Huard breaks record
By Dave Merchant email@example.com
Dexter High School has a new record holder. Cross Country runner and senior Owen Huard broke
the school record at the Poetage Invitional running a 15:04 shattering his previous best of 15:15.
“I have been running cross country since the seventh grade,” Owen said. “Seriously for four years.
My goal is to get under 15:00 at the regionals.”
His record setting performance earned him third place at Portage.
“Our regional course is very fast and I have a good shot,” he announced. “The MIS for the State
Meet is always muddy when Division 1 runs (last).”
He also runs track and focuses on the distance running. He runs indoor track as well. Over the
summer and his training he records from 30 to 65 miles a week.
Owen is looking to be in the top three at Division 1 State Meet as a team. The Dreads are a tough
cross country team and one of the best in the state.
His favorite teacher is Mr. Dudash and he loves and excels at AP Government and AP History.
“I would like to run on college,” he said. “I am looking at a few schools. I would like to run
professionally and get a degree on political science. Or I could work for a non profit.
His dad is Scott and mom is April. He has four sister and was born third in the family. His sisters
are Elizabeth, Grace, Claire and Anna.
“It is crazy good,” he said. “I always wanted a brother but at least I don’t have to share.”
His advice is for more than just sports.
“Consistency,” he said. “If you are not consistent you won’t succeed. Get out and run five or six
days by yourself and run with the team.”
Cross Country Coach Drew Collette had this to add on Huard: “I am incredibly proud of the hard work
and dedication he has put in the last four years to get to this point. His growth year over year and his
character exemplify what I hope for our program, and I feel privileged to have gotten to be with him and his
family to celebrate this accomplishment. The best is yet to come from this young man, and I look forward
to seeing it unfold.