Roberts, Payne qualify for State Meet
On Thursday at the Northern Section Championship, two Gridley runners fought through the weather to earn the chance to represent Gridley High School at the State Cross Country Championships.
Despite the rain, thunder, lightning and hail, Averie Roberts and Brennah Payne proved how hard work pays off.
Sophomore Brennah Payne finished 40th out of 138 with a time of 21 minutes and 33 seconds.
Senior Averie Roberts, who broke the school record last week, finished six spots behind Payne with a time of 21 minutes and 49 seconds.
Both runners have qualified for the state meet every year they have been in high school.
The State Meet will be held on Saturday, November 24 at Woodward Park in Fresno.