2019 - 2020 ALABAMA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ETHAN
STRAND
DISTANCE RUNNER
VESTAVIA HILLS HS
VESTAVIA HILLS, ALABAMA
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-9
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:18.58
CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
6TH
FOOT LOCKER SOUTH REGIONAL
29TH
FOOT LOCKER CHAMPIONSHIPS
1ST
JESSE OWENS CLASSIC
“Ethan is always at his best when there is a lot at stake for his team and himself. He had several goals this past fall—repeat as state champion, improve in times and training level, qualify for Foot Locker nationals—and he met all of those. He’s a special runner.”
Brett Huber
Head Coach - Vestavia Hills coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-9, 130-pound junior raced to the Class 7A individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:18.58, leading the Rebels to second place as a team. Strand finished sixth at the Foot Locker South Regional championships and crossed the line 29th at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. He also won at the Jesse Owens Classic and the Southern Showcase in 2019.

Academic Achievement


Strand has maintained a 4.08 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Strand has volunteered locally on behalf of Rebels Impact through Service and Engagement (RISE), a service-learning initiative at his school.