Thursday, December 17, 2015

Women's Cross Country: UIS adds four runners

Litchfield High School senior Alexandria Quarton and Chatham Glenwood High School graduate Rachel Crowley have signed with the University of Illinois Springfield women’s cross country program.

Quarton placed 66th at the Class 1A state cross country meet in November. She won Litchfield Invitational, placed fourth at the Shelbyville Regional and was 28th at the Decatur St. Teresa Sectional.

Crowley will join the team in the spring semester. She placed 80th for the Titans at the Class 2A state meet as a senior.

Decatur St. Teresa’s Kelsey Cleary and East Alton-Wood River’s Haley Kerpan also signed with UIS.

Cleary finished 22nd at the Class 2A Decatur MacArthur Sectional and was 153rd at state.

Kerpan was the individual champion at the Class 1A New Athens Regional and won the Madison County Meet. She placed 71st at state. Last track season, she was the conference champion in the 400 and 1,600 and ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on December 17, 2015.

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