 and 31st place. Then came Antonio O., Colin Y., and Nicholas S. With times of 16:38 for Antonio O. and a 56th overall, a 16:41 for Colin Y. finishing 58th overall, and Nicholas S. finishing with a 17:08 coming in 87th. The boys team finished 2nd in the Sectional Meet and are looking good with state coming up soon! The boys are well within a Top 5 finish, maybe even Top 3. This is a very talented team looking to do great things for North’s Cross Country Program. They have a very strong team with runners that could all place well within the top. This team is riding in hot for State and are looking to do something special with their opportunity. Runner Orlando Hernandez talked about his outlook on their state-bound trip “This is a special year with a really talented team and I hope we accomplish what we know we’re capable of”.