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HARRISBURG GIRLS XC THRIVING TWO YEARS AFTER BUS CRASH – STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY

Harrisburg girls cross country will compete in the Class 1 state championship at Gans Creek Cross Country Course in Columbia Saturday morning. Head coach Corey Whitaker notes the Bulldogs overcame an injury to a top five runner the day before districts.



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Harrisburg senior Zoe Carr paced Whitaker’s Lady Bulldogs with a ninth place finish at districts.



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Junior Baylie Combs crossed 11th at districts and senior Alee Thornhill claimed 14th. Whitaker discusses Harrisburg’s expectations at state.



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Whitaker refers back to the crash that killed coach Brian Simpson to offer perspective on Harrisburg’s state championship appearance Saturday.



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The Class 1 state championship starts at 10:10am Saturday. Harrisburg’s roster also includes senior Brooke Sublett, juniors Olivia Fischer and Jessica Gardiner, and sophomore Brooklyn Vassar. Hear Whitaker’s full state championship preview on the Chariton Valley Magic City Sports Talk Interviews page under the sports tab.

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