When it comes to cross country, age and year don’t make much of a difference. All it comes down to is who can finish the 3.1-mile races in the fastest time possible.
Cross country is one of those sports where experience is key, but talent can sometimes supersede all the experience in the world.
Goshen High School’s cross country team is enjoying a run of talent currently that is simply better than most around them.
Coach Ashley Adkins has two sophomores on the girls’ team, Courtney Turner and Brittany Clark, who are proving that talent goes beyond their years of experience.
“Right now for the girls, Brittany Clark is returning. She qualified for the regional meet last year,” Adkins said. “The girls have won a couple of invitationals. Brittany Clark and Courtney Turner went 1-2 at the Ross meet. Prior to that, Courtney won the New Richmond meet and Brittany got fourth, so I have two sophomore girls that are kind of dominating.”
On the boys’ side for Goshen, with numbers down, they are having some trouble finishing high as a team, but Adkins is happy with how hard the team is working.
“For the boys, Daniel Hulsmeyer (is leading the way),” Adkins said. “We really don’t have much of a team. Even Hulsmeyer, we got from soccer. But, we have a lot of freshman boys who are working really hard and doing a great job, but we’re not really placing as a team.”
As the season winds down, the Warriors only have one more meet to go, that being the Southern Buckeye Conference meet on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Western Brown.
The Warriors ran pretty well at their season finale at the Williamsburg CC Invitational on Oct. 6.