Michelle Thomas is the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I female state cross country champion.
Thomas, a senior at Glen Este High School, completed the 3.1-mile Scioto Downs Course, in Columbus, in 17-minutes, 41.5-seconds, 11.6 seconds ahead of the second place harrier.
This being the fourth consecutive year of qualifying for the state championship meet was of major assistance to the very hard-working, very-likeable young lady.
This is her second state crown. Last year she was state champion in the Division I 3,200-meter run in track.