“The girls know the course like the back of their hands,” Rigg said. “They like it because it is flat and fast. It isn’t the most exciting course, but it is good for them.”
Becca Uebele, who won the individual sectional title on Tuesday, was the Eagles top finisher Saturday.
She placed third in a time of 18:39.
“She has done a fantastic job this year,” Rigg said. “We had her doing some 1,600s in track last season, and that was a step up for her and now has gone from strength to strength. She is a hard-trainer and hard-worker, and she is showing that in her races.”
Two Eagles finished right behind Uebele.
Sydney Meyers placed fourth in a time of 18:48 and Samantha Mitchell placed fifth in a time of 18:51.
Angelina Ellis placed 14th in a time of 19:53, two places and five seconds ahead of teammate Marianna Kastberg-Leonard.
Lizzie Torrance placed 19th in a time of 20:08, and Cally Sampson was 22nd in a time of 20:38.
The Eagles advance to the semi-state Saturday, Oct. 26, at Carmel, looking to advance to the state finals for the first time.
“We have to be top-6, and I told the girls that nothing is different than any other week,” Rigg said. “We have been doing it week in and week out. There is no magic that is going to happen next week. They have to go out there and do the same things they have been doing every week. They work hard, race hard, and that is what we expect next week. Then hopefully on to state and doing the same thing there.”