Caesar Rodney’s Nate Twining took first place in the boys’ Henlopen Conference Cross-Country Championship Monday afternoon at Indian River High School.

Twining finished with a time of 16:29, followed by Sussex Tech’s Sam Hete whose Ravens took home the overall boys’ crown. Smyrna’s Adam Bailey took third, Twining’s teammate Daniel Krewson took fourth in the boys’ race followed by Tech’s Ben Bamforth rounding out the top five.

Milford’s top boys’ finisher was freshman William Appolon who took 27th overall for the Bucs on Monday, finishing the course at Indian River in 18:23.

As a team, the Milford boys took eighth overall. Sussex Tech finished first, followed by Caesar Rodney, Dover, Lake Forest, and Cape Henlopen rounding out the top five.

Caesar Rodney senior Rebekah Mills won the girls’ Henlopen Conference Championship race for the third straight year on Monday afternoon. Mills finished with a  time of 19:00 and helped lead the Lady Riders’ to the Henlopen Conference crown.

Mills’ Lady Rider teammate Jeannete Bendolph placed second in the girls’ race just 19 seconds behind Mills’ pace. Bendolph was followed by Sussex Tech’s Roxanne Ramirez, Cape’s Madison MacElrevey, and Milford’s Janin Rodriguez.

Rodriguez finished with a time of 20:30.

Emily Holstein was the next highest finisher for the Lady Bucs, placing just outside the top 20 placing 22nd overall, finishing with a time of 22:15.

The Lady Bucs took sixth place overall, Caesar Rodney took first, followed by Lake Forest, Smyrna, Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech.

The DIAA Cross Country State Championship will be held this Saturday at White Clay Creek State Park.