Two of Penn Yan’s finest — Joddie Decker and Gracie Murphy — competed at the New York State Public High Schools Cross Country Class C State Championships at Sunken Meadows State Park, Long Island Nov. 10. Decker came in 33rd with a time of 20:56 and Murphy was 35th with a time of 20:58

“The girls did a great job this weekend,” said coach Rick Smith. “Through hard work and dedication Gracie and Joddie made it to this level, this is a great accomplishment.”

Decker, as well as finishing well, was given the Section V Girls Cross Country Sportsmanship Award-MVP.