Christy, who will run track and cross country at Illinois-Springfield, leaves some big footsteps for a young Geneva group.
"We had some girls qualify down with me so it's been really great enjoying the experience with them," Christy said. "It's a younger group of girls, too. So I'm hoping I helped raise some standards for them and hoping that they'll be back here next year. For us to place shows all the hard work we've put in."
Rosary's Brooke Delahanty did arrive in Charleston with big expectations – the top seed in the Class 2A 800-meter run.
Sure enough, she left with hardware.
Delahanty, an Illinois recruit, took third in 2:16.45. She later came back to anchor Rosary's 1,600-meter relay, the foursome of Julie Bottarini, Julianne Hutchison, Annie Molenhouse and Delahanty taking fourth in 4:01.37.
"I am ecstatic," said Delahanty, who finishes her career with five state medals. "My goal for the 800 was to come top three with a chance to win. I think I did that. I'm so blessed to have so many friends I've made with my track career. If anything, I'm just so excited to have that. The times and the records are one thing. But the relationships I have here are so special. They're going to come with me wherever I go. I'm so blessed to have these moments in my life."