Led by Nathan Swanson's third-place finish, the Beecher boys cross country team won the Class 1A Bishop McNamara Regional on Saturday morning at Kankakee Community College.
Swanson finished in 16:28, while Tri-Point's Brandon Wilkerson was the winner in 16:22.
The Bobcats advance as a team to the Lisle Sectional on Nov. 2. Other top Beecher runners were Josh Nehmer (17:09), Garret Toohey (17:33), Mitch Darabaris (17:59) and Orlando Brown (18:15).
At the Class 2A De La Salle Regional, Mount Carmel's Dan O'Keefe was the individual winner in 16:11 as the Caravan had four of the top-eight place winners to capture the team title with 32 points.
Brendan Jacobs was fourth (17:23), Andrew Jacobs was seventh (17:57) and Nick Gallapo was eighth (18:00).
Mount Carmel, Thornridge and T.F. North qualified for the Chicago University Sectional.
Thornridge, led by Jazare Jones' sixth-place fnish (17:52) was third (91 points). T.F. North, led by Angel Sanchez's 14th-place finish (18:35) was fifth with 105 points.
Class 2A Crete-Monee Regional: The host Warriors earned the sixth and final qualifying spot for the Nov. 2 Normal West Sectional.
Crete-Monee had 143 points, while Lincoln-Way West won with 24. Crete's top runners were Bryce Stluka (17:17) and Tyler Bland (18:03). Lincoln-Way West's Mitch Feehan was the individual winner (16:56.5).
Class 3A Normal Regional: Bloom Township's Isaiah Quinn (17:15), Darion Wiggs (17:19) and Daniel Perez (17:30) advanced as individuals to the Edwardsville Sectional.
Girls cross country
Class 1A Bishop McNamara Regional: Beecher was third as a team at Kankakee Community College and qualified for the Lisle Sectional.
Beecher had 77 points while Bishop McNamara won with 55.
Beecher's top runner was Taylor Adams (20:29), followed by Julianne Salmen (20:31) and Tessie Hoge (21:40).
Class 2A De La Salle Regional: Both T.F. North and Thornridge advanced as teams to the Chicago University Sectional.
The Meteors finished third with 78 points and Thornridge was fifth with 136.
T.F. North's Monica Munoz was fifth (21:20). Deysy Bobadilla was 13th (23:25) and Edith Bobadilla was 15th (23:32). Thornridge was led by Latreasa Williams' 17th-place finish (24;27).
Class 3A Normal Regional: Bloom Township's Gina Narcisi (19:46), Sullibet Ramirez (20:23) and Samantha Phillippe (20:37) qualified for the Normal West Sectional as did Marian's Kelly Mindak (20:50) and Nicole Dryanski (20:52).
IHSA state meet: Marian Catholic's Gaby Rosales and the Homewood-Flossmoor doubles team of Timara Maxwell and Sophia Osabuohien both lost in their consolation quarterfinal matches.
Lake Forest's Christina Zordani beat Rosales 7-5, 6-4. Hinsdale Central's Rugile Valiunaite and Katie Lee won over Maxwell and Osabuohien 7-6 (7), 6-2.
Hinsdale Central and Lake Forest tied for the team title with 38 points each. H-F and Highland Park tied for eighth place with 20 points each. Marian finished in a seven-way tie for 26th with eight points.
Washington 52, DuSable 6: Aaron Cruz was 20-of-27 passing for 304 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Patriots (5-4, 3-4) to the Windy City Conference win over the Panthers (1-8, 1-6).
Cruz finished with 2,277 yards passing for the season and 26 touchdowns.
Nazareth Academy 52, Marian Catholic 21: The Spartans fell behind 21-0 and lost to the Roadrunners (7-2, 4-2) in the East Suburban Catholic Conference contest.
Pat Schmidt led Marian (2-7, 0-6) with 16-of-33 passing for 157 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Ki-Jana Crawford caught seven passes for 142 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown pass from Dillon Burns. He also returned an interception 45 yards for a score.