Men’s cross country signs Ellinwood senior

Avery Pike signs to run cross country for Hesston College.

Hesston College men’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Avery Pike, a senior at Ellinwood (Kan.) High School, as the newest addition to the Larks program.

Pike was a member of Ellinwood’s back-to-back state championship teams in 2012-13. He participated in many extracurricular activities at Ellinwood High aside from cross country, including track, basketball, cheer and powerlifting.

“Avery will bring a strong, disciplined work ethic to our team,” Sieber said. “His extensive experience in a great cross country program under the leadership of Lyles Lashly will be a real asset to our program. I look forward to coaching Avery.”

Pike is an honor roll student and will study computer engineering at Hesston. He is the son of Stacy and Tonya Pike, Ellinwood.