Waukon girls cross country team takes season to the brink under first-year coach

A relatively young Waukon girls cross country team with a first-year head coach improved by great strides, literally, throughout this 2014 season to bring themselves to the brink of the most coveted destination at season’s end. The Lady Indian distance dandies worked through a tough season of training under first-year coach Brett Egan to finally realize the pay-off of all that hard work, finishing just one team placewinning shy of qualifying for the Class 2A State Cross Country Meet, an end result that proved to be bittersweet, but an overall pleasant surprise for all involved.

“The team accomplishment of improving from ninth place (in 2013) to fourth place at the district meet was definitely the highlight of the year,” Coach Egan said. “I didn’t expect the program to be in this position at the conclusion of my first year of coaching, but it speaks volumes about the girls’ trust to buy into my training plan.”

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