The IHSA Cross Country Sectionals took place over the weekend. In Class 1A at Elmwood, Knoxville’s Ryan Block finished in sixth place and advanced to the girl's state meet at Peoria’s Detweiller Park next Saturday. As a team, the Blue Bullets finished in ninth place with a score of 265. Rochester won the team title with a 69.
The boys sectional also took place in Elmwood as the Monmouth-Roseville High School boys cross country team wasn’t able to advance to state competition, however, Monmouth-Roseville’s Nathan Ault and Trevor Hatch qualified as individuals. Ault took 18th place and Hatch finished in 23rd. The Mid-County boys cross country team competed at the Class 1A Oregon Sectional and finished in 11th place.