Lutheran’s boys would love to repeat what happened last year, when they won the conference, regional and sectional championship meets for the first time in school history.
They also finished sixth in the Division 3 state meet, highlighted by winning the 3,200-meter relay for the first time since 2007.
Several key athletes are back, led by Logan Zak and Rose Hahn
Freshman Victoria Garces makes her debut in the sport after becoming the first girl from the school since 1988 to receive a medal at the state cross country meet. She also won the Fox River Classic Conference title.
Senior Alex Kaffine returns after qualifying for state and finishing second and third in two FRCC races.
ATHLETES TO WATCH
John Cole, jr., Lutheran
Conference: 2nd in long jump.
Victoria Garces, fr., North
State: 9th (in cross country)
Conf: 1st (in cross country)
Colin Girdaukas, sr., Lutheran
State: 8th in 200.
Conf: 3rd in 200, 4th in 100.
Zach Glewen, jr., Lutheran
Conf: 3rd in triple jump, 5th in high jump.
Rose Hahn, sr., Lutheran
State: 16th in 800 relay.
Conf: 3rd in long jump, 4th in triple jump, 2nd in 400 relay, 2nd in 800 relay.
Hattie Herrmann, sr., North
State: 11th in 400 relay
Conf: 4th in pole vault.
Alex Kaffine, sr., South
State: 14th in 400.
Conf: 2nd in triple jump, 3rd in 400.
Audrey Schmideler, jr., Luth.
Conf: 3rd in high jump.
Nyla Spicer, sr., North
State: 8th in 100, 11th in 400 relay.
Conf: 2nd in 100, 2nd in 400 relay, 3rd in 200, 3rd in long jump.
Logan Zak, sr., Lutheran
State: 1st in 3,200 relay, 7th in 400.
Conf: 1st in 400, 1st in triple jump, 5th in 800.