The Cardinals totaled 50 points in the small-school division, trailing champion North Trails’ 40 points.
MCE junior Nate Wing placed second overall in both the Big and Small School divisions, crossing the finish line with a time of 18:01.05.
Eli Shoup also led the Cardinals with a tenth place finish, completing his run with a time of 18:54.31.
In the girls Small School Division, MCE (88) finished fifth behind first-place Fowler (49).
Top runners the Cardinals girls were Lucy Shoup (6th), Olivia Wing (13th), Elizabeth Logan (29th), Amelia Dunham (50th), and Abigail Logan (83rd).