Cross country regional hosted at Lake Land College


Giovanni Bucio (left) from St. Anthony races Kaleb Bierman (right) from Cumberland to the finish. Photo via Adam Alexander.

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 1A regional was hosted by Newton High School at Lake Land College (LLC) on Oct. 22. Newton took first place in both the women’s and men’s varsity races. Full results are listed at the end of this article.


This event was made possible by Craig Carr, Newton High School’s athletic director. Carr contacted LLC’s Athletic Director, William “Bill” Jackson, about the availability of the course on campus. Carr was interested in the course at LLC because his daughter ran several races at LLC. Carr stated, “I knew the course was pretty unique and had an exciting finish.” The exciting finish Carr mentions has to do with the finish line being right after running under the bridge that connects the main campus to the west building. Carr also mentioned a bonus was that the course had plenty of parking, along with spots for spectators to watch.


Runner 164, Emma Dorfmueller, senior at Robinson High School, commented, “The first loop was good” and “the roots in the woods were well marked.” However, Dorfmueller had two problems with the course. The first was that there was a section of the course with a rough gravel patch located just behind the Ag-Tech Building. The second is the suggestion to add arrows to the guidelines on the course. Another runner Ivy Donoho, a junior at Salem High School, relayed, “The course was good, flat and well paved.” Donoho’s only criticism was that it was hot out.


The first seven placing teams and the first five runners who are not members of the advancing teams in each regional will advance to the sectional competition which took place on Oct. 29. 2022 in Champaign Ill. The teams who qualified from the sectionals will advance to the State Final Meet which will take place on Nov. 5 in Peoria, Il. 


Men’s Results: Points:

  1. Newton 30
  2. Effingham (St. Anthony) 57 
  3. Fairfield 85 
  4. Robinson 106
  5. Toledo (Cumberland) 123
  6. Salem 152
  7. Dietrich 176
  8. Mt. Carmel 225
  9. Grayville 259


Women’s Results: Points:

  1. Newton 42
  2. Robinson 64
  3. Effingham (St. Anthony) 71
  4. Fairfield 84
  5. Salem 107
  6. Dietrich 144
  7. Neoga 156
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