CALDWELL - Sophomore Jenna Furr will be representing the Caldwell track team at the state tournament.
The Redskins are led by head coach Dugan Hill.
"I'm obviously impressed with her," Hill said. "She made it in cross country as well. This is her first time in track. It's a big accomplishment for her."
Furr placed fourth in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:59.54, and hopes to top that at state. "My goal is to get the school record in the 3200," Furr said. "I also want to finish top eight and get All-Ohio."
Furr also pointed out that she does not plan on treating state like any other competition. "I'm going to treat it differently," Furr said. "I want to focus a lot more on my pace and time, and how I run each lap."
As far as expectations, Hill has high hopes for the sophomore. "I think she can get on the podium," Hill said. "She has a shot at finishing top eight and making All-Ohio."
Furr was quick to credit Hill for her success on the oval circle. "He's helped me a lot," Furr said. "He does all my workouts with me. He bikes with me everyday. He's a very good coach."
Furr also said that running cross country has helped her in track. "It gives me endurance," she said.
Furr competed in regionals in Lancaster at Fairfield Union High School. Teammate Katie Saling also competed in the 3200 at regionals, placing ninth with a time of 12:52.54, but did not qualify for state, leaving Furr as the only Redskin representative.
The state tournament will be held Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University.