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Knights Boys XC 4Peat LPC; Girls Race To Runner-up

The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond boys cross country team brought home the first place trophy from the Lincoln Prairie Conference meet held on October 1. The boys have now won the conference meet for the last four years. Seniors Jacob and Lyle Adcock and Logan Beckmier have the honor of being Conference team Champions for all four of their high school cross country careers!! Pictured here with the 1st Place Team Trophy are from left to right; Head Coach Lyle Dorjahn, Nate Cogdill, Jacob Adcock, Lyle Adcock, Logan Beckmier, Cayden Binder, Connor Edmonds and Ryker Beckmier The Knights scored 40 points for their first place finish ahead of the second place team the Heritage Hawks who had 51. CGB was third with 66 and Cumberland fourth with 84. The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond girls cross country team took second place in the team standings in the Lincoln Prairie Conference meet last Saturday. The girls had 72 points to finish behind Argenta-Oreana who had 58 points. Cumberland took third place with 87. From left to right: Grace Romine, Lindsay Rohacs, Ruby Burton, Emma Edwards, Evanger Wiley and Kimberly Krutsinger.

On Saturday, October 1, the ALAH Harriers traveled to the western side of Moultrie County to run the Lincoln Prairie Conference Championships hosted by Okaw Valley HS at Bethany’s Crowder Park.

Running in beautiful, sunny, fall weather, the girls lit out from starting box 3 to compete for the championship.
The ladies ran extremely well finishing a close second to the front loaded squad from Argenta-Oreana.

This is the second runnerup finish in 3 years for the girls program.

Freshman Ruby Burton again led the girls while gathering the 2nd place medal with an excellent time of 22:08 across the challenging 3 mile course. Running to the 15th place was the Lady Knight’s #2 Placer, Emma Edwards in 24:33. Kimberly

Krutsinger is just behind placing 16th in 24:43. Lindsay Rohacs goes 19th in 26:22 with Evanger Wiley right behind in 20th at 26:54. Finishing the lady’s efforts was Grace Romine dropping another PR of 29:04 in 25th position.

Of note was Okaw Valley’s Champion Ally Douglass winning in 20:51. The talented sophomore is coached by a former conference champion, Jasmine Dittamore who competed for Cumberland just a few years ago.

The ALAH Men led out from starting box #7 and immediately went to the front of the pack. Defending Champion, Logan Beckmier went to the lead covering the 1st mile in 5:06. He asserted his dominance in the second mile opening a 20 second lead over

CGB’s Dylan Howell with the Adcock Brothers in close pursuit. Beckmier stretched his lead to 30 seconds hitting the finish shute in 15:49. Jacob Adcock finishes a close 3rd to Howell in 16:22 with brother Lyle in 4th at 16:29. Caden Binder has another fine effort with a 10th place finish going 18:02. Connor Edmonds completes the Knight’s scoring in an excellent 19:33 effort for 22nd place. Ryker Beckmier is the Knight’s #6 placing 31st overall while running an excellent PR of 21:49. Nate Codgill makes his season debut running 21:59 to finish 33rd overall.

The ALAH squad wins the meet over Heritage by 11 points. This is their 4th consecutive LPC Championship. Seniors Logan Beckmier, Jacob and Lyle Adcock and Connor Edmonds have been a part of all 4 wins!

Next Saturday both boys and girls teams will travel to Lake Land College to run the annual Cumberland Invite. As usual, a stellar lineup of teams from throughout Central Illinois will provide competition on the challenging layout around the LLC campus.

Girls race starts at 9:00AM with boys race at 9:45.

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