Photos courtesy of Pete Temple, Monticello Express
Rachel Larabee, daughter of Phillip and Laura Larabee of Monticello, Iowa, will run with her Monticello High School Cross Country Team at the State Cross Country meet in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The granddaughter of Norman and Lorideen Larabee of Neligh, Rachel is a freshman at Monticello High School, and her team of five freshman, a junior and senior qualified as a team when they won their District meet in Columbus Junction, Iowa on October 23.
The Monticello High School girls team is currently ranked second in Class 2A and are contenders for the State Title in Class 2A. Larabee has finished as high as fourth on her team during the year. Her best time for the year was 16 minutes 38 seconds on the 4 kilometer course.
She is the first person in the Larabee family to make it to a state meet since her dad, Phillip, played for the Neligh-Oakdale High School Golf Team in the 1983 State of Nebraska Class C Golf Tournament.