St. Joseph’s Ava Dobson finished her final South Carolina High School state championship race with a new state meet best of 16 minutes, 58 seconds at Class A/AA State Championships today in Camden. Dobson ran the same course last weekend at the state qualifying meet in 17:24.

The previous best was 17:36, held by Kate Niehaus of Spring Valley since 2003.

Dobson’s time is ranked 15th in the nation, according to The Knight committed last week to attend University of North Carolina-Chapel.

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