State Cross Country


Photo by Levi Mies

Senior Cheyanne Tull runs the 5k at the Clearwater cross country meet, the first meet of the year. Tull is one of the two girls the cross country team sent to state this year.

Written by Bethany Hollis, Assistant Yearbook Editor

This year was the first time since 2001 CSHS has had a cross country team. Even with this program just starting, two girls qualified for state: senior Cheyanne Tull and freshman Sydney Zoglmann.

“It was exquisite because I have never experienced anything like that before,” Tull said. “It felt rewarding to make it that far, never having done it before.”

This sport had athletes from every grade with two seniors, one junior, one sophomore, and five freshmen.

“It creates a very positive environment from everyone, even other teams,” Zoglmann said.

1A state cross country was at Wamego Oct. 29, along with 2A and 4A, which ran separately. 

“The course was amazing,” Zoglmann said. “I love hills. It was thrilling.”

Tull said this sport has left an impact on these athletes even after only one year.

“Potentially, [I will do cross country in college]. I have gotten a few offers and I’m still considering my options that will align with my degree program,” she said.

Zoglmann said she was also inspired by the sport.. 

“I just really like running, and it’s a good way to have a team sport but be able to compete individually, and you can talk to people who you wouldn’t normally,” said Zoglmann.

Zoglmann placed 15th, and Tull placed 20th at state.