MHS boys win own harrier meet

Mendota’s Andrew Stamberger, left, and Dagen Setchell are side-by-side as they motor around the lake during a home cross country meet on Oct. 6. (Reporter photo)

MENDOTA – Mendota High School cross country runners hosted teams from Dixon, Oregon, Streator, and DePue for a race on its home course at Lake Mendota on Oct. 6.

The Dixon girls posted a perfect score of 15 points, led by top placing Katie Schaeffer, with a time of 23:30 on the 2.96-mile course.

The boys’ race was won by Streator’s Kody Danko with a time of 17:26. He was followed by Mendota’s top four runners: Anthony Kelson (2nd, 18:12), Alex Hermosillo (3rd, 18:25), Dagen Setchell (4th, 19:01) and Andrew Stamberger (5th, 19:06). Travis Mumm’s 17th-place finish of 23:56, helped the Trojans to a team win on the boys’ side. Mendota’s 26 points were followed by Streator with 38 and Oregon with 56.

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