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 Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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