With health issues resolved, Bryan has dominant season
Cross Country

With health issues resolved, Bryan has dominant season

Most athletes would be excited to finish 29th in the state as a junior, but for Illini West's Jacob Bryan, it wasn't exactly the fairy tale ending he had hoped for. The 2016 cross country season had been long and stressful, and after he finished, a deep sigh may have been more from relief of the roller-coaster season being over than the quality finish he achieved.

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Busy, successful summer doesn't stop Kurfman in fall
Cross Country

Busy, successful summer doesn't stop Kurfman in fall

The time off might have been a blessing for Quincy High School junior Lydia Kurfman. She was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her foot halfway through the 2016 running season. The injury forced Kurfman to sit at a large chunk of the season and limited

Rosen repeats as AAU national champion
Cross Country

Rosen repeats as AAU national champion

Fiker Rosen has made quite an impression in AAU cross country circles. The eighth-grader at St. Peter in Quincy won the 13-14 national championship last year, and he defeated 82 runners to capture the 15-16 national championship on Saturday at McAlpine Park. In fact, Rosen's time of 15:48.1 was 24 seconds faster than anyone in the 15-16 race and seven seconds faster than the time posted by Caleb McCurdy, a high school senior who won the boys 17-18 race.

Men's College Cross Country

Wildcats in back of pack at Heart championships

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. -- Culver-Stockton College's Renate Richardson finished 64th out of 119 runners at the Heart of America Conference women's cross country championships, finishing in 22 minutes, 8.02 seconds.

Prep Boys Cross Country

Neff, Frazee earn state medals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Devin Neff capped his cross country career with a state medal. The Mark Twain senior took seventh in the Class 2 state championship meet by finishing in 17 minutes, 15.52 seconds at Oak Hills Golf Course.

Prep Boys Cross Country

Chargers' Bryan brings home state medal

PEORIA, Ill. -- When the final race of his prep cross country career ended, Jacob Bryan only wanted to do one thing. "I wanted to lay down," he said. "I was pretty tired." The rest had to wait until the Illini West senior received his medal...

Prep Boys Cross Country

Three runners advance to state from Elmwood Sectional

ELMWOOD, Ill. ญญ-- Three local runners advanced to next weekend's state meet from the Class 1A Elmwood Sectional Saturday morning. Pittsfield's Eli Ten Eyck and Illini West's Jacob Bryan advanced after finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, in the boys r

Prep Girls Cross Country

Bigsby takes 54th in Class 4 sectional

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Hannibal's Autumn Bigsby finished in 54th place in the girls race of the Class 4 sectional Saturday. Bigsby finished in 21 minutes, 57.81 seconds to miss out on advancing to state. Wenztville Holt's Emily Griesenauer won the title in 1

Prep Girls Cross Country

Blue Devils' Kurfman moves on to state

GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Quincy High School's Lydia Kurfman advanced to the Class 4A state meet after finishing in fourth place in Saturday's Granite City Sectional. Kurfman finished in 17 minutes, 27 seconds and was 35 seconds behind Yorkville's Alyssa Edwar

Prep Boys Cross Country

Neff clinches district title; Palmyra, Clark County teams advance

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Devin Neff won his third race in as many weekends, winning the Class 2 District 3 boys cross country meet Saturday. The Mark Twain runner won in 16 minutes, 53.72 seconds, beating out Clark County's Nathan Frazee by 38 seconds. The Pa