Geoff Cowles/News The Centerburg High School girls cross-country team will head to the state championships at National Trails Raceway in Hebron this Saturday. Team members are, from left, Courtney Melick, Jessica Sutton, Aeryn Walters, Alyssa Holt, Sarah Thatcher, Rebecca Scholl, Elise Tucker and Dreanna Perry.


CENTERBURG — They came so close last year.

The Centerburg girls cross-country team’s disappointing fifth place finish in the 2016 OHSAA Central District Cross-Country Championships was all the steam it needed to smash through to the final hurdle this year.

The Trojans finally realized their dreams in 2017. They finished second to Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference rival Fredericktown in the districts, landing them in last week’s regionals, where their fifth-place finish at Pickerington North High School earned them a berth in the 2017 State Cross Country Championships at National Trails Raceway, coming up this Saturday.


Geoff Cowles: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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