History was made for Nuttall Middle School's cross country teams Saturday (Oct. 6), as they began their postseason journey.
Both NMS squads won their respective IESA Class 2A Sectional meets at Shelbyville Saturday, marking the first time in a decade that both teams advanced to the state meet in the same season.
Robinson cruised to a win in the girls' meet, finishing with 43 points. Shelbyville was second with 86, followed by Jasper County (95), Taylorville (127), Roxana (147), Effingham (170), Marshall (200), East St. Louis Lincoln (208), Cumberland (226), Girard North Mac (246) and Carlinville (251).
Kylee Weber was the top finisher for NMS, finishing third overall among 80 runners on the two-mile course with a time of 13:11, while Katelyn Jones finished fifth in 13:15. Also scoring were Taylor Blank in 10th (13:32), Leighanna Hamilton in 11th (13:33) and Halle Gower in 14th (13:39), while Skyla Rann finished 15th (13:40) and Callie Price was 18th (14:02).
In the boys' race, Robinson won with 52 points, just ahead of Shelbyville, who was second with 59. Jasper County came in third with 65, followed by Taylorville (101), Marshall (137), Teutopolis (181), East St. Louis Lincoln (205), Carlinville (232) and Staunton (234).
Wesley Jackson led NMS, finishing first in the 83-runner field with a time of 11:17 on the two-mile course. It was the second straight Sectional title for Jackson, who also won last year as a seventh grader. Also scoring for NMS were Austin Wesley in eighth (12:20), Cameron Shew in ninth (12:24), Josh Masko in 17th (12:46) and Jared Hermann in 23rd (12:53), while Duke Thompson placed 27th (13:02) and Elijah Robb was 33rd (13:20).