2019 - 2020 WEST VIRGINIA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JOSH
EDWARDS
DISTANCE RUNNER
UNIVERSITY HS
MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA
SOPHOMORE
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-7
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:50.06
CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
15TH
FOOT LOCKER SOUTH REGIONAL
5 OF 7
RACES WON
“I have seen enough elite runners to learn the look that the great ones have in their eyes and this year Josh had it. Nothing is given in cross country, there is no luck. Every time we saw Josh, every time the gun was about to go off, he knew what he was about to do and he did it, in every race and in the biggest moments.”
Jacob Galik
Head Coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-7, 120-pound sophomore won the Class AAA state meet this past season with a time of 15:50.06, breaking the tape 14.15 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Hawks to a first-place finish as a team. Edwards took 15th at the Foot Locker South Regional championships and won five of seven races on the season. He did not lose to an in-state competitor all year.

Academic Achievement


Edwards has maintained an unweighted 4.05 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his junior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Edwards has volunteered locally with the Special Olympics and as a youth running coach.