The Evanston Women’s Cross-Country finished seventh overall of 21 teams team competing at the Warren Invitational Saturday.

Five of Evanston’s seven varsity runners ran under 20:00 minutes; which is the first time this has happened in at least four years.

The Wildkits also beat Niles West and Glenbrook South, two strong schools in the conference.

On the individual level, freshman Cami Zecker ran a 19:34 and earned a medal for 30th place overall.  Sophomore Kyla Steman (32nd place) ran 19:36, Junior Rhiannon Flanagan-Rosario (34th place) ran a 19:40, Sophomore Lydia Hoopingarner (35th place)  ran a 19:42, and Becky Honnald (48th place) ran a 19:59!  Freshman Katie Christiansen placed 9th overall in the Freshman/ Sophomore Division and also earned a medal.

The team next competes at the quad meet in Waukegan on Tuesday.

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  1. YJC Executive Director to be Honored at NAACP Banquet

    The NAACP Evanston/North Shore Branch has selected Ms. Sacella M. Smith, Executive Director of the Youth Job Center of Evanston, as one of its 2011 recipients of its distinguished Community Impact Award.  The award recognizes leaders for their efforts in enhancing the community in alignment with the NAACP mission.   Under Sacella Smith’s leadership, the Youth Job Center has become a critical force in creating opportunities and providing hope to all youth. She inspires others to reach their fullest potential, while including those who have often been ignored.”

    “This is a very special honor,” states Smith.  “At a time when unemployment is at a 30 year high for youth, particularly youth of color, it is truly a pleasure to be recognized by the NAACP for the work we are doing at the Youth Job Center.”

    The award will be presented at the NAACP Evanston/North Shore Branch’s 47th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6pm-10pm at the North Shore Holiday Inn in Skokie, IL.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Ms. Gerri Sizemore at (847) 677-7869.


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