Rock Bridge boys runners third at state cross country championship

Saturday, November 7, 2009 | 7:38 p.m. CST; updated 10:31 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 7, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — As Rock Bridge senior Raj Lal stumbled through the final strides of his last high school cross country race, his legs buckling with fatigue and lungs gasping for air, the intensity of the 2009 state cross-country championships was on full display.