Capital High's Larson to run at Lewis-Clark State College
Cody Larson, a senior at CapitalHigh School in Boise, has signed a letter-of-intent to run at Lewis-Clark State College next year, Warrior cross country and track coach Mike Collins has announced.
Larson has a strong senior year at Capital in cross country. He won the Oxford Classic in Bend, Ore., won the city championship in Boise, and also won the Class 5A District III meet. He then finished second in the IdahoState meet in Soda Springs, covering the 5-kilometer course in 16:40.50. He placed 14th in the same meet his junior season and was 33rd as a sophomore.
“To say we are excited is an understatement,” Collins said. “Cody is a pretty special young man and to put the label of ‘winner’ on him doesn’t do justice as to what this young man is all about. He came to us highly recommended by his high school coach, John Doherty, who only had complimentary things to say about him and the level of the character that goes with this young man. We are excited to welcome him to our family this next fall.”
According to athletic.net, which Collins calls the premier source for running statistics in the western United States, Larson is the top-ranked high school senior in Idaho, regardless of classification. His personal bests include 15:32 for the 5K this past season, as well as 4:37 in the 1,600 and 9:46 in the 3,200. The latter two times were set his junior season. He has run in the 3,200 finals at the Idaho state track meet as both a sophomore and a junior.
“Cody is the type of runner that you can build a team around, not only because of his own talent, but he has a leadership ability that makes those around him better too,” Collins said.
Larson is the first recruit signed for the Warrior men’s cross country team next season. The Warriors have been ranked in the final NAIA Top 25 poll for 10 straight seasons and have made nine straight appearances at the NAIA national meet. LCSC finished 19th overall in the meet.