Benet Academy Boys Cross Country

  Benet Academy Boys Cross Country 
ESCC Conference Champs                                                                                                                                                                               IHSA State Finals 
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,                                                                                                                                                                             2003-18th,   2004-21st 
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,                                                                                                                                                                             2005-15th,   2006-17th 
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,                                                                                                                                                                             2013-19th,   2018-7th
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
            2018 State Squad                                                                 2018 Benet Academy Redwings                                                  2018 - 7th Place 2A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             State Team 
2019 Summer Practice Information:
Come join us for a great summer of training!  Click Here for more information about Benet's summer practice schedule.

New Procedure for mandatory paper work: Click Here for instructions on what is needed and and here for paperwork checklist.

**Change to the schedule.  The Redwings will no longer be racing at Lake Park on Wednesday, September 4.  The team is now entered into a similar meet with Hinsdale Central on Tuesday, August 27.  More details to follow.

2019: Dates for the Official Season
  • Monday August 12: Begin Mandatory Practices- First official day of practice is from 7:00 am -10:00 am.  All paper work MUST be turned in (physicals must be done and all paper work can be turned in online under the registration tab here: ( paper work means no practice which is an unexcused practice.
  • Tuesday-Friday, August 13-16: 7:00 am -10:00 am practice at Benet.
  • Wednesday, August 14: 11:00 am Shoe and Spike event at Naperville Running Company in downtown Naperville.  NRC will open their team space, located in the basement of their store (designed by New Balance), where runners will have a chance to try on shoes and spikes for the season. 
  • Saturday, August 17: 7:00-9:00 am practice at Waterfall Glen. (Directions from Benet: Maple East to I355.  I355 South to I55 North toward Chicago, Exit at Lemont South.  South on Lemont Rd until you reach the parking lot on the left side (Last year there was some confusion.  Please do not pull onto Westgate Rd.  That takes you further into the park.)  We will meet in the parking lot.  Parents, feel free to ride your bike, run, or walk while we are running. 
  • Monday, August 19: 7:00 am -10:00 am at Benet.
  • Tuesday, August 20 3:00 pm -5:00 pm practice at Benet (Class registration is from 8am-3pm).  Team pictures during practice.
  • Wednesday, August 21: 7:00 am - 10:00 am at Benet 
  • Thursday, August 22: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will meet from 8-10 am for practice at Benet.  Freshmen will meet after their first day of school and will practice from 12:30-1:45 pm at Benet.
  • Friday, August 23: First full day of school for everyone.  Practice is 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm.  This is the normal practice time for the rest of the season.
  • Saturday, August 24: 7:00-9:00 am practice at the Prairie Path in downtown Wheaton.  Mile Marker "0" located at he T-intersection of West Liberty and South Carlton Ave.  As always, parents you are welcome to walk, run, bike, enjoy the weather, etc.
  • Tuesday, August 27: NEW MEET!  Instead of the Lake Park meet we are now running against Hinsdale Central and Fenwick at Katherine Legge Park
  • Saturday, August 31: 7:00-9:00 am Distance run.  Location TBD.
  • Monday, September 2 (Labor Day...Mandatory): 7:00 am -9:00 am at Benet for our speed workout.  Band members WILL be done in time for the parade
  • Saturday, September 7: First invitational of the year at Lyons Township High School.
All meet times and directions can be found on the left side of the website.  Just click the meet and I will detail when to be at Benet, approximate time of races, etc. All information currently up is from last year. Once I receive meet information from the race directors I will update the page and will make note at the top of each meet that has been updated.  Results will also be posted weekly.  I post a spreadsheet of our team’s results as well as a link to the meet’s official results.

Team Pasta Dinners
If anyone willing to host/co-host a pasta dinner, please sign up now!  This is a great way for the runners to bond the night before competition.  If you are interested, email me the family name(s) and the date you would like to host.  In the past, Clara's in Woodridge has given all Benet functions 40% off.  Here are the available dates:
  • September 6 (night before Lyons Township)
  • September 13 (night before Joliet) 
  • September 20 (night before Kaneland)
  • September 27 (night before Loyola)
  • October 11 (night before meet TBA)
  • October 18 (night before Conference)

Team Gear Information:

I will place an order for gear in June and again on Friday, August 16.  If you need an order form, just let me know.

A deposit of $150 is needed in order to issue all racing uniforms.  The check will be returned at the end of the season once the uniform is returned.

Save the Date:

 End of the year banquet will be on Sunday, November 17 from 6-9 pm at the Naperville Country Club. 

That's it for now.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email .

 Coach Renicker

A Tradition of Excellence:

2018 - Valedictorian

2016 - Valedictorian and Salutatorian

2015 - Salutatorian

2014 - Valedictorian

2007- Salutatorian  

Running Links
  • IHSA: Cross Country
  • Dyestat: Best coverage on Ill CC 
  • ESCC: Webpage for Boys Cross Country
  • Letsrun: The mecca of all running news

2019 Race Schedule