Sandburg XC Teams Open Season at Bradley Intercollegiate

Sept. 9, 2013
PEORIA—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their season Friday with the Bradley Intercollegiate at Detweiller Park.

 

The Chargers women’s team posted a ninth-place finish in the 13-team field. Sophomore Haley Bolliger (Tremont) led the way for Sandburg in the 3-mile race, placing 53rd in 19 minutes, 57 seconds. Freshman Marisa Miller (Galesburg) also posted a top-100 finish, placing 94th in 22:12. Other finishers for Sandburg were freshman Bayleigh Harrison (105th, 23:05), freshman Christina Kokjohn (107th, 23:07), sophomore Kenzie Payton (117th, 23:46), sophomore Abbie Billeter (124th, 24:21) and freshman Tessa Vowels (135th, 25:12).

 

Sandburg finished 11th in the team standings of the men’s 4-mile race. Freshman Rimirez Black (Rockridge) was the Chargers’ top finisher at 79th in 23:08, and freshman Johnathan Peterson (Galesburg) followed in 97th in 24:03. Other finishers for the Chargers were sophomore Jeff Hilgenberg (103rd, 24:17), freshman David Kantor (117th, 24:56), freshman Jacob Wolf (130th, 26:15), freshman William Palmer (134th, 26:15) and freshman Tyler Schuermann (136th, 27:01).

 

Sandburg’s next meet is the Illinois Intercollegiate hosted by Olivet Nazarene on Sept. 13 at Aspen Ridge Golf Course in Bourbonnais. The women’s race will go off at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s race at 5:45 p.m.

 

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