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River Hill's Heydrick named Howard County boys cross country Runner of Year
River Hill's Heydrick named Howard County boys cross country Runner of Year

River Hill senior Chris Heydrick dominates indoor and outdoor track, where the surfaces are flat and he runs multiple races at a meet. In truth, he's always enjoyed focusing on improving his mile time, where his personal best is 4 minutes and 18 seconds, instead of on running three miles in the grass up and down hills on a cross country course. But, over the years, Heydrick has learned to love the challenge. Although he had shown a natural ability in cross country since arriving in high school, it wasn't until after his sophomore year — when he realized some of the best mile-runners were also dominating cross country — that he decided to dedicate himself to...

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