The Lakeside Anthill cross country meet, held last weekend at the Minden Recreation Complex, was the final tune-up for the Class 2A state meet for 116 runners from six teams.
The three-mile course is considered one of the toughest in the state due to the large hills the runners must traverse.
Cedar Creek took the boys' team title, scoring with 52 points.
Lakeside's Eric Greene easily won the boys' individual championship, running a time of 16:42. Greene finished 22 seconds in front of Dylan Oliver of Northwood.
Other finishers for Lakeside: Tyler Davis (20th place, 20:11), Ryan McFarland (37th, 20:53), J.T. Thomas (28th, 20:56), Logan Bailey (31st, 21:56), Duncan Plunkett (45th, 23:34) and Chase Hickman (54th, 25:37). There were 56 runners in the boys' race.
In the girls' division, Menard easily took the team championship with a low score of 27 points.
The individual title was a battle between Menard's Mallory Robichaux and Loyola's Kaitlan Tanner.
Robichaux out-sprinted Tanner to clock in at 18:51 to Tanner's 18:57.
Alisha Lander of Lakeside took third with a time of 19:34. Heather Scheneck was 13th at 21:58, and Brooke Walker took 14th at 22:09. Caroline Perry finished 22nd at 23:24.
There were 60 runners in the girls' division.