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Augusta-region crosscountry champion off to another rankling start

Augusta-region crosscountry champion off to another rankling start

Madison Kennedy immediately turned into a commonly recognized name in the Augusta-region crosscountry scene.

Subsequent to moving to Evans before her sophomore season, she has set in every one of the previous two Region 3-AAAAAA meets. Kennedy has likewise acquired a spot in the Georgia High School Association state meet every one of the previous three seasons. Her senior season is set for another rankling start.

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Kennedy took fourth (20:49.22) in the Athens Running Company Season Opener at Jefferson High School and completed ninth (21:45.07) finally end of the week’s Into The Trail Invitational in Locust Grove, Ga.

“I had an incredible summer of base structure and getting all the perseverance in that I need. We had a ton of extraordinary exercises,” She said. “Our initially meet, which was Aug. 14, was a great meet and I had a decent opening time. This previous meet, my time was 50 seconds more slow, so it wasn’t the place where I needed to be, however that is OK. I have fourteen days to pull together and prepare for our third meet.”

After a late spring of social removing and odd exercise plans entering her lesser season, this late spring felt a bit more typical for Kennedy and gave a recognizable routine heading into her senior year.

“It was incredible to have the option to get once more into that daily schedule. I really got a rec center participation once more, on the grounds that I had one preceding COVID at the YMCA. I had the option to go there and work out, I swam laps in the indoor pool and it was really enjoyable to have the option to go out and rehash that. Meeting up with the group again and being there without covers was really decent.”

Kennedy isn’t going a long way from home to contend at a higher level. She is an Augusta University submit and as well as being up close and personal, there were various reasons turning into a Jaguar seemed well and good.

“I’ve generally preferred how its near and dear and I plan on going into the clinical field, so it’s an incredible chance to go there,” she said. “With Coach (Adam) Ward, we have a very decent relationship. We’ve interfaced a ton and consistently email to and fro and this Saturday I’m meeting him for a grounds visit.”

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Likewise with any extraordinary competitor, Kennedy is frequently her most noticeably awful pundit. There’s consistently opportunity to get better, and that hasn’t changed in year four of secondary school. This season is tied in with being more steady as she advances from prep to university competitor.

“There are two things, truly. Having the option to hold my parts all the more uniformly, on the grounds that ordinarily my last mile is more slow than my first mile. I need to attempt to try and out those parts, in light of the fact that all through a race as young ladies get more slow, in case I’m ready to hold my parts, I can ultimately pass them,” she said. “Likewise dealing with my kick toward the finish of a race. Speed is one thing that I battle with, so honing my speed toward the finish of a race will be extremely gainful to me.”

Note that Kennedy is a gear-tooth in a machine that created a state champion in 2020 (Jonhathan Greene) and Division-I sprinters (Greene – Mercer, Katy Earwood – Georgia Tech) in every one of the previous two seasons. Her senior colleague, Simone Rojas, is dealing with returning from a physical issue, yet is the dominant district champ and focuses on a fourth-consecutive state billet.

Evans’ next meet is the AT&T Starr’s Mill Panther XC Meet in Fayetteville, Ga. on Saturday, Sept. 4.

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