Class 2A Girls #5 Runner Of The Year: Abby Teaman

Cross Country is a sport where true success depends on all of the members of the team


Chatham-Glenwood was an underrated team for the majority of the season. Coming into the Covid-19 laced campaign ranked #8, it was rather improbable to think the Titans could be a trophy threat after finishing 14th in the state last year. However, this team moved up to the third position late in the season and stayed there until the end of the regular season.

The post-season is where real intensity picks up and runners come to play. Chatham-Glenwood rolled through the regional and sectional rounds. One of the key reasons for the dominant performances was amazing depth punctuated by a strong closer. Senior Abby Teaman stepped up when called upon, especially when teammate junior Nia Gibson went down with an injury for a portion of the season. Teaman swapped out between the 4th through 6th scoring spots.

Teaman saved her best performance of the season at the Shazam Championships. In the first flight, Teaman gave her team a huge boost when she bolted out to a big lead and by the second mile, it was but over. Teaman would stream home for the day's first win in 20:36. More importantly, the Titans pulled out the victory with 125 points- the top four teams were separated by just six points. Depth played a tremendous part of course as did the 54-second scoring spread. Teaman deserves a ton of praise for her efforts in the season's biggest meets and for that congratulations!