Wilson celebrates with her fellow Midwest teammates after the race (photos by Bryan Deibel)
Emma Wilson just keeps adding to her ever-growing list of accomplishments in high school running. This time adding All-American to that list. At Saturday's Nike Cross Nationals, Wilson finished 14th in a time of 18:02. Course conditions out in Portland are always tough and this year was no exception, with temperatures in the low 40's and a very wet course. Wilson was able to throw down an impressive run, fighting all the way to the end to earn that All-American style finish. This top finish should give her even more confidence going into this track season, to hopefully repeat in the 1600-3200 and possibly start vying for some record times.
Pre-race huddle before the 'hounds biggest race of the year
The Greyhounds of Carmel also competed at Saturday's National meet. Adding a 4th National finalist finish to their long list of state championships. The boys finished 10th overall in an extremely tough competition, scoring 295 points. They finished right where they were predicted to, beating out 12 other top teams from around the nation. Next season the boys team loses more than half their varsity squad, so they will be looking to many of their juniors and sophomores to step up and replace them. Hopefully they can keep the momentum going and earn a qualifying spot again next year.
Cover Image by Corrine Johnson/@corihjohnson