Les Eisenhart


On October 10th, the Thomas Worthington Cross Country team hosted an invitational called Les Eisenhart. Schools, neighbors and friends from all over Columbus came to compete. Middle and high school students participated, along with anyone who wanted to sign up and run just for fun. The event shows what being a cardinal is all about: fun, competitive, and carefree.

This invitational became a tradition when a cross country coach, Les Eisenhart from our school passed away He was an effective, hard-working coach who was dedicated to his team and this school. When he died, the community dedicated the name of the meet to honor his achievements.

This started off as a smaller community event. As the years went by, Fleet Feet and other large industries have broadcasted to all of Columbus.

This day is not just for fun and competition, it is also the last home meet for seniors of Thomas Worthington. After the Eisenhart, there are only three more competitions left; OCC’s, districts, and states, depending on if their times qualify times. The Eisenhart is a day where they run their hardest, say their goodbyes, and go home knowing they had a great four years being apart of the Cross Country Team.