Edison Eagles Cross Country Teams Setting High Goals

John Barham
Contributing Writer

Pictured l-r, front row,os Brock Pederson, Alix Rowlands, Hannah Moritz, Hayley Higgs, Amber Vanderburg, Connor Ketchum. Second Row, l-r, Hunter Briggs, David Maxwell, Nick Criser, Clayton White, Zack Holdsclaw, Quinn Fields, Daniel McCaskill, Austin Milton. Not pictured is, Alex Smith, Claire Cox, Madeline Stewart, Sophie Katz, Rebekah Whitehead.

John Barham got the Midtown Monitor

Adam Gist, head coach of the boys/girls cross country teams for the Edison Eagles, stated, “As a team we are much more improved as a group this year. It would not surprise me if we would be in contention to win the All City, September 17, 2009. The Regional meet is October 24th, and the State meet is November 1st at Edmond High School. Both teams should make it to this final meet.”

Gist, in his second year has his team workout with the Tulsa Running Club to increase their speed, as well as their regular training at the school. On alternate days assistant coach, Bob Bomer conducts a Yoga workout to increase their balance and strength. One of the top five runners for the girls team, Alix Rowlands, a junior, added, “ I ran as a freshman and this year the team has worked much harder than in the past. We practice hard, running hills in the neighborhood around Edison and in the Maple Ridge Addition.” Her personal record thus far in the two mile run is 14:01.

The Eagles placed high in the Hurricane Festival, in September, with Nicholas Criser, a top runner, won his division with the time of 11:13 in the three mile race. Quinn Fields and Hunter Briggs were in the mix competing well. The senior girls, Amber Vanderburg and Madeline Stewart placed high in their division. Haley Higgs, a junior, is the top girls runner with the time of 13:48 in the two mile run. Alex Smith, a senior, has a personal best of 18:10 in the boys division.

Updated 10-14-2009

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