Boys Varsity Cross Country, Girls Varsity Cross Country · Three Valley Cross Country Runners Named Academic All-State


Congratulations Valley High School boys’ cross country runners Adam Hisel and Alex Traynor as well as Valley girls’ cross country runner Lauren Schulze for being named academic all-state by the Iowa Track Coaches Association.

To be named academic all-state, the requirements are:

  • Must be a senior.
  • 3.8 or higher cumulative grade-point average.
  • A state meet qualifier or finish in the top 30 at a state qualifying meet.
  • Schools must be paid and current members of the IATC.

View the full list of academic all-state recipients >

At the 5A state boys’ meet, Traynor was the first on the team to cross the finish line, placing 53rd with a time of 17:02.8.  Hisel came in in 87th at 17:43.7. The Tigers placed 15th overall at state.

At the 5A state girls’ meet, Schulze finished second overall with a time of 18:18.3, leading Valley to a runner-up team performance. She has signed to run next fall at Illinois State University.

Congratulations, Adam, Alex, and Lauren, for earning academic all-state recognition!

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