A look at this year's All-Western Illinois girls cross country team, which is led by Annawan-Wethersfield standout Kennady Anderson.
A look at this year's All-Western Illinois boys cross country team, which is led by Riverdale senior Tommy Murray.
After just missing the top 10 in its state debut a year ago, the Riverdale boys' cross country squad returned to Peoria and ended up just 17 points shy of a state championship as it placed second behind Chicago DePaul College Prep.
Competing in her second IHSA Class 1A state cross country meet, Annawan-Wethersfield junior Kennady Anderson led a trio of Lincoln Trail Conference runners to earn All-State medals. Anderson jumped up 20 spots from last year's placing to finish fourth with a personal-record time of 17:45.66.…
Basics — The IHSA state cross-country meets will be held Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
The Riverdale High School boys cross country team has become as much a family as it is a team and that brotherhood runs deep in the program.
Riverdale senior cross country standout Tommy Murray is this week's Illinois Pacesetter after winning his first individual IHSA Class 1A sectional title last Saturday.
The Quad-Cities will be well represented at next weekend's IHSA state cross country meet at Peoria's Detweiller Park as local runners earned numerous state berths at Saturday sectional runs.
Pleasant Valley's Jacob Mumey led the Q-C contingent Saturday with a top-five finish at the Class 4A state meet in Fort Dodge.
Limited by a partially torn patella tendon this fall, Cal-Wheat's Noelle Steines dug deep in the final month of the season and repeated as Class 1A state champion.
Here is a class-by-class look at this weekend's state cross country meet in Fort Dodge.
Davenport Central sophomore Dylan Moeller has been a model of consistency in her first full high school cross country season with 10 top-10 finishes.
Geneseo boys cross country won a regional title Saturday behind strong performances from the Gehl brothers. Both Geneseo and Rocky sent both their boys and girls teams through.
A 1-2-3 finish by seniors Tommy Murray, Landis Musser and Peyton Sand carried the Riverdale High School boys cross country team to an easy victory at the Class 1A Rock Falls Regional on Saturday.
Mercer County High School girls' cross country standout Eden Mueller won her first regional individual title on Saturday, leading the Golden Eagles into next week's sectional competition.
Getting back to full strength after dealing with injury and illness, the Ridgewood girls' cross country squad reached a season's peak two weeks ago by earning their second Lincoln Trail Conference team championship in the last three years. Heading to Seneca for Saturday's IHSA Class 1A regionals, the Spartans hope to continue their ascent and bring home the program's first regional team title.
Dylan Moeller and Merin Crowder shared a lengthy and emotional embrace near the Davenport Central High School girls' cross country team camp Wednesday afternoon. Tears of joy and relief poured out.
Chase Wakefield has been agonizingly close to qualifying for the Iowa boys’ state cross country meet the past two years.
Here is a capsule look at Thursday's Class 2A and 1A state-qualifying cross country meets involving Q-C area teams.
Here is a capsule look at Wednesday's Class 4A and 3A state-qualifying cross country meets involving Q-C area teams.
Grace Boleyn and Lydia Sommer went 1-2 as Pleasant Valley cruised to a MAC championship Thursday afternoon.
UT's Tapia-Macias won the Western Big 6 cross country individual title with a PR at Empire Park on Thursday. Read about the meet:
Jacob Mumey repeated as conference champion and Pleasant Valley won its 12th consecutive MAC team title Thursday.
North Scott's Nik Davis, coming off a win last week in DeWitt, has developed into one of the top runners in the Mississippi Athletic Conference.
Returning state champion Noelle Steines of Calamus-Wheatland returned to competition on Thursday at the Jim Hetrick Invitational held at DeWitt's Grace Lutheran Church Camp and won the varsity girls race. North Scott's Nik Davis won on the boys side.
The Mercer County girls' and boys' cross country teams made a clean sweep of the team titles at last season's Lincoln Trail Conference meet. With each squad returning several top runners, the Golden Eagles are hoping for another golden sweep at Thursday's LTC meet at Kewanee's Midland Golf Club.