Lexington's Halle Hamilton (1026) runs near the front of the pack during the Division II race at Saturday's cross country state championships at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.

LEXINGTON — Halle Hamilton and Lexington teammates Carina Weaver and Joanna Halfhill walked arm-in-arm on their way to the state podium Saturday afternoon, sharing laughs and acknowledging the large and boisterous contingent of Lady Lex fans who had made their way to National Trail Raceway.

For Hamilton, the Richland Bank Athlete of the Week, winning a second straight Division II team state championship was nice. Sharing it with her friends was even better.