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Boys Cross Country perform well at annual race

Cross country runners raced against each other at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Sept. 8.

Brandon Belgrad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 8, the boys cross country team competed in the annual First to the Finish invite. The boys brought down 25 runners and placed 14 on the varsity level and third in the junior varsity open race. The top seven runners from this meet included Matt Kusak, senior, Piyush Mekla, sophomore, Carter McCarroll, junior, Chinmay Amin, j...

Boys and girls cross country team concludes season at State

Part of the boys varsity cross country state team poses after running the three-mile race for State.

Kabir Sawlani, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017

Both the boys and girls cross country team competed in the State Finals on Saturday, Nov. 4. The boys finished fourth overall and the girls placed tenth overall. The race for the State title was a three-mile run at Detweiller Park in Peoria on a cloudy, 50 degrees-Fahrenheit autumn day. Central...

Cross country teams place top three at Sectionals

Matt Kusak, junior member of the varsity boys cross country team, runs during a previous meet.

Leah Stevens, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 29 at Katherine Legge Memorial Park, both the boys and girls varsity cross country teams ran at Sectionals. The boys team placed third, while the girls team tied for second at the race. “Sectionals is the qualifier for state,” said Mr. Mark McCabe, coach. “It was a three mile ra...

Making strides to state

Runners begin the Oak Park River Forest invite on Oct. 5.

Rachel Wagner, Contributor

October 11, 2017

On Wednesday Oct. 4 at the Naperville Twilight Invitational, the varsity girls cross country team ranked sixth in the state. Naperville North is ranked as the number one team in the state and one of the top teams in the Midwest after a first place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota on Sep...

Boys cross country places third in Palatine Invite

Boys varsity cross-country charges through the grass at the Palatine Invite on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Leah Stevens, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2017

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the boys cross country team raced at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, Ill. for an invitational meet; they placed third with a team total of 170 points.  St. Xavier came in first place with a team total of 97 points, followed by Mundelein with 159 tea...

Boys’ Track trains for the upcoming season

(From left to right) Robert Callan, junior, and Jack Borys, junior, run past the West Hinsdale Metra station towards Clarendon Hills as a run through multiple District 86 communities is a daily activity for Cross Country runners.

Shannon Ging and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2017

To prepare for the upcoming season, the Boys’ Track team has been training both together and separately during the winter. Long distance runners, in specific, are working together to train by meeting up after school and running locally around Hinsdale. “We have started to ramp up our mileage ...

Boys’ XC places sixth at State

Blake Evertsen, senior, placed 19th at the State meet in Peoria, Ill. on Nov. 5.

Emmett Grundberg, Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Shannon Ging, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

On Nov. 5, Red Devil Boys' Cross Country headed down to Peoria for the State meet. The team finished sixth overall with top runner Blake Evertsen, senior, finishing 19th place as an individual. This team has not been without their struggles during the 2016 season, which culminated in a fourth plac...

Girls’ XC looks for victory at Conference meet

Girls' Varsity cross country runners line up before their meet on Sept. 17. They will be running at Conference on Oct. 15 at LT.

Shannon Ging and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2016

On Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m., girls’ cross country began their postseason run at the West Suburban Silver Conference meet at Lyons Township. The girls have worked hard all season to get to this point, led by veteran coach Mark McCabe and varsity members Molly Caveney, senior, Reilly Revord, ju...

Running modestly

Coach Westphal shows off his past success with a trophy.

Ali Ardehali, Shannon Ging, Sports Editor, and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in- Chief

September 14, 2016

Coach James Westphal has an impressive repertoire; he's a four time All-American who has also competed in two Olympic trials and in three Cross Country World Championships. Mr. Westphal is the one of the only people in the world whose name falls into all of these categories. Westphal, Cross Country Head C...

Running to Glory

Hinsdale Central Cross Country runners holding a state title trophy from 2014. The team will look to hold that trophy again this upcoming season.

Ali Ardehali, Sports Writer, Shannon Ging, Sports Editor, and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2016

After finishing fourth in the West Suburban Conference last season, Central’s Boys' Cross Country is hoping for another great season, which begins on Aug. 30. “Our goals are to finish in the top three in the West Suburban Conference and top [six] in the State Meet,” said Mr. James Westphal, he...

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