Boys and Girls Cross Country Finishes Season With Solid Performance At State Championships
Girls Finish 15th, Boys 20th In State
Girls team (L-R): Caroline Parsley, Emma Grace Cena, Kenadi Swihart, Jenna Cook, Lilly Miller, Abby Logsdon, Cariann Williams. Boys team (L-R:) Ashton Johnson, Landon Franich, Tyler Brooks, David Brewer, Tyler Anderson, Brandon Lindsey, Logan Brooks, Jarrett Prunty
Edmonson Voice Sports:
The ECHS Cross Country teams traveled to Paris, KY on Saturday to compete in the KHSAA State Championships. The girls team finished 15th overall out of the 30 teams that qualified. They were led by Caroline Parsley 70th place, followed by Jenna Cook 80th, Cariann Williams 82nd, Kenadi Swihart 109th, Lilly Miller 142nd, Abby Logsdon 150th, and Emma Grace Cena 161st. There were a total of 230 girls in the race.
“Our girls team competed well today, we didn’t have the day we wanted but I was proud of their effort,” said Coach Brad Meredith. “You could tell we were still recovering from region. We came up a little short of our overall goal but we had a great season. Conference Champions, Regional Champions, State Meet qualifiers and still a top 15 team in the state. It's a pretty successful season.”
The boys finished 20th as a team out of the 36 teams that qualified. They were led by Logan Brooks 90th, followed by Brandon Lindsey 125th, Tyler Brooks 127th, Landon Franich 150th, Ashton Johnson 200th, David Brewer 211th, and Tyler Anderson 217th out of 265 runners.
“Our boys team came a long way throughout the season. Many of them didn’t get real consistent training because they were affected by COVID, but they competed well at state. For many of them, it was their best race of the season,” said Coach Meredith. “I’m extremely proud of how both teams competed at region and at the state meet. I told them after the meet, that I was proud and they should be proud of themselves also. We got to compete at the highest level of our sport. Not many teams in any sport can say that. There were a lot of teams that were at home on Saturday while we were competing. Even though we didn’t reach our teams goals at State, 15th and 20th place finishes as a team is pretty impressive. I want Edmonson County to know these young athletes represented us at the highest level of competition and everyone should be proud of them. They are great students , have great sportsmanship, and even the hotel we stayed at bragged on how well our kids behaved, we just have a great group of kids.”
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