Cross Country Finishes Third at State

Cross Country - 3rd Place Finish

The Cross Country team raced to a third-place finish in the highly competitive Class 5 State Championship meet at the Gans Cross Country course in Columbia, Missouri. The team of Francie Luna ’22, Adie Luna ’23, Maria Luna ’24, Anna Stirton ‘23, Eva Morie ‘23, Liz Hanson ‘25 and Bailey Gegg ’25 all contributed in the Charger’s strong finish.

The team accomplished several milestones in the race. Francie Luna led the way for the Chargers, finishing in 7th place with a time of 18:10. Her time is the fastest time for a Cor Jesu runner at the state meet. She is also a 4-time All-State Runner, the first Cor Jesu student to earn the honor all four years.
 

Adie Luna and Maria Luna also finished with All-State honors, finishing in 19th and 24th places, respectively. Adie’s time of 18:41 is the fastest time run by a Cor Jesu junior at state.
 

The race featured four personal record times (Francie, Adie, Marie and Liz) and two season best times (Anna and Eva).
 

Between the 1K and 5K markers, Anna passed the most runners, 101 in all.
 

Despite battling an injury, Bailey had the fastest time for a #7 runner of all the teams, finishing in 20:20.
 

Cor Jesu Results:

Last Name

First Name

Time

Place

Pace

Luna

Francie

18:10

7

5:51

Luna

Adie

18:41

19

6:01

Luna

Maria

18:53

24

6:05

Stirton

Anna

19:33

48

6:18

Morie

Eva

20:14

106

6:31

Hanson

Liz

20:16

109

6:32

Gegg

Bailey

20:20

112

6:33

 

The team received coverage on stltoday.com with a state preview story as well as the state recap story.


Congratulations girls on your outstanding season!