Cross Country team dominates competition in 2020 season


Sophomore Ruby Smith races to the finish.

     In the first meet of the season, the Highlands High School cross country teams team traveled down to Burlington, Kentucky to compete in the Conner Quad race. Landen Fernandez placed second in the boys’ 3000-meter run. With a time of 11:23.39, Fernandez got the team to first place in the team scoring with a 0:52 1-5 split and an 11:53 average and helping the team start off the season strong.

     Continuing on to the middle of the season, came the Dixie-Tri Meet in September. Sophomore Erin Shulkers came in 12th place with a time of 21:39.1.  Junior Sarah Yu was not far behind, placing 15th with a time of 22:30.4.

     At the KHSAA Region 4 Class AA meet, senior Peter Lasky came in fifth with a time of 17:15.57 in the varsity boys 5000-meter run finals. In the varsity girls 5000-meter run, senior Maggie Schroeder placed first at a time of 18:51.08. Both allowed for Highlands to place second with Highlands scoring a 20:35 average.

     Last Friday, the Highlands cross country teams traveled down to Paris, Kentucky to compete in the state meet. To finish off this intense and competitive season, Schroeder placed first yet again, winning herself another state title. Once again, the Highlands girls team placed second overall, with a 2:43 1-5 split and 20:57 average. 

     The Birds are on top of their running game, and Highlands can’t wait to see what the cross country team members will bring next year.