Inside cross country: Richmond-Burton's James Kaht done for season
Athlete of the week
Beattie finished second in the IHSA Class 2A Woodstock North Regional on Saturday at Emricson Park.
Beattie ran 16:12 to help the Blue Streaks to second place as a team.
Crystal Lake Central, sr.
Dagley took third in the IHSA Class 2A Burlington Central Regional on Saturday, leading the Tigers to first place.
Dagley finished in 18:33 and Central had 47 points to win the title. Vernon Hills was second with 60 points.
Kaht’s season done: Richmond-Burton senior James Kaht enjoyed a junior year in which he achieved All-State status in cross country and track and field. But Kaht’s cross country season is over after he was diagnosed recently with a fractured heel.
Kaht had run well this season and finished eighth in the Big Northern Conference Meet two weeks ago, but he had been nagged by foot pain. One doctor originally thought was a tendon issue. When Kaht visited another foot specialist, his father Glenn said, an MRI indicated the fracture.
Kaht will be on crutches for four weeks, but his father said he should be ready for the track and field season. Kaht finished second in the Class 2A 1,600 meters last season.
This week’s top meets
Class 1A Oregon Sectional
10 a.m. Saturday, Oregon Park West
Harvard and Marian Central are the local teams competing in the meet.
Class 2A Belvidere Sectional
10 a.m. Saturday, Belvidere High School
Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Johnsburg, Marengo, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Woodstock North are the local teams competing.
Class 3A Waubonsie Valley Sectional
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Waubonsie Valley High School
Huntley and Jacobs are the two local teams competing.
Class 3A Schaumburg Sectional
10 a.m. Saturday, at Busse Woods
Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Dundee-Crown and McHenry are the local teams competing.
Note: The top five teams and top seven individuals not on those teams advance to the state meet next weekend in Peoria. Also, any runners finishing eighth, ninth or 10th and not qualifying as an individual or on a team will automatically qualify.
– Joe Stevenson