The Sloan-Hendrix Sr. Boys Cross Country went to the State Meet
determined to bring back a state title, although they fell a little
short of first, they did however turn in a stunning performance in
earning 1A/2A State Runner Up honors. Fischer Miller led from
beginning to end en route to the individual State Title with a time
of 16:49.50. Not far behind was Hunter Stallings 7th 18:11.10; Dylan
Decker 11th 18:23.70; Jordan Dail 15th 18:39.10; & rounding out the
scoring Gage Passmore 61st 20:37.20; followed by Garrett Morris 99th
22:29.00; Jacob Smith 123rd 23:37.70; & Dylan Bookout 162nd 27:32.40
"I knew before the race started that they would give everything they had, they had put in too many early morning miles, spent the summer running hills, and was just determined to leave it all on the course. I could not be more proud of a group of kids than I am of this group," said Coach Ricky Grisham.
Fischer obtained his goal of a State Championship. Hunter, Dylan, and Jordan all wanted to run their best race for the team and earn All State Honors, which all 4 did!
This group set an excellent example that you only reach your goal through hard work and determination, and a State Runner Up season for Sloan-Hendrix is proof of that hard work.
In winning the 2A State Individual Title, Fischer Miller represented Sloan-Hendrix in the Arkansas-Oklahoma All Star Race on Saturday November 11 in Rogers, Arkansas.
In the Sr Girls race, Taylor Ivy led the Lady Greyhound charge with a 28:08.00 for 74th. Not far behind Samantha Webb 76th 28:19.40 & Jessica Ferguson 80th 28:36.90. The girls didn't have the 5 team members to score as a team. Coach Grisham stated, "These three have worked hard all year and are looking forward to the Jr. High runners to move up so they can chase their title hopes next year. Three outstanding individuals."