ONE MORE TIME: Davis caps career at state cross country meet

Senior Hailey Davis came full circle in her high school cross country career, ending her last year the way she ended her first–at the state meet.

  After finishing in seventh place at regionals, Davis advanced to state placing 24th as an individual with a new personal record of 13:08. 

  “State was a great experience for me,” Davis said. “Being able to make it my last year is something really special.It showed me that hard work does pay off along the way.” 

   The Maiden cross country Coach Allyson Contreras said that Davis’s hard work was key.

  “Cross country is my favorite sport because you cannot succeed on talent alone, especially not to a high level like qualifying to state,” Contreras said. “Hailey is an extremely talented runner, but her hard work is what has allowed her to have the success that she has had.” 

  Davis plans to continue her cross country career in college. 

  “State was also a great opportunity because it will open doors for me when I go to college and continue my cross country journey,” Davis said. 

   Hailey credited her coaches for believing in her and pushing her to success. 

  “They helped me grow and meet my goals,” Davis said. “They believed in me when I didn’t and pushed me to be better.” 

  All Davis leaves behind a team who will miss her as a leader. 

  “Something I would say to the girls on the team is to always work hard and push yourselves as much as possible,” Davis said. “Cross country is a tough sport, but our team is strong; with dedication, they can make it.”