Isabelle Christiansen closed out her Oswego cross country career Saturday in Peoria.
Christiansen, who recently committed to run cross country and track at Missouri, became a four-time state participant as the Panthers finished eighth as a team with 289 points.
Seeking a second career all-state performance, Christiansen had to settle for 36th place overall with her time of 17:22.29.
But the Panthers had a major consolation prize as freshman Rebecca Corbett was 23rd in 17:06.44.
“It is a little disappointing,” Christiansen send of failing to crack the top 25. “We had always wanted to be top 10 as a team. When we finally got it, I kind of forgot about not being all-state. The seniors will leave in good hands with the likes of Rebecca. [The nucleus] speaks well for the future of the program.”
In the Class 3A boys competition, Oswego East had 319 points to finish in 10th place in its first team appearance.
Luke Wentz, a junior, was the team leader for the Wolves in touring the three-mile layout in 14:59.51 to finish in the 42nd overall position.
Herbie Alvarez and Brad Wiggins were in the top 60 among team competitors.
“We were honored to race for the other [Oswego East] teams before us,” Wentz said. “Last year I missed qualifying out of the individual sectional by two spots. It goes to show how important every little thing is. I have always tended to improve in the postseason.”
Ivan Wescott, the only qualifier for Yorkville, finished 122nd.