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By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

XC runner is one of H-M-S's best

Madison Otto is all-conference for 4th time

 

October 21, 2021

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Madison Otto (third from left) flashes a winning smile as she and other all-War Eagle Conference cross country runners pose for a photo.

Running a 5K race is not for everyone, but for Madison Otto it has been an opportunity for success.

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn cross country runner placed fifth at the War Eagle Conference meet on Oct. 11. It was the fourth time she placed in the Top 15 of the varsity runners in that meet.

Otto acknowledges it feels "really good" to be all-conference again.

"The last 400 I kicked it in," she said. "I thought I was seventh but when I finished I was fifth."

According to Hawk coach Kyle Borchers, being an all-conference runner every year isn't easy. Otto is just the third girl at H-M-S to fini...



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