TROY -- The Marion High School cross country teams ran at the Triad 2A Sectional on Saturday.
Marion's boys placed fourth to advance to sectionals as a team, while in the girls race Margaux Bruce and Mari Ray advanced as individuals from non-advancing teams.
Ray placed 12th in 20:45 and Bruce was 27th in 21:31.
Triad won the boys team title, winning in a tiebreaker over Carbondale, followed by Mascoutah and Marion. Mascoutah's Casmir Cozzi was the top individual with a time of 15:58, beating out runner-up Ethan Cherry of Carbondale by 17 seconds.
Marion's top finisher was Taylor Dreyer, who placed eight in 16:50. He was followed by Joe Sullins (20th, 17:20), Steven Kosco (22nd, 17:23), Matthew Crabtree (23rd, 17:26), Jack Gregory (31st, 17:48), Isaac Donaldson (51st, 18:31) and Logan Morgan (52nd, 18:38).
Marion's boys and the two individual girls now advance to the Decatur MacArthur Sectional race this coming Saturday.