A second place finish for the second year in a row in the 8-AAA region meet at Athens Christian will send the Jackson County girls cross country team to state competition.
The girls were led by race winner Brittany Aikens, who placed second overall with a time of 19:50. Sydney Baird placed eighth with a 23:25. Rachel Pasko placed 11th with a 23:46. Lexie Miller placed 24th with a 25:00. Mary Collin placed 29th with a 25:28. Other runners included Katie Maiolo and Susie Diesch.