The Oshkosh North girls cross country team made a strong at Neenah on Thursday at the Spartan Invitational held at Winnebago County Park.
The Spartans, though, came up just short of stopping the powerhouse Rockets.
Michaela Welsh finished second overall, while the top four North runners finished among the top 12 to lead the Spartans at the meet. Ashley Schoen and Brooklyn Schamens placed ninth and 10th, respectively, for North, while Sammy Buerger came in 12th.
The Spartans finished just nine points behind Neenah.
The Rockets also won the boys title as Oshkosh North finished fifth overall.
Riley Huffman led the way for the Spartans with a fourth-place finish.
Team scores: Neenah 49, Oshkosh North 58, Kimberly 74, Appleton East 85, Shawano 118, New London 130
Individual winner: Teagan Monfils (Shaw), 15:37.
ON: 2. Michaela Welsh, 15:51; 9. Ashley Schoen, 16:22; 10. Brooklyn Schamens, 16:25; 12. Sammy Buerger, 16:30; 25. Angela Bahr, 17:03.
Team scores: Neenah 36, DeForest 71, Shawano 97, Kimberly 99, Oshkosh North 109, Appleton East 145, New London 161
Individual winner: Ryan Spahn (DEF), 16:23.
ON: 4. Riley Huffman, 16:57; 23. Valley Colburn, 18:09; 27. Mitchell Peterson, 18:30; 29. Kyle Schwartz, 18:38; 30. Nathan VanHeuklon, 18:39.