The state finals for high school cross country arrive next week and there will be plenty of local athletes making the trip to Peoria to compete for the sport's top prizes.
Here are local finalists and teams, organized by class and sectional location.
1-A Boys (Oregon):
Teams: Rockford Christian (Riley Wells, Josiah Vogel, Jack Kurtz, Brent Brunner, Noah Wells, Nicholas Capriola, Cal Granite)
Individuals: Chase Sarver (Byron)
1-A Girls (Oregon):
Individuals: Madison Franseen (Rockford Christian), Emma Hildreth (Byron)
2-A Boys (Belvidere):
Teams: Sycamore, Sterling, Dixon
2-A Girls (Belvidere):
Teams: Belvidere North (Jenna Lutzow, Madison Diercks, Gianna Sagona, Alexandria Reza, Sabrina Elder, Olviia Zaluckyj, Remy Bice)
Individuals: Delaney Appino and Grace McLaughlin (Boylan)
3-A Boys (Aurora):
Individuals: Jordan VanBarriger (East)
3-A Girls (Aurora):
Individuals: Alicia Repka and Taylor Frommer (Hononegah)