Clipper runners compete at invitationals

Amboy’s Kyle McNinch claimed the overall first-place finish in the boys’ race with a time of 16:45.75 at the Gary Coates Invitational on Sept. 10 in Princeton. Courtesy photo

AMBOY — Amboy cross country runners competed in the Seneca Invitational on Sept. 2.

The Clipper varsity boys had four runners in the competition, with Charlie Dickinson taking 21st place in a time of 19:41.9. Next to cross the finish line was Garrett Pertell in 33rd place at 21:11.6, followed by Kelton Schwamberger (46th, 22:20.2) and Jaden Haley (55th, 23:05.9).

Sandwich was first in the team standings with 43 points. Other teams figuring in the standings were Herscher (65), Morris (70), Seneca (87), Streator (131), Ottawa (156), Beecher (161) and Kankakee Bishop McNamara (170).

Four Lady Clipper runners were entered in the junior varsity girls’ race. They included Samantha Nauman (10th, 20:19.3), Addison Pertell (12th, 20:29.5), Anna Carlson (13th, 20:31.1) and Natalie Pratt (14th, 20:36.6).

Minonk Fieldcrest won with 22 points, followed by Ottawa (46) and Ottawa Marquette (58).

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Amboy traveled to Princeton for the Gary Coates Invitational on Sept. 10.

The Clippers’ Kyle McNinch claimed the overall first-place finish in the boys’ race with a time of 16:45.75. Next through the chute for Amboy was Atticus Horner in 14th place in a time of 18:28.85, while Dickinson also finished in the top 20 with an 18th-place showing in 18:56.14. Garrett Pertell (23rd, 19:11.65), Haley (38th, 20:23.89) and Schwamberger (43rd, 20:35.55) also ran for the Clippers.

Sterling Newman topped the team standings with 52 points, followed by Mercer County with 63 and Amboy with 77. Lowpoint-Washburn (91), Bureau Valley (129), LaSalle-Peru (162), Morris (165) and Rockridge (180) rounded out the team standings.

In the varsity girls’ race, the Lady Clippers had four runners in the competition. Pratt took 35th place in a time of 25:48.48, while Addison Pertell (36th, 25:58.80), Carlson (38th, 26:01.86) and Nauman (51st, 27:25.57) completed the AHS lineup.

The top five scoring teams were Sherrard (43), Mercer County (50), Lowpoint-Washburn (82), Fieldcrest (118) and Princeton (118). Rockridge (126), LaSalle-Peru (145) and St. Bede (149) also competed.

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