By Victor Gonzalez (Lane Tech class of 1989) and Ilona Koziel
Ilona Koziel was a former sprinter, Jumper and cross country runner at Lane Tech H.S.
Experience was the big winner in the girls Frosh-Soph
race. Fenwick dominated the race, but
the CPS managed to get some runners in to the top ten.
5th place – Clarissa Fryan (So)
Lane Tech HS
6th place - Araceli Gutierrez (So)
Clarissa Fryan and Araceli Gutierrez both agreed that the big difference in their performance was the experience they had gained from their freshmen year. Clarissa stated that she felt stronger after a full year of cross country and a summer of training.
Araceli competed well despite some previous running injuries. Her coach stated that all the construction at Mather has made it difficult to get the athletes the proper ice treatment. Despite the injuries, she will be busy trying to break 19 minutes by the end of the year. After talking to this young lady, I was impressed with her attitude of just doing her best and thinking about the future.
Jordan Ashley Micus is only a freshman but has run cross country in the past. She has competed in cross country since fifth grade. Her goal is to make the varsity team by the end of the year. Jordan’s performance justifies the need for feeder programs. With all the cuts in the CPS, it will be a while before the CPS has the funding for 7th and 8th grade cross country programs.We wish these girls and the rest of the newcomers to the CPS the best of luck this season
8th place – Jordan Ashley Micus (Fr) Northside HS
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