When asked what has been a problem this year, Elliott wasn’t completely sure.
“The way I’ve been thinking about things hasn’t been very good,’’ she admitted. “And at the beginning of the season, I wasn’t doing what I should have been doing. Those things have hurt me.’’
But on Saturday, she showed a little bit of that energy that got her a 22nd-place finish in the Class 2A state meet.
“I finally feel like I’ve caught up,’’ she said. “Now, I’m hoping that I can back up my all-state finish. I know it’s going to be tough, but I think I can do.’’
The IHSA Class 2A girls state cross country race will begin at 11 a.m. next Saturday, while the boys Class 2A race is set to start at noon.