Belvidere North cross country wins second state title in three years

PEORIA, Ill. (WIFR) For the second time in three years, the Belvidere North girls cross country team ran away with a state championship.

The Blue Thunder beat out Vernon Hills for the Class 2A team title with three runners in the top 20.

Juniors Gianna Sagona and Madison Diercks led North as they finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Sydnie Elder, Caitlin Corso, Trina Kazluski, Natalie Horgan and Olivia Zaluckyj also contributed to the victory.

The Blue Thunder are set up to repeat in 2019 with no seniors on the winning roster.