Lady Indians find winning is easier the second time around in Class 1

Russellville senior Izabella Michitsch, left, holds the championship trophy as teammate Miranda Hill leans in to give it a kiss following Russellville’s repeat as Girls Class 1 champions at the Cross Country Championships at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City on Saturday.

Russellville senior Izabella Michitsch, left, holds the championship trophy as teammate Miranda Hill leans in to give it a kiss following Russellville’s repeat as Girls Class 1 champions at the Cross Country Championships at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City on Saturday. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Russellville was back at it again. This time around, it was a little bit easier.

A year after winning the state title by one point, the Lady Indians captured a second consecutive team crown at the Class 1 Cross Country Championship on Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.

Russellville took the team title with 86 points, beating second-place Salisbury by 13 points and making 2011 look like a cakewalk compared to 2010.

“It was better than last year,” Russellville coach Craig Miller said. “That was a little too close for comfort last year.”

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