Fort Payne cross country coach Marcie Davis knew it was going to take a big performance for the girls team to compete at the level they have been accustomed to in recent years, but the performance the team put up at the Class 6A Section 5 Sectionals meet was way better than she expected.
With a state championship within reach but her body feeling the fatigue of a 5K race, Olivia Thurman had a decision to make.
Fort Payne coach Marcie Davis called it “a brick wall.” That’s the obstacle Olivia Thurman faced Thursday in the Class 5A, Section 5 high school cross country meet at Scottsboro.
Three Fort Payne High School runners earned elite status by finishing in the top 15 at the Scottsboro Invitational cross country meet Saturday.
Christian Lopez and Olivia Thurman turned the top performances for Fort Payne High School’s cross country team recently at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum in Moulton.
The Fort Payne High School cross country team will make its 2013 debut Saturday morning at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum in Moulton.
Fort Payne High School senior Lexie Green sat out the 2012 cross country season while nursing an injury.