Dayton’s Strickler earns medal at state meet
November 10, 2014
Dayton High's Sydney Strickler finished sixth at last weekend's NIAA Division 1-A State Cross Country Championship in Las Vegas.
Strickler ran a 20:09, which was 19 seconds faster than her regional time at Rancho San Rafael Park.
Strickler worked her way into fifth place halfway through the race, but was passed by two runners. In the final tenth of a mile, she moved ino the sixth spot and kept the spot by a step.
Brady Huesser, Dayton's only boy entrant, finished 38th out of 52 runners. He ran an 18:40, 23 seconds better han his regional time.
"Both of them had terrific seasons," Dayton coach Shawn Anderson. "Sydney improved her time every race, and Brady went from being my eighth runner last year to my first runner this year.
"It was hot in Vegas. Probably every runner in the north beat their times from the previous week because the new Vegas course is flat and fast."
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