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TFS Sports round-up: Cross country hosts district schools, prepares for regional meet

October 16-18, 2021

As part of The Lansing Journal’s ongoing efforts to increase sports coverage at TF South, we have asked TFS coaches to provide us with information about their matches/games. The Lansing Journal will be posting these scores and summaries multiple times per week in a “TFS Sports round-up.”

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (October 18, 2021) — The scores for October 16-18:

October 16

TFS Boys Cross Country

Meet: South Suburban Conference Blue Division Meet

Result: TFS’ JV team placed fifth out of seven.

TF South hosted the rest of the conference at North Creek Meadow Forest Preserve.

Results for varsity: Austin Hewes (Jr)—22nd place (21:16), Michael Chancey (Jr.)—23rd (21:46). Results for Junior Varsity: Kenan Maxey (Fr)—17th place (21:48 – Personal Record), Rodrigo Cortez (Fr)—23rd (22:05), Ben Gresham (Fr)—25th (23:02), Jayden Scott (Fr)—33rd (25:25), Demetrius Thomas (Fr)—36th (29:17). Results for the open division: Adam Castellanos (Jr)—7th place (25:05), Gavin Cottrill (Jr)—10th (27:35), Carson Harris (Fr)—11th (30:05), Colin Harris (Fr)—13th​ (36:51).

The TFS boys and girls will run at Tinley Park District on Saturday, October 23, 2021 for the Regional Meet hosted by Andrew High School. TFS girls race at 9 a.m. followed by boys at 9:30.

TFS Girls Cross Country

Meet: South Suburban Conference Blue Division Meet

Result: TFS Varsity placed third out of five schools.

Varsity results: Alanis Gonzalez (Jr)—17th place (24:28), Diana Cardenas (Sr)—24th (26:58), Dawn Birkenfield (So)—25th (27:17), Jarena Shell (Fr)—27th (28:38), Kailyn Keys (So)—28th (28:58), Naitsa Fox (Jr)—29th (29:05).

Adetutu Sokunbi (Fr) placed 27th overall in the JV race with a time of 36:35.

The TF Sports sports schedule can be found here. TF South is located at 18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing, IL.


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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


  1. T. F. South also won the Sportsmanship Award, as voted on by all of the conference schools, for showing the best sportsmanship throughout the entire cross country season.

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