The Hillcrest girls cross-country team recorded a third-place finish at the State Cross Country Championships last week in Hot Springs.

The Lady Screamin’ Eagles finished behind champion Kingston and runner-up West Side Greers Ferry and one point ahead of fourth-place Western Yell County.

Individually, Hillcrest had five runners finish among the top 30 in the 5k race. Kylie Baxter was the top Lady Eagle, coming in 16th with a time of 25:20.30, followed closely by teammate Kennedy Brannon in 17th place (25:24.37). A trio of Hillcrest runners finished 28th through 30th, led by Kayleigh Kirk (26:30.41). Emma Jones was 29th (27:56.80), and Summer Doyle placed 30th (27:57.24) in the field of 45 runners.

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