GALESBURG, Ill. -- Lydia Kurfman won the Western Big Six Conference cross country championship convincingly, and helped the Quincy High School girls team to a second place finish Thursday.
Kurfman, a junior, won the WB6 title in 18 minutes, 16.4 seconds, beating Galesburg's Kaitlyn Pendergast by 31 seconds. Kurfman, Pendergast and Rock Island Alleman's Addie Pulley were the only runners to finish in less than 18 minutes.
Moline won the team title with 55 points, while QHS was second with 63 points.
Kendall Marks finished in eighth in 20:10, while Valerie Howerton was 11th in 20:20.
On the boys side, junior Noah Fleer was the top Blue Devil finisher after placing seventh in 16:40.
Carson Triplett was 25th in 18:08, while Keith Garner was 24th in 18:11.
QHS finished fifth with 109 points. Alleman won the title with 31 points and United Township's Dalton Martin won the individual title in 15:22.