Here is a visual summary of the action that took place last October at Naperville North High School. The boys' action was intense as Neuqua Valley trailed most of the race until the final stages. The Wildcats mounted a furious charge over the final mile to nip Glenbard West 71-79. Rory Cavan of Glenbard West unseated the defending champion Thomas Shilgalis of Naperville Central to take the title in 14:56.
The girls' side of the ledger was a massive rankings fest as 10 of the state's elite 3A schools did battle. The home-cooked Huskies endured a tough battle against Yorkville and Downers Grove South before putting them away by 10 and 33 points tallying 70 pts. Katelynne Hart of Glenbard West won her third straight crown going away in 16:35.