After qualifying for multiple Eastern Missouri Conference, District, Sectional and State meets with the Montgomery County Varsity Girls Cross Country and Track and Field Teams, Tara Hillebrand has one final move up her sleeve, and perhaps that's why she waited so long to make it.

Starting this Fall the recent Lady Wildcats recent graduate is going to be taking her talents and compete for those very same teams at Missouri Southern University in Joplin.

Most recently Hillebrand competed for Montgomery County at the Class 3 Missouri State High School Activities Association season ending state meet, where she finished 10th in the 800 Run with a time of 2:28.28.