Got Game: Jason Crist

Player: Jason Crist

School: Franklin Central

Sport: Cross country

The Word: It may seem like North Central senior Futsum Zeinasellassie is the only distance runner competing in Indiana this year, but Crist is right there nipping at his heels. Last year, Zeinasellassie won the cross country state meet, while Crist ran second with a time of 15:31.4. At the outdoor track state meet, Crist finished fourth in the 1,600, and all three runners who finished ahead of him have graduated (Zeinasellassie ran the 3,200). Look for Crist to take it down to the wire at the XC state meet on Oct. 29.