The Iowa State cross country and track & field team got good news this weekend as Girard senior Cailie Logue verbally committed to run for the Cyclones.
Logue, a nine time state champion in Kansas in the two sports, is one of the nations elite runners. She currently ranks #2 in the nation in Cross Country this season and at one point had the nations fastest time. She has won the last three 4A girls state cross country titles and is looking to become just the fifth girl in Kansas history to win four. Logue also has six individual titles in track and field in the 3200 (3), 1600 (2) and 800 (1). She set the 4A Kansas state records in the 800, 1600 and 3200 at the Kansas State Outdoor Track and Field Championships last May as a junior. Logue has twice earned Gatorade XC Athlete of the Year in Kansas and was the 2016 Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year in Kansas. She also won the prestigious Festival of Miles last June in St. Louis with a time of 4:46.09.
Logue still has the regional and state meet left this year to make history in XC and by the time the state outdoor track and field meet rolls around, she could go down as the best girls distance runner in Kansas prep history. Her 3200 time of 10:31.60 ranks fifth all-time in Kansas history in all classes, while her 1600 time of 4:44.08 ranks third all time in Kansas history. The 3200 record is 10:07.96, while the 1600 record is 4:38.28. In the 3200, only five girls in Kansas history have won the event all four years and Logue would become the sixth if she were to win this spring.
Logue comes from a running background as her dad, Matt, her head coach, was a state champion at Lansing HS in the 80s and ran track and field at Pittsburg State. Her mom, Christie Allen-Logue, an Altamont native, was a 8-time national champion in cross country and track & field at Pittsburg State in the 1990s. Her grandfather, Errol Logue, was a multiple-time state champion coach at Lansing, and was inducted into the KSHSAA Hall of Fame in 2014.
Logue, who just won the CNC league championship along with her team last Thursday, will be back in action this Friday at the 4A Regional Cross Country Meet at the John Redmond Reservoir in Burlington.