Girard junior Cailie Logue has been named the Labette Bank Athlete of the Month from Sports in Kansas for October with her state championship winning performance in cross country at Wamego last Saturday. Logue has now earned three state titles in her three years of high school in 4A Girls Cross Country.
Logue, also an accomplished state champion runner in track and field, was named the Kansas Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the year in Kansas last season as a sophomore. Her time of 18:08.87 beat everyone by over a minute at the 4A state meet. Logue also has a rare sub 5 minute mile and 1600 at the high school level and is ranked nationally in that event in track and field. She is the number one overall runner in Kansas and one of the nations best as a junior. Logue now has six individual state titles and still has another season of cross country and two years left of track and field.
It's not a surpise what Logue is accomplishing, as her mother, Christie (Allen) Logue, a Labette County HS alum, was a multiple time national champion and All-American at Pittsburg State. Her dad, Matt, who is the Girard Head Track/CC coach, was also a state champion in high school at Lansing and a runner at Pittsburg State.
Sports in Kansas: Kansas-Sports.Com (@sportsinkansas) and Labette Bank are in partnership to release an athlete of the month from the Southeast Kansas area once a month over the 2015-2016 school year. The athlete will be released and selected by @sportsinkansas with a feature on Kansas-Sports.Com. Nominations of athletes will be accepted during the last seven days of each month.
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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria
-Athlete (girl or boy) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.
-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided.
-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encouraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools.
-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email email@example.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!