The Alton Comets' first place win at the district cross country meet Nov. 2 landed them a spot in the state race.
Both the boys' and girls' squads qualified for state with their first place finishes.
The state race takes place in Jefferson City Nov. 9 with the boys running at 12:50 p.m. and the girls starting at 2:05.
Results from the district meet at Mountain View:
BOYSKyle Willard, fifth place; Matt Blanton, sixth place; Nick Parrott, eighth place; Brad Rackley, 10th place; Bryan Joiner, 11th place; Kevin Grooms, 17th place; Richie Roberts, 19th place. Adjusted team score of the boys: 37.
GIRLSFelicia Buckner, second place; Nicole Turner, fourth place; Nicole Adams, sixth place; Tiffany Wiggs, eighth place; Ashley Combs, 16th place; Gracie Treptow, 18th place. Adjusted team score for the girls: 32.