Patuxent junior Lillian Ricardo ended Northern senior Alexis Wieroniey's three-year unbeaten streak Wednesday at the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference cross-country championships.

Ricardo won the race by more than a minute, winning the girls title in 19 minutes, 8 seconds on the three-mile course at Oak Ridge Park in Hughesville.

"I was expecting [Wieroniey] to come get me, but she never did," Ricardo said.

Wieroniey placed fourth in 20:27.

Ricardo's finish helped the Panthers win the girls team title for the second straight year, beating second-place Leonardtown, 66-80.

Westlake senior Carlos Hunt won his second straight SMAC boys title, using a late kick to win in 15:39. Great Mills junior Will Christian finished second at 15:56. La Plata won the boys team title, beating Westlake, 74-85. The Warriors were led by Wes Valcarcel (fourth, 16:32) and Jesse Stump (fifth, 16:32).

The Maryland 3A South Region meet will be held Thursday at Patuxent, with the girls race starting at 3 p.m. and the boys race at 3:45 p.m.

BOYS

Team Scores: 1, La Plata 74; 2, Westlake 85; 3, Leonardtown 123; 4, Patuxent 127; 5, St. Mary's Ryken 132; 6, McDonough 132; 7, Great Mills 137; 8, Northern 197; 9, Calvert 206; 10, Lackey 249; 11, Chopticon 295; 12, Thomas Stone 382.

Top Individuals: 1, Carlos Hunt, Westlake, 15:39; 2, Will Christian, Great Mills, 15:56; 3, Adrian Hill, Chopticon, 16:25; 4, Wes Valcarcel, La Plata, 16:32; 5, Jesse Stump, La Plata, 16:32; 6, Josh Trice, McDonough, 16:38; 7, Jose Dory, Westlake, 16:49; 8, James Cox, Patuxent, 16:56; 9, Danny Bowes, McDonough, 16:57; 10, Jote Aga, Leonardtown, 16:58.

GIRLS

Team Scores: 1, Patuxent 66; 2, Leonardtown 80; 3, La Plata 86; 4, St. Mary's Ryken 105; 5, Northern 113; 6, Westlake 156; 7, Thomas Stone 195; 8, Calvert 202; 9, McDonough 231; 10, Great Mills 235; 11, Chopticon 263.

Top Individuals: 1, Lillian Ricardo, Patuxent, 19:08; 2, Megan Darr, Calvert, 20:09; 3, Kathleen Dunscomb, Leonardtown, 20:22; 4, Alexis Wieroniey, 20:27; 5, Andrea Bevard, St. Mary's Ryken, 20:31; 6, Susan Hendrick, Patuxent, 20:33; 7, Tracy Warring, La Plata, 20:38; 8, Jewel Clark, Thomas Stone, 21:05; 9, Heidi Faller, Leonardtown, 21:09; 10, Jackie Paul, Leonardtown, 21:21.