Another honor for Spartanburg Christian Academy's Logan Morris

SPARTANBURG -- Heading into this cross country season, Logan Morris said one of her goals this year was to finish a 5,000-meter run under 19 minutes early in the season "and then see what happens from there."

Last week, the eighth-grader from Spartanburg Christian Academy did just that in the International girls 5K run held at the Eye Opener meet on Sept. 3, the first meet of the season for the girls' cross country team.

Logan finished the course in 18 minutes, 59 seconds, a performance that earned her a fourth-place finish in the event and recognition by Runners of the Week, presented by Go-Green Timing and On On Tri.

Logan took the weekly honor on the girls' side, with Boiling Springs' Sage Kosiorek getting the honor for the boys. Sage took first in the International boys 5,000 meter run at the Eye Opener Invitational at Milliken with a time of 15 minutes, 48 seconds.

Logan said she was surprised, but honored, to receive the recognition from

"I'm really excited about it," she said. "Everyone at school has been congratulating me."

Logan felt good going into the Eye Opener. The Milliken track serves as a training course for school's cross country team.

"We're pretty familiar with the course," she said.

Logan is a key member of the SCA girl's cross country team that has taken the last six South Carolina Independent School Association titles.

Last year Logan was named the SCISA Runner of the Year.

"Logan has taken us to another level," according to her coach Steve Conway.

She set her best time in the 5K -- 18:41 -- last year at the Heritage Invitational in Simpsonville. She said she hopes to improve on that time this season, possibly this weekend at the Coaches Classic Invitational in Columbia.