Lady Warriors cross country headed to state

The Happy Valley girls’ cross country team is headed back to state.

The Lady Warriors secured their spot in next Saturday’s state meet with a second-place finish in the Region 1 Small Schools Division meet at Daniel Boone on Thursday.

HV was led by Holly Moore’s ninth place finish as she covered the course in a time of 25:35, while Olivia Absher and Aubrie Caldwell finished in 11th and 12th to join Moore on the All-Region team. Absher and Caldwell recorded times of 26:38 and 26:43, respectively.

Chelsea Arnold, Madison Wagner, Kalee Roark and Emily Fisher also had solid finishes to help propel the Lady Warriors to the runner-up spot behind University High.

Happy Valley is coached by Matt Estep.