Union College has found themselves some ‘Cash.’
Nick Cash, a senior at Pulaski County High School, signed a scholarship to run cross country at Union College last week.
Cash is pleased with the opportunity to run cross country at the collegiate level.
“It’s a pretty good feeling,” told Cash, who will major in international business. “I didn’t expect this opportunity, but it’s going to be a fun ride.”
The Pulaski County senior really liked the small-class size of Union College, which is located in Barbourville, Kentucky.
“It’s a small college, which allows you to be close with your professors,” Cash explained.
Cash will get the chance to run for the Bulldogs cross country team right away, as they are expected to field their first full squad in a few years.
“It’s going to be a young team,” told the former Maroon harrier. “They haven’t had a full team in a few years.”
In cross country, Cash’s fastest 5,000-meter, or 3.1-mile, time was an 18:53, which he ran against some of the state’s best competition at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville.
Cash, who ran three seasons of cross country, had one win and six top-ten finishes in 25 total races.
On the track circuit, the future Union College runner posted these personal records: a 5:09 mile, an 11:57 two-mile, and a 2:22 half-mile. Cash will run his fourth year of track this spring.
Looking back on his running career at Pulaski County, Cash wishes he would have started running cross country sooner than they he did.
“I wish I would have ran long than I did, but I started sophomore year,” stated the Union College signee.
Dave Evans, the track and cross country coach at Pulaski County, is thrilled to see one of his runners get the chance to continue their education and running career at the collegiate level.
“We are very proud of Nick and hope he continues to work as hard for the Coaches at Union as he has as a Maroon - they are getting a great kid,” stated Evans. “Nick is only going to get stronger and better as he progresses the next couple of years. Nick began running for something to do, but the last couple of seasons he has committed to his training and even though he was not one of our top five runners, he has earned a chance to complete for a college team.”
“Nick is a good student and a great kid, so they have added a lot to their team when they signed him. We go to some meets were Union has completed in college meets, so I am hoping the team and I will get to see Nick in action.”
Union College has found themselves some ‘Cash.’
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Lady Warriors fall short
Southwestern came into the 2013-14 high school girls basketball season looking to claim the school’s first-ever regional championship.
The Lady Warriors’ bid for a regional banner came to an end yesterday afternoon at Lincoln County High School, as for the second time in three seasons, Mercer County eliminated Southwestern from the Girls 12th Region Tournament.
County School domination
The Boy’s 12th Regional Tournament tipped off last night at The PC Gym, and even though the homestanding Maroons opened tourney play in Friday’s first game on their home court, it was arch-rival Southwestern that owned the paint in the third meeting this season between the two clubs.
Lady Warriors survive cross-town opener
A tale of two halves — that’s how the opening round of the Girl’s 12th Regional Tournament unfolded last night at Lincoln County High School, when rivals Southwestern and Somerset squared off in an elimination game for both clubs.
Pulaski boys place second in state indoors
After pulling off one of the program’s best-ever track and field state meet performances last spring, the Pulaski County High School boys track team followed it up with a runner-up finish in the Class AAA Indoor State Track & Field Championships this past weekend at Mason County High School.
Maroons win fifth straight title
When the dust had settled at Casey County High School on Saturday night, the drive for five was very much alive.
For the fifth consecutive season, the road to a 47th District championship runs straight through Pulaski County High School.
Last night against the homestanding Rebels, Al Gover and the Maroons won their fifth consecutive district crown, by holding back a furious second half rally by Casey County, topping the Rebels by a 72-63 margin.
Lady Rebels too much for Somerset
It had been 13 long years since the Somerset Lady Jumpers basketball team had brought home a district tourney championship.
Lady Warriors win back-to-back titles
The Lady Warriors were able to fight through the adversity and pull out the win and the title of 48th District Champions, 51-45.
Warriors fall to Wayne Co. in finals
Southwestern came into last night’s Boys 48th District Championship game having won three district titles in a row.
The Warriors’ string of district championships was put to an end last night at the Wigwam, as the Wayne County Cardinals came away with 76-66 win to claim a district banner of their own.
Maroons breeze past Rockcastle
After losing two of their final three games to close out the regular season to Southwestern and West Jessamine in blowout defeats, the Pulaski County Maroons were wounded and weary as they limped into the post season with a 15-12 record on the year.
Jumpers’ season comes to an end
My how things can change in a span of only a year.
Last season, the Somerset Briar Jumpers — thanks to a solid post-season run — experienced the euphoria of winning on the grand stage, advancing all the way to the championship game of the Boy’s 12th Regional Tournament before falling to Wayne County.
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