Heathwood Hall and Cardinal Newman turned in the top Midlands performances at the SCISA cross country championship meet on Saturday at Heathwood Hall.
The host Highlanders emerged as the runner-up in the boys division behind Porter-Gaud, while the Cardinal Newman girls finished in third place, one place and five points ahead of Heathwood Hall.
West Summers, Preston Frankstone and Stephen Ridley all earned all-state honors while leading the way for the Highlanders boys. Summers finished third with a time of 17:09.22, Frankstone was fourth in 17:38.06 and Ridley placed sixth in 17:39.24.
Daniel Barbeau (31st, 19:29) and Trey Edmonds (42nd, 20:00.34) were Heathwood’s other scoring runners.
Caroline Gasser’s third place effort (19:58.59) paced the CN girls, who posted a team score of 85 points. M.J. Marteeny (11th, 21:12.34), Olivia Brown (18th, 21:37.21), Rebecca Brown (22nd, 21:48.18) and Erin Brown (36th, 22:35.09) rounded out the Cardinals season-ending performance.
Sydney Ellen and Brooke Grice earned all-state recognition while leading the Highlanders girls with fourth place with a score of 90 points. Ellen finished in fourth place with a time of 20:03.84, while Grice was fifth in 20:09.75.
Otherwise, Catherine Herring (10th, 21:06.91) led the Hammond girls to a sixth place finish, Katie Kendall (20th, 21:40.62) was the top runner for the Ben Lippen girls, Darby Griffin (10th, 18:01.52) paced the CN boys to a fifth-place finish, Will Besley (20th, 19:09.12) was the lead man for eighth-place Hammond and Tyler Mitchell (25th, 19:15.34) was the first Ben Lippen boy to hit the finish line.