By Riley Simpson

The Knights won their regional easily on Saturday.  (File photo by Amanda Mlikan).

The Knights won their regional easily on Saturday. (File photo by Amanda Mlikan).

Sports Editor

It was a cold and muddy Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop the juggernaut that was the Prospect boy’s cross-country team.  The team dominated their regional at Busse Woods, with an overall team score of 25.

Their closest competitor, Schaumburg, landed far back from the Knights, with a score of 65.  In third was Maine West, scoring 85, barely beating Rolling Meadows’ overall score of 87.  (Note: lower scores are better in cross-country.)

Leading the pack for Prospect was senior Chris Spudic, placing second in the race and finishing just under 16 minutes with a time of 15:53.  Right behind him was senior Albert Ciolek, crossing the finish line at the 16:05 mark.  Rounding out the top five was junior Kellan Strobel with a time of 16:14.

All three runners received medals for their performances. Strobel said that Saturday may have been the first time Prospect got three medalists in a regional, an accomplishment magnified by the fact that the Knights were missing a few key runners due to illness, including junior Matt Ashton and senior Kenny Halloran.

“We just manned up and ran our race,” Strobel said.