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State’s top two cross country teams challenge for conference

<p>Hinsdale Central's Emmett Scully and Kevin Huang were the 10th and 11th runners to finish. The Hornet-Red Devil Invitational Cross Country meet was held Saturday morning at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media &nbsp;</p>

Hinsdale Central's Emmett Scully and Kevin Huang were the 10th and 11th runners to finish. The Hornet-Red Devil Invitational Cross Country meet was held Saturday morning at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media  

Hinsdale Central and York face cross country teams face off for the conference championship Saturday. According to High School Cube News:

With a healthy Billy Magnesen, Hinsdale Central hopes to close the gap with defending state champion York at Saturday’s West Suburban Silver meet.

The top two teams in the state collide for the conference championship with No. 1 York and No. 2 Hinsdale Central heading the competition at 1 p.m. at Proviso West in Hillisde.

Magnesen has recovered from an injury to his left knee and expects to race in the warmup to the Class 3A regional a week later. Magnesen missed Hinsdale Central’s loss at York in a dual meet Oct. 3. Kevin Huang (third) and T.J. Caveney (15th) were the Devils’ top finishers at the Lockport Invitational Oct. 5 without Magnesen.

“We definitely think York is beatable,” said Magnesen, a senior from Hinsdale. “All season we think it will come down to the conference meet and then state. It will be us against York.”

Another factor will be Lyons, which is ranked No. 7 in the state by Dyestatil.com. Lyons’ home course at South campus in Western Springs is similar to Proviso West, another on-campus circuit. 

[Read the full story at High School Cube News]

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