The cross country team finished 16th (out of 25 teams) at Peoria. The team was hoping to do better, but it is the best finish ever for a Lawrence County cross country team at the state championships. Based on comparative times, they also outran every other historic Lawrenceville team at Peoria, including their own performance on the course three weeks ago. Jack Holden ran a great race and just missed making the All-State team (top 25), finishing 26th in a personal best of . Personal bests were also achieved by Blaine Hesler () and Gavin Rucker ().
Effingham Sectionals 10/29/2016
Girls were led by Becky Wagner, who finished 47th overall in . Girls were 15th out of 21 teams, and managed to beat conference champion Paris, who finished 16th. Even though they are done for the year, the girls persevered through a lot of injuries and sickness, and Coach Christy and I are very proud of them and their efforts this season. - Coach Bandy
Robinson Regional 10/22/2016
Lawrence Country Cross County advances!
Crossroads Meet 10/01/2016
The boys team had a phenomenal run at Robinson this afternoon, winning a seven team meet. This meet, in the past, has been our traditional season opener, and features some of the toughest teams in the region, so we were thrilled with the effort. Jack Holden led the effort by winning the boys race in 16:40 on the 2.96 mile course. Gavin Rucker ran his best race ever, running his first sub-18:00 to finish 5th. This is the first time we have beaten Olney or Robinson in several years.
Lawrenceville Coop 36
Olney (Richland Co) 61
Effingham St. Anthony 179
Jack Holden, 1st.......16:40
Gavin Rucker, 5th......17:36
Max Smigiel, 7th........17:56
Blaine Hesler, 9th.......18:02
Colin Benson, 14th.....18:48
Cole Sumner, 21st.......19:12
Conner McKinney, 24th..19:26
James Burk, 26th..........19:51
Brandt Bowersock, 36th..20:34
Pat Murphy, 50th........24:23
The girls team ran well, but was hampered with injuries. Darian Hankins and Elsie Whewell ran with sore knees, and Kyanne Waggoner was unable to finish due to searing pain in both calf muscles. Emily Hyre led the way with a 6th place finish in 23:32. Only four full girls teams were present, with Lawrenceville 3rd. Oddly enough, the girls beat Olney, avenging their loss to them last week. Overall, it was a close race in score.
Effingham St. Anthony 30
Lawrenceville Coop 64
Olney (Richland Co) 74
Emily Hyre, 6th.................23:32
Rosie Aguirre, 14th...........24:47
Maya Wright, 15th...........25:04
Becky Wagner, 17th..........25:14
Darian Hankins, 20th........26:29
Jazlyn Robinson, 26th........28:14
Shelby Russell, 34th...........29:20
Elsie Whewell, 36th............30:40
9/1/2019 Home meet:
Place Score Runner School Time
1 1 Jack Holden Lawrenceville 16:44.12
4 4 Blaine Hesler Lawrenceville 17:36.56
6 6 Max Smigiel Lawrenceville 17:38.24
9 9 Cole Sumner Lawrenceville 18:42.66
10 10 Colin Benson Lawrenceville 18:47.59
11 11 Brandt Bowersock Lawrenceville 18:58.56
13 13 Conner McKinney Lawrenceville 19:19.88
15 NA Gavin Rucker Lawrenceville 20:01.18
16 NA James Burke Lawrenceville 20:13.56
26 NA Patrick Murphy Lawrenceville 23:26.94
Richland Co. (Olney) 2-3-5-7-12 (16-17) 29
Lawrenceville 1-4-6-9-10 (11-13) 30
Palestine-Hutsonville 8-14-15-18-19 (20-21) 74
2 2 Kyanne Waggoner Lawrenceville 21:11.00
5 5 Emily Hyre Lawrenceville 23:41.53
6 6 Rosie Aguirre Lawrenceville 23:43.03
7 7 Becky Wagner Lawrenceville 24:03.22
8 8 Maya Wright Lawrenceville 24:09.34
13 13 Annie Bowman Lawrenceville 26:26.53
14 14 Jazlyn Robinson Lawrenceville 26:48.06
16 NA Elsie Whewell Lawrenceville 27:26.88
17 NA Shelby Russell Lawrenceville 28:28.44
Richland Co (Olney) 1-3-4-9-10 (11-12) 27
Lawrenceville 2-5-6-7-8 (13-14) 28
Olney Meet 9-13-16
Olney Meet 9-17-16
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY -- STATE BOUND!!!Coach Christy, Coach Bandy, and the team are excited for Saturday. Coming out of the toughest sectional in the state, this boys team is poised to make history on Saturday at the Cross Country State Meet.
Patriot Invite 10/15/2016
Bill Bandy- "Girls finished 20th out of 36 full teams. Rosie Aguirre, Becky Wagner, Mya Wright and Emily Hyre all ran career best times. In the open race, Kyanne Waggoner, coming off sore calves, was able to run her first race and finished 10th. The boys finished 4th out of 45 full teams, grabbing a trophy and completing the best finish ever for a Lawrenceville team at the invite. The boys team outran nine state-ranked teams and was only 20 points out of 2nd place, in spite of the fact that they ran "flat" and were not happy with their overall team performance. The fourth place, therefore, was a surprise. The one career best time was freshman Colin Benson with a time of 17:30.5. The team put 3 in the top 50 (Holden, 11th, Hesler, 22nd and Smiegel, 32th)."
Jack Holden is a savage. There is no better word to describe him then savage. Jack Holden led the charge by winning the conference title with a course record 15:50, breaking the record of 15:52 originally held by Corbin Kakac of Fairfield in 2014. He is a beast with a bright future. #Statebound
LIC CONFERENCE MEET 10/11/16
Coach Bandy- Both teams ran great races today at the LIC Conference championships. We had three girls and three boys earn All-Conference, the most All-Conference awards either team has ever had.
GIRLS RACE: Girls finished a strong 3rd behind conference champion Paris and 2nd place Olney. All-Conference; Becky Wagner (7th), Rosie Aguirre (8th) and Emily Hyre (9th). Nine girls were able to finish the race, the most we've had in weeks. Kyanne Waggoner and Darian Hankins are still struggling with injuries and were unable to finish the race.
BOYS RACE: Boys lost a great battle to state-ranked Robinson by just 2 points. Jack Holden led the charge by winning the conference title with a course record 15:50, breaking the record of 15:52 originally held by Corbin Kakac of Fairfield in 2014. Holden (1st), Max Smiegel (3rd) and Blaine Hesler (8th) were All-Conference. Just six boys were able to finish the race. James Burk and Conner McKinney are currently sidelined with injuries. The combined top 5 time of 1:23:57 was the fastest race ever ran by a boys team in the history of Lawrenceville cross country.
Boys ran the best race ever at the Olney Invite. Team was third. Only the 2006 team did better (they won the meet), but if you look at the times for the top 5, the team yesterday outran the 2006 team.
Girls were 7th; only the 2010 girls team that advanced to state was better (they were 5th at Olney). However, the girls team is still struggling with some soreness and injuries.
~Coach Bill Bandy
"Both teams really waged a battle this morning. Jack Holden set a school record for the 3 mile course. We won the meet by the "6th man rule". Since the boys tied with Olney (39 pts), the team title was decided by the 6th man, and our 6th was far ahead of Olney's 6th man. Girls ran a solid 3rd, though they are still struggling with several injuries. Coach Christy and I are both very proud of the team efforts this morning. It was a great run." -Bill Bandy re: Lawrenceville Invite
Newton Meet 10/04/2016
The awards banquet was held 11/11/2016.
Jack - Leadership and MVP
Rosie - Leadership and Most Dedicated
Becky - Outstanding Freshman and MVP
Collin - Outstanding Freshman
2016 Cross-Country Team