2016 Cross-Country Team


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 15:36.  Personal bests were also achieved by Blaine Hesler (16:18) and Gavin Rucker (17:02).


Effingham Sectionals 10/29/2016


45

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville

21:19.00

58

Rosie Aguirre

Lawrenceville

21:43.55

73

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville

22:18.99

92

Kyanne Waggoner

Lawrenceville

22:58.33

94

Maya Wright

Lawrenceville

23:01.41

123

Elsie Whewell

Lawrenceville

24:45.08

132

Jazyln Robinson

Lawrenceville

26:06.95





9

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville

16:12.18

15

Blaine Hesler

Lawrenceville

16:42.41

23

Max Smigiel

Lawrenceville

16:57.04

41

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville

17:33.04

51

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville

17:48.54

83

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville

18:39.60









Boys

3rd

Lawrenceville


Girls


15th

Lawrenceville



Girls were led by Becky Wagner, who finished 47th overall in 21:19. 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

Boys are advancing to state! They finished 3rd in what is arguably the toughest sectional in the state. By finishing 3rd, they beat four highly ranked teams, two of which failed to advance. Only St. Joe Odgen (2nd) and Robinson (1st) finished ahead of the Indians. It is notable that three of the top six teams (Robinson, Lawrenceville, and Marshall, who finished 6th) are from the LIC Conference, which speaks well for the LIC. - Coach Bandy


Robinson Regional 10/22/2016


5

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville

20:42.29

14

Kyanne Waggoner

Lawrenceville

21:18.51

24

Rosie Aguirre

Lawrenceville

22:03.70

26

Maya Wright

Lawrenceville

22:16.00

29

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville

22:41.95

40

Jazyln Robinson

Lawrenceville

24:36.12

42

Elsie Whewell

Lawrenceville

24:53.42





3

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville

15:55.84

13

Max Smigiel

Lawrenceville

16:53.52

19

Blaine Hesler

Lawrenceville

17:28.54

21

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville

17:32.97

24

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville

17:37.41

25

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville

17:39.92









Boys

Second

Lawrenceville


Girls


Fourth

Lawrenceville



Lawrence Country Cross County advances!




Crossroads Meet 10/01/2016


13

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville

22:01.20

16

Rosie Aguirre

Lawrenceville

22:19.58

17

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville

22:33.22

20

Maya Wright

Lawrenceville

23:04.74

27

Jazlyn Robinson

Lawrenceville

24:04.07

39

Elsie Whewell

Lawrenceville

26:11.38

45

Annie Bowman

Lawrenceville

26:20.93





2

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville

16:13.75

3

Blaine Hessler

Lawrenceville

16:24.16

6

Max Smigel

Lawrenceville

16:53.02

7

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville

17:03.79

14

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville

17:35.30

16

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville

17:56.85

17

Brandt Bowersock

Lawrenceville

18:05.31

39

Conner McKinney

Lawrenceville

19:43.85

Boys

First Place

Lawrenceville

32

Girls


Fourth Place

Lawrenceville

87

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.  
Results:
TEAM Scores                                                
Lawrenceville Coop 36
Olney (Richland Co) 61
Robinson 76
Teutopolis 106
Casey-Westfield 107
Palestine-Hutsonville 130
Effingham St. Anthony 179
BOYS TEAM:
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.
 Results:
TEAM Scores
Effingham St. Anthony 30
Teutopolis 50
Lawrenceville Coop 64
Olney (Richland Co) 74
Robinson NS
Casey-Westfield NS
GIRLS TEAM:
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:

Boys

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

Boys Scores:

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

Girls

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    

Girls Scores:

Richland Co (Olney) 1-3-4-9-10 (11-12) 27

Lawrenceville 2-5-6-7-8 (13-14) 28



Mt. Carmel
GIRLSBOYS
Princeton.............24Princeton...........19
Lawrenceville......42Lawrenceville.....45
Mt. Carmel..........58Mt. Carmel.........68
Lawrenceville:Lawrenceville:
Emily Hyre, 4th, 24:16Jack Holden, 7th, 18:31
Rosie Aguirre, 6th, 25:17Cole Sumner, 8th, 18:41
Maya Wright, 9th, 27:27Max Smigiel, 9th, 18:41
Becky Wagner, 10th, 27:46Blaine Hesler, 10th, 18:53
Annie Bowman, 13th, 29:26Colin Benson, 11th, 19:32
Jazyln Robinson, 17th, 33:0Gavin Rucker, 14th, 20:08
Conner McKinney, 15th, 20:22
James Burk, 16th, 20:33
Patrick Murphy, 28th, 24:44

Olney Meet 9-13-16


3

Kyanne Waggoner

Lawrenceville

22:54

7

Rosie Aguirre

Lawrenceville

24:34

9

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville

25:16

12

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville

28:04

18

Jazlyn Robinson

Lawrenceville

31:21

20

Elsie Whewell

Lawrenceville

31:33

21

Shelby Russell

Lawrenceville

31:54

Boys




2

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville

17:46

5

Blaine Hessler

Lawrenceville

18:38

6

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville

18:47

7

Max Smigiel

Lawrenceville

18:49

10

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville

19:39

13

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville

20:46

14

James Burk

Lawrenceville

21:08

24

Patrick Murphy

Lawrenceville

22:02

Boys

Lawrenceville 1st

Score 30

Olney 2nd

35

Mt. Carmel

66

Girls


Olney 1st

37

Lawrenceville 2nd

48

Mt. Carmel

57


Olney Meet 9-17-16


27

Kyanne Waggoner

Lawrenceville

23:06

31

Rosie Aguirre

Lawrenceville

23:48

36

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville

24:20

41

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville

24:31

53

Maya Wright

Lawrenceville

25:39

63

Jazlyn Robinson

Lawrenceville

27:14

71

Shelby Russell

Lawrenceville

30:08

Boys




8

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville

17:32

12

Blaine Hessler

Lawrenceville

17:49

20

Max Smigel

Lawrenceville

18:19

38

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville

18:55

43

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville

19:14

61

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville

19:53

80

Conner McKinney

Lawrenceville

20:39

DQ

Patrick Murphy

Lawrenceville

NA

Boys

3rd Place

Lawrenceville

96

Girls


7th Place

Lawrenceville

188


Lawrenceville Invitational


12

Rosie Aguirre

Lawrenceville

22:30.06

16

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville

23:33.94

18

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville

24:01.06

20

Kyanne Waggoner

Lawrenceville

24:02.93

22

Maya Wright

Lawrenceville

24:14.78

35

Jazlyn Robinson

Lawrenceville

26:10.06

47

Elsie Whewell

Lawrenceville

28:10.38





2

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville

16:25.06

5

Blaine Hessler

Lawrenceville

16:56.84

7

Max Smigel

Lawrenceville

17:22.22

11

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville

18:01.15

14

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville

18:17.50

17

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville

18:26.78

33

Conner McKinney

Lawrenceville

19:55.34


Patrick Murphy

Lawrenceville

DNF

Boys

1st Place

Lawrenceville

39

Girls


3rd Place

Lawrenceville

78



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


10

Kyanne Waggoner

Lawrenceville


65

Rosie Agurrie

Lawrenceville


66

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville


84

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville


135

Mya Wright

Lawrenceville


185

Jazlyn Robinson

Lawrenceville


207

Elsie Whewell

Lawrenceville






11

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville


21

Blaine Hesler

Lawrenceville


31

Max Smigel

Lawrenceville


58

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville


78

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville


121

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville


268

Patrick Murphy

Lawrenceville






Boys

Fourth

Lawrenceville


Girls


Twentieth

Lawrenceville



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 in three weeks 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


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LIC CONFERENCE MEET 10/11/16


7

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville

21:47.6

8

Rosie Agurrie

Lawrenceville

21:50.5

9

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville

22:05.3

17

Maya Wright

Lawrenceville

23:25.4

26

Jazlyn Robinson

Lawrenceville

24:54.1

33

Shelby Russell

Lawrenceville

26:01.6

34

Elsie Whewell

Lawrenceville

26:08.7





1

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville

15:50.1

3

Max Smigel

Lawrenceville

16:29.7

8

Blaine Hesler

Lawrenceville

16:42.2

12

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville

17:10.1

18

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville

17:44.4

25

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville

18:08.9









Boys

Second place

Lawrenceville


Girls


Third place

Lawrenceville



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.




Jack Holden

Boys Team

Girls Team


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


3

Rosie Aguirre

Lawrenceville

20:14

4

Emily Hyre

Lawrenceville

20:38

5

Becky Wagner

Lawrenceville

21:05

9

Maya Wright

Lawrenceville

22:20

11

Jazlyn Robinson

Lawrenceville

22:49

15

Elsie Whewell

Lawrenceville

24:11

18

Annie Bowman

Lawrenceville

28:07





1

Jack Holden

Lawrenceville

14:56

2

Max Smigel

Lawrenceville

15:37

3

Blaine Hesler

Lawrenceville

15:54

5

Gavin Rucker

Lawrenceville

16:30

6

Cole Sumner

Lawrenceville

16:31

7

Colin Benson

Lawrenceville

16:37

13

Brandt Bowersock

Lawrenceville

17:20

25

Conner McKinney

Lawrenceville

18:57

Boys

First place

Lawrenceville

17

Girls


First place

Lawrenceville

33

 
                
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




Date

Teams

Location

Time

Monday, Aug 22

Fairfield Invitational

Fairfield

4:00 P.M.

Tuesday, Aug 30

Robinson, St. Anthony, Teutopolis, Olney

Robinson

4:15 P.M.

Thursday, Sept 1

Olney, Palestine- Hutsonville

Lawrenceville

4:30 P.M.


Tuesday, Sept 6

Mt. Carmel, Princeton, IN

Mt. Carmel

4:30 P.M.

Tuesday, Sept 13

Olney

Olney

4:15 P.M.

Saturday, Sept 17

Olney Invitational

Olney

10:00 A.M.

Saturday, Sept 24

Lawrenceville Invitational

Lawrenceville

10:00 A.M.

Thursday, Sept 29

Robinson Invitational

Robinson

4:30 P.M

Saturday, Oct 1

Crossroad Invitational

Effingham

9:00 A.M.

Thuesday, Oct 4

Newton, Palestine-Hutsonville

Newton

4:30 P.M.

Thuesday, Oct 11

LIC Conference

Lawrenceville

4:00 P.M.

Saturday, Oct 15

Patriot Invitational

Peoria

1:00 P.M.

Saturday, Oct 22

Regionals

Robinson

10:00 A.M.

Saturday, Oct 29

Sectionals

Effingham

10:00 A.M.

Saturday, Nov 5

State

Peoria

9:00 A.M.