(Festus) Few cross country runners were as dominant in southeast Missouri as St. Pius senior Rita Eimer, and she has the hardware to prove it.
Along with winning a Class 2 individual state championship, Eimer was the Regional Radio Dream Team Girls’ Cross Country Runner of the Year.
She says, as monumental a moment it was to win the state title, it was almost surreal.
Eimer also won a district title and the JCAA girls’ championship in her senior season.
But her favorite memories came outside of meets.
And when it came time to win a race, Eimer says she had some great help in getting herself and the Lancers to reach new heights.
Eimer helped St. Pius finish 3rd in the Class 2 team standings at the state meet.
To hear the full interview with Rita Eimer, click play below.