Athletics: Cross Country: News Archive

Athletics: Cross Country: News Archive


News Archive

11/1/10 - Congratulations to the DACC Men's Cross-Country team, who over the weekend won the Region 24 Championship. Led by Blake McNeill who was the overall race winner, the DACC men's team had an very good team performance. Issac Mase and Jeff Rehfeldt were also All-Region finishing 2nd and 10th respectively. Other team members were Johnny Ping and Brad Anderson. The women's Cross Country team also had an individual All-Region performer as well. Belinda Cohen gained All-Region for the Lady Jaguars. The Jagaurs will compete in the NJCAA Cross-Country National meet in Spartansburg, SC in two weeks.

Congratulations to Blake McNeill (Pine Forest, NC) for winning the Greater Louisville Classic Silver Race. His winning time of 26:02 lead the men's team to an 8th place finish out of 29 teams. His winning time of 26:02 was tops among 260 runners. He is the first male runner to win a meet for the Jaguars since 1999. 

9/18/09 – Normal, IL – The DACC cross-country teams continued to show improvement at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet at Weibring Golf Course. The men’s team placed 19th out of 31 teams. The Jaguars were once again lead by Blake McNeill who covered the 8-k in 26:46. Doug Powers was next for the men’s team at 26:56. Ivan Coronel was the  third runner for DACC in 28:23 followed by Omar Caban in 29:01 and rounding out the top 5 for Danville was Brad Anderson in 29:47. In the women’s race Alyssa Krauss was the top finisher for DACC finishing the 5-k in 21:29 and Andrea Martis was next for the Lady Jaguars in 22:18

10/5/09 – Louisville, KY – The Jaguars were middle of the pack at the Greater Louisville Classic. The men’s team finished 18th out of 33 teams. Blake McNeill ran a season best 26:30 to place 17th out of 331 runners. Doug Powers was 61st with a time of 27:18. Omar Caban ran a 28:03 good enough for 120th and Ivan Coronel was 158th with a time of 28:36. Brad Anderson was 225th overall with a 30:03. The Jaguars run again on October 10th at the University of Evansville Invitational.

9/17/09 - Charleston, IL – The DACC men’s and women’s teams both got off to great starts at the EIU Panther Open. It was the first chance for both teams to run at their respective distances. In the women’s 5K race Alyssa Krauss (Guilford, IL) lead the way for the Jaguars finishing in 21:33. Andrea Martis (Westville, IL) was the next Jaguar in 53rd place running a time of 22:32. The men’s team ran well with Blake McNeil (Spring Lake, NC) leading the Jaguars with a time of 26:38, good for 20th place. Doug Powers (Cumberland, IL) was close behind in 26th place with a time of 26:48. Ivan Coronel and Omar Caban (Mather, IL) were the third and fourth runners for DACC running 28:06 and 28:21 respectively. Brad Anderson rounded out the top for the Jaguars finishing in 69th place with a time of 30:02. The Jaguars return to action Friday September 18th at the Illinois Intercollegiates at Weibring Golf Course on the campus of Illinois State University

1/14/2008 - The Jaguars opened the season at the Illinois Wesleyan University Relays on Saturday, January 12th. Tony Duerson set a new school record in the 600 with a winning time of 1:23.27. Kacey Carl won the triple jump and finished 3rd in the 55 hurdles. Next up for Danville is a meet at Eastern Illinois University on Saturday, January 19th.

August 27, 2007 - Congratulations to former DACC Track and Cross Country runner Kyle O'brien! On Saturday Kyle represented the United States at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Dangerous temperatures and humidity saw nearly 1/3 of the runners drop out of the race at the halfway point. Kyle ran a strong race and finished in an impressive 32nd place.

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