PREP TRACK: Cold Springs' Edgeworth shines at Nike Indoor Nationals

Mar. 9—Cold Springs' Ethan Edgeworth showcased his immense talent in the Big Apple this past weekend.

The senior standout and University of Tennessee signee competed against some of the fastest runners across the country at this year's Nike Indoor Nationals — hosted in New York City — and more than held his own.

Edgeworth placed runner-up in the 1,500-meter run (3:51.01) and 3,000-meter run (8:19.76), third in the 2-mile run (8:51.63) and fourth in the 1-mile run (4:09.45).

He garnered All-American honors in the latter two events.

"I knew there were about 10 guys in each of those races who could come away with the six All-American spots," Edgeworth said. "In the 2-mile race, it played out in my favor with others leading, then a few of us kicking for first through fourth place. In the 1-mile race, I knew those guys had outstanding kicks, so I took a very gutsy lead from the gun but couldn't hold them off on the last lap."

Despite not coming away with a victory, Edgeworth was nonetheless grateful for the experience.

"This will get me more adapted to championship racing in the national field," said Edgeworth, whose 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter and 2-mile times now stand as the quickest clocked in Alabama history. "I thank God I could come to New York City and race with some of my very good friends from across the United States, as well as represent Cullman County and Cold Springs in a respectful way."