The high school cross country season is beginning to wind down for the pandemic impacted 2020 season.
Co-head coach Leann Sosamon indicates the team is coming off a weekend meet in Urbana, a meet Friday night followed by the Central Illinois Conference meet and then it is off to the postseason.
According to Coach Sosamon, runner Ethan Black is having a terrific season chasing some Clinton records and even set a lifetime best in Urbana.
At a meet just a few weeks earlier at course set up for a night run, Black indicates he set a personal best in Clinton and discussed the impacts of finishing the race on the track and hearing the loud music and the crowd carrying him to the finish.
The night race at the Clinton Schools complex was very unique. Coach Sosamon says she hasn't been a part of anything like that before and credits Athletic Director Matt Koeppel for making it happen and hopes it could be something that is an annual event in Clinton. Co-head coach Rachel Anderson-Lyons called it a complete community effort.
The IHSA recently expanded the postseason for cross country and golf so now instead of just having a regional competition be the conclusion of the season, teams will be able to compete in a sectional competition to conclude the year.