Championships continue to pile up for Robinson High School's boys' cross country team.
The Maroons claimed their third title in less than a month after winning the Little Illini Conference championship Tuesday (Oct. 9) in Olney.
"We had a pretty good day," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "It was a pretty exciting race and pretty close between us and Olney."
Robinson placed four runners among the top seven overall on their way to scoring 37 points, which was just ahead of Olney, who finished second with 45. Marshall came in third with 62, followed by Lawrenceville-Red Hill (91), Casey-Westfield (154), Newton (164) and Paris (175). Flora also competed, but did not have enough runners to post a team score.
Negus Bogard led RHS, as he won the race with a time of 15:30, three seconds ahead of Olney's Gavin Kirby, who finished second in 15:33. Maverick Wright came in fifth in the 68-runner field with a time of 16:45, Wyatt Bonnell finished sixth in 17:01, Koty Amdahl was seventh in 17:04 and Parker Middleton also scored with his 19th-place finish in 17:50.
"Our times were pretty good, especially with the heat," Cork said. "Koty ran great and all the other times were good."
In the girls' meet, Robinson finished fourth among the five full teams competing with 103 points. Paris came in behind the Lady Maroons with 105, while Lawrenceville-Red Hill won with 32 points, followed by Newton (49) and Olney (63).
Top finisher for RHS was Kady Kamp in 12th out of 56 runners with a time of 22:20, while Sami Johnson finished 20th in 23:24. Also scoring for RHS were Andrea Schalburg in 26th (24:27), Stevee Walker in 31st (25:31) and Julia Gallion in 32nd (25:33).
"The girls did not run quite as well as they had been," Cork said.
Individual champion was Newton's Abby Stone with a time of 19:35.
The top 10 finishers in each race all earned All-Conference honors.
2018 Little Illini Conference Cross Country Meet
Team scores - Robinson 37, Olney 45, Marshall 62, Lawrenceville-Red Hill 91, Casey-Westfield 154, Newton 164, Paris 175, Flora NS.