Kylee Odell had hoped to have yet one more shot at a state monitor and subject championship meet look this spring, and hopefully an elusive title at Cicero-North Syracuse Excessive Faculty.
The coronavirus had different concepts.
Now the Panama senior should make noise on the subsequent stage.
Odell just lately signed a nationwide letter of intent to run cross nation in addition to monitor and subject at Roberts Wesleyan Faculty.
“I visited again in November,” Odell stated Tuesday, including that she additionally thought-about Cedarville (Ohio) College. “It’s near house and the cross nation workforce has gone to nationals up to now.”
The Nationwide Christian Faculty Athletic Affiliation college in Rochester is getting a very good one.
The five-time state cross nation qualifier was named to the Class D All-State First Group in each 2018 and 2019. As an eighth-grader in 2015, Odell took 62nd at Monroe Woodbury Excessive Faculty. She improved upon that in 2016 as a freshman, ending 29th at Chenango Valley State Park. A 10th-place end at Wayne Excessive Faculty as a sophomore in 2017 earned her a Second-Group All-State nod earlier than she took seventh at Sunken Meadow State Park in 2018 and fifth at SUNY Plattsburgh this previous fall.
“Like most children, she’s had a few spots the place it has dipped a bit of bit, however in comparison with quite a lot of different feminine athletes she had labored by means of that,” Clymer/Sherman/Panama head coach Ray Shrout stated Monday. “She takes quite a lot of pleasure in being a entrance runner. … She’s energetic all year-round. Others possibly do one or two seasons, however she stays energetic and works exhausting to keep up her occasions and enhance her occasions.”
As a sophomore, Odell was the Small Faculty Unseeded race champion on the McQuaid Invitational and the Class D sectional champion.
“Lots of people don’t notice how aggressive our part and county is,” Shrout stated. “On the state meet we had 4 or 5 ladies from our county medal within the top-20. … It looks as if each college has at the least one good athlete. If you go right into a race, there’ll be someone there that gives you some kind of push.”
As a junior, Odell repeated on the McQuaid Invitational whereas additionally taking first on the East Aurora Invite, Southern Tier Invite and Part VI championships.
“If she goes right into a race understanding she’s the defending champion,” Shrout stated, “it’s a giant deal for her to defend that title and never let herself down.”
Her accomplishments in monitor and subject are practically as spectacular.
Odell holds 5 particular person information and shares a relay report at Clymer/Sherman/Panama.
Within the 800 meters, her greatest time is 2:18.20 whereas her high 1,500-meter time of 4:45.32 earned her an eighth-place end on the 2018 state championships.
She’s the Wolfpack’s 3,000-meter run report holder with a time of 10:56.87; the two,000-meter steeplechase report holder with a time of seven:46.04; and even the C/S/P lengthy leap commonplace bearer with a leap of 15 ft, 5 inches.
Odell’s 3,200-meter relay that included Anneke White, Natalie Carris and MacKenzie Gratto set a program report with a time of 9:59.49, successful the 2018 Tremendous eight Relay and the 2019 Chautauqua-County Athletic Affiliation meet championship.
Her different accomplishments embody successful the 2018 and 2019 Jason DeJoy Memorial Mile on the Joe Paterniti Memorial Monitor & Area Basic and being named the Sportsmanship Award winner for Part VI on the 2019 state cross nation meet.
“Cross nation ended nicely, however I simply want I had one other likelihood to return to states for monitor yet one more time,” Odell stated. “I additionally miss simply being with my teammates for one final season.”
At Roberts Wesleyan, she’ll be part of a pair of acquainted faces to Southern Tier working followers on the cross nation workforce the place twin sisters Abby and Bailey Gostomski of Cattaraugus-Little Valley will probably be juniors within the fall.
“She made the go to and actually preferred the environment up there,” Shrout stated. “She roomed with (the Gostomskis) and having a neighborhood connection up there sort of helped.”
The Redhawks are coached by Andrew Dorr, the director of cross nation and monitor & subject.
The groups compete in NCAA Division II. Dorr was named the East Area Head Coach of the Yr this previous season by the U.S. Monitor & Area and Cross Nation Coaches Affiliation after males’s workforce gained an East Area championship title, and the ladies’s workforce completed second. Each groups additionally gained their sixth straight East Coast Convention championships final fall — all of which got here beneath Dorr’s reign.
Odell will probably be no stranger to that sort of success, coming from profitable C/S/P cross nation and monitor & subject applications, in addition to the Panama basketball workforce within the winter.
“The message I inform the youngsters is irrespective of how good of a runner you’re, there’s all the time a school workforce or some place you’ll be able to slot in if you wish to run on the faculty stage,” Shrout stated. “With Kylee, we knew early on it was one thing probably for her to attain and go after.”
Shrout additionally isn’t stunned that youthful ladies within the Clymer/Sherman/Panama program, like Kylee’s eighth-grade sister Haley and teammate Hannah Schauman, are starting to see success as nicely.
“It’s occurred greater than as soon as that youthful ladies have written that they need to be pretty much as good as Kylee,” Shrout stated. “When you will have a child that’s labored that arduous, demonstrates work ethic and is of course a very good individual, youthful ladies need to fill these footwear, so to talk.”
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