Metro cross country preview capsules

Posted Online: Sept. 01, 2014, 5:48 pm
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Alleman Pioneers
Doug Burke (sixth year)

Second at Western Big 6 Conference; third at Class 2A regional; 11th at sectional.
Returners: Sr.: Olivia Gonzalez, Michaela Hird, Lexie Mallary. Soph.: Lucy Adlfinger, Reagan Bush, Kaytlyn Golding.
Newcomers: Sr.: Abbey Bresko, Grace Copen. Jr.: Michelle Rosas. Soph.: Ally Murphy.

2013 highlights:
Western Big 6 champions; second at Class 2A regional; fourth at sectional; 13th at IHSA State Meet.
Returners: Sr.: Connor Darrow, Wesley Graham, Kienan Otto. Jr.: Aaron Golding. Soph.: Augie Darrow.
Newcomers: Sr.: John Desutter Soph.: Nate Eder, Payton Miller.

Geneseo Maple Leafs
Don Fredericks (boys, 26th year); Kelley Timmerman (girls, first year)

2013: Fifth place in the Northern Illinois Big 12; fourth at Class 2A regional; ninth at sectionals.
Returners: Sr.: Mikayla Bowton, Katie Puls. Jr.: Taylor Claus, Lauren Coulter, Molly Lembke, Madison Miller, Becca Rapps. Soph.: Emma Alexander, Megan Coulter, Sally DeBrock, Katelyn Mielke.
Newcomers: Fr.: Rebekah Beard, Veronica Eilers, Brandi Gatter, RaeLyn Versluys.

Sixth place Northern Illinois Big 12; fifth at Class 2A regional; seventh at sectional
Returners: Sr.: Chris Bagley, David Chenoweth. Jr.: Keaton Darin, Charley Elden, Gabe Johnson. Soph.: Luke Johnson, Charlie Schlindwein, Kyle Sellers, Nathan Soria.
Newcomers: Blake Duncan, Cameron Darin, Keith Elden, Maguire Hoon, Thackery Newton.

Moline Maroons
Tauwon Taylor (15th year)

Big 6 champions; third at Class 3A regional; sixth at sectional
Returners: Sr.: Keeley Knobloch, Sala Hanne. Jr.: Marina Lareau.
Newcomers: Sr.: Emma Vyncke, Michelle DeArmond. Jr: Sydney Schneider. Soph.: Ava Gomez. Fr.: Jade Ford, Savannah Hampton, Emme Schwabe.

Sixth Western Big 6; fifth at Class 3A regional, 13th at 3A sectional.
Returners: Sr: Koffivi Vonor. Jr.: Timothy Knobloch, Aric Fowler, Bryce Poston.
Newcomers: Sr.: Andrew Levesque, Tanner McAnally. Jr.: Colin Brown, Conor Sapp. Soph.: Connor Dessert. Fr.: Jordan Benson , Ryan Lodico.

Rock Island Rocks
Tony VanDeWalle (girls, sixth year) and Dave Terronez (boys, 11th year)

Fifth at Big 6; seventh Class 2A regional.
Returners: Sr.: Iradukunda Josephine, Delina Tesfamichael. Jr.: Agok Ayuen, Sara Stockdale, Ndihokubwayo Deniza. Soph: Mariah Prieto.
Newcomers: Sr.: Andrea Ruiz, Ndungo Tosha. Jr.: Amira Habona. Soph.: Mwavita Neema, Hannah Snell

Fourth in Big 6; sixth in Class 2A regional, 14th at sectional
Returners: Sr.: Josh Hathorn, Mugisha Fashingoma, Honore Lopaka. Jr.: Ian Washam, Cameron Green.
Newcomers: Jr.: Andres Bennett-Terronez. Soph.: Pearson Kershner, Terrell Robinson, Tavian Douglas-Roberts. Fr.: Alex Klumb, Jalil Gay, Carlon Stweart.

United Township Panthers
Chris Wallaert (second year)

2013: Six
th Western Big 6, ninth at regional
Returners: Sr.: Baylee Burklund. Jr.: Michaela Gordon. Soph: Sandra Camarillo, Edith Flores.
Newcomers: Sr.: Randi Bailey, Deijah Rivera-Watts. Jr.: Lupe Xique. Soph.: Ema Morse, Samantha Stevens. Fr.: Mariana Bautista, Natillie Foss.

Third Western Big 6; fourth Class 3A regional; 12th at sectional
Returners: Jr.: Kyle Riege, Justin Verlinden, Jacob Wright.
Newcomers: Sr.: Samir Abdelkarim. Jr.: Isaac Boore, Alex Harness. Soph.: Devin Dobbles, Nathan Scherschel, Sawyer Swearingen, Jacob Varble, Trevor Viren.

By Chris Steele


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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