Liberty County High School’s girls’ cross-country team finished the season as the Region 3-AAAA runner-up.
“We were led with outstanding performances by senior Adriana Valdez, who placed fifth, and freshman Lillian Kuhl, who finished seventh,” Panther cross-country coach Jarvis McArthur said. “We also had solid races from junior Tia Anderson, senior Jennifer Garcia and freshmen Tameila Williams and Jalynn Matthews.”
The girls qualified for the state championship, which is Saturday in Carrollton.
“I am really pleased with the hard work and dedication the girls have put forth this season,” he said. “Adriana improved her time by almost three minutes since a year ago.”
McArthur said Kuhl’s future in cross-country looks very promising. He added that Anderson, a multi-sport athlete, has been a great addition to the team.
Meanwhile, the Panther boys’ team tied with Windsor Forest scoring 72 points for second, but lost out on the overall second place finish due to the sixth man tie-breaker rule.
“However, third place qualifies us for the state-championship meet as well,” McArthur said. “The Panthers were led by senior Rashawn Mallard, who finished sixth, and freshman Alonzo Walker and sophomore Cleveland Dargan.”