McCarty takes 32nd place in Class 3 girls’ race

JEFFERSON CITY — Fulton junior Jenny McCarty came in 32nd in the Class 3 girls’ state cross country championships Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center.

A three-time qualifier, McCarty posted a time of 20 minutes, 50.21 seconds. She had medalled in her two previous appearances, taking second in 2010 and eighth in 2009.

Kearney freshman Olivia Franklin captured the Class 3 girls’ individual title, prevailing in 19:22.75. Franklin also directed Kearney to the Class 3 team championship with 53 points.

McCarty was one of four Callaway County runners competing at Saturday’s state championships. North Callaway senior Jordan Gray closed out her high school career by placing 36th (22:07.80) in the Class 2 girls’ race.

Gray, a four-time qualifier, was followed by a trio of South Callaway runners — sophomore Taylor Howard, 52nd in 22:26.66, sophomore Abigail Luebbert, 55th in 22:29.22, and senior Jasmine Muerer, 113th in 24:19.23.

Howard and Luebbert are both two-time qualifiers, while Muerer was making her first appearance.

Arcadia Valley junior Saga Barzowski won the Class 2 girls’ individual championship in 19:37.89. Herculaneum secured the Class 2 team title with 95 points.

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