Finishing his junior year cross country season, Elias Bergman finished 59th at the Class 1A State Finals Cross Country Meet Saturday, Nov. 3 at Detweiller Park.

His time on the 3-mile state course was 15:58.

To reach the state finals, Bergman placed eighth overall with a time of 15:52 at the Elmwood/Brimfield Sectional and placed seventh overall with a time of 15:48 at the Farmington Regional. His performance helped the IVC boys team reach sectionals for a fifth-straight year.

Early in the season, Bergman also claimed first-place at the Kewanee Boiler Invitational with a time of 16:34.