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Clinton's Ethan Black Overcomes Adversity to Finish 88th at Cross Country Sectional

A serious situation is how Clinton High School Cross Country co-head coach Rachel Anderson-Lyons described the end of the sectional cross country race for senior Ethan Black who became severely dehydrated during the course of the competition.


Black, racing in the sectional last Saturday in the final event of the year, became dehydrated during his run. Anderson-Lyons points out the conditions were almost perfect and still is perplexed as to how it happened, but indicates Black ended up getting medical attention and being sent to the emergency room after the race.



Coach Anderson-Lyons gives Black a lot of credit for his determination to finish the race despite the medical issues he was facing. She also gives props to a runner from El Paso-Gridley, who in his own final race of his career, helped Black up after he had fallen.



 After the race and once Black had recovered, Coach Anderson-Lyons says Black had a great perspective on the situation, and with his plans to run in college, she hopes more success is on the horizon for him.



Even without finishing with a state final race, Coach Anderson-Lyons points out Black finished with the fifth fastest in all of Clinton High School history. 

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