A great indicator of what is to come for the upcoming cross country season is the performance of the athletes in the spring track season. Morgan Countysenior Kailee Perryis coming off a double state championship spring with the 800m and 1600m state titles in class A. She was the runner up in cross country to Selena Mattinglylast fall and those two will dual again this fall with some added company of Gracie Winglerof Green Countywho was the class A 3200m state champion.
Kailee Perry discusses her first of two state championships at the State Track & Field Meet.
Not far off from Perry's leading mark is a trio of class AAA runners led by Jenna Strangeof Tates Creek. Strange comes into the season with a 3rd place finish in the class AAA state cross country meet last year and duplicated that placement in the 3200m at the class AAA state track and field championship. She is the top returning girl in class AAA after the graduation of Kaitlyn Lacyand Alena Sapienza-Wright. Jenna had a solid track season and is in position to finally take her spot in the driver's seat for class AAA.