Loveland, Ohio – The Fall Sports season is coming to a close for all except one athlete, Freshman Cross Country runner, Jessie Gibbins, competes at the State Championships Saturday at 3 PM in Hebron, Ohio at the National Trail Raceway.
Jessie’s Coach, Steve Nester, answered some questions for us.
1) Have you ever had an athlete qualify for state? If so how many?
I’ve had the good fortune of coaching many runners who have advanced to State Championships as a direct effort of their hard work. I am exceedingly proud of Jessie for reaching the pinnacle of our sport. She is a wonderful person and runner.
2) What advice would you give Jessie going into this meet?
My advice to her would be to simply enjoy the moment. This is a tremendous accomplishment, especially as a Freshman. Jessie earned the right to be with the best of the best competing at the Ohio State Cross Country Championship.
Jessie got to state by placing 22nd at the Regional Championships running a time of 19:06. 30. Jessie’s PR this season is 18:32.50 and was at the Centerville Saturday Night Lights meet.
Loveland Magazine would like to wish Jessie the best of luck at State and would like to congratulate her on a great season and a great start to her career.