The Crofton girls have taken home yet another honor this school year.
In a press release Tuesday, the NSAA announced Crofton won the girl's race for the Class C NSAA Cup after amassing 257.5 points throughout the 2015-2016 school year. In the All-School Division, Crofton placed fourth with 312.5 points.
The Crofton girls had a dominant year, winning three championships and one runner-up. The Warriors started the school year by winning the girl's Class D Cross Country title, led by a first place finish by sophomore Haley Arens. Crofton then continued its winning ways, winning the Class C2 state speech sweepstakes, a combined boys and girls contest. Conner Braunsroth finished as the top performer for Crofton, winning first place in Entertainment.
After losing only three games in the regular season, the Warriors' girls basketball team entered the state tournament as the second seed in Class C2. The team went on to edge top seeded Guardian Angels Central Catholic by three in the championship game for the school's third title of the year.
The Warriors' lone runner-up finish came at the state track meet, where they finished just a half point behind champion Chase County after leading for much of the meet. Arens again led Crofton in the event, winning both the 1600 Meter and 3200 Meter Runs. She finished as the runner-up in the 800 Meter Run.
Knox County was well represented in the standings, as Wausa finished tied for fifth in both the girl's and boy's divisions. Creighton finished in fourth place in the boy's division.
According to the press release, the NSAA Cup began in 2007 to recognize the state’s most successful high school athletic and fine arts programs. This all-activities, all-school recognition platform recognizes the “Best of the Best” each year in NSAA programs.
Winners are determined by a point system based on participation in NSAA education-based activities and performance in state championship events within each division and class. Music, which does not have a state-level event, earns points based on participation at the district music contest.
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