Kristin Allen is in her first year at the helm of the Mahomet-Seymour girls' cross-country program, but she's already etched her name into school history. Thanks to a clutch run from freshman Elizabeth Sims, M-S won the Class 2A East Peoria girls' cross-country sectional meet on Saturday to …

Both the Mahomet-Seymour boys' and girls' cross-country teams advanced through the Class 2A regionals without an issue.Elizabeth Sims and Brisa McGrath both finished in the top five as M-S edged out Normal U-High for the girls' regional championship.

Mathias Powell and Elizabeth Sims couldn't be more different. Powell is the seasoned veteran for the Mahomet-Seymour boys' cross-country team. Sims is the young, bright-eyed freshman for the girls' cross-country team.But they do have one thing in common: They're the best runners in the Apoll…

Ever since seventh grade, Brisa McGrath knew that cross-country and track were the sports for her.McGrath never had to question if she should play soccer or run cross-country — a decision that many of her fellow junior high classmates struggled with.But McGrath didn't even love running. It h…

David Johnson's memory is just fine. The pastor at Mahomet Christian Church still vividly remembers his playing days in the church softball league. On Sunday, Johnson took his congregation right back to the dreaded men's 35 and older league.

A new sports season is just around the corner, but before that, The Mahomet Citizen wanted to pay tribute to last year's teams. It's time for an end-of-the-year wrapup.Last sports season, by any measurement, the Mahomet-Seymour High School had many highlights. Here's an alphabetical look, by…

By Jason BrownFor Lucas Prather and John Butcher, running is more than exercise—it’s a bond.The two Mahomet-Seymour graduates started running together in sixth-grade cross county and have continued running together whenever possible.

By JASON BROWNCitizen sportswriterReally, the Champaign News-Gazette had only one option when naming its All-Area Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year.That choice was Mahomet-Seymour coach Neal Garrison.When Garrison started this season, his 15th year as M-S coach, he knew his team had potential.

By JASON BROWNMahomet Citizen sportswriterThe seven runners of the Mahomet-Seymour Distance Project braved a muddy course to finish 17th at the Nike Cross Nationals meet Saturday in Portland, Oregon, capping off a season that saw a state title win amid other highlights.

Mahomet-Seymour's boys cross country team took home a state title from Peoria's Detweiller Park last weekend, while the girls team came in 11th overall.

By JASON BROWNCitizen sportswriterFor the fourth consecutive year, the Bulldog boys' cross country team won the Corn Belt Conference meet at Eureka Lake Park in Eureka.

By JASON BROWNCitizen sportswriterBoys chase perfectionThe Mahomet-Seymour boys cross-country team continued its dominance and maintained its No. 1 ranking by completing a perfect score at the 21-team East Peoria Invitational hosted by East Peoria High School at Illinois Central College in E…

By JASON BROWNMahomet Citizen sportswriterBOYS DOMINATE AT CHARLESTONMahomet-Seymour’s boys’ cross-country team officially earned its No. 1 class 2A ranking at the Charleston Invitational at Eastern Illinois University Saturday

By JASON BROWNMahomet Citizen sportswriterFor the second year in a row, the Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross country team took runner-up in the 2A Cross Country State Championship.The final was held at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday.Grayslake Central finished first with 54 points, while Yo…

Both Mahomet-Seymour High School cross country teams walked away with conference titles after Saturday's Class 2A meet.Boys cross countryThe boys’ cross country runners continue to set records and stay ranked as the No. 1 team in Class 2A and one of the top ten teams in the nation.

By JASON BROWNMahomet Citizen sportswriterThe No. 1 2A-ranked boys’ cross country team kicked off its season by dominating the Charleston Invitational Saturday.The Bulldogs placed five runners in the first eight.Alex Keeble led the way for the Bulldogs, capturing first with a time of 14:52. …

By TERRY GREENEMahomet Citizen sportswriterAlex Keeble’s blazing 14:49 was the spark that lit the fuse for the Mahomet-Seymour varsity boys’ cross country team at the Class 2A state finals at East Peoria on November 8.

By TERRY GREENEMahomet Citizen sportswriterFor the third year in a row, the Mahomet-Seymour boys cross country team has claimed an IHSA Class 2A Sectional championship.The running Bulldogs, led by Alex Keeble’s first place finish, topped the 18-team field with 62 points on November 1 in East Peoria.

By TERRY GREENEMahomet Citizen sportswriterWhile it took a little more time that it should have, the Mahomet-Seymour junior high boys’ cross country team captured first place in the IESA Class 3A sectional meet in Bloomington on October 11.

By TERRY GREENEMahomet Citizen sportswriterIn spite of some key losses to graduation, the Mahomet-Seymour boys’ and girls’ cross country teams both expected to compete at the highest levels in 2014.If early indications are any barometer, that expectation appears to be coming true.

This past Saturday was the final 5K race in the All-Area 5K Circuit and the Franklin family of Mahomet were well-represented.  

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Mahomet-Seymour Class of 2011 graduates Brandon Fritz and John Prillaman signed respective letters of intent June 28 to play soccer for Central College in Pella, Iowa, and run cross-country for Danville Area Community College.

Squaring off against the steep Class 2A competition it has all season, the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ cross-country squad was led by senior leader Brittany Bohn’s all-state, top-20 finish to place within the top 15 at Peoria’s Detweiller Park November 6.