HEBRON – Luke See can now add the title as All-Ohio performer to his name after his 29th place finish at the OHSAA Cross Country State Championships on Saturday, November 2nd at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
This was See’s second trip to the State XC Championships, and a much better result than his first trip a year ago. As a sophomore in 2018 the Sailor finished 95th overall with a time of 17:51. This weekend the junior had no intention of coming home without an All-Ohio title, and he didn’t dissapoint. See had turned in the 43rd best time on the year in Division II coming into the weekend, but that experience from a year ago played divedens as he was able to move up throughout the race resulting in a Top-30 finish to earn him the elusive rank as All-Ohio performer.
See was in 44th position at the mile mark, and was able to make a strong move during the second mile to reach 32nd. When See entered the Stadium with 1,400 meters to go he found himself battling with a large group where he moved up to as high as 27th, and eventually crossed the line with a 29th place finish and time of 16:26.
See became only the second Vermilion Sailor to earn All-Ohio honors in school history, adding his name to the history books with Zac Twine (10th in 2002). When asked what it meant to him to be All-Ohio see responded with “It means that I’ve worked very hard, and the commitement and decication was worth it”. See was a dual sport athlete a year ago, sharing time with soccer. This year he focused all his energy on cross country which proved to pay off with the reward with an All-Ohio performance.
See had qualified for the State Cross Country Championships with All-District (5th place) and All-Region (6th place) performances the previous two weeks. The junior now has a long list of accolades to his name including All-Lorain County (2017, 2018, 2019), All-SBC (2019), All-District (2018, 2019), All-Region (2018, 2019), and now All-Ohio (2019).