December 8th, 2014

Presentation's Gosser signs with Xavier

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

Presentation's Gosser signs with Xavier
Gosser is a two-time state champion / photo provided by Presentation

Presentation’s Caroline Gosser signed a national letter of intent to run cross country and track for Xavier University this past Friday at the school.

Gosser is a two-time state champion. She won an individual title in cross country this past November and in the 3,200 meters last spring at the state track and field meet. Her 17:42 time at the state track meet was the fastest time ever in Class A.

She was also a member of last year’s state runner-up cross country team. The team finished in third this year.

“Caroline has trained religiously for the past 1,200 days, running in weather ranging from 6 to 100 degrees, snow storms and torrential rains,” Presentation head coach Lou Armstrong said in a press release issued by the school. “Even her prom date had to wait for her to finish a race the night of their dance. Fortunately, it wasn't a long wait. The result has been a stunning four-year progression, improving from a 125th finish at the state cross country meet her freshman year to becoming a record-breaking state champion her senior year and one of the top runners in the southeast. Caroline’s rigorous dedication is an inspiration to all aspiring runners.”

Ryan Orner is entering his third year as Xavier's track and cross country head coach, and he has guided Xavier to its three best finishes at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship.

"The entire women's team and I are very excited to have Caroline coming to Xavier University next year,” Omer said. “From the start I saw Caroline as the complete student-athlete and one who I believed would fit in well with the girls on our team. Throughout the recruiting process Caroline's proven to be one of the more grounded recruits that I’ve ever talked to. She’s thoughtful, makes educated decisions and her passion for the sport shines through in everything that she does. Caroline is a humble competitor with a great work ethic, who's been able to make steady improvements throughout high school with a huge breakthrough her senior year. Her enormous aerobic capacity and work ethic paired with a team full of girls that will push her each day, should lend to a great college running career. We are excited to see how Caroline’s presence in our top five will improve the team and their goal of reaching the NCAA Championship."



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