Should be a dynamite battle between two top 10 teams in the final Dyestat Illinois ratings.<>#6 Mahomet-Seymour is a squad that could get a trophy at Detweiller on November 5th. But first, they would like to add a sectional title to the regional title that they won last week at Mattoon. The Bulldogs have a strong front 3 in Jonathan Schaap, John Butcher, and Lucas Prather. Those three have kept their split on an average close to 14 seconds of each other. Along with that, their split on 5 has been close to 40 seconds on the average. They will win if 1 of their front three are in the top 5.
Other runners to watch include Sam Welbourne of Jersey, Michael Simon of Springfield, Chris Martin of Mascoutah, Josh Rodenberg of Waterloo, Taylor Fatheree of Effingham, Lucas Prather , John Butcher, and Jonathan Schaap of Mahomet-Seymour, Blais Garcia Canga of Champaign Centennial, and David Modert of Mt. Vernon.
|1st - 42||15:47||15:53 -6||16:09 -22||16:14 -27||16:35 -48||16:41 -54||16:58 -71|
|Peoria Notre Dame||L.Prather||J.Butcher||J.Schaap||F.Smoes||E.Johnson||C.McCormack||E.Russell|
|14th - 493||15:21||15:34 -13||15:39 -18||15:58 -37||16:11 -50||16:23 -62||16:27 -66|
|1st - 71||15:18||15:24 -6||15:37 -19||15:52 -34||16:05 -47||16:09 -51||16:11 -53|
|1st - 33||15:24||15:27 -3||15:33 -9||15:52 -28||15:56 -32||16:25 -61||16:28 -64|
|2nd - 62||15:29||15:36 -7||15:42 -13||15:58 -29||16:15 -46||16:17 -48||16:28 -59|
|2nd - 40||15:34||15:51 -17||15:51 -17||15:57 -23||16:01 -27||16:31 -57||16:53 -79*|
|1st - 32||15:51||15:56 -5||15:59 -8||16:02 -11||16:10 -19||16:12 -21||17:38 -107|
|2nd - 77||15:29||15:40 -11||15:48 -19||15:48 -19||16:06 -37||16:33 -64||16:38 -69|
Placed 2nd at the Decatur MacArthur Sectional. Rated #6 in the final Dyestat IL 2A ratings. Rated as high as #3 during the season, Coach Neal Garrison’s team is a legitimate threat to capture the team title. The Bulldogs have run in a tight pack all season. Don’t expect that to change on Saturday. Jonathan Schaap, Lucas Prather, or John Butcher will lead this team on Saturday. Last Saturday, the gap on 4 was 19 seconds. This team on occasions this season has experienced 25-30 second 5 man splits. Need more of the same on Saturday. Sophomore Forrest Smoes could surprise for this team in this race.The Team Race Preview
Belvidere North goes after their 3rd straight championship. It will not be easy as last year. They have a talented first 4 runners all capable of placing all-state. The question is keeping that 4 close together like they did early in the year at Peoria. If they experience a big gap, there are at least 6 teams that could win this team race.
Yorkville came close last week. If they have 2 runners in the first 20, it could happen. Glenbard South is a secretly tough team with 2 runners that have the potential to place in the top 10. If they can only keep their 5 man split under 60 seconds. Normal University romped at their sectional. They have the front runners and a tight split to make it very interesting.
Springfield has the potential of 2 or maybe 3 all staters. It is keeping their pack under 40 seconds the key. Mahomet-Seymour will have a tight pack, but can they get a runner or runners in the top 25? Marmion Academy has the tight pack. But like Mahomet, can they get a runner in the top 25?
If Belvidere North has 4 runners within 20 seconds of Tyler
Yunk, they will repeat. If not, the door is wide open to the
possibilities mentioned above.