Belvidere sectional: Vernon Hills earned a state berth in the Class 2A meet, as the Cougars (126) placed third behind champ Crystal Lake Central (103) and Marengo (121). Lake Forest (141) and Kaneland (176) also made it out.
Vernon Hills was paced by sophomore Vivian Overbeck (fourth, 18:08) and senior Cassie Lira (sixth, 18:19). Junior Samantha Hershman was 29th (19:14), sophomore Lexi Reich took 39th (19:28) and junior Melanie Rogers came in 48th (19:41).
Woodstock senior Maura Beattie (17:44) was a three-second winner over DeKalb senior Kelsey Schrader.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.