Saturday, November 6, 2010

York Does It -- State Title No. 27 for Joe Newton

York's Dukes won the Class 3A boys state cross-country championship on Saturday, but it was close. The Elmhurst school won it with 162 points with second-place Lake Zurich coming in at 164. Congrats to York, which did it with six runners. I do not have the story on why No. 7 did not finish. Congrats to individual winner Lukas Verzbicas, who came close but did not break the course record set by Craig Virgin in 1972. Here are the basics:
1. Elmhurst (York) 162
2 Lake Zurich 164
3 Naperville (Neuqua Valley) 180
4 Palatine (H.S.) 189
5 O'Fallon (H.S.) 200
6 Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) 232
7 Winnetka (New Trier) 245
8 Barrington 268
9 LaGrange (Lyons) 296
10 Orland Park (Sandburg) 304
Top Individuals
1 Lukas Verzbicas, Orland Park (Sandburg) 13:54
2 Jack Driggs, Elmhurst (York) 14:16

Schaumburg won the girls title, 112-121 over rival Palatine.
In Class 2A, Belvidere North won with a very impressive 28-point total.
Complete info on all the races is at


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Joe, a true nice guy that others can only hope to aspire to be!!

He touched so many of us... go Dukes!

Anonymous said...

one of the york kids- hedman?- was dq'ed for punching another kid during the race. hence the 6 finishers.

Anonymous said...

Hedman was in a rough pack, and just got sick of this one kid that was fouling the most- and fouled him back. he was the only one penalized though. (he was the #3 finisher for york, which is why york only won by 2)