Michelle Thomas, a Glen Este High School junior, finished fourth in the Division I state championship cross country race. The 5k run took place at Scioto Downs, Columbus.
Thomas completed the run in 18-minutes, 19.82-seconds. The top three finishers were, in order, Meredith Wagner, Sylvania Northview senior, 18:03.90, Madeline Chambers, Rocky River Magnificat senior, 18:07.35, and Hannah Neczypor, North Royalton junior, 18:15.30.
This season marks the third consecutive year that Thomas well-represented Glen Este and Clermont County in the state championship showdown.
Her sophomore year she was runner-up in 17:57.02. The victor was Brooklyne Ridder, Oak Hills High School senior, in 17:51.36.