A young A.C. Flora girls cross country team had an improved showing in 2009 and is looking for even better things in the future.
The Falcons finished 14th at the Class 3A state championship meet and was second behind traditional power Chapin at the Region 4-3A meet.
Sophomore Carey Roth and seventh-grader MaryAnn Riley were the ACF front runners at the state finals, placing 46th and 49th, respectively. Youngsters Copeland Hanshaw, Lillian Tribble and Katherine Barwick rounded out the Falcons state scoring lineup.
Tribble is a freshman and Hanshaw and Barwick are eight-graders.