Carbondale’s Poshard, Marion’s Nalley net top 10 finishes

CHILLICOTHE — Carbondale senior Tucker Poshard and Marion freshman Dylon Nalley both brought home top 10 finishes from the Division II Cross Country Championship in Chillicothe Saturday.

Poshard finished fourth overall with a time of 16:11. Nalley wound up eighth with a time of 16:19. No other area boy cracked the top 50. Bartonville’s Wilson Georges won with a time of 15:46.

Marion as a team finished 13th. Olney was 19th.

Carbondale’s Madeline Prideaux was the lone area competitor in the girls races. Prideaux finished 39th. Complete Division II results are here.

After the IHSA canceled the State Cross Country Championships due to the pandemic, ShaZam Racing and MileSplit Illinois teamed up to host a by invitation only, three-day cross country championship with Division I running Friday, Division II Saturday, and Division III Sunday. The divisions corresponded with the IHSA classes 1A, 2A, and 3A. The event was held at Three Sisters Park, just ten minutes from the longtime site of the IHSA championships, Detweiller Park. To control the numbers of competitors, there were four heats for both the boys and girls in each division.

A recap of the Division I races on Friday is here.