O’Neal Caps Off Stellar Cross Country Career at State Meet

Meredith O’Neal finished in 28th place at the Class 2 State Cross Country Meet.

South Shelby Senior Meredith O’Neal capped off her stellar high school cross country career by competing for the fourth straight year at the Class 2 State Cross Country Meet at Oak Hills Golf Club in Jefferson City.
Through the mud and the muck she ran a time of 22:14, good enough for 28th place out of 176 girls.
“We are all so proud of Meredith for what she has done these past four years, and how well she has represented, not only South Shelby, but Shelby County,” said Coach Desirae O’Neal. “She has worked so hard, and competed at such a high level, that the sky’s the limit for her at the next level.”
“To my knowledge she is the only one from South Shelby to make it to the state meet all four years,” said Coach O’Neal. “She has done something that is truly remarkable, and we are all so proud.”
Meredith signed with Hannibal-LaGrange University on Tuesday, November 2, and plans to run Track and Cross Country for Coach Andy Lemons.