Pittston Area sophomore Tara Johnson finished 10, good enough to be medalist, in the PIAA Class AA girls cross country championships held Saturday at the Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey.
Johnson ran a 19:37 and took her 1-mile split at 5:42, just four seconds outside of second place.
Johnson, who completed a stellar sophomore season with a fourth-place finish in the District 2 race last week, was right there with the leaders. She turned in 12:10 at the 2-mile mark, before crossing the finish line in 10th place overall.
Dallas won the Class AA team championship with four participants earning medals. Regan Rome finished second in the state to lead the Mountaineers.
Grab next week’s Sunday Dispatch for a full story on Johnson’s run at the state championships, along with her excellent season.