It’s not easy for a cross country runner who is so fast that she pulls away from all of the other runners to maintain a record-setting pace. It requires determination and discipline for her to do it all on her own.
Anna Martin of Lehi, however, did just that as she competed in the 4A state cross country race on Oct. 17 at Sugar House Park. Not only did she win the race by more than 30 seconds, she did it in record-setting fashion.
Martin became the fastest girl to ever run that course with a time of 17:15, breaking the old record by nearly nine seconds. She also has another year to go, so making the mark even harder to match isn’t out of the realm of possibility for this impressive young athlete.
Luke Grundvig Senior runner American Fork
The Caveman boys cross country team has set the standard of excellence in the sport for the last decade but this year it was Luke Grundvig’s turn to take the top spot.
Grundvig had the fastest finishing time for all of the runners in 2018, clocking in at 15:17.7. His run helped the powerful American Fork team run away with the team title.
He will now set his sights on continuing the Caveman running success at regionals and nationals in the next couple of months.