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Sidney Logsdon
Hilmar cross country runner Sidney Logsdon (Photo courtesy of HUSD).

Hilmar High cross country runner Sidney Logsdon turned in a pair of personal bests last week, competing in the Hughson Supercross and Hilmar Flat Land meets.

Logsdon’s time in the Flat Land, a 5,000-meter event, was 19 minutes, 53 seconds, good enough for first place and nearly two and a half minutes better than her nearest competitor.

In the Supercross, a 4,000-meter event, Logsdon was clocked in 16:21:18, good for third place behind Elk Grove’s Gianna Mansouri (15:50.07) and Pleasant Grove’s Kylie Jonson (16:17.20).

Logsdon seems to be hitting her stride just in time for the Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section meet Nov. 4 at the hilly “Frogtown” course at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp.

“I’m pretty happy with the times,” said Logsdon. “We’ve been doing a lot of speed work. My goal is to drop my times more. Hopefully, it gets better.”

Logsdon believes she can use the Frogtown course to her advantage.

“I feel like it’s harder for other people to run the hills,” said the 5-foot-4 Trans-Valley League champion. “Not that I like them, but I feel like I can use them. The hills suit my running style.”

Logsdon is hopeful she can qualify her for the section meet Nov. 11 at Willow Hill in Folsom and the state meet Nov. 25 at Fresno’s Woodward Park.

“I think I can,” she said. “If I put in enough hard work and keep doing what I’ve been doing, I think I can. 


Age: 15

Grade: Sophomore

Favorite class: Spanish

Favorite food: “In-N-Out, to be brutally honest.”

Hobbies: Running.

Secret talent: I’ve been speaking Spanish since I was in kindergarten.

Pets: Charlotte, a golden retriever.

Dream college: “No idea.”

Favorite movie: “The Hunger Games.”

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite athlete: “Alex Morgan … I used to play soccer.”

Favorite sports team: 49ers

Last book read: “Night” by Elie Wiesel.

Favorite artist: Taylor Swift.

Three songs on my playlist: "Paint the Town Red” by Doja Cat; “Daylight” by David Kushner; “I Think I Like When It Rains” by Willis.

Finish this sentence: I can’t live without …  running.

Finish this sentence: In 10 years, I will be … working as a teacher, but I don’t really know what I want to be yet.