Paced by a third-place effort from Caelin Foley, the Mid-County boys cross country team captured the title at Rockridge’s Booster Invite cross country meet Thursday, Aug. 31.

Paced by a third-place effort from Caelin Foley, the Mid-County boys cross country team captured the title at Rockridge’s Booster Invite cross country meet Thursday, Aug. 31.

Mid-County topped the team standings with 22 points, followed by Sherrard 46 and Kewanee 54.

Foley, with a time of 16:43.76, was among four runners to earn top-15 medals for the Cougars — Lorin Peterson fifth at 17:40.06, Nate Peters 11th at 18:54.61 and Cal Larson 15th at 19:11.87.

Also counting for the Cougars was Isaac Asplund 16th at 19:39.8.

Caleb Kibling of Rockridge was the individual champion with a meet record time of 16:08.02.

In the girls race at Rockridge, Mid-County’s Lauren Hawes earned a medal by placing 14th in a time of 24.10.4.

Also competing for the Cougars were McKayla Rigg 24th at 27:09.45 and Annadoria Ledbetter 27th at 27:44.05.

At the Silver Streaks Invite Saturday in Galesburg, the Mid-County boys finished 12th in the team standings with 308 points.

Caelin Foley was Mid-County’s top runner — and the lead small-school finisher in the meet — with a 17th-place time of 17:09.5.

Also counting for the Cougars were Nate Peters 59th in 19:09.4, Isaac Asplund 72nd in 20:02.4, Colton LaGrow 79th in 21:49.1 and Bryce Selman 81st in 22:41.1.

Ridgewood finished 13th with a score of 314. Jordan Francis led the Spartans in 43rd at 18:10.4. Other counters for the Spartans were Andrew Hand 44th in 18:12.4, Evan Sullivan 74th in 20:34.3, Benny Melow 76th in 21:10.9 and Caden Bowers 77th in 21:15.4.

In the girls race at Galesburg, Ridgewood placed 11th with a team score of 313. 

Carlie Barman led the Spartans with a 59th-place time of 24:01.7. Tobi Matter was 61st in 24:35.4, followed by Lauren Curry 62nd in 24:44.3, Makenna Medley 65th in 26:12.8 and Anna Paul 66th in 26:34.3.

Mid-County was led by Annadoria Ledbetter with a 92nd-place time of 26:19.5.