Miles Wilson Breaks Cross Country School Record


Jersey Bilyeu

Miles Wilson looks to pass Dubuque Hempstead with Henry McMahan close behind.

As the varsity boys are running towards the end of the cross country season, Miles Wilson is a step ahead of the rest. The Cougar Cross Country team has had a season of strong finishes including a first place win at the Anamosa Invitational.

As the team continued to improve,  Wilson set a new record for the junior class. In 2018, Jacob Green set the class record at the Eastern Iowa Classic cross country meet where he finished with a time of 15:54. In the 2021 season, Wilson set a new school record when he placed 5th at the Super Meet with a time of 15:42. 

“I’ve improved way more than I thought I was going to heading into the season,” said Wilson.

Wilson pushes himself and his running in hopes of having an even better senior season and potentially running at the collegiate level. 

Kennedy Boys’ Cross Country got the chance to qualify for state when they ran at Seminole Valley on Oct. 20. The team came up just short of qualifying for state. Wilson qualified individually when he placed 5th. He will run Friday, Oct. 29 at LakeSide Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge along with sophomore Henry McMahan and senior Bethany Smeed. 

“We’ve got another year with our same scorers because we’re all so young and we’ll have another shot to place well at state[as a team],” Wilson said. 

He plans to continue working hard and push his own expectations of himself. Wilson reminds others to do the same.

“Never doubt your own ability and trust your training,” Wilson said.