Normal West's Charlie Wetzel nears the finish line in the boys race during the Intercity Cross Country Meet on Sept. 18, 2018, at Maxwell Park in Normal. Wetzel won in 14 minutes and 58 seconds, the meet's fastest time since Clint Kaeb of Bloomington clocked 14:58 in 1994.
FYI: In the 51st annual Intercity Boys Cross Country Meet, Bloomington, ranked No. 8 in Class 2A, will try to repeat as champion after ending University High’s eight-year run at the top in 2018. Reigning individual champion Charlie Wetzel of Normal West is favored to repeat.
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In the 35th annual girls race, U High, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, will seek a 10th consecutive title. Standing in the Pioneers’ way will be BHS, ranked No. 10 in 2A, and Normal Community. U High’s Ella Bittner won in 2018 while teammate Lyndsey Wolters won in 2017. Another contender is Olivia Hartke of NCHS, who finished third a year ago.
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