Cross country boys run at state meet

Cross country boys run at state meet

Despite having two runners with an illness, the Carlinville boys cross country team proved again at the state meet at Detweiler Park in Peoria the toughness of the team.

The Cavaliers finished 18th as a team at the state meet on Saturday, finishing with 401 team points.

“It was a great season,” head coach Charlie Helton said afterwards.

The Cavaliers entered the state finals this year after just missing a trip to state as a team last year.

The team champion would be Elgin Harvest Christian Academy, with 107 points. They had the eighth and ninth place finishers and five of the top 37 runners.

Second place with to Freeburg at 116 and Richmond-Burton was third at 138.

For the Cavaliers, Jason Landon capped a junior season placing 67th overall, 41st as a team finisher, with a time of 16:07. Five runners were at the same time as Landon, with the Cavalier junior the second of the five at 16:07.

Samuel Mock finished at 95th place, 66 team points, with a time of 16:22. Charles Helton IV was 109th overall at 16:34. Both are juniors as well.

Bailey Lippold, a sophomore, finished at 125th at 16:46, while freshman Briley Roper was 160th at 17:24.

Cale Williams, a freshman, finished 172nd at 17:37 and junior Grayson Armour was 196th at 18:18. He too is a junior.

With no seniors on the roster, the core of returning Cavaliers will all return next year, which should bode well for the Cavaliers as a whole.

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