Last week the Gillespie Cross Country team participated in an 11-team meet at Carlinville and the East Alton Wood River Invitational. The Lady Miners finished fourth in Carlinville behind Mater Dei 37, Rochester 41, and Litchfield 75. Gillespie finished with 104 points. Saturday’s event was individually scored and not team scored.
Top placers out of 60 runners were Erika Gill 13th, Mia Brawner 25th and Katie Polo 30th. In the boys, Levi Hatlee placed 38th and Luke Hatlee 55th out of a large group of 92 runners. Saturday the Miners attended the East Alton Wood River 27th Invitational.
EAST ALTON WOOD RIVER INVITATIONAL
This unique meet was only individually scored, not team scored. Athletes ran four races against competitors of the same high school class level. In the freshman class, Mia Brawner ran a personal best to place second. Erika Gill also ran a personal best to win the sophomore class. Ryleigh Phillips topped her best time to place 13th in the sophomore class.
For the boys, Leo Page placed 12th in the sophomore class. In the senior boys class, Levi Hatlee placed 17th and Luke Hatlee placed 23rd. All athletes who placed 15th or higher received a plaque.
Both teams will compete in the South Central Conference Meet next Saturday.