Cross-Country Teams Finish Strong, As Usual


Photo Courtesy of Coach Kedge

As we meet the end of fall sports season, the Varsity Cross Country teams finished the 2019 season with a bang. Each year, both teams send seven girls and seven boys to state, and this year there was a mixture of students, ranging from freshman to seniors. The week before, the teams had lighter practices to rest

Julian Garcia, 2019 Boys State Champ, with Coach Adam Kedge

up for state, running a fraction of the distance they usually do for practice. Coach Adam Kedge, who has been coaching the varsity boys team for 25 years, knew that the teams were “gonna finish somewhere near the top, whether that’s first or second or third,” and even says that in the past, the teams

“traditionally finish up towards the top.” Justin Hickey, class of ‘21 and one of the captains of the team this year says that the boys team was “a very close group of guys, almost like brothers.” The teammates had become so close that Justin said that “the sport becomes a lot less about yourself and it’s more about how the other people count on you.” Looking ahead, Coach Kedge hopes that the “younger kids commit to off season training or doing other sports here at school” and Justin says that the team is “always on the lookout for new talent in all the grades,” in preparation for the next season. This year, both boys and girls ran very well, and as predicted by Coach Kedge, both ranked at 2nd place overall at State, with Julian Garcia, ’20 placing first overall.

Courtesy of Coach Kedge