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Midway Cross Country lands commitments from six

Midway University cross country Coach Rob Lyon is pleased to announce the addition of six student-athletes who will join the program this coming season. Among the group are three women and three men, all of whom have competed at their respective state championships in track & field, cross country or both. "We are very pleased to have a head start on recruiting,” said Lyon. “Last year at this time we had no commitments and very few applicants. All of these recruits have experience at the highest level in their respective states. We hope to sign another five to six student athletes. We are excited to have them help turn Midway cross country into one of the best in the state and conference."

Cross Country commitments for 2018

Emily Chandler – Emily comes to Midway from Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, KY where she has qualified for the state meet in both track and cross country, multiple times. This past season she earned all-state honors in cross country and placed 16th at the state meet. Emily chose Midway because it had the major that allowed her to follow her passion, which is equine rehab.

Ann Oakley – Ann will be coming to Midway from Holy Cross High School in Louisville, where she was a standout in both cross country and track. All told she competed in five state championships in both cross country and track, medaling four times. She chose Midway because she loved the campus and found the coaches and students to be very passionate about what they did. Ann plans to major in equine science.

Madeline Segars – Madeline is Midway’s second signee from the state of Tennessee coming from White House-Heritage High School in White House, TN. While at Heritage, she was an integral part of a team that went to five straight state championships in cross country. That culminated with a second place team finish her senior year. Madeline chose Midway, because, after meeting with the coach and working out with the team, she felt it was the place she could call home for four years.

Devan Baker – Devan has been a part of four consecutive teams that competed in the Kentucky State Cross Country meet. The Dawson Springs native is an extremely hard worker who will continue to improve in college. He chose Midway because of the closeness among the students on campus. Devan plans to major in a medical related field.

Robert Fields – Robert comes to Midway from Jackson County High in McKee, KY where he was a part of two teams that qualified for two consecutive state championships. Robert chose Midway because it had the educational areas of study that he wanted from a school and allowed him to continue his passion of running. Robert plans to major in nursing.

Austin Lafoon – Austin is a relative newcomer to cross country having just completed his first season. Also from Dawson Springs he led his team to the state championships as their number one runner. He chose Midway for the family feeling and the small friendly environment. He plans to study pre medicine.

“The great thing about this group of recruits is their coaches just rave about the work ethic they posess and they also excel in the classroom” said Lyon. “The 2018 cross country team shows a lot of promise. Lyon indicated that the he hopes to sign at least 1-2 more girls and 2-3 more boys for next years team.”

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