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Helm, Smith, Wrinkle run well at State CC Meet

ROUND ROCK – Three Orange County runners wrapped up a tremendous Cross Country season at the State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Old Settlers Park.

In the girls Class 3A Division, Orangefield’s Maddison Helm finished eighth-place overall after covering the 3,200-meter course in 11 minutes, 58.59 seconds. There were 150 runners that competed.

In the girls Class 4A Division, Bridge City’s Kaylen Smith wrapped up a great campaign by running a personal-best 12:29.34 to earn 41st overall in a field of 152 runners.

On the boys’ side, Orangefield’s Payton Wrinkle put together a strong time of 16:41.76 over the 5K course to earn 31st overall in a field of over 150.