Cross Country: Rochelle battles at Oregon 7-Person Invitational


Lady Hubs finish fourth as Hubs take fifth

OREGON — The Rochelle cross country teams began their respective seasons at the Oregon 7-Person Invitational on Wednesday, with the Lady Hubs taking fourth out of five teams and the Hubs finishing fifth out of six teams.

Senior Katherine Bakken led the Rochelle varsity girls by placing third individually with a time of 21:43. Junior Britney Baez placed 12th with a time of 23:57 while freshman Sara Johnson took 19th with a time of 25:11. Sophomore Heidi Cruz (25th at 26:21) and senior Anne Hickey (26th at 26:27) rounded out the top Lady Hub runners.

Junior Santi Cordoba finished 11th with a time of 19:45 to lead the Rochelle boys while junior Tucker Louis placed 19th with a time of 20:10 and junior Diego Escobar took 31st with a time of 22:27. Junior Parker Hale (34th in 23:05) and senior Xavier Arriaga (35th in 23:07) wrapped up Rochelle’s top varsity boys on Wednesday.

Both Rochelle teams will compete in the First to the Finish Invitational at Detweiller Park in Peoria this weekend.


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