Competing with a full complement of varsity runners, the Lady Tigers cross country team is already ahead of the pack when it comes to accomplishments for the program. The girls cross country runners won the Lebanon Invitational, and they did it in dominating fashion, with four runners in the top 10 and five in the top 20.
It was the first team event title for the program in seven years. The Lady Tigers won their home meet in 2014 – a win that previous articles overlooked in calculating the last victory for Republic. That year, Brylee Manes, Destinee Tyk, and Madi Appleberry all placed in the top four at the Republic Invitational.
Saturday, the Lady Tigers blew away the field, finishing with an average time of 21:59. The second-place team, Rolla, averaged 22:46.