Dalton State Signs Heritage High Track Star Mallory Edwards

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Seated, from left, are Jonathan Edwards, brother; Mel Edwards, father; Mallory; and Joan Edwards, mother. Standing, Jeremy Wynne, Generals cross country coach; Margie Bruner, Roadrunners cross country coach; and Matt Burgess, Heritage track coach.
Seated, from left, are Jonathan Edwards, brother; Mel Edwards, father; Mallory; and Joan Edwards, mother. Standing, Jeremy Wynne, Generals cross country coach; Margie Bruner, Roadrunners cross country coach; and Matt Burgess, Heritage track coach.

Dalton State Cross Country Coach Margie Bruner traveled to Ringgold this week to sign Heritage High cross country and track star Mallory Edwards.

“Mallory is a strong runner who will add some much needed depth to our women’s team,” Coach Bruner said.  “As part of a high school team that won state, she knows what it takes to be part of a winning team.”

She had a best 3,200 meter time of 13:12:11 this past season. Her senior season 5,000 meter run was 20:43:68, As a junior her 5,000 meter time was 21:17:99. In 2011 it was 20:37:78, In 2010, 20:04:00 and in 2009, 21:49:60.

 “Coach (Andy) Meyer and I are also impressed with her overall,” Bruner said. “She is a strong student with excellent character. We are so fortunate that she will be running for the Roadrunners this fall.”

 “Mallory is an extremely talented athlete and a wonderful person,” said Heritage Cross Country Coach Jeremy Wynee. “Her work ethic, commitment to the team and leadership make her one of the best cross country runners I’ve had the pleasure to coach.”

 The Generals coach said he will miss her but believes Edwards will  “be a great asset” to Dalton State.  “I’m so proud that Mallory has decided to continue her running career in college.

 Mallory is the daughter of Joan and Mel Edwards.


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