The Washington girls cross country team took third place Saturday in a 13-team field at the East Peoria Invitational.

The Washington girls cross country team took third place Saturday in a 13-team field at the East Peoria Invitational.

Meanwhile, on the boys side, the Panthers were 10th out of 17 at Illinois Central College.

In the team tabulations, Haley Willis was sixth to lead the Washington girls, who had 107 points. Willis was eighth overall.

Ashlee Knott wound up 16th for the Lady Panthers, Meghan Rest was 22nd and Jaclyn Finney 25th.

Completing Washington’s effort was Brittany Wright, who was 38th.

DeKalb earned the girls championship with 71 points.

Seth Borrowman was the Panther boys leader in 46th place.

Washington had 264 points altogether, sandwiched exactly between ninth-place Bloomington (255) and 11th-place Normal University (273).

Jacob Castor (53rd), Jacob Lee (55th), Wes Learned (63rd) and Joe Raney (70th) also contributed for the Panthers.

The boys champion, with 49 points, was Mahomet-Seymour.