Girls XC Scouting Report: Cold Springs

The girls of Cold Springs look to defend their 1A-2A Runner state title.  Led by freshman Reagan Parris, the team returns their entire Top 7 from last year.

School: Cold Springs

Coach: Casey Howell

How many years have you been coaching high school cross country (and at your current school)?

What do you attribute as the main reasons for the success of your program?
Our program success at Cold Springs High School comes from keeping God first!

What would be the best way to describe your style and philosophy of coaching and working with high school runners?
Our coaching staff at CSHS believes coaching is a ministry. Our prayer is that our program glorifies God and shares His love with others.

How many runners do you return from your top 7 from a year ago?

Who is your projected top 7 heading into the cross country season?
This is a special group of girls where we have a different top 7 everyday. Our girls push each other, cheer for each other and love each other.

Who are your team captains or leaders and what stands out about them as examples for the rest of their teammates?
Our team captains this year are Brooke Crider, Ava Akridge and Reagan Parris. They compliment each other so well, each bring something different but so important to our team.

Who have you been most impressed or surprised with their improvement and/or fitness from their summer training?
Everyone :)

Any impactful freshmen or transfers to join the team this season?
A Few :)

What are the top invitational meets that your team will be attending this season?
Chickasaw Trials, Southern Showcase, Kudzu Hills, Jesse Owens, etc

What will be the biggest reason why your team is successful this season?
Remembering "Our Why"

What is a favorite annual or common pre-season workout or run for your team?
Running Oakville Indians Mounds on our way to XC Camp.

What is a favorite annual or common mid-season workout for your team?


What is a favorite annual or common championship season or end-of-season workout for your team?
Pre-race walk through at Oakville Indian Mounds the week of state championship

What are your top 3 goals for this year's squad?
Trust in God, work hard, help others

How has the Covid-19 outbreak affected your team in preparation for the 2020 XC Season?
It has showed us how truly blessed we are to be apart of CSHS XC program.