Athlete of the month: Lily Eddington


RACING TOWARDS VICTORY: Lilly Eddington (freshman) runs for girls’ varisty XC

Jack Miller, Sports Editor

It is not often that an athlete is able to dominate and help their team to win consistently as a freshman on the varsity level. Nonetheless, the DGN girls cross country team has found one of these rare athletes in Lily Eddington. While only a few meets deep in her high school career, Eddington has already had tremendous success. She has placed top 20 in the three most recent varsity invites, running times as fast as 18:04. Eddington also impacts her team every day at practice and is a true born leader. She credits much of her early success to her teammates and coaches. She says, “All of the girls and coaches are super friendly and really help me be the best athlete and person I can be.” 

A lot of pressure can be added when competing against older athletes. Eddington and her teammates go up against many talented programs every meet whose athletes have spent years on the varsity level. She works to keep a focused mindset, and believes that her short time on the varsity level will only help her learn and get closer to her goals. 

Eddington doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon and help will bring the DGN girls cross country program to new heights for years to come.