The Palatine High School boys and girls cross-country teams will be headed to state after faring well at the Class 3A Schaumburg sectional over the weekend.
The girls placed first overall at the sectional, lead by sophomore Kelly O'Brien who who finished with a time of 18:01 and junior Amy Kieliszewski who finished with a time of 18:24, according to the Illinois High School Association.
Other qualifying runners on the Palatine girls team include: sophomore Sabina Yosif, 18:35; junior Kara Burton, 18:38; senior Jessica Lincoln, 18:34; Cassidy McPherson, senior, 18:48; senior Liz Cox, 18:55.
The team scored 57 points to earn the sectional title. Hoffman Estates came in second place with 100 points.
The Palatine High School boys cross-country team will also be headed to state after finishing in third place at the Schaumburg sectional, according to the Illinois High School Association.
The team is made up of Graham Brown, a junior; Argeni Bailon, a senior; Emil Kozakiewicz, senior; Eddie Graham, senior; Adam Brauer, senior; and Dean Kolar, senior.
Brown finished lead the team with a time of 15:19 following by Bailon who finished with a time of 15:48. Overall, the team finished in third place with 154 points behind Buffalo Grove High School, which had 112 points, and Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, which had 93 points.
Harry Winter, a Fremd High School senior, will be headed to state as an individual qualifier after placing in ninth at the Class 3A sectional in Schaumburg. Winter had a time of 15:36, according to IHSA results.
The state boys and girls cross-country meet will be held on Nov. 9 at Detweiller Park in Peoria.