Pasco County’s top girls distance runner, Grippo saved her best for last. The senior capped her sparkling career with a fifth-place finish at the Class 2A state meet last weekend, posting a time of 18:34.36.
In getting to states, Grippo won her district and region meets by comfortable margins. Her Bucs placed 15th overall at states.
This was Grippo’s third straight – and best – trip to states. She previously placed 34th as a junior and seventh as a sophomore.