Paonia senior Taylor Polson had the best state performance of her four-year career, finishing fifth to lead the women's cross country team to a fourth-place finish at this year's 2A state cross country championships.
Polson finished the 5,000-meter course in 21 minutes, 16.5 seconds.
Sophomore Chelsea Meilner topped her 2012 state time by almost a minute to place 11th with a time of 21:35.5.
Senior, and three-time state qualifier, Braiden Clement topped her 2012 performance by almost three minutes, finishing 35th with a time of 23:13.7.
Freshman Alicia Wilmore finished 59th (24:22.7) and senior Noelle Helmer placed 64th with a time of 24:59.3.
Senior Jason Sturgis topped the Paonia men's performances with a time of 19:34.5 to place 39th.
Tim Helmer (20:37.9), Zach Milner (20:55.5), Garrett Morgan (21:08.4) and Jesse Reed (21:15.1) also competed at state.
In 2012, Sturgis was the only male runner for Paonia's cross country team to qualify for state. He is the only senior on the 14-member boys' team.blog comments powered by Disqus