All-state honor for Ruff a highlight for Lady Jays

In Class 4 cross country competition

Kaley Ruff of the Jefferson City Lady Jays (700) sprints toward the finish line during the Missouri Class 4 girls race Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.

Kaley Ruff of the Jefferson City Lady Jays (700) sprints toward the finish line during the Missouri Class 4 girls race Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. Photo by Kris Wilson.

If there was one thing Jefferson City can take from Saturday’s Missouri State High School Activities Association Cross Country Championships, it’s motivation for next season.

The Lady Jays, fresh off their sectional victory, finished 11th in Class 4 on Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Center.

“We just didn’t race as well as we wanted to on the girls side, obviously,” Jefferson City cross country coach Brett Phillips said. “That’s disappointing to us, it’s disappointing to me. I didn’t have us ready to ....

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