Lady Dragons Cross Country team travels to Jeff City, competes in State Championship


Cameron High School’s Lady Dragons Cross Country team competed in Jefferson City at the State Cross Country meet, last Saturday November 5 after qualifying for state as a team for the first time in school history.

At the meet, Zoe Foreman finished in 90th place with a personal record time of 21:35.1, Khayla Hollingsworth finished in 156th place with a personal record time of 23:20.7, Kenzie Terhune finished in 163rd place with a time of 23:42.5, Kylie Graham finished in 167th place with a time of 24:34.0, and Lindsey Vaiciulis finished in 168th place with a season record time of 26:27.2. The Lady Dragons’ number two runner, Nicole Jackson, did not finish the race due to a foot injury.

"First off, the State cross country meet really has to be seen to be appreciated. The course is incredibly difficult, hills throughout, including a killer uphill just past the two mile mark-and of course the competition is unlike anything we've seen this yea -KU included-as it should be at this stage." Head Coach Kurt Dickkut said. "Overall I would have to say that we had a day of highs and lows. Three of the girls-Zoe, Khayla and Lindsey-ran either their best race ever or their best of the year. In the last meet that should be your goal going in and they did it, and by decent margins too. Kenzie and Kylie, I'm sure, probably weren't thrilled with their times but still had great seasons-PRing in the last couple weeks. Nicole had some bad luck as she has been battling tendinitis all year and it flared up last weekend causing her to drop out about halfway in."

"All that being said, these girls have a ton to be proud of, I know I am, and with 5 of them returning next season I fully expect them to build on the experience of 2016 and add to the foundation they put down this year for the program."



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