The Harvest Christian boys cross country team ran just well enough Saturday to extend its season one more week.
And now the Lions get to run in the state finals next Saturday at Detweiler Park in Peoria.
Harvest scored 228 points to grab the fifth and final team qualifying spot out of the Class 1A Lisle sectional. Chicago Latin won the team championship with 46 points.
Senior John Vislisel led the Lions, finishing in 26th place in a time of 18:20. Senior Jacob Schott was 28th, freshman Riley Steiner 29th, freshman Michael Sisko 54th and sophomore Brett Cramer 91st to round out Harvest Christian's scoring.
Mooseheart junior Wal Khat was the individual winner in a time of 16:41.
Class 2A boys at Belvidere: Burlington Central junior Clay Musial advanced downstate, finishing 12th at the Belvidere sectional in a time of 15:43. The Rockets finished seventh as a team with 192 points. Vernon Hills won the team title with 45 points and Crystal Lake Central senior Ryan Pitner was the individual winner in a time of 15:09.
Class 3A girls at Schaumburg: Cary-Grove juniors Morgan Schulz and Talia Duzey each advanced downstate as individuals out of the Class 3A Schaumburg sectional at Busse Woods. Schulz finished fourth in a time of 18:03 and Duzey was 15th in 18:38. The Trojans finished seventh as a team and Crystal Lake South was ninth. Palatine won the team title with 57 points and McHenry junior Lauren Opatmy was the individual winner in 17:45.