It wasn’t long ago that Sid Vaughn scoffed at the notion he’d one day run sub-16 minute 5Ks.
The Lakeside High School senior needs only to remember conversations he had with Atom Young, a third-place finisher at state for the Panthers at the 2008 state cross country meet.
“My freshman year, he ran a 16:15,” Vaughn said of Young. “I remember I used to run with him, and he’d give me rides home before I had my (driver’s) license. … He was telling me how I was going to beat his PRs (personal records).
“I was like, ‘No way, man.’ ”