The 5-foot-10-inch, 130-pound sophomore distance talent capped a remarkable campaign by breaking the state 5K record, clocking a 14:58.80 to win the NHIAA Meet of Champions by 25 seconds this past season and leading the Black Bears to the team title. Prior to his record run, Cox broke the Derryfield Park course record in winning the Division 2 state championships with a time of 15:15.40. The 2020 NHCC Runner of the Year, Cox is a two-time All-Division 2 and a 2020 All-State selection. He finished 10th nationally in the final 2020 MileSplit50 boys cross country rankings, and his state meet speed rating by Dyestat and TullyRunners.com ranked No. 12 nationally. According to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians, Cox still owns the world 5K record for the 11-year-old age group (16:37).
Cox has maintained a 101.1 weighted average in the classroom. He will begin his junior year of high school this fall.
A member of his school’s Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT), Cox has volunteered on behalf of the New Hampshire Thunder youth running program.