Katie Stapleton wins Regional!

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Katie at Regionals

The DGS girls cross country team  placed 3rd out of 9 teams at the Plainfield South IHSA Regional to advance to the Sectional race. Katie Stapleton (Jr) led the way winning the individual championship for the 2nd week in a row. Katie battled Clare McCabe from Benet Academy the entire race and managed to pull away from her in the last ½ mile to win by 5 seconds in 18:08. The course was not ideal for fast times as it was wet and slick from the rain and included lots of twists and turns in the woods, which made Katie’s time that much more impressive. Becky Versaskas (Fr) finished strong to place 8th overall in 18:40. The other DGS finishers were Gillian Thomas (So) in 22nd, Emily Qualizza (Sr) in 23rd, Melissa Weidner (Fr) in 24th, Michaela Hackbarth (Sr) in 26th, and Jill Boyle (Sr) in 27th.  The Mustangs will compete next Saturday at KLM Park in Hinsdale at the IHSA Sectional meet.

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