For a four-year state finals veteran, a junior with a few state finals races under her belt and a state finals newcomer, each of Jasper's state finalists unearthed success against the state’s premier competition.
One way or another, Cale Kilian, Hannah Welsh and Tara Cassidy — Jasper's trio of runners heading to Saturday's cross country state finals — are going to show up at the finish line ahead of just about everyone.
The Vincennes University Jasper Campus cross country course, the site of Jasper's sectional since 2009, has a varied reputation among runners. Some love it. Some despise it. Some simply shrug their shoulders.