2020 - 2021 ALABAMA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
VESTAVIA HILLS HS
VESTAVIA HILLS, ALABAMA
1ST - 14:36.9
SECTION 3 CHAMPIONSHIP
RUNNINGLANE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Ethan has had a special cross country career, and his future is very bright. He had a record-breaking senior year, setting new records for the fastest boys time at the state course in Moulton at the Jesse Owens Invitational, and the fastest time in Alabama history, at the Southern Showcase.”
Head Coach - Vestavia Hills coach
The 5-foot-9, 130-pound senior won the Southern Showcase this past season with a state record time of 14:36.9. Alabama’s returning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Strand also won the Jesse Owens Classic and the Section 3 championship. He took 14th at the RunningLane National Championships.
Strand has maintained a 4.15 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at the University of North Carolina this fall.
Strand has volunteered locally on behalf of Rebels Impact through Service and Engagement (RISE), a service learning project at his school.