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September 23, 2021

Ellis to run Track & Cross Country at LRU

By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.
Alexander Central High School senior Logan Ellis has signed with Lenoir-Rhyne University to run track and cross country for the Bears.
The son of Michele and Greg Foster, Logan is fifth on the Alexander Central Cross Country all-time list with a time of 16:29 in a high school 5K event. He is also the Alexander Central school record holder in the 800-meter run.

FUTURE BEAR – ACHS Senior Logan Ellis has accepted a scholarship to run track and cross country at Lenoir-Rhyne University beginning this fall. Ellis is ranked fifth all-time on the ACHS Cross Country top-25 list.

According to ACHS Cross Country Head Coach Joe Cornwell, Logan is one of just four runners in school history to qualify for the NCHSAA State Championship multiple times. Ellis earned a spot in the 3A State Finals in 2018 and 2019.


“Logan is a wonderful young man to Coach. He has the perfect mix of coachablity, confidence, and humility. I could not have asked for a better person to coach these last four years. I wish him the best moving forward and remind him I am here for him as coach and more so a friend,” Coach Cornwell commented.
A formal signing ceremony will be planned once school activities are permitted to resume statewide.

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