| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Lafayette High's boys cross country team, the 2013 Group 3A state champion, finished third at the 2014 state meet Friday on the Great Meadow course in The Plains, near Warrenton.
The Lafayette girls finished fourth.
In the boys race, Lafayette...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Two months ago, Deerfield High School senior Charles Nash was spending his cross-country practices in a pool, rehabbing from an injury. On Saturday in Peoria, he was receiving an all-state medal for his top 25 finish in the IHSA 2A cross-country...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Throughout his running career at River Hill, Chris Heydrick has raced for one thing.
After being crowned last year's Class 3A 800- and 1,600-meter state champion during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, the senior is no longer concerning himself with...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:35 AM
It has been a long time coming for the girls' cross country team at Cooper City High School.
The Cowboys recently reached the state tournament in Tallahassee. The last time a Cooper City cross country team qualified for the state meet was in 1987, and...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:12 PM
A woman approached Corona del Mar High cross country coach Bill Sumner last Saturday morning at Mt. San Antonio College, asking him where the finish line was at the CIF Southern Section Championships.
Sumner stood about 100 feet from the clearly marked...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:01 PM
Dennis McCormack first started running the Manchester Road Race when he was 14. He was a freshman on the cross country team at East Catholic High School. He wore black Converse sneakers. It was 1965.
His family always went to watch the race, so he might...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:29 PM
MANCHESTER — Tradition is what motivated runners to come out to the 78th annual Manchester Road Race Thursday morning, despite the snow and freezing rain that fell across the state Wednesday night.
Shortly after the race began, a few snowflakes...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:30 PM
MANCHESTER — In the first few years of her running career, Cynthia (Wadsworth) Lorenzoni did her best to not run on roads.
"I hid in the woods," Lorenzoni said. "Nobody saw me running. Women weren't running then. It was weird. And I was in high...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 4:19 PM
It's stressful and exhilarating. It's frustrating and addictive.
For Raisa Kochmaruk, a sophomore at Liberty High School, cross country elicits all types of emotions and feelings from within.
As a freshman, Kochmaruk admitted, it was more than a...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 6:59 PM
WALNUT — The members of the Corona del Mar High girls' cross country team do a lot of things together.
On Saturday, they each had little black letters that read "CDM" on their cheek. Even along the three-mile course, they tend to group together...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:28 PM
HARTFORD — Haley Rice was 14 years old when her father killed himself.
It happened Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving and two days before her birthday.
Rice is now a senior at the University of Hartford. She is a co-captain of the cross country...