Cross Country team successful at state meet

St. Bruno Catholic School competed in the Class S State cross country meet on Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Salem, Illinois.  The girls cross country team placed 2nd overall out of 18 teams at the meet.  The Falcons were led by Gabrielle Alongi who finished in second place with a time of 12:28.9.  Also competing were Dakota Krone 11th place – 13:07.7, Kenzie Rushing 18th place – 13:30.2, Laney Beltz 36th place – 13:56.9, Grace Alongi 43rd place – 14:03.3, Keely Epplin 56th place – 14:23.7 and Kyla Epplin 129th place – 16:54.0. There were a total of 155 runners in the girls race. The top 50 runners received medals.

The boys cross country team finished 9th overall out of 21 teams.  Evan Williams led the boys team with a 5th place finish and a time of 11:16.4. Additional runners included John Alongi 39th place – 12:31.7, Kyle Luke 70th place – 13:07.6, Steven Hirte 74th place – 13:14, James Robb 112th place – 13:50.6, and Kelton Linze 144th place – 14:42.3. There were a total of 177 runners in the race.  The top 50 runners received medals.

The state meet ended a very successful season for all the cross country runners.  A total of 26 athletes participated in cross country this year.  Runners for the girls team includes Keely Epplin, Kyla Epplin, Gabrielle Alongi, Dakota Krone, Mollie Bochantin, Kenzie Rushing, Sarah Barnes, Gayle Winter, Paige Epplin, Laney Beltz, Molly Doerflein, Audrey Poiter, Grace Alongi, Olivia Dill, Olivia Phillips, and Lily Tanner. Running for the boys team included Evan Williams, Grant Bigham, Kyle Luke, Kelton Linze, John Alongi, Grant Tanner, Steven Hirte, James Robb, Jimmie Reiman, and Will Epplin.

Results for the year can be viewed on the cross country page at

Special thanks goes out to the parents who drove our runners to the meets – we couldn’t do it without you!  Looking forward to another fun and successful year next year!