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Barrington freshman Lauren Conroy prepared for the worst and ended up the best. Conroy knew she'd be dealing with some nasty weather at the Mid-Suburban League girls cross country meet at Busse Woods Forest Preserve, and a persistent rain didn't disappoint her. But Conroy made the best of a not-so-ideal situation, taking command of the race in the final 400 meters to win the MSL title in 17:28. Conroy stuck with Palatine senior Tess Wasowicz early, then jockeyed with Schaumburg sophomore Caroline Kurdej the final 2 miles before making her title surge in the home straightaway. "Coach (Revolta) told us to prepare for the worse," said Conroy regarding the weather conditions. "I just kind of went out and had fun with it." Wasowizc (17:46) and junior Jessica Lincoln (18:00) took fourth and fifth place leading Palatine to the team title with 52 points. The Pirates were followed closely by Barrington (58 points).