PREP SPORTS: Cold Springs' Edgeworth named Athlete of the Week

Nov. 15—There isn't much more that can be said about Ethan Edgeworth.

The Cold Springs senior and Tennessee signee capped off an impressive prep career on the trails with a dominant performance at Saturday's state cross country meet.

Not only did he collect his fourth straight Class 1A/2A title — the first-ever boys runner to accomplish the feat — but he also recorded the fastest 5K in state history, a 14:34.29 that bettered the previous mark of 14:36.88 turned in by Vestavia Hills' Ethan Strand in 2021, and helped the Eagles notch their fifth state championship.

In 44 cross country meets since 2019, Edgeworth racked up 27 wins, 37 Top 3s and 43 Top 10s.

He is The Times' Athlete of the Week.

Athlete of the Week, which is sponsored by Mitch Smith Chevrolet, is open to all local athletes.

Nominations can be sent to with the person's name, school and statistics.

Check out other notable performances from Monday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 11 below.


▶ Jed Wilkins, Addison: Had 13 carries for 134 yards and three touchdowns against Pickens County.

▶ Ethan Edgeworth, Jayden Allred, Sage Nelson, Drew Dykes and Blake Belcher, Cold Springs: Helped the Eagles win the Class 1A/2A state cross country championship.

▶ Reagan Parris, Cold Springs: Won the Class 1A/2A state cross country title race.

▶ Reagan Parris, Macie Huffstutler, Paizley Whitlow, Kynzlie Myrex and Daisy Mavers, Cold Springs: Helped the Lady Eagles win the Class 1A/2A state cross country championship.

▶ Cole Bales, Cold Springs: Had 19 points and 16 rebounds against Elkmont and 24 points against Hanceville.

▶ Ella Dickerson, Cold Springs: Had 29 points against Elkmont and 21 points against Hanceville.

▶ Ella Bruer, Cold Springs: Had 15 points against Elkmont and 16 points against Hanceville.

▶ Jake Dorough, Cullman: Had 15 points, six assists, six rebounds and three steals against Greenville.

▶ Ally Sharpe, Cullman: Had 20 points against Greenville and 11 points against Oak Mountain.

▶ Kadence Hanback, Cullman: Had 11 points against Greenville and 15 points against Oak Mountain.

▶ Andrue Barnett, Cullman: Finished third in the Class 6A state cross country title race.

▶ Jake Harper, Fairview: Had 28 carries for 192 yards against John Carroll.

▶ Ivey Maddox, Good Hope: Had 22 points against Parker.

▶ Isaiah Jones, Vinemont: Had 16 points against Falkville and 16 points against St. Bernard.

▶ Whitney Quick, Vinemont: Had 17 points against Falkville and 14 points against St. Bernard.

▶ Brady Johnson, Vinemont: Finished third in the Class 3A state cross country title race.

▶ Jay Lamar, West Point: Had 19 points against Wilson and 11 points against Oneonta.

▶ Kolton Perry, West Point: Had 14 points against Wilson and 16 points against Oneonta.