With a time of 16:56:4, I placed 8th in the Maryland 3A state meet – and was the top finisher in the county. My time was 40 seconds better than when I ran this course earlier this year. I am proud of my accomplishment and my high school Cross Country career. As I look back over the past 3 years of running this exact course my time improved over 2 minutes. Hard work and dedication pays off! My high school Cross Country career is over, but I am so excited to see what college Cross Country will bring me!
For those wondering what “Alex Paddison” will be doing after Cross Country is over, my answer is – high school Indoor Track to accomplish some new PR times and help our team go to states again this year, a couple local 5K and 10K races, playing on a recreation basketball league, finish out the year academically strong and volunteering at the local homeless shelter.