Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News
Wright State’s Abigail Halsey had to decide after cross country ended last spring whether to repeat her senior season — the NCAA granted all 2020-21 athletes an extra year of eligibility — or start working on the next chapter of her life.
Actually, her mind was made up almost before her final race was over.
“I knew I needed to stay because I wanted to accomplish more things and finish it out,” she said. “I wouldn’t have been able to leave Wright State feeling like I did everything I wanted to. And I didn’t want to leave the team just yet — because I love them all.”
Halsey took care of any unfinished business with a victory in the Horizon League championships Saturday in Carmel, Ind.
The Tippecanoe High School grad took an early lead and was never really threatened, posting a time of 22 minutes,10.6 seconds on the muddy, 6K course. Milwaukee’s Mikayla Fox was second in 22:22.9.
It’s just the second individual title in Wright State history for men or women. Jessica Kuhr won in 2000.