The North Branch girls cross country team earned Academic All-Conference, as well as took third place out of 10 teams in the North Suburban Conference Championships at Ponds Golf Course in St. Francis Tuesday, Oct. 16. Rhianna Rinke was Conference Champion, coming in first out of 70 competitors with a time of 14:52.7 in the girls 4000 meter run. Casey Hovland placed 12th, Haley Huset 22nd, Cassidy White 26th, Alyssa Ramberg 30th, Claire Schraufnagel 38th and Laura Dolezalek 39th. The North Branch boys team finished eighth out of 10 teams. Zachary Peno was the first Viking to cross the finish line in the boys 5000 meter run, coming in 37th out of 76 runners with a time a 18:04.5. Kyle Crowell was 38th, Ean Charpentier 39th, Jake Petrik 44th, Josh Petrik 345th, Alex Fitcha 56th and Kyle Granger 58th. The North Branch girls and boys cross country teams will compete in the Section 7AA Championships at Princeton Golf Course at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.