Although each returning girl on the Franklin County cross country team ran faster this year than last year, it wasn’t enough to advance them, as a team, to semi-state. Each girl ran near her personal best time of the season. They are proud of maintaining their standard of speed as everyone but Lauren Kelley’s season has ended. Sophomore, Lauren Kelley finished in 8th place, with a time of 19:34, just over a minute faster than last year. Last year, she placed 7th. It was an exciting, fast-paced race, but Lauren made sure she started the race with the front group, giving a quick sprint past the main mass of runners within the first seconds of the start . She fought to maintain her place and was 4th place at times during the 2nd mile. She finished the race strong in 8th place and qualified as an individual for semi-state. Her whole team is proud of her!
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