Clippers compete at invitationals


AMBOY — The Amboy cross country teams were busy competing in two invitationals last week.

Amboy participated in the Rochelle Invitational on Sept. 15.

The Clippers had five runners in the boys’ race. Charlie Dickinson (18:44.4) and Atticus Horner (18:54.5) placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Garrett Pertell occupied the 13th position with a time of 19:53.6, while Kelton Schwamberger was 20th in 20:57.8 and Jaden Haley placed 21st in 21:05.1.

DeKalb was atop the team standings with 30 points, followed by Rochelle with 61 and Amboy with 63. Camanche (94) and Genoa-Kingston (104) also figured in the team totals.

In the girls’ competition, Addison Pertell was the first of four Lady Clipper runners to cross the finish line in 11th place with a time of 25:59.3. Anna Carlson was 12th in 26:01.7, while Samantha Nauman (13th, 26:21.2) and Natalie Pratt (15th, 26:53.3) also participated.

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Amboy ventured to Manlius for the Bureau Valley Invitational on Sept. 17.

The Clippers had a lineup of six runners in the boys’ competition, led by Kyler McNinch, who took 18th place in a time of 17:41.4. A total of 157 harriers finished the race. Also traversing the course for Amboy were Dickinson (47th, 18:58.3), Horner (54th, 19:18.7), Garrett Pertell (76th, 20:03.5), Schwamberger (83rd, 20:17.4) and Haley (104th, 21:22.8).

The Clippers were eighth in the team standings with 202 points. Taking the first spot was Elmwood with 70 points, followed by Sandwich (94), Rock Falls (113), Mercer County (140), Rock Island Alleman (147), Newman (163) and Erie-Prophetstown (165). Finishing behind Amboy were Westmont (204), Seneca (229), Chillicothe IVC (268), Lowpoint-Washburn (307) and Henry-Senachwine (310).

The Amboy girls were led by Carlson in 75th place with a clocking of 25:06.1. Addison Pertell was next (94th, 26:18.5), followed by Pratt (98th, 26:30.8) and Nauman (127th, 28:31.3).

Elmwood made it a sweep on the day by winning the girls’ race with 87 points. Rock Falls (98), Seneca (115), Sandwich (117) and Sherrard (119) completed the top five.

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