Girls cross country


Yesenia Vizguerra

      A lot has changed for the cross country girls since the 2016-2017 season. With the winning of the state title; the team hopes to defend their title and bring another championship back to North.

      The team started training at the beginning of summer, and has had an excellent off-season filled with conditioning and strength training.

      The team’s first meet starting is August 29 which is the Sycamore Invitational. The invitational is always a good warm-up for the season. North will have a target on their back from day one and will try to dominate each meet like they did last season.

      The season begins with the Sycamore Invite, Crystal Lake S, NIC-10 Preview Meet, First to the Finish Invite, Minooka Flight Invite, Rock River Run, St. Charles N Invite, and finally NIC-10 Cont. Meet.

      Jenna Lutzow, a state-runner for her career here at North, has since left the team and is now moving onto her college career at Missouri.

      With one of the best runner’s North has ever seen, gone, the team only hopes to be able to win state together. On a good note North had four all-state title runners last season with Madison Diercks  placing fourth at 17:19  and Gianna Sagona placing eleventh at 17:30. North hopes to have another individual state champion to go along with a team championship.

“I feel like this season is going to be even better than the last one with all the hard work we are putting in. The team gets closer as the years go on and we all work well together,” said Alex Reza (‘20).

      Focusing on team bonding has worked so far for the team getting closer and running together or in sync. The team bonding really makes running easier because the team while run easier and better because the team has gotten close and has since formed an unbreakable bond.

      “I’m really excited to see where the season takes everyone. Especially after Jenna has left, I feel like all the team bonding has brought us closer. I feel like this year we will be able to win state because the team is so close,” says Sofi Zeman (‘19).