Quire hits 8th note at state

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

LEXINGTON - Frankfort High's Ryan Quire and Franklin County's Dustin Hughes reached their goals Saturday at the state cross country championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Quire was more than thrilled with her top 10 finish in the girls Class A race. The senior came in eighth, her best finish ever in the state meet.

"I'm really happy," said Quire, who came into the race ranked 18th in Class A girls. "I didn't know if I'd make top 15, so this is great."

Quire finished with a time of 20:35.38.

St. Henry's Jenna Siemer was an unexpected winner in the girls race. Her winning time of 19:39.68 was good enough to hold off Hancock eighth-grader Robin Bivens and Somerset's Sarah Cole, the two-time defending champion.

Siemer's win also helped St. Henry secure the team title as the Lady Crusaders held off Hancock County 49 to 80.

Quire made an early move in the race, and was third at one point behind Siemer and Cole.

"We were all together for a little while," Quire said of the leaders. "We started spreading out after a mile. It was Sarah Cole and the St. Henry girl, then it was me, then girls from Bishop Brossart and Wolfe County."

For more on this story, see the latest State Journal.

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