Northampton cross country coach, Dan Benner, advised junior, Hayley Jackson, to get a good, fast start at the Class AAA PIAA State Cross Country Championships last weekend at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, Pa.
Jackson followed his advice, and ultimately, completed the race in 21:03.
"I took it out pretty hard and wasn't terribly tired. I just wanted to stay up more, but I'm really happy with my time," Jackson said.
This was Jackson's second trip to Parkview, although her first race there was two years ago.
Northampton High School cross country runners, Alec Lederer and Hayley Jackson will be making the trip to the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 3 after qualifying at the District XI Cross Country Championships last week at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.
"It was a go-hard day," said Lederer, who won second place in 16:44. "This one mattered. I just went out and gave it 110-percent."
Easton's Colin Abert took first place in 16:21, and Parkland's Trevor Bergen was third in 16:54.