Banner day for Beatties

Woodstock’s Beattie family experienced a huge day of running Saturday.

Locally, Woodstock senior Maura Beattie won the IHSA Class 2A Belvidere Girls Cross Country Sectional title and sophomore Luke finished eighth in the boys race to qualify for the cross country state meet Saturday in Peoria.

Elsewhere, the older Beattie sisters, Elise and Kayla, had big days for their respective college teams, both winning their conference meets.

Kayla, a junior at Arizona, finished fifth in the PAC-12 Conference Meet, helping the Wildcats win that title. Kayla, a two-time Class 2A state cross country champion, was celebrating her 21st birthday.

Elise, a senior at New Hampshire, took 11th for the Wildcats, who won the America East Conference Meet title.