Mid-County boys nearly run away with LTC title

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Members of the All-Lincoln Trail Conference boys cross country team, based upon their top 10 finish at the conference meet at Howes Park in Annawan on Oct. 7, are (front, from left) Sam Wham, Mercer County; Derek Foley, Mid County; Trevor Lay, Annawan-Wethersfield; Kevin O’Riley, Mid-County; Kevin England, Mid-County; (rear, from left) Nick Wager, Annawan-Wethersfield; Drew Titlow, Annawan-Wethersfield; Adam Blair, Annawan-Wethersfield; David Kantor, Mercer County; and Mike Keener, Mid-County.

Mid-County placed four in the top 10 runners to finish second – just two points shy of champion Annawan/Wethersfield – in the Lincoln Trail Conference boys cross country meet at Howes Park in Annawan on Oct. 7.

Meanwhile, Mid-County finished a strong third in the girls field, 42 points ahead of fourth place Ridgewood.

In the boys race, Sam Whan of Mercer County was the individual champion in a time of 16:58. He was followed by Derek Foley of Mid-County at 17:11.

Joining Foley for Mid-County were Kevin O’Riley fourth at 17:34, Kevin England fifth at 17.44, Mike Keener, 10th at 19:00 and Kyle England 18th at 19.41.

A-W finished with 35 points, followed by M-C at 37. Rounding out the team standings were Mercer County 70 and Ridgewood 90.

Annawan/Wethersfield also won the girls team title, topping the field with 40 points, followed by Mercer County 50, Mid-County 56, Ridgewood, 98 and Princeville 111.

Miranda Biddle of Mercer County won the individual title in a time of 20:12.

Ridgewood’s top finisher was Jessica Nail in fifth at 21:47, while Miranda Shryack topped Mid-County with an 11th-place finish in 23:24.