Carrie Cottrell was a cross country and track
standout at Midview High School and was credited with a lot of
dedication and hard work by her coach, Kurt Marzi, who was quoted in
a Chronicle Telegram article, “Her early goal was to win a college
scholarship and that dream came true. She drove herself to succeed
and this story has a happy ending. Many a time she wanted to call it
quits and she wasn’t always happy with me, but she was always there
when it was time to run. You need a lot of dedication to be a
distance runner and she had it”.
Carrie was the Conference Champion in Cross
Country as a freshman in 1987 and as a junior in 1989 and a member
of the conference champion 3200 meter relay team in 1989-90. She was
the district champion in Cross Country in the 1988-89 season;
regional champion in cross country in 1988; all regional in cross
country in 1987 and 1989; district champion in the 3200 meter run in
1988; district runner-up in the 3200 meter run in 1989; 4th in the
800 meter run at Districts in 1990; and regional champion in the
3200 meter run in 1988 and 1989.
Her All-State awards included 13th at the State
Cross Country meet in 1987; State runner-up at the cross country
meet in 1988; 6th at the State cross country meet in 1989; 3rd in
the 3200meter run at the State meet in 1988; and 6th in the 3200
meter run at the State meet in 1989. She also placed 9th at The
MidEast Meet of Champions (1989) an off-season award.
Carrie was undefeated in dual and triangular meets
and was contacted by close to 100 colleges and chose Ohio University
because of their outstanding Cross Country Team.
Carrie is a registered nurse. She lives in Logan,
Ohio, with her husband Ben and daughter Katie and sons, Alex, John
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