Girls Cross Country takes 18th at State Meet

Pictured from left: Asst Coach Caveny, Julia Monson, Kimberly Davenport, Kaitlyn Walker, Julia Monson, Peyton Schieppe, Emma Jordan, Sophie Wichlac, Head Coach James (Submitted Photo)

This past Saturday the O’Fallon girl’s cross country team travelled to Peoria’s famed Detwiler Park for the IHSA State Meet. 

The girls competed against the top 3A schools in the state. The team closed out their season placing a very respectful 18th finishing above the only other southern Illinois team, local rival Edwardsville which finished in 24th.  

The Panthers were led by a breakout performance by freshman Julia Monson completing the three mile course in a season best of 17:55 crossing the line in 69th place.  She was followed by sophomore Sofia Parker in 91st and another freshman Peyton Schieppe in 100th. The team’s four juniors Kaitlyn Walker, Emma Jordan, Kimberly Davenport and Sophie Wichlac rounded out the score.