2017 Boys & Girls Cross Country

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2017 Boys & Girls Cross Country

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The 2017 IHSA Boys & Girls Cross Country State Finals return to Peoria on Saturday, November 4. All six races will unfold over the three-mile course at Detweiller Park, which is hosting the event for the 47th consecutive year. A schedule and other pertinent information for Saturday's event is located on the righthand sidebar.

Sectional team and individual champions are listed below.

On Saturday morning, the IHSA will recognize a pair of Honorary Officials in Paul Beiersdorf and Galen Bennett.

An IHSA cross country legend returns to Detweiller on Saturday, as the pride of Lebanon High School, 1971 and 1972 IHSA state champion Craig Virgin will be on-site. Virgin and author Randy Sharer, who recently penned the book Virgin Territory: The Story of Craig Virgin, America's Renaissance Runner, will chat, take photos and sign copies of the book (no copies will be sold on site).

For in-depth previews of this weekend's races, visit ILXCTF.com and the Milesplit Illinois website, while the Peoria Journal Star has covered the event like no other outlet in the state for nearly half a century.

Also be sure to check out this NFHS story on why the Illinois state meet is so revered, as well as this 1986 story from the Peoria Journal Star entitled: "Its a Race You Never Forget".

1A Girls Sectional Team Champions
St. Joseph-Ogden (56 points)
Rock Falls (59)
Herscher (79)
Nashville (95)
Williamsville (98)

1A Girls Sectional Individual Champions
Amelia McLain, Benton (17:33)
Fran Hendrickson, St. Thomas More (17:44)
Emma Argo, Eureka (17:59)
Nygia Pollard, Harvest Christian Academy (18:07)
Alexandra Gomez, Rock Falls (18:54)

Class 1A Boys Sectional Team Champions
Harvest Christian Academy (37)
Rockford Christian (68)
Freeburg (92)
Elmwood (96)
St. Joseph-Ogden (99)

Class 1A Boys Sectional Individual Champions
Luke Goebel, Mater Dei (14:24)
Wyatt McIntyre, Athens (14:40)
Jack McNabola, F.W. Parker (15:04)
Logan Hall, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond (15:12)
Riley Wells, Rockford Christian (15:52)

Class 2A Girls Sectional Team Champions
Latin (43)
Dunlap (46)
Belvidere North (62)
Wheaton Academy (77)
Waterloo (94)

Class 2A Girls Sectional Individual Champions
Campbell Petersen, Dunlap (17:19)
Jenna Schwartz, Waterloo (17.20)
Madison Diercks, Belvidere North (17:41)
Marianne Mihas, Latin (18:20)
Julia Robleski, Wheaton Academy (19:20)

Class 2A Boys Sectional Team Champions
Mahomet-Seymour (41)
Riverside-Brookfield (57)
Deerfield (62)
Glenwood (79)
Sycamore (91)

Class 2A Boys Sectional Individual Champions
Jacob Gebhardt, Sterling (14:44)
Nick Oakley, Charleston (15.00)
Mathias Powell, Mahomet-Seymour (15:06)
Austin Ohm, Illiana Christian (15:30)
Adonaliz Hernandez, Solorio Academy (15:59)

Class 3A Girls Sectional Team Champions
Yorkville (26)
Naperville North (27)
Wheaton Warrenville South (51)
Lyons (58)
Barrington (86)

Class 3A Girls Sectional Individual Champions
Katelynne Hart, Glenbard West (16:28)
Alyssa Edwards, Yorkville (16:52)
Jocelyn Long, Barrington (16:57)
Sarah Schmitt, Naperville North (17:17)
Abigail Lopez, Argo (17:48)

Class 3A Boys Sectional Team Champions
Downers Grove North (41)
Neuqua Valley (52)
Glenbard West (58)
Hersey (73)
Yorkville (84)

Class 3A Boys Sectional Individual Champions
Clayton Mendez, Whitney Young (14:35)
Dylan Jacobs, Sandburg (14:39)
Nick Laning, Barrington (14:42)
Andrew O’Keefe, Granite City (14:56)
Joshua Rodgers, Geneva (15:24)

71st annual Boys Meet
38th annual Girls Meet
47th year at Detweiller Park


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Saturday, November 4
State Final Races

Class 1A Girls - 9:00 a.m.
Class 1A Boys - 10:00 a.m.
Class 2A Girls - 11:00 a.m.
Class 2A Boys - 12:00 p.m.
Class 3A Girls - 1:00 p.m.
Class 3A Boys - 2:00 p.m.

Class 1A - 11:00 a.m.
Class 2A - 1:00 p.m.
Class 3A -  3:00 p.m.


Click here for course layout

Currently no broadcasts for this event


Boys Cross Country Page

Girls Cross Country Page


Cars - $10
Large Passenger Van - $15
Bus - $25
Price is per car, regardless of number of people in vehicle

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