BUCKLEY–Mason County Eastern Cardinals and the Pentwater boys’ cross country teams are heading to the Division 4 state finals next Saturday.

Mason Eastern won the regional, which was run at Buckley High School. Pentwater qualified by finishing third.

The Cardinals finished with 43 points. They were followed by Frankfort with 68 points and Pentwater was third with 78 points. The top three teams from each regional qualifies for the state meet.

The top five runners for Mason County Eastern included senior Nathan Wing who took top honors with a time of 16:25.50. He was followed by sophomore Alex Tyndall (seventh), junior Peter Hybza (ninth), junior Luke Niedzielski (14th) and sophomore Ron Hasenbank (18th).

The top runner for Pentwater was junior Abe VanDuinen, who finished in fifth place with a time of 16:59.90. Following him was junior Mitchel Daniels (12th), sophomore Kaleb Brown (13th), freshman Wyatt Roberts (26th) and senior James Davis (32nd).

In the girls’ division, Mason County Eastern finished in fifth place with 97 points while Pentwater came in seventh place with 178 points.

Mason County Eastern had three individual qualifiers for the state finals next. That group includes sophomore Lucy Shoup, who finished fifth, freshman Lauren Niedzielski, who came in sixth place and junior Olivia Wing, who finished 13th.

All cross country state finals will be Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.