DECATUR, Ill. – Mt. Carmel’s two runners in the IHSA Class 1A cross country sectional fell short of qualifying for this weekend’s state meet in Peoria.
In the boys sectional run, sophomore Grady Wilkinson finished 20th overall, but not among the top seven individuals not on an advancing team. His time was 16:09.52. Jon Davis of Fithian-Oakwood won the sectional crown in a time of 14:43.11.
Monticello won the team championship with 48 points. Also advancing to state as a team was second-place Shelbyville (73 points), Tolono Unity (3rd with 83), St. Joseph-Ogden (4th with 113) and Urbana University (5th with 190). Robinson missed qualifying with a 6th-place finish. Olney wound up 11th.
In the girls race, the Lady Aces’ Madeline Jones finished 61st in her first sectional appearance, with a time of 20:46. Sophomore Anna Sophie Keller won the sectional title in a time of 16:44.
St. Joseph-Ogden won the team championship with 84 points, topping runnerup Decatur St. Teresa’s total of 106. Also advancing to Peoria as a team were: Monticello (3rd place with 117 points), Urbana University (4th with 119) and Tolono Unity (5th with 134).