Atkins Returns Titans to Detweiller
Freshman Cate Atkins ended the Titans' two-year absence from the IHSA girls cross country championships with her qualification as an individual out of the Elmwood Sectional last week. This week she ran almost an identical time at the State Meet course, crossing in 19:19 for 67th place. She got out a little fast in 6:02 but held onto her position during mile two, running 6:42. She came charging back in mile three with a 6:34 for her 19:19, besting her time from Peoria Heights by 16 seconds on the same course and maintaining her 10th fastest EPG time for the course and her third place on the Top Titans leaderboard behind Julie James and Karly Miller. The next three years look bright for Cate as we work towards getting back to State and earning some more PRs over the next three years.