Skiles all-state, Morrow has personal best at cross country state tournament

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Heather Whan, Carli Skiles, Nick Hawk & Ethan Morrow at cross country state tournament in Peoria. Skiles & Morrow qualified as individuals. Whan was selected by Skiles and Hawk by Morrow to be their practice partner at state.

The two Mercer County cross country runners who qualified for the state tournament in Peoria on Saturday, Nov. 7, turned in excellent performances.

Carli Skiles of the Golden Eagles girls' team earned all-state honors by finishing 25th of 208 runners at Detweiler Park. Her time was 18:22.

Ethan Morrow of the boys' team turned in a personal best of 16:14, finishing 67 out of 209 runners, according to the Illinois High School Association.

Tolono Unity took the boys and girls 1A team championships.