SENECA — On a chilly, overcast day in Seneca at the Class 1A regional, Putnam County freshman Wyatt Grimshaw ran a 19:43 to place 27th and earn the final qualifying spot.
Meanwhile, five local boys teams, two area girls teams, one boy and two girls advanced to the Oregon Sectional.
Marquette’s Lucas Hoffman was the individual champion as he ran a 17:10 to win by a little more than 14 seconds.
Also moving on to the Oregon Sectional were a host of boys teams with Amboy-LaMoille leading the way by placing second followed by St. Bede in fourth, Princeton in fifth, Hall in sixth and Henry-Midland grabbing the final spot in seventh.
Beau Bonnell led the Bruins as he placed 15th in 18:52. Following him were Michael Dittmar (16th, 19:00), Daneil Dugosh (17th, 19:01), Anthony Hernandez (20th, 19:07) and Logan Zeglis (29th, 20:03).
Following the Bruins was Princeton led by Reece Bohms (18:38) and Mack Williams (19:06) in the top 20 in 12th and 19th place, respectively.
Kaden Crowther led Hall as he finished 18 in 19:00, while P.J. Ehrat paced the Timberducks as he finished 25th in 19:47.