SCA Cross Country Third Place

The SCA varsity girls cross country team placed third at the Class 3 State Championship at Gans Creek Cross Country Course in Columbia, MO. Pictured left to right: Assistant Coach Marla Sanders, team members Marina Parks, Katie Coats, McKinzie Parks, Adriana McGregor, Keyler Quessenberry, Julia Osgood, Lucie Epema, and Head Coach Rick McGregor. 

Wrapping up a strong 2022 season, the Summit Christian Academy girls cross team followed their District Championship weekend by capturing third at the MSHSAA Class 3 State Championships.

The team finished behind state champion St. Charles West and runner up Centralia.

“I am really proud of how our girls team finished the season," Said head coach Rick McGregor. "All seven girls have been solid all year and they are a great team on and off the course. They are more than just teammates, they are also close friends and enjoy so much of their lives together. After a close district race, I wasn't sure they could finish in the top four at the state meet. It was a cold, windy, and wet day but they were ready and determined to be their very best. All year we have talked about finishing the course and being a fighter until the very end. They kept fighting until they crossed the finish line at the state championship at Gans Creek. They have been so consistent all year and Saturday was no exception. Our team battled through the cold and rainy conditions to get to the trophy stand and cheer, ‘God is good!’ This was really big for our team. Last year we finished second in Class 2 and we knew we were going to get bumped to Class 3. These girls stepped up their game. Our team was just as competitive with the bigger Class 3 schools, and I am proud of how they finished.”

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