Botkins' Flora repeats as state runner-up

Sports Editor

Her best was not enough.

In a matchup of two seniors, Chloe Flora broke her own school record in the 1,600-meter run Saturday but, like last season, she finished second to the now three-time state champion in the event, Athena Welsh of (Louisville) St. Thomas Aquinas.

Flora's new program best is 4 minutes, 53.13 seconds, while Welsh crossed the finish line at 4:49.06.