Benton High School's sophomore phenom, Amelia McLain finished ninth in the state at the IHSA girls cross-country state championships on Saturday.
Gabrielle Alongi, the Du Quoin High School sophomore, finished in the top 100, coming in 44th.
Du Quoin and Pinckneyville high schools were very well represented at the girls finals.
The Du Quoin girls cross-country team, coached by Eric Kirkpatrick, finished 23rd, with Alongi, Andrea Lopez, Jacqueline Crain, Olivia Cravens, Lindsey Gossman, Maddie Robison and Chloe Hill.
Individually: Lopez, a senior, finished 133rd; Crain, a freshman, finished 165th; Cravens, a senior, finished 188th; freshmen Gossman and Robison finished 202nd and 203rd, respectively; and Hill, a junior, came in 205th.
The Pinckneyville girls cross-country team, coached by Ryan Bruns, finished 24th overall, with runners Kyla Epplin, Shania Opp, Dakota Krone, Olivia Buza, Hannah Porter, Aubrey Bruns and Gayle Winter.
Individually: Epplin, a junior, came in 111th; Opp, a senior, finished 129th; Krone, a sophomore, finished 153rd; Buza, a sophomore, finished 180th; Porter, a senior, came in 184th; Bruns, a sophomore, finished 194th; and Winter, a freshman, came in 199th.