Yesterday at O’Brien Park, the DGS girls cross country team reached a milestone that no other team in Illinois has ever reached. The Mustangs defeated WSC Gold conference opponents Addison Trail and Proviso East by identical 15-50 scores. Freshman, Melissa Weidner was the individual winner of the 3-mile race in 20:10.
These victories marked the 99th and 100th consecutive dual meet wins for DGS. As members of the WSC Gold conference, the Mustangs race dual meets against the other 6 conference schools each season. This winning streak began during the 1999 season and has extended over 17 seasons. Michael Arenberg was the DGS head coach for the first 6 years of the streak. Doug Plunkett was his assistant for 4 of those years, and has been the head coach for the last 11 years. Downers Grove South currently holds the IHSA state record for consecutive dual meet wins (2nd place on the list is DGN with 69 victories from 1976 to 1985).
DGS will have the opportunity to add to that record on October 5th when they host both Hinsdale South and Willowbrook for the final dual meets of the 2015 season.