2020 - 2021 WEST VIRGINIA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JOSH
EDWARDS
DISTANCE RUNNER
UNIVERSITY HS
MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-7
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:25.48
CLASS AAA STATE MEET
“When someone is looking at Josh Edwards, he can’t really be looked at through the lens of the present day, only through that of history. In every race I saw him run this year, his degree of fitness and excellence was truly staggering. He is on the shortlist for the best that I have ever seen in our state.”
Jacob Galik
Head Coach - head coach of Wheeling Park High

Athletic Excellence


The state’s returning Gatorade Runner of the Year, the 5-foot-7, 125-pound junior won his second-straight Class AAA state meet this past season with a time of 15:25.48, breaking the tape 49.64 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Hawks to a first place finish as a team. Edwards was unbeaten against high school-age competitors in 2020 and ran a personal-best 15:00.2 at the Kernstown Battlefield Course in Winchester, Va. He finished the season ranked No. 8 in the country by MileSplit.com.

Academic Achievement


Edwards has maintained a 3.97 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


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