Coming into today. I didn't know if this would be my last crosscountry race or not. I just came into the race menatlity that I can do this, we can do this. I believed that we would have a chance at making it to state. Got to the course and walked half of it, which was nice because I wanted to make sure that I knew where I could hug the inside lane of the course as much as possible. Warmed up and got to the line. I was excited and not really nervous. I wanted to enjoy this race and at the same time put everything I had into it. Got out really good today and was right up in the top 10-15 spots. Hit the mile in 5:17, which wasn't ideal, but it happens. Kept pushing and came through the second mile in 10:56. I was feeling really good up until this point in the race. I then started having some tightness in my legs and just couldn't keep the pace I had held really well for the last two miles or so. I thought that Salem Hills was the team that we had to really target on, but it turns out they were way ahead of us. I kept thinking in my mind that we could do it. I didn't know what would happen, but I tried to push that last 800. Finished in 17:13. I was told that it is alittle over 3 miles and not quite a 5k so I put it in as 3.05. Well thats it. My high school crosscountry career has come to a end. It really has been the best four years of my life so far, and I have learned alot through it. I really am going to miss racing and practices. It's been a good ride. S/O to Kedric and Rylie for making it to state, and for the entire team making my last year an awsome experience.