High School Sports Notes
September 16, 2012 9:28PM
Updated: October 25, 2012 3:41PM
Lincoln-Way Central, which has all seven runners back from the 2011 team that qualified for the Class 3A state meet, proved it’s headed in the right direction again by cracking the top 10 at the elite Peoria Invitational.
Central finished ninth among 37 teams Sept. 8 at Detweiller Park, annual site of the state competition. Chris Kaminski (22nd), Kevin Fabian (66th), Dru Rozewicki (77th), Andrew Robbins (79th) and Tommy Kolacki (96th) led the Knights. Freshman Ryan Barry has been the team’s best newcomer.
“Racing against the talented running schools in the area will show us how improved we actually are and what we need to do to accomplish our individual and team goals,’’ coach John Taylor said.
Central was 25th in the 3A meet last year, the only Lincoln-Way boys team to qualify for the state final.
“The whole team really worked hard last season and we accomplished our goal, made it to state,’’ Kaminski said. “We had a fantastic season last year.’’
Next for Central is Saturday’s Bartlett Invitational and the Lockport Invitational Sept. 29 at Dellwood Park.
“My goal for the team is seventh place overall at state,’’ Kaminski said. “We want to make it to state and be in the top 10.’’