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Valmeyer, Waterloo and Red Bud advance to Sectionals

By on October 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm
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Pictured are members of the Waterloo cross country team. They are Grant Rodenberg, Aundrea Folsom, Jessica Chapman, Amanda Schreder, Guy Folsom, Adam Henson, Sam Garza, Josh Rodenberg, Weston Liefer, Roman Foster, Cole Rodenberg, Carly Merritt, coach Larry Huffman, Hope Elliott, Jessi Elder, Will Zeisset, Dustin Schrieber, Joe Kirleis, Lance Mueller, Blake Rusteberg, Adrianna Roberts and coach Jason Mattis. (Teryn Schaefer photo)

The Waterloo boys cross-country team took fourth place at the Class 2A Triad Regional on Saturday, with the girls team coming in fifth. The fourth and fifth place finishes land the Bulldogs in the Decatur Sectional on Saturday.

Waterloo’s Josh Rodenberg placed first at the event with a time of 15:41, beating out Chris Martin and Murphy Affolder of Mascoutah who came in second and third. The Bulldog’s Hope Elliott raced for the girls and took home fifth place with a time of 19:52.

Meanwhile at the Class 1A regional in Chester, Gibault’s Nathan Schmidt and Red Bud’s Ethan DuClos advanced to the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Sectional as individuals. DuClos’ teammates Brittney Burmester and Deanna Deterding placed in the top two spots for the girls, helping the Lady Musketeers take home a first place trophy and advance to sectionals as a team.

The Valmeyer girls cross-country team also had some success in the Class 1A regional, taking fourth. Morgan Redohl’s seventh place finish and Emily Moschbacher’s eighth place finish helped advance the Pirates to the SIUE sectional.

Check out this week’s paper for the complete story and runner reaction.

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.