IESA: Marshall boys, Flinn’s Gasmund win sectionals

Marshall Middle School’s boys cross country team won one of 24 Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) sectionals Saturday to qualify for the Class 2A state meet.

Marshall had four of the top 20 runners, led by eighth-grader Jack Bonavia’s second-place showing.┬áThe boys team had 55 points to finish ahead of Rock Falls (97) and Rockford Christian (97).

Marshall’s girls team took third Saturday in 2A, also qualifying. It was an impressive showing for Marshall’s girls team because the squad has no eighth-graders. Lily Esparza, a sixth-grader, was 12th, and seventh-grader Mikayla Durkin was 15th. The girls team had 110 points to finish behind Winnebago (23) and Rockton Stephen Mack (65).

Rockford Public Schools overall had nine runners finish in the top 20 in sectional races and six make the top 10. Flinn’s Michelle Gasmund, a seventh-grader, outsprinted Lacey Laxton of Geneseo to win by 1.2 seconds. Gasmund and Laxton left the other 64 runners in the dust. The third-place runner from Dixon came in 48.1 seconds later.

The IESA still hasn’t posted the official individual qualifiers. The state meet is Saturday, Oct. 14, in Normal.

The following are the top 10s in each race and all of the Rockford Public Schools finishers:

Boys Class 2A Sectional at Fuller Forest Preserve (85 runners)
Place Runner Year School Time
1. Aiden Tomlinson 8 Genoa-Kingston 10:58.22
2. Jack Bonavia 8 Rockford Marshall 11:17.25
3. Riley Newport 7 DeKalb Clint 11:30.78
4. John Cid 8 Rock Falls 11:38.09
5. Angel Fernandez 7 DeKalb Clint 11:48.25
6. Jackson Jerrett 8 Rockford Marshall 11:59.28
7. Benjamin Caprioloa 8 Rockford Christian 12:05.72
8. Dylan Sayles 8 Rockton Stephen Mack 12:22.38
9. Ethan Walsh 8 Rockford Christian 12:26.56
10. Dillon Schueler 8 Rock Falls 12:32.72
11. Nolan Brauns 8 Rockford Marshall 12:38.50
15. Noah Nelson 8 Rockford Marshall 12:46.81
21. Alex Wuori 8 Rockford Marshall 13:04.91
22. Alex Ferry 8 Rockford Marshall 13:05.37
30. Jack Carlson 6 Rockford Marshall 13:37.31

 

Boys 3A Sectional (71 runners)
Place Runner Year School Time
1. Will Taylor 7 Geneseo 11:29.7
2. Justin Johnson 8 Geneseo 11:40.2
3. Miles Lang 8 Rockford Lincoln 11:44.8
4. Bayley Pierce 8 Freeport Carl Sandburg 11:48.7
5. Sky Goral 8 Dixon Reagan 11:56.5
6. Carson Dennis 8 Rockford Eisenhower 11:58.8
7. Jackson Durso 8 Rockford Eisenhower 11:59.5
8. Jayden Pierce 8 Freeport Carl Sandburg 12:01.0
9. Jaeger Norton 8 Moline Wilson 12:04.7
10. Max Sottos 8 Geneseo 12:06.1
27. Anthony Fulbright 6 Rockford Eisenhower 12:48.6
34. Juan Ismael Del Real 7 Rockford Flinn 12:57.0
40. Samel Retzer 7 Rockford Eisenhower 13:09.4
44. Ben Bathje 8 Rockford West 13:20.3
48. Benjamin Branyan 8 Rockford Eisenhower 13:24.3
50. Jordan Woloszyn 7 Rockford Eisenhower 13:25.2
52. Logan Burley 7 Rockford Eisenhower 13:30.0
60. Sam Marshall 8 Rockford Lincoln 14:33.2

 

Girls 2A Sectional (82 runners)
Place Runner Year School Time
1. Hailey Henry 8 Rockton Stephen Mack 12:08.56
2. Marissa Roggensack 7 Winnebago 12:20.94
3. Katherine Erb 8 Winnebago 12:44.91
4. Miya Brown 8 Winnebago 12:52.47
5. Grace Erb 7 Winnebago 12:57.91
6. Kelly Giardina 8 Rockford Christian 13:05.31
7. Kaitlyn Jerbi 8 Genoa Kingston 13:13.41
8. Calin Gaulrapp 8 Rock Falls 13:15.09
9. Renee Rittmeyer 8 Winnebago 13:16.69
10. Tayli Hultin 7 Rock Falls 13:22.22
12. Lily Esparza 6 Rockford Marshall 13:38.84
15. Mikayla Durkin 7 Rockford Marshall 14:01.88
22. Ekaterina Dmitrieva 6 Rockford Marshall 14:30.75
25. Ursula Koch 7 Rockford Marshall 14:45.00
37. Ella Hill 7 Rockford Marshall 15:37.18
39. Sarah Battaglia 7 Rockford Marshall 15:44.56
43. Gabrielle Foreman 7 Rockford Marshall 15:51.97

 

Girls 3A Sectional (66 runners)
Place Runner Year School Time
1. Michelle Gasmund 7 Rockford Flinn 12:08.2
2. Lacey Laxton 8 Geneseo 12:09.5
3. Sydney Hills 7 Dixon Reagan 12:57.6
4. Ali Rapps 8 Geneseo 13:09.3
5. Anna Snyder 8 Geneseo 13:12.4
6. Emma Smith 6 Dixon Reagan 13:18.4
7. Keeley Mick 6 Dixon Reagan 13:29.1
8. Kadence Tatum 8 Moline Wilson 13:39.5
9. Hadley Lutz 7 Dixon Reagan 13:42.4
29. Hannah Holmes 6 Rockford Eisenhower 14:57.3
41. Katie Jenson 7 Rockford Eisenhower 15:29.7
47. Leslie Vance 7 Rockford Eisenhower 15:48.0
55. Sofi Teske 6 Rockford Eisenhower 16:54.2
60. Katie Holsinger 6 Rockford Eisenhower 17:47.8
61. Megan Fuchs 6 Rockford Lincoln 19:20.2
62. Jessica Clark 8 Rockford Lincoln 19:21.7
63. Jacqueline Kuroda 8 Rockford Eisenhower 20:25.7
64. Mackenzie Wagoner 8 Rockford Lincoln 22:14.6
65. Brianna Jackson 8 Rockford Lincoln 23:08.5

Posted on 10.08.17